Does anyone still use the Windows xp now?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Polyester, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Polyester

    Polyester MDL Junior Member

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    Does anyone still use the Windows xp now?

    I don't use it now.
     
  2. LostED

    LostED MDL MIRROR Hardlink

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    yes

    me & some millions of ppl
     
  3. Polyester

    Polyester MDL Junior Member

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    Like your icon in your left-hand side.:clap:
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    haven't used it in years for everyday use. Probably will keep it in VM for a while though. I occasionally need to use XP for some compatibility issues.
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    I have an old XP machine, but it just gets used for spare parts and left in the corner gathering dust

    I use Win95 as my daily driver
     
  6. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    Yes and I am one of those Millions:D
     
  7. 35rem

    35rem MDL Novice

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    still using XP most every day
     
  8. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Sure - and I still use MS-DOS 6.2 at times. :biggrin:
     
  9. TrevorLaneRay

    TrevorLaneRay MDL Novice

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    XP keeps on rockin'.

    I do indeed use XP, but not as an everyday workstation environment.
    Most times I use XP as a live cd environment, like in Hiren's Boot CD or Falcon4's Boot CD.
    Other times, I use it as a fallback computer environment. I have an ancient HP Pavilion ze5600 laptop with an 8GB hard drive, and a gig of ram. Whenever my main computers are down, it's always ready for me.

    For the most part, XP has fallen into a few specific roles.
    • POS & ATM operating system
    • Dinosaur computer revival OS for those that don't throw away aged hardware
    • Grandma & grandpa's computer OS.

    All in all, I feel fairly confident in saying that XP is still okay to use in most circumstances, so long as you utilize up-to-date versions of your browser (FireFox PLZ), Java runtime, Adobe Reader, and a decent modem/router with built-in firewalls.
    So long as you're not clogging it up with impulse downloads and clicking weird links.
    TL;DR: Use common sense when online, and you should be fine. ;)
    However, if you feel uncomfortable with your aptitude for judging legitimacy of downloads, I would consider upgrading to 7 or 8.1 for a little buffer from UAC (assuming you don't disable it immediately out of annoyance. :D)
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    On a couple of machines that run software that does not work on anything else (without upgrade costing thousands)

    But apart from that why bother? Hardware that came originally with XP would be such junk that not even worth powering on. Anything after that era will run 7 just fine (with an extra memory stick usually)
     
  11. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    On personal machines, not used XP since Jan 2010. In office, on windows 7 since 2011. However, legacy and old machines are still using XP. People think that MS is using XP scare to push sales of newer OS. Cannot say much about this.
     
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  12. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    On VMware for old games and applications.
     
  13. nima1024

    nima1024 MDL Member

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    Sorry mate, but I did not get this part.
    You meant that you are using Windows 95 for all daily needs? :eek:
    C'mon, it's 2014.
     
  14. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    As a primary OS, no. (Win 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.04 for that). But for a trip down memory lane when 1GB of ram and a 10GB drive was plenty, sure. Been playing around with some recently posted Professional VLK keys, installation took them all. Also, another machine with XP32 has a host and Win 7 x64 guest in VMware Workstation. Smooth as silk.
     
  15. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    NokTham MDL Novice

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    #17 NokTham, Sep 5, 2014
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    yeah... still using Windows XP, not for a big reason, just because I like it, as soon as I get a new graphic board (integrated graphics sux hard...) I'll move on to Win 8.1

    Moved on to Win 8.1 :p
     
  17. SSE2

    SSE2 MDL Novice

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    Yes, I still use Windows XP with my virtual PC.
     
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  18. jacatone

    jacatone MDL Novice

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    I still use XP everyday. There's a registry hack if you still want to download critical updates. MS is going to support it till 2020 for companies and the US military that rely on it.
     
  19. sl1fka

    sl1fka MDL Novice

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    Yup, I definitely still use Windows XP in a virtual machine. As Jacatone mentioned, there is a hack to get updates until 2019 (not 2020) by setting your XP to use the Windows POSReady 2009 (basically Windows XP under a different name) update servers instead of XP's.

    I installed the unofficial Service Pack 4, which completely updates Windows XP to April 8, 2014 and sets your computer to use POSReady's updates. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link to it because it's on another forum.
     
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