Forum Thread: Just can we stop servicing and supporting XP?

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mtodorov Just can we stop servicing and supporting XP?
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Well, it is good to consider XP obsolete if you can afford it. We have most of our boxes that still "speak" XP and are not able to run Vista or Windows 7 because of minimal requirements [1].

It is probably possible to upgrade to 1GB of DDR1 and DDR2 RAM, as we once did it, and our CPUs are faster than 1.0 GHz, but 2 GB of DDR1 is comparable in price to 4 GB of DDR3 here where I live (Croatia).

(In fact, 4 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz is cheaper - $45.90/4 GB DDR3 compared to $53.30/2 x 1 GB DDR1.)

Not even mentioning that single-channel DDR1 400 MHZ is slow, and it also works at 199 MHz due to CPU and motherboard speed issues.

Not wanting to bother you, lots of our boxes have as little as 512 MB of DDR1. It is obvious that XP is going to linger with us here until next hardware purchase. And yes, I can't afford to stop supporting it since it is used by majority of users.

Fail not to consider software that lingers up to Windows XP and software without Windows 7 licenses.

I expect XP to linger off and 7 to gradually phase in over time.




If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

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