Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 9217 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2630 times:
If the XP computer is working well for you then I see no reasons to change. It's the old phrase "If it ain't broke don't fix it".
Just keep good back ups of your data, pics, docs, etc.
I have an old G5 iMac that is still working well. It's time to upgrade, however, as the G5 is having trouble with the larger sized of .jpeg files from the newer cameras. I don't believe in putting more money into it so the new iMac is on the "Buy List", probably next month.
RussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7805 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
XP was the best Windows ever, and still is. I wish I could get my hands on a new dualcore netbook with 2gb RAM, running XP. It would be pretty much all I need. Of course such things exist, but only extremely used ones.
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zckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 2446 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
Quoting varigb707 (Reply 2): got it. Alreadty have 3. 1 XP, 1 Vista (upgraded to W7) and a W7. Plus an Ipad. I thought I'd upgrade the XP, since it will no longer get updates and such, next year.
The XP code is pretty mature; the updates decrease in importance the later in the life cycle of an OS they are. I'd just leave it as it is (providing you take the same precautions as usual- FW/AV etc).
Before upgrading the XP box, I'd run Microsoft's upgrade advisor to make sure the rest of your system is good enough to run Win7. I have an old XP box that will need a new video card to run Win7 acceptably.
Aesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 8728 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 weeks ago) and read 2228 times:
Quoting damirc (Reply 8): Problem being that OEM licenses are only valid when bought in conjunction with a new PC (or enough pieces of hardware)
No, it just means that you won't be able to carry the license over to another computer. Here they are selling 8 for 30β¬ to try and get people on board. As a computer tech I see that 8 is causing a lot of backlash, especially in a corporate environment, too gimmicky and impractical.
7 is fine however, I don't know if it's possible to buy 8 and install 7 instead, it was possible previously, notably with the dreaded Vista. I'm getting my licenses for free at the moment.
I still have a few computers running XP, but only the ones I can't upgrade memory wise, the others have at least 12GB of RAM and for that XP isn't suitable.
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damirc From Slovenia, joined Feb 2004, 746 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
Quoting Aesma (Reply 11): No, it just means that you won't be able to carry the license over to another computer.
Sorry to disagree, but OEM licences are meant to be sold only together with a computer (and yes, they are not transferrable from the original computer they were bought alongside with). Technically they should not be even available through retail, but ... (we all know that they are ... but from a legalistic standpoint they are essentially invalid).
I've tried the 8 Beta and the final product and I do not plan to use it in the near future. For bonus stupidity MS has forced the same UI onto 2012 Server ... Not too fond of that either. ^^