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    AmIRunningXP.com

    Link: AmIRunningXP.com

    We know that you ask yourself on a daily basis, "Is this machine running Windows XP?" If you find yourself pondering this question late at night and wish there were an easy answer to this question, Microsoft has your solution.

    Microsoft has launched AmIRunningXP.com, which, as the name implies, will tell you if your computer is running Windows XP. While this is obviously a simple question, it could provide useful information for an uneducated user to see if his or her machine is running the outdated operating system. If nothing else, itís a bit of fun for Microsoft to help spread the message that Windows XP will soon being going away and now is the time to move to a modern platform. (Source)

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    We know that you ask yourself on a daily basis, "Is this machine running Windows XP?"
    Do we?

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    I bet there's at least one person thinking that. There always is!

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    I asked someone at work what operating system they are on. The reply was Toshiba

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I asked someone at work what operating system they are on. The reply was Toshiba
    I asked someone the same thing once. Their answer was Microsoft Office 2003! It was a while ago but I have heard it since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bclarke View Post
    I asked someone the same thing once. Their answer was Microsoft Office 2003! It was a while ago but I have heard it since.
    I asked someone that question and their answer was 'Computer`. Got back to the office and laughed until my sides ached. My NM saw me crying, I told him and he spluttered coffee all over his screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    I asked someone that question and their answer was 'Computer`. Got back to the office and laughed until my sides ached. My NM saw me crying, I told him and he spluttered coffee all over his screen.
    A bit off topic but that reminds me of the time I was helping someone over the phone, it was Windows 98 and I asked her to double click My Computer and she said "what, your computer?" I couldn't stop laughing, I think she hung up in the end.

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    I'd rather Microsoft issue an update with an annoying message that warns people every time they login, if they can do it for browser choice they can do it for XPEOL

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    I've got W7 but with classic start menu, no aero and a few other tweaks, it looks like XP. Now if only I could get it to behave like XP (a search that works and the speed I used to enjoy).

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    If your win 7 install is slower than XP on any modern PC (that's anything core2duo and above) something is wrong with it. I hear you on the search though, which still hasn't improved in 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    I'd rather Microsoft issue an update with an annoying message that warns people every time they login, if they can do it for browser choice they can do it for XPEOL

    I'm glad that, running a network with almost 1000 windows XP clients, they don't do this... I can't change until at least the summer due to budget and back end infrastructure changes that have to happen first.

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    I'm sure you could not approve with wsus. So are you going to disable internet access for your xp clients come april?

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    Would you be meaning something like this?
    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    I'd rather Microsoft issue an update with an annoying message that warns people every time they login, if they can do it for browser choice they can do it for XPEOL

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    Nope... But I am disabling the ancient version of IE, forcing chrome which is patched up to date automatically, tightening firewall and filtering restrictions on what can be downloaded by ordinary users and enforcing a full virus scan on insertion of any removable devices.

    The situation is not ideal, but it's been forced by budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
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    Would you be meaning something like this?
    Exactly!

    As annoying as that update will be it will hopefully annoy the people who "love XP" into giving up and letting me upgrade their machine.



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