Advice Requested on Life Expectancy of a PC Windows System

Fred Cisin cisin at
Tue Jun 30 10:05:36 CDT 2015

On Tue, 30 Jun 2015, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> 	I don't think this qualifies as answers persay, but more just data 
> points really...
> 	I have successfully installed & run Win7 x86 & x64 on Dell Latitude 
> D620, D630, D820 & D830. Not sure on the age, but they gotta be getting on to 
> around 7 years. The RAM they have varies between 2GB & 4GB.
> 	I have also installed Win8 x64 on a Latitude D830, then proceeded to 
> swap that drive into a D620. Yesterday, I just "upgraded" a D820 from WIn7x64 
> to Win10 x64 preview; 3GB RAM, we'll see how that goes...
> 	In other words, you should not be using WinXP anymore unless you have 
> an app that just won't work with Win7.

Why not??!?
Why do the experts advocate not using something that had been working?

The fact that you CAN "upgrade", doesn't seem to imply that you SHOULD.

> In that case, ditch the program or run  in a VM.


If the hardware is becoming too unreliable, . . .
If you need some sort of unavailable support, . . .

Otherwise, WHY change?

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