Anyone here still using Windows XP?

admin

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Just curious to see how many people are still using XP currently, seeing as the end of life for XP is less than a year away.
Someone told me recently that there's still about 20% of users worldwide running this OS, not to mention lots of businesses, banks etc. I still lots of XP users via websites stats.

Next April should be very interesting, to see exactly what happens when Microsoft stop providing support and updates for XP.
 

Genesis

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I'm one of them. I have Windows XP on my home computer. I'd promised myself to change my hardware and operating system at home once my computer at work was upgraded as I like them to be the same. Then got upgraded at work about two months ago, and somehow haven't found the time yet to go out and buy new hardware for home. My work computer is awesome, being i7 etc, state of the art, and I can appreciate the added functionality of Windows 7. Everything is working more intuitively and at lightning speed. Still, I seem to be OK with my home computer, and like every one else who have changed from Windows XP to Windows 7, am dreading all of the things that won't be working any longer or will need to be discarded once I make the change. Some of my old software won't work with Windows 7, and HP has stopped making new printer drivers for my old HP Laserjet1000 printer - still in excellent condition. I'll probably be able to find a work around, but will need to brain storm all the how-to's I've been collecting first.
 

admin

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I still have XP on one of my Laptops, but I hardly use that laptop anymore, opting for the more powerful laptop with Windows 7 as the OS.
 

PeaceSigns

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I am ! I don't need the bloat of windows 7 / vista / 8. XP works and it's stripped down (my version) so it runs well and securely.
 

Genesis

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I feel the same. I've got Windows 7 at work and Windows XP at home, and I feel it's easier and quicker to navigate than Windows 7 with its bells and whistles.
 

admin

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Not sure about that, Windows 7 virtually has the same navegation, faster search and the back to desktop button in the bottom right corner.

Sure XP is a great OS, but windows 7 is better in every way. I don`t think I will be moving to Windows 8 anytime soon.
 

PeaceSigns

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I was waiting for someone to say they're still using windows 95/98 - pretty funny how that pretty much died out after xp/vista came out.
 

Genesis

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PeaceSigns said:
I was waiting for someone to say they're still using windows 95/98 - pretty funny how that pretty much died out after xp/vista came out.
I actually bought a copy of 1998 after it had changed, just because I heard it had been so good, and may still be good. When I cleaned out my computer stuff a week or two ago, I decided to keep it. Got to be valuable one day! Maybe ...:p
 

PeaceSigns

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lol well there were a million copies of it printed, so I guess if it's still in the plastic it might be worth an additional $20 in the long future.
 

Genesis

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It's still in plastic. When I get home after my vacation I'll take a photograph of it to show you. Haha .... It's a collector's item for me however.
 

PeaceSigns

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I don't think I've ever owned a legitimate boxed copy of Windows, I always got the OEM version that comes packaged with your computer (so no box, just the cd and crappy jewel case).
 

cobaltsean99

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I do have to agree. I do wonder, just like you, what everyone who still uses windows xp, will do when Microsoft stops supporting the OS. I started learning my computer skills from Windows XP Home, in 2007, when I was YOUNG, and learned everything I know about computers know. Windows XP was my favorite, but when I upgraded to Windows 7 last year, I learned more than I thought there would be to learn. Some people might have trouble IF and WHEN they upgrade to a later version of Windows. I, personally, DO NOT like Windows 8, the new UI and everything. But, back to Windows XP. I will miss it.
 

PeaceSigns

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Didn't Microsoft already stop supporting Windows XP? I still use and I don't care if MS stops supporting it. There's a big community of users that still support it and all the errors are well documented across the web making it painless to find solutions.
 

Genesis

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I get the feeling, come winXP deadline in April next year, there will be a very high demand for new hardware. Some would still continue without MS support, since it's still a great operating software. However, i'd probably feel compelled to make the change I thought I was going to make earlier this year. Just a shame to give up a computer and software that are still in great shape.