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Goodbye XP

Postby Polito45 » Sat May 04, 2013 3:15 pm

Last night I wiped XP from the last PC in the house to have it installed - my own PC, I was dual-booting XP & Win7 32bit.
I had XP booting by default unless I chose Win7 within 20 seconds.
I had kept (and used) XP because I had a fairly large work environment arranged on it. All the PCs at work still use XP so
it was handy to install and test software etc at home before running it in the field as it were.

Anyway, now it's gone. I'm running Win7 64bit and so far no probs other than the odd 10mins wasted time looking for a simple
option to do something that's been hidden under layers of crap. :roll:

It's made me feel nostalgic. I liked XP for how solid it was. I loved Win98SE and had it tweaked to within an inch of it's life.
But it could be a contrary bitch at the best of times. :mrgreen:

Oh well, things change... Sayonara Motherfucker. ;)
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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby Sam » Sat May 04, 2013 3:18 pm

Get ready for 120 updates incoming
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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby Polito45 » Sat May 04, 2013 3:28 pm

Yeah, Win7 hasn't stopped updating since I put it on. :roll:
On the plus side tho', I now have a very clean desktop. :D
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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby Savara » Sat May 04, 2013 4:41 pm

I fired up VMWare Fusion a couple of days ago and installed a WinXP VM so that I could use a really old scanner that HP didn't provide Mac / Win7 drivers for, and even though I downloaded a kosher SP3 image straight off MSDN, it had 123 updates to install. Using XP made me very nostalgic, although I'm certainly not sad that I don't ever have to use it again (hopefully)!

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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby kingweed » Sat May 04, 2013 5:06 pm

Not used xp since windows 7 came out.

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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby RB » Sat May 04, 2013 5:25 pm

I've not used XP since Vista.
A slight majority of a statistically worthless sample size agree.

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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby Ekona » Sat May 04, 2013 5:46 pm

Me too.
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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby Sam » Sat May 04, 2013 6:02 pm

I never used Vista.
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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby Helios » Sat May 04, 2013 6:12 pm

Your desktop still has more things on it than mine.
I have only My Computer and Recycle Bin.
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Re: Goodbye XP

Postby Polito45 » Sat May 04, 2013 8:17 pm

Give it a week and you won't be able to see the desktop with all the crap on it. :D
My Telly PC on the other hand looks like this. :mrgreen:

I skipped Vista as well. I had too many people come to me with laptops that were completely unusable when it first came out.
The conversations were always the same - "Can you take a look at my laptop? it's running really slow."
- "When did you buy it?"
- "Last week." :roll:

The solution was always the same also... Rip Vista off, shoot it in the face, throw it in the bin and install XP. :twisted:
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