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not only would be twice as expensive to upgrade a lot of times it's flat out incompatible because the software is usually SPECIFICALLY programed for XP and XP ONLY. so not only do you have to update the OS you have to update a bit of hardware THEN have your ultra expensive software entirely reprogrammed for 7 or 8 all on an enterprise level.

Yeah, why not live in the 32 bit world forever? Who needs multiple core, 64 bit, and more than 4GB of RAM? Not us !

They need to upgrade sooner or later. Once they move onto 64 bit they can stay there for as long as they like. I don't think 128 bit will come anytime soon.
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post #22 of 89
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Yeah, why not live in the 32 bit world forever? Who needs multiple core, 64 bit, and more than 4GB of RAM? Not us !

They need to upgrade sooner or later. Once they move onto 64 bit they can stay there for as long as they like. I don't think 128 bit will come anytime soon.

well no they don't need that but, as it is xp 32 bit can support 3.5 gb and 4gb of ram with PAE enable it can also support up to 4 cores.

it's simple, if it ain't broke don't fix it. specially when fixing it cost hundreds of thousands of dollars if not way more.
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The change will have to happen some day. Hardware breaks, you know.
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If you keep using an acient XP rig it'll probably break on it's own.

And for the people who said software compatibility and software support. There's a thing called "Run in XP mode" in advanced settings. Hmm, I'm not quite sure what that does. What ever "XP mode" does, it definately won't help the program to run properly (as if it's running on XP) under Windows 7.
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post #25 of 89
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not only would be twice as expensive to upgrade a lot of times it's flat out incompatible because the software is usually SPECIFICALLY programed for XP and XP ONLY. so not only do you have to update the OS you have to update a bit of hardware THEN have your ultra expensive software entirely reprogrammed for 7 or 8 all on an enterprise level.

Not to mention the makers of said software may not even exist anymore.
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^^ MS's main income until Win9 comes out!
 
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post #27 of 89
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And for the people who said software compatibility and software support. There's a thing called "Run in XP mode" in advanced settings. Hmm, I'm not quite sure what that does. What ever "XP mode" does, it definately won't help the program to run properly (as if it's running on XP) under Windows 7.

So I should be forced to spend money to upgrade my XP machines to Windows 7/8 so that they can run the same XP only software on Windows 7/8 in XP mode?

Do you work for the Department of Redundancy Department?
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post #28 of 89
I hope this new driver coming tomorrow fix this drop FPS problem and put less load on CPU
I'm really excited to try them out
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Microsoft shouldn't have caved in. They gave YEARS of warning that XP support would come to an end. If certain organizations do not wish to or is not capable of upgrading their systems for whatever reasons, then caveat emptor. It shouldn't be MS's responsibility to maintain support for ancient (yes, 10 years is a very long time in IT) software.
     
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post #30 of 89
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So I should be forced to spend money to upgrade my XP machines to Windows 7/8 so that they can run the same XP only software on Windows 7/8 in XP mode?

Do you work for the Department of Redundancy Department?

Go ahead, run XP on your Pentium 4. I'm not stopping oyu.
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