Advice Requested on Life Expectancy of a PC Windows System
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 10:37:45 CDT 2015
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Fred
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> Subject: Re: Advice Requested on Life Expectancy of a PC Windows System
> 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 &
> > 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
> > an app that just won't work with Win7.
> Why not??!?
> Why do the experts advocate not using something that had been working?
Because the base OS and Applications no longer supports current internet
> 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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