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Old 04-12-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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XP countdown to the end;

Microsoft starts XP retirement countdown - Computerworld To Wolfsoul my apology. You are right. First MS stops (free) mainstream support. You still get updates. Then it goes into extended support. In 2 years XP support will end.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

Still using XP on several machines at the house. Has been a great OS but liking W7 on my new build. Oh well, time marches on.....
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

I've migrated everything of mine to Win7 or Linux. One of the computers I support at church is still XP though. Fortunately I'm going to have to upgrade or abandon it in the next year as I build out a new network. Then everything at church will be Win7 too.
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

I had to reinstall XP on a spare box recently just so I could use the software for my new GPS device... It doesn't run properly on Win 7 yet.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

One thing interesting is Win XP seems so sluggish on my new build but Win 7 is really quick. Is this normal?
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

I would say no. I am on XP with new hardware(not the one in my sig) and I don't feel any slowness. Do you have SATA's set to ahci in the BIOS?
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

I think Win7 loads up quicker, if that's what you mean
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #8
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

It does seem that Win 7 takes more of an advantage to new architecture than our old reliable Win XP. God loves Windows XP, and I believe he still uses it everyday.

I certainly do believe Win 7 truly has an advantage when implementing newer technologies.
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

I'd still tinker with Xp if I could install it on AHCI/RAID enabled SATA (out of the box)
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Windows 7 is not that great. XP is still easier to use. Win7 logically is harder to use.




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Old 09-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #11
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

I just installed Win7 Home Premium on my black Intel D865PERLL that has a Northwood 3.0GHz/800FSB, 4GB RAM, a 512MB DDR2 64 bit GeForce 6200 AGP, and a new Seagate 160GB HD (SATA3 but still 512k sectors). I got a dirt-cheap $75 deal on the Family Pack of Win7 HP upgrade for 3 PCs so why not.

I expected it to be slo-o-o-o-o, but this PC moves downright briskly except for when it hits the 100% CPU usage, then it has to take a brief pause. Kind of like the engine hits the rev limiter, lol. But I like the smoothness of Win7 much better than continual battle with WinXP SP3 that just never seemed to find the right drivers and the right interrupts and the card reader that is connected to the USB header, etc. It seems that Win7 does a better job of supporting this obsolete hardware than XP and Intel did.

I don't know how to make the RAID work, or if it can be made to work in Win7. It doesn't matter to me because I only have one HD. For Internet and MS Office 2007/2010, it's really sufficient for my non-gamer use.

I also tried Win 7 HP on a green PERL with a Prescott 2.9GHz Celeron, with good results. I had a firewire card and USB card plus 2 network cards and that same troublesome internal card reader, and XP had never been able to figure out how to make it all work. But Win7 had no problems.

I was on ABXZone years ago, back in 2004, when the D865 and P875 Intel boards were hot and I was building my P4s.

I came back because I got interested in building a new desktop after Intel's new stuff is out (2Q13?) and also because I have an ABIT IC7G MaxII P875 board and thought I'd use it to finally play with Linux. Thought I'd look back through the PERL and PZB threads just for fun. Sadly, we women just don't have a much time to play with computers because real life keeps intruding, haha. If I quoted any specs wrong, it's because I am still trying to refresh my memory. 2004 was a while ago.

As an aside: I just sold my old ASUS CUBX with its 1GHz P3 CPU and full 1GB RAM to a guy who is using it as a replacement board in some telco equipment. Old technology persists, in spite of new technology.
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Re: XP countdown to the end;

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I just installed Win7 Home Premium on my black Intel D865PERLL...

I came back because I got interested in building a new desktop after Intel's new stuff is out (2Q13?) and also because I have an ABIT IC7G MaxII P875 board and thought I'd use it to finally play with Linux. Thought I'd look back through the PERL and PZB threads just for fun...:
Welcome back. I've got an 875P rig currently running XP without any problems. It's used for entertainment, mostly gaming by my gf. They're pretty reliable except for a static discharge issue with some of the on board FireWire controllers which can trash the board.

The new Intel stuff? You mean Haswell? I'm expecting it no earlier than 1Q 2013.
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