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    Are you still on Windows XP? If so Why?

    Hello,

    I am just wondering for those we are still on Windows XP, what are the reasons you haven't upgraded. Those who use SIMS and Windows XP, with XP support ending very soon what plans do you have to move on to something new?

    Thanks
    Last edited by FN-GM; 17th January 2013 at 10:53 PM.

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    My school still has some old XP kit, but as XP doesn't go out of support until next year that isn't a problem.

    All the kit is being replaced on rotation and the last few XP boxes will be replaced by the end of the summer.

    So the answer to your 'Why?' Is... Because it was too expensive to do it all in one go. Machines are replaced on rotarion.

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    Yep, still XP here. Windows 7 migration is planned for summer this year. There's been no reason to upgrade until now (due to SIMS as you say).

    We've got one suite left that simply wouldn't be able to cope with it though. So, gotta sort that out first.

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    As above,I have about 40 still on XP. Prefer XP over W7 anyday

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    Still on XP at one of my primaries and it's as usual down to cost. This summer we should be doing a total change to W7 and Office 2010. Wanted to change all rather than bit by bit so waited a bit longer to change over. It always seems toncause staff problems if theybhave to deal with two different OS which we had when going from 98 to XP which was done bit by bit. Office is a mix of XP and W7 but LA deal with all that.

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    Just had a meeting with a Primary we do work for today and they still have 16 notebooks and about 10 desktops on XP - fully in support of binning them all (or replacing) before end of life.

    Having to do massive thin client roll outs at the secondary I work for though to keep the same number of PCs and keep up with Win 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    My school still has some old XP kit, but as XP doesn't go out of support until next year that isn't a problem.

    All the kit is being replaced on rotation and the last few XP boxes will be replaced by the end of the summer.

    So the answer to your 'Why?' Is... Because it was too expensive to do it all in one go. Machines are replaced on rotarion.
    What sort of spec is the kit?

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    Re: Are you still on Windows XP? If so Why?

    Half and half.

    2 suites on w7.
    1 sutie on xp. Replacing during easter.
    Offices are mixed.
    Classpcs 98% xp. Just a few on w7

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    I think we'll have a little party when xp is totally gone. Win7 now out numbers xp and vista for us. Its a gradual upgrade for staff. Students were done last summer.

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    60% of 580 computers still on XP, I'm holding the upgrade till last minute to force Finance to buy better PCs fully compatible with W7, by 'fully compatible' I mean lovely 120GB SSD + 3GB ram, see if this order happens!

    If not, will renew the M$ license to cover the upgrade and will boost W7 on 1GB ram 80GB IDE hard drive, see how amazingly fast everything runs...

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    Some XP - almost identical situation to @localzuk

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    Fully 7 at my main site (Secondary) but 2 of my primaries are still mostly or entirely XP. Plans to move them forward to 7/8 are already booked in for the coming half term; XP support may be held off until next year however that's not quite the case for a rather important software package we know as SIMS. No reason to be holding on to XP now IMO - 7 runs better on anything built in the last 4/5 years and some of the features are invaluable.

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    All student pcs Win7 at one site - just a few staff laptops awaiting upgrade.Getting them to give me the damn things is the problem!
    Most student pcs Win 7 at the other site - just a few XP scattered around here and there.No plans to upgrade as yet, as no money. Fewer staff still on XP. Planning to get rid this year. (of XP, not the staff....but then again.....)

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    I thought i would add. We have 850 machines all Windows 7. We are to offer staff Windows 8 today, get an idea who is up for it. I am currently testing it and it works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I thought i would add. We have 850 machines all Windows 7. We are to offer staff Windows 8 today, get an idea who is up for it. I am currently testing it and it works well.
    Yea, we are still running 7 mostly and only have a few staff on 8 but they like it so far.

    I think the title should be WHY instead of Why ;-)

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