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Windows XP: The future


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#1 Guest_Jay-P VIP_*

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:46 AM

New, uploaded page from Microsoft, which answers many questions about Windows, particularly about Windows XP!

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:41 PM

Summary: Windows XP will be supported until 2014, Vista rules, but it nownowNOW!!!!! :thumbsup:

Seriously, it read like one big ad for Vista.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:53 PM

Thats funny, they keep pushing the support date for windows XP later and later. even with the release of WIndows 7 coming up. Makes one wonder which version of windows really is the best out there.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:22 AM

But....but....I like Windows XP! Not only is it easier for me to find things and not have to worry about system resources on this laptop vs Vista....but XP is also a funny keyboard smilie thingy!!!! (whatever they're called)

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:26 AM

Yes, one big ad for Vista. Whats next, Windows Vista users get notification to upgrade to Windows 7 because it is so much safer and better. Microsoft should draw the line between advertising and writing articles.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:42 AM

Makes one wonder which version of windows really is the best out there.

I don't think they know themselves mate :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:39 PM

So can I put off updating to SP3 until July 2010?????
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:37 PM

How wonderful is it that companies and homes are still using Windows XP. Most said forget the upgrade, I'll stick to XP.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:55 PM

lol I just did a build for my dad and he requested windows XP I mean seriously microsoft take a hint lol

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:41 PM

The beauty of the Internet: ALL SOFTWARE LIVES ON in torrents :thumbsup:

Besides, where else are you going to get a copy of Windows 95?
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:35 PM

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:58 AM

I'm not upgrading to Vista; I'm happy with XP. Besides, my computer would be hampered by running Vista, and I don't want to have to spend lots of cash on upgrades (or buy a whole new rig), until my current one dies. Since its only three years old, and my parents old XP computer lasted for six, I'm going to try and squeeze every drop of life from my computer.

We do not recommend the use or torrents because of the likelihood of infections and we also do not promote the theft of copyrighted material as it is against forum rules

I've used torrents; and exactly 50% of the time, I got a virus..which is why I don't like to use them, even though there ARE legal files you can download. It just seems like everyone who goes on them is downloading a movie that hasn't even been released in theaters yet, or bootlegging Photoshop or Windows, because, truthfully, most of them are.

Personally, I think that if you download something illegally, and then get a virus, its poetic justice. :thumbsup: Unfortunately, people not getting bootlegs can also get infected, so its still not a good idea to use torrents.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:56 AM

I have XP Home on 3 machines and have no wish to install Vista unless I absolutely have to.
They keep putting the cut off date back as so many people are happy with XP.
I will wait till Windows7 is released.
I haven't got money to throw away,just because M$ keep trying to sell you something,which you really doen't need.
So what if XP is slower and less Candy,we don't all want or need Rocket Ship OS's.

You said that well,rms4evr. You can get Viruses any moment on the Internet,but more so with Torrents.
Sometimes it's the only way to get a Program,that you need,and is no longer available by legit means.
I am yet to come across someone,who at some stage,hasn't downloaded a Torrent.
IMO,the only ones that haven't, are the ones that don't know how to.
If you get a Virus from Torrents,which you will,it's not fair to expect the Techies to spend hours and fix your problems,all the time.
If a Member submits a second HJT and shows they are still downloading Torrents when they have already been warned,then they should be refused help,and let them Pay to get their OS cleaned.
What you do with your own Computer,is no one else's business,but don't come crying for help,when it crashes.
Pay the penalty. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:19 AM

Vista's not bad, Blackspyder waits for AmazingAndrew to slap him with a copy of the GNU GPL, I mean it goes against my whole moral system with it being Closed Source and Pay software, but it's been very stable for me. Note the for me part, it has not been for my Grandmother (the whole purpose why I keep Vista and don't do a "Purifying" Ubuntu 8.10 install, well that and battery life), but there's something to be said for user knowledge. One can install an AV and AS but if it isnt being used it wont work and when you allow the Nerd Squad to disable your firewall bad things happen. I give her's a 12 month life span, then I'll be able to move her to Ubuntu. :thumbsup:

Won't be going W7 unless I buy another PC with it pre-installed.



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