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scootie
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End of vista support

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/13/microsoft_windows_vista_end_of_life_support/
am i right in thinking that vista sp2 is still supported
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Re: End of vista support

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=14118

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scootie
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Re: End of vista support

so sp2 has another year of support.  hum might get w7 and pass this vista on to the kids.
shhh. dont tell the other half its still got a years life left in it.
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Re: End of vista support

Another way of pushing W7 ? Since a lot of users are still on XP why ?Huh
Still the more people upgrade the more ££££ to them
pierre_pierre
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Re: End of vista support

Shows how good XP is, just got 8 updates on free support on that old product, pre Vista
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Didn't someone say XP is what W7 should have been Undecided
Maybe not ......but they should have Smiley

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scootie
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Re: End of vista support

come on then guys where did you pick up those bargin priced full or upgrade versions of W7 from?
any one hit any pitfulls using the upgrade version on a vista machine
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Re: End of vista support

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Another way of pushing W7 ? Since a lot of users are still on XP why ?Huh
Still the more people upgrade the more ££££ to them

I have still got my old XP install disc..... and the SP3 disc.... so could go back in time.!.....
alternatively.... keep Vista running until it fails. meanwhile  start to learn Mint 8 Helena et al ! ! !
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any one hit any pitfulls using the upgrade version on a vista machine

No not really. In fact it was all very trouble free, and cured a couple of issues I was having with Vista, that have not carried over to Win 7 as some thought it might. I rather like that "glass" effect to window edges, indeed I've set them slightly wider than the standard.
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Well i dont know how much an upgrade costs but i would of thought you would be aswell just buying a proper windows 7 install disc?(I bought mine from Ebay for 80 quid).
X.P. is dead as a dodo and well past its sell by date, Linux is alright, But for full capabilities and to unlock your pc's true potential it has to be Windows 7, Its just great in every way, In saying that windows 8 will be forced upon us in the not to distant future and theres already a windows 8 forum started up!! Grin
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I bought a laptop pre-loaded with Windows 7 on it.
It's now a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu laptop now Cheesy
Windows 7 is crap.

Steve
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Yes i knew i would get that kind of remark a fox is evil, Why have you not given me the full circle link again Grin
Also if its that crap then why are you dual booting Grin
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Re: End of vista support

Sorry - please refer to http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-8/ Wubi (in relation to Windows) Grin
I left the Windows system intact, together with its rather manky NTFS file system; this was because:-
a) I've still got nearly 2 years left on a free support contract.
b) Officially it's not "mine" as my daughter has requisitioned it and she prefers the free M$ solitaire game to the free Ubuntu solitaire game...
c) I paid all that money for an OS I don't want...
d) I enjoy making sure that the anti-virus is updated regularly and slowing the PC down (hence the 64 bit dual-core).
e) I love defragmentation...
f) You get more updates to apply with M$ - although it mostly doesn't say why something should be patched (if it doesn't, I don't do it).
g) You get lots more screensavers with Ubuntu Smiley
h) Ubuntu is faster
i) There is no (i) - yet!

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Sorry - please refer to http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-8/ Wubi (in relation to Windows) Grin
b) Officially it's not "mine" as my daughter has requisitioned it and she prefers the free M$ solitaire game to the free Ubuntu solitaire game...

I found that AisleRiot Freecell version was very similar to the M$ one.
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Well i dont know how much an upgrade costs

Without digging out the receipts I think it was about £65 for the single licence version from Staples (which I usually find are very reasonable for software, if a bit short on product ranges)
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