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Windows XP is now "old". What are you doing?

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Reply 40 of 69, by Soupdragon

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I wish Linux had better support as a gaming platform. Anything to be able to move away from Microsoft who don't seem to give damn about the PC as a gaming anymore. I really don't like the direction the company is going in.

Reply 41 of 69, by NJRoadfan

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Maybe Intel will drop the Xp support for new 8-series chipsets... Currently Z87 have Xp drivers.

Intel already dropped support in the 7 and 8 series chipsets. There are no XP drivers for the integrated USB 3.0. I am pretty pissed that Microsoft refuses to add true generic XHCI driver support to 7. Only Windows 8 comes with it.

Reply 43 of 69, by WolverineDK

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cdoublejj wrote:

"Windows XP is now "old". What are you doing?"

Downloading porn and keygens. 🤣

🤣 well seriously it just seems to, that people will begin to make unofficial service packs for XP then, and run dual installs. If not running XP in a virtual machine.

Reply 44 of 69, by Malik

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I'll be happy to use XP with unofficial packs. I'm sure there will be a cult following for XP, looking at how much people do like XP, like I do. 😀

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Reply 45 of 69, by silikone

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I'd love to have a 7900 GTX for a Windows XP machine, probably the best card before the DX10 era.

Do not refrain from refusing to stop hindering yourself from the opposite of watching nothing other than that which is by no means porn.

Reply 46 of 69, by VileR

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I have two machines for more or less daily use, and I had to replace the system drives for both within the last 3 months. Put Windows 7 64-bit on one of them, for the sake of a >4GB RAM upgrade. The other got a fresh install of XP Pro with all the recent updates (yes, the unofficial packs are already going strong). No reason to drop the "old" when it's perfectly adequate for what I want it to do.

No use in "getting with the program" either... I let others waste their time, money and blood pressure on constant upgrades and freshly buggy software. When the time really comes to upgrade, I'd rather learn from others' mistakes than make my own. ;)

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Reply 47 of 69, by Shagittarius

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I've got a dedicated XP Machine:

C2D 7300
GTX 280
8 GB RAM

It's going to stay that way. I have a modern machine with Windows 8 that I find to be quite nice. I don't get the hate, the Metro interface is really just a fancy Start Menu when you customize it.

Reply 48 of 69, by Malik

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Shagittarius wrote:
I've got a dedicated XP Machine: […]
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I've got a dedicated XP Machine:

C2D 7300
GTX 280
8 GB RAM

The GTX280 in my XP system is with the Athlon II X3 450 CPU.

Have 8GB too, since I also dual boot with a 64-bit Linux in this system.

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Reply 49 of 69, by SquallStrife

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Shagittarius wrote:

I don't get the hate, the Metro interface is really just a fancy Start Menu when you customize it.

Most people just hate it because it's the cool thing to hate right now.

Internet hate is fickle and fleeting. They'll go back to hating (insert tech company here) in a few months, or whenever Slashdot/Reddit/4chan/Tumble/Imgur tells them to.

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Reply 50 of 69, by swaaye

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Win8's dumb UI is even more a non-issue once you install Classic Shell. I ran into some compatibility problems with 8 when I was using it though, and MS has been pushing out tons of bug fixes for it. I will probably install it again once 8.1 comes along.

But I have to say there's little reason to not just stick with 7.

Reply 51 of 69, by elfuego

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As long as I have DMX 6 fire, I will also continue to stick to 32-bit Windows XP. And thats about it. For everything else, new Ubuntu and Windows 7 do just fine.

Reply 52 of 69, by VileR

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elfuego wrote:

As long as I have DMX 6 fire, I will also continue to stick to 32-bit Windows XP.

Any particular reason? I don't own one, but the system requirements do list Vista/7/8 64 bit.

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Reply 53 of 69, by nforce4max

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SquallStrife wrote:
Shagittarius wrote:

I don't get the hate, the Metro interface is really just a fancy Start Menu when you customize it.

Most people just hate it because it's the cool thing to hate right now.

Internet hate is fickle and fleeting. They'll go back to hating (insert tech company here) in a few months, or whenever Slashdot/Reddit/4chan/Tumble/Imgur tells them to.

Even if it is mainstream to hate "Winblows 8" it doesn't change that fact that it is the worst os that M$ has put out since ME. Even Vista (with updates) is better. I have my doubts that 8.1 will be the end to all the issues that exists with 8. Staying with XP and 7.

On a far away planet reading your posts in the year 10,191.

Reply 54 of 69, by NJRoadfan

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swaaye wrote:

Win8's dumb UI is even more a non-issue once you install Classic Shell. I ran into some compatibility problems with 8 when I was using it though, and MS has been pushing out tons of bug fixes for it. I will probably install it again once 8.1 comes along.

The compatibility issues I have run across involve XP era multimedia applications. Quite a few of them require Desktop Window Manager disabled in order to work right. MS took away this option in Windows 8. Of course I really don't see the point of DWM in 8 as they took away Aero for no good reason! Oddly apps that date from before XP work perfectly fine.

Reply 56 of 69, by SquallStrife

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nforce4max wrote:

Even if it is mainstream to hate "Winblows 8" it doesn't change that fact that it is the worst os that M$ has put out since ME.

That sounds more like an opinion than a "fact". 😉

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Reply 57 of 69, by mr_bigmouth_502

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As long as I can still use Firefox and play the latest versions of TF2 or whatever emulators or sourceports I'm into at the moment, XP will remain my main OS of choice. I might make Win7 my main OS if I upgrade my hardware, but more likely I'll just switch to a good Linux distro.

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Reply 58 of 69, by TELVM

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Gamecollector wrote:
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AMD/ATI just dropped support for graphics drivers on XP.

False. Latest 13.4 is supporting Xp with all HD 5xxx-7xxx ...

New AMD Beta Driver Drops Windows XP Support

Part of the Xbone APU deal I guess. The herd refuses to go into the Tiles corral, so the shepherd wields the stick.

As one commenter in Tom's puts it:

They support Vista (4% of PCs according to wikipedia), Apple (6%), Linux (2%), Windows 8 (4%), but they drop Windows XP (32%). Very interesting decision from AMD...

M$ sacrificing its best sons to the Tiles Moloch.

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Let the air flow!

Reply 59 of 69, by SquallStrife

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It's not an "interesting decision" at all.

XP uses a completely different display driver model to Vista/7/8. The decision is clearly logistical. Not a case of killing XP support, but rather of only continuing development on the WDDM driver.

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