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Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby MS-GIL » July 29th, 2016, 12:43 am

I know there is a video in the video series of the development of XP with this question, but I decided to bring it here. I have seen XP at walmart when the self checkouts were glitching and they were restarted and it showed the XP boot screen and played the startup sound. Where have you seen Windows XP still used today?


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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby Splitwirez » July 29th, 2016, 1:37 am

I was using it (okay fine, MicroXP, same core though) for homework last year (Computer Science class ._. ), and may well need to do so again this coming school year. Additionally, I often recomment it for use in a VM for former Spore players who can no longer natively run the game thanks to Windows 10 or other problems.
And yes, I just called Windows 10 a problem ._.
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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby theEstnet » July 29th, 2016, 4:58 am

A good chunk of my school uses Windows XP on their machines.
No idea why they haven't upgraded yet...
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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby MS-GIL » July 29th, 2016, 6:11 am

theEstnet wrote:A good chunk of my school uses Windows XP on their machines.
No idea why they haven't upgraded yet...

Most of the time they don't upgrade because of the high costs. My school finally upgraded all 250+ computers in our school to Windows 7 because the district received a federal grant to do so
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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby alexandru_c » July 30th, 2016, 1:10 am

theEstnet wrote:A good chunk of my school uses Windows XP on their machines.
No idea why they haven't upgraded yet...

Well, you can still, at least use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection on them so you can have whatever OS you want with whatever programs you want (since there is XRDP for linux and mac users too).
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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby theEstnet » August 1st, 2016, 7:51 pm

MS-GIL wrote:
theEstnet wrote:A good chunk of my school uses Windows XP on their machines.
No idea why they haven't upgraded yet...

Most of the time they don't upgrade because of the high costs. My school finally upgraded all 250+ computers in our school to Windows 7 because the district received a federal grant to do so


Yeah, I'm used to pirating Windows by now, so it all seems so strange for me :P .

alexandru_c wrote:
theEstnet wrote:A good chunk of my school uses Windows XP on their machines.
No idea why they haven't upgraded yet...

Well, you can still, at least use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection on them so you can have whatever OS you want with whatever programs you want (since there is XRDP for linux and mac users too).


The computers we use have Windows 7 on them (Core2Duo desktops), but some of the teachers laptops still have XP.
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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby SonicKnuckles1998 » August 3rd, 2016, 3:21 am

Found Windows XP at some warehouse. Luna theme and everything.
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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby thepatrickboots » August 21st, 2016, 2:07 pm

I went to Chuck E Cheese and saw one of their games booting up into XP Professional.
Slightly related in that same store was a horse-riding game which had the Windows 98 desktop, with classic Blue website-enabled background. I snapped a photo of that.
http://i.imgur.com/undefined.jpg
Imagine surfing IE on that. lol

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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby Spriteclad » August 23rd, 2016, 1:06 am

thepatrickboots wrote:http://i.imgur.com/undefined.jpg


Your image link seems to be... broken??

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Re: Where do you see Windows XP still used today?

Postby thepatrickboots » August 23rd, 2016, 3:08 am

Oops!! Here that is: http://i.imgur.com/JjFwbNY.png


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