Advice Requested on Life Expectancy of a PC Windows System
jws at jwsss.com
Tue Jun 30 08:46:12 CDT 2015
On 6/30/2015 5:48 AM, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
> At present, I have three systems that I am running:
Dave had some excellent advice. However i had a friend who is a
database developer (mentioned because he's not really interested in
fooling with his OS, etc.) that wanted to upgrade an older system, such
as the 10 year old one. XP, lots of MS and other development
environment stuff accumulated.
I suggested and he did an upgrade to the best system he could find which
was Core I7, etc. lots of memory, nice display, and hopefully quality
He used VMware converter to migrate his system to the new hardware, with
all his stuff there intact.
He was able to put the main tools he wanted on thru MS sources, as he
had MSDN. he still has his other system running intact on the new
system with vmware player. Shared drives and it running in the
background makes it about 90% like he still has all his old stuff w/o
major fuss of the upgrade.
After a bit of fiddling got rid of the Win8 annoyances to a dull roar.
I run all my systems on a Dell 2950 server. All of the systems will
"migrate" with microsoft keys between dell hardware. The above scenario
is a key thing to consider. I don't know about license migration to get
the Converted systems reactivated. That is a complicated issue, but no
I also had my accountant using the same scenario, and he migrated a
large amount of Tax Prep hardware across with only a license
re-activation session involved. He ran his old system however, not the
The use of virtual desktops is my mode of operation now. Main access
system is a Mac retina display equipped macbook. With 4K displays now
showing up, the resolution is pretty much unlimited as far as the remote
desktops are concerned.
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