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Do you ever see people using XP or Vista?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Juelz

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    had a customer moan about a program not working cursing the program etc. I asked what OS he had and he said XP, was in pure shock and told him to upgrade to Windows 7 at a bare minimum.. Explained about compatibilty issues etc he was having none of it saying it should work blahblahblah.
     
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    Very common mate over this side of the pond. We've got clients still running SBS2003 and XP clients everywhere refusing to spend money. It's like pulling teeth.
     
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    most clients dont upgrade as they see no requirement for it.

    They are fine with the technology they got so they stick with it,
     
  4. Juma

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    Some single-task applications don't require high-end OS like 7,8 or 10 in specific systems; they use traditional Windows XP.
    It is very common around network environments.
     
  5. SimonD

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    For a while cashpoints were running on NT4, so XP and Vista are still fair game.
     
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    XP - yes.


    No reason why you can’t look to virtualise the original XP machine though if needed.
     
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    my mum still has XP on her laptop, i've no idea how that laptop is still even running (it's about 8 years old)
     
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    There also comes a time when you have to let your clients know that you will no longer support their WinXP machines since they are no longer officially supported my MS, and can be a literal sieve for exploits and other security risks.

    This would be an ideal opportunity to get them to Win10, or Win7 at the very least, especially if these machines are mission critical.

    If they insist on holding onto their machines, I would consider charging a premium to keep working on them and/or have them sign a statement recognizing that you cannot be expected to the same level of service.

    It sucks, I know, but a line has to be drawn somewhere eventually.
     
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    All the time on the shop floor here at work. In some cases they haven't been upgraded just because £££, and in some cases because there are programs at use which aren't compatible with 7+.
    Also have seen a couple of Windows 2000's this week :)
     
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    Solid OS!!!
     
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  11. Shinigami

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    There's still plenty of companies out there with XP, but at least in the work I do, it is diminishing rapidly. These days the only interactions I get come from customers in scenarios where they wish to do risk assessment. This could for example be a customer request to understand which operating systems no longer work well if they raise their Domain and Forest Functional Levels to WS2012R2.

    Speaking of which... going to a WS2016 FFL gives you a neat new feature of time-based group membership. Bring on Summer so we can have the final baked-in bits of a brand new RTM Server release :)
     
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  12. annascott

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    Yes and even I used XP and Vista before.
     
  13. jasonmat

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    I haven't seen people using Vista for a long time. While there are still some users that are using XP.
     

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