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Will you keep using XP after the release of Windows 7?


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Poll: 7 or XP? (113 member(s) have cast votes)

Continue using XP?

  1. Yes (45 votes [42.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.06%

  2. No (52 votes [48.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.60%

  3. May be (10 votes [9.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.35%

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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:13 PM

Mary-Jo Foley today posted on her blog that Microsoft has confirmed officially that it would allow Windows 7 users to downgrade not just to Windows Vista, but also to Windows XP.

A Microsoft spokesperson clarified later that downgrade rights allow users to install previous versions of Windows, not just the most recent predecessor. In other words, a Software-Assurance-covered volume-license user who wanted to downgrade from Vista could, technically, go back to Windows 2000 or even Windows 95, not just XP. Who knew?

Please vote in the poll. If you voted for "Yes", then please post a reason of it.

#2 kyosan

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:24 PM

win7 for apps, xp for game and old apps. Anyway, I still love Xp :D

#3 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:25 PM

Vista is already better for gaming that XP.
Windows 7 is the final blow to the legend that is Windows XP.

#4 tech_twist

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

Still XP for me! :P

Win 7 still thinking.... for vista havent used it EVER....^^,

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:54 PM

Yes, currently I'm not very satisfied with win7

...writing this from a vista sp2 system which seems to be working faster than seven for some reason

#6 Laguna

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:01 PM

Yes, currently I'm not very satisfied with win7

...writing this from a vista sp2 system which seems to be working faster than seven for some reason


The same here. I've been using 7 since the first leaks were out, and I kinda like it. But now, after all these months I see that the system is slower, more buggy, less productive, and I'm missing the msstyles from vista.

#7 squirrlehunter

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:06 PM

I don't think i'll move back to XP, but i'll still have to take care of our family machine.

I too have been using 7 from the first few leaks, and it has come leaps and bounds.
Vista, on the other hand is really sluggish for me, and @ fediaFedia, is that the SP2 escrow build? how does it fair over SP1? (I havn't been bothered to test it out yet).

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:37 PM


Yes, currently I'm not very satisfied with win7

...writing this from a vista sp2 system which seems to be working faster than seven for some reason


The same here. I've been using 7 since the first leaks were out, and I kinda like it. But now, after all these months I see that the system is slower, more buggy, less productive, and I'm missing the msstyles from vista.


Yeah exactly, seven seems like "wow" only in the first weeks of usage, then it gets slower, buggier till it's just average and not quite comfortable to use...

@ fediaFedia, is that the SP2 escrow build? how does it fair over SP1? (I havn't been bothered to test it out yet).

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I think it's a really big improvement, it runs very well on my legacy system (2GHz single core AMD, 1.5 GB of DDR1 RAM)
Though I made a clean install of a sp2 equipped vista ISO.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:49 PM

Definitely XP for legacy apps and...


Windows Seven is quite sluggish in my computer. I honestly now don't see much difference as compared to Vista.

In XP, I can run 3 simultaneous instance of a software (program eats 350-650 MB) RAM. In Vista it won't cut in 2 (it opens but not workable), and in Seven (Seven 7048) it just dies and BSOD in my attempt to have 2 instances.

I have 4GB RAM (Actually 3GB since I am stuck with 32 bit versions).

#10 Frylock86

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:21 PM

One word: NO

Why?


Its 8 years old folks. I have moved on.... I will be dual booting Vista SP2 with Windows 7.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:12 PM

How about a Win7 and XP SP3 dual-boot?

Sounds perfect to me!

#12 devnet

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:16 PM

im not quiet sure my nvidia 400MX series will support win 7 :cry: :cry:

#13 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:17 PM

I am on Win7 for about 3 months now. And have suited it to my needs. No issues. Not even in games (except some "missing" dlls which are easy to find)

I dont use XP anymore. I dont use Vista either.

Will have to use XP on one of my old laptops but only out of compulsion becoz it doesnt run Vista quite well ( only 512 mb ram :( )

#14 fediaFedia

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:28 PM

im not quiet sure my nvidia 400MX series will support win 7 :cry: :cry:

It should support, but i don't think you'll get aero

How about a Win7 and XP SP3 dual-boot?

Sounds perfect to me!

Even better: XP SP3 + Vista SP2 + Win7 :P

#15 mjr4189

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:35 PM

I am not going to be downgrading any new systems i buy but i already own a volume license of XP pro, so i will still be using it from time to time.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:37 PM

win 7 all the way...xp was great to use.but then, evry great thing has an end to it.i cant be using XP when the world has moved on two versions forward.
so windows 7.

#17 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:54 PM

Definitely XP for legacy apps and...


Windows Seven is quite sluggish in my computer. I honestly now don't see much difference as compared to Vista.

In XP, I can run 3 simultaneous instance of a software (program eats 350-650 MB) RAM. In Vista it won't cut in 2 (it opens but not workable), and in Seven (Seven 7048) it just dies and BSOD in my attempt to have 2 instances.

I have 4GB RAM (Actually 3GB since I am stuck with 32 bit versions).


One of the biggest bullshit I have ever read.
At 4GB RAM it would run MUCH more program than that, as we speak I am running Word, Paint, Excet, Chrome,
IE8, Live Messenger and Opera all at once.

I have 2GB RAM and no slow down.
P.S Using Windows 7

#18 fediaFedia

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:06 PM

Definitely XP for legacy apps and...


Windows Seven is quite sluggish in my computer. I honestly now don't see much difference as compared to Vista.

In XP, I can run 3 simultaneous instance of a software (program eats 350-650 MB) RAM. In Vista it won't cut in 2 (it opens but not workable), and in Seven (Seven 7048) it just dies and BSOD in my attempt to have 2 instances.

I have 4GB RAM (Actually 3GB since I am stuck with 32 bit versions).

Faulty ram maybe? :huh:

#19 AMIRZ

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:09 PM

Yes, in another partition and/or older machine. Xp is still worth OS for me :D long live! (I have Xp MCE 2005 SP3, Pro, Vista Premium, Ultimate SP1, Windows 7 Build 7057 in multi partitions on 2 PCs and 1 laptop).
i will still buy new laptop with Windows 7 next year, Amen!

#20 InlineSkate

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:10 PM

The thing you guys are forgetting is Windows 7 prefetches so its going to appear to use more ram..

But it always frees it when its needed.

XP is getting extended support but don't expect anything but security updates.

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