Saying goodbye to XP soon :(

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    Katie Boundary

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    So... after many, many years, I've finally learned the last pieces of information that I need in order to make Win7 not suck. I've learned how to take ownership of the Program Files directory, get animated wallpapers back, and force Win7 to act like XP in almost all other ways. Compatibility with old software is the only thing holding me back now, and for that, I've also been learning Linux, Virtualbox, and VMware.

    Fresh installations of Windows XP no longer download and install the updates that were issued from 2001-2014. Hacked and pirated versions of XP (like the Integral Edition) are now the only place to find those updates. Ivy Bridge motherboards and GeForce 700-series graphics cards are getting rarer. Over five years after Microsoft officially pulled the plug, it looks like the sun is finally setting on XP. And I'm f**king depressed and angry about it but at least I've prepared. There's nothing left for me to do now but hope that my current desktop lives as long as possible.
     
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    I have integral edition 2017 running and I really like it. I dont think windows xp will ever set for me unless the web does not work on it anymore which lets hope that never ever happens.
     
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    I did my last clean install of XP Pro just one month ago with an XP CD that was purchased around 2009. Microsoft Update (Automatic Updates), offered all updates that were missing, up to the end of support in April 2014 and I installed all those I wanted.

    I have selected 'not to download or install updates but to notify me when updates are available'.

    Today I went to Automatic Updates again and the updates that I opted out of are still being offered to me live. So the update servers are still working and available for XP :)
     
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    I actually have three desktops, XP, 7, and Linux. I mostly used my Linux computer because it was safest, but lately I've been using all three at different times. I'll probably stick to using all three because they have different programs and different uses. I'm on my XP computer now. As long as they all run pretty good I'll keep using them.

    My Dad has Windows 10 and I do not like that at all. I'm hoping Microsoft changes direction, but I think they'll keep going in the same crappy direction as 10.
     
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    Janice

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    Anything is better than Windows 10, even a minimal OS like Puppy Linux :eek:
     
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    Newegg still sells parts for older computers. Just go to the left side of the screen and look for DDR or DDR2 stuff.

    https://www.newegg.com/
     
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    yea but think of all the jazz music, and fun parties you missed learning this stuff.
     
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    jim davis

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    save your dads personal respect for his personal life and chuck his WIN 10 in the bath tub when full of water while still plugged in, but stand way back

    PS go to MS.com before you throw it in on,
     
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    LIZ
    WHAT KIND OF SAFETY RATING DO YOU GIVE TURNING ON AUTO UPDATES THIS LATE IN THE GAME, MINE HAS BEEN OFF FOR 2 YEARS
     
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    YEA
    IT used to be barbarians just ran sacked women and children,
    now its called "Wise Business Sense" to get everybody for all you can
     
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    Just keep clear of Win8 &10, and you will be okay. Win 7 is slightly worse than XP for privacy, but not by a lot. Worst downside is no XPlite app to trim all the needless bloatware, so with Win7, what you get is what you are stuck with.
     
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    Windows 7 is good and all, but you can run Xp on a virtual machine or an real machine apart from your main machine.
    However if you are really gonna leave xp, then i hope you enjoy your time at windows 7.
     
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    Sad but inevitable. I'm currently on Windows 7 and have migrated all my XP apps over the years with only a few snafus here and there (mostly games). Unfortunately the sun is setting on Windows 7 as Microsoft will be stop providing updates in 2020. As has always been the case with other MS OSes, developers will follow suit and stop supporting Windows 7 soon after.

    So I will be forced to another Windows OS. Not a big fan of 8.1 (it's on my work laptop) but even less of a fan of Windows 10 which I have setup on my HTPC.

    Truthfully if you are not a PC gamer a good Linux variant would probably be more suited to your needs. The major browsers (Firefox and Chrome) have Linux versions and there are many Windows multimedia apps that have Linux versions (VLC, Kodi, Clementine). I had Office 2010 running in Ubuntu Linux under Wine. The HP Laserjet drivers worked without a hitch.
     
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    Many people are unaware that VLC (as well as the G.I.M.P - the GNU Image Manipulation Program) are both native to the Linux platform. It's where they were originally developed. Windows ports were always a big part of the 'ground-plan', simply because of the size of the market, but trust me; they run far smoother & faster under Linux.

    Same with Firefox. The Mozilla Foundation ha always been one of the open-source world's 'success' stories.....and the browser is extremely fast & smooth on our side of the fence, and a pleasure to use.

    The Windows ports have always been somewhat, ah....'buggy', if the truth be known.


    Mike. ;)
     
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