Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Polyester, Sep 4, 2014.
Does anyone still use the Windows xp now?
I don't use it now.
me & some millions of ppl
Like your icon in your left-hand side.
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.
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
Yes and I am one of those Millions
still using XP most every day
Only in VMware.
Sure - and I still use MS-DOS 6.2 at times.
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. )
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)
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.
On VMware for old games and applications.
Sorry mate, but I did not get this part.
You meant that you are using Windows 95 for all daily needs?
C'mon, it's 2014.
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.
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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
Yes, I still use Windows XP with my virtual PC.
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.
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.