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    Windows XP. How are you moving beyond it?

    One more XP poll, but this time with a twist. As only 29% of Windows users visiting Edugeek now use XP I was wondering how you are ridding yourselves of it from your networks. It it natural wastage i.e. leave it on old machines and run Windows 7 when it is replaced? Or have it rolled out as part of an upgrade program? Please let us know as it would be useful to know.

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    No longer my area of responsibility, but the schools that I work with are all actively migrating away from it. Most did it this past summer, the rest will be the xmas hols (silly them!).

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    We're still CC3, so still XP. Clock is ticking...

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    Out of interest, do you have any idea when CC3 will no longer be supported?

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    we will be moving away from xp gradually when i get new 2008r2 servers in, probably not till the next financial year, ill just revamp a room at a time till im done, going to take a while though.

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    New pcs, we got 3 ict suties, one on xp but 7 coa, but older 2 runs xp, but won't run 7 without an upgrade on ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Out of interest, do you have any idea when CC3 will no longer be supported?
    18 April 2014

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    Yep, same as XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Please let us know as it would be useful to know.
    We're replacing Windows XP as we get round to it - we have some quite old, crusty machines to replace first, but then we'll be moving the remainder to Windows 7 or Debian.

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    We have moved away from XP for the most part. However we have some legacy systems running:

    • EasyTrace Cash Tills
    • Ringmaster Wireless Network Access Manager
    Possibly some XP stations held over to run software that will not run on Windows 7 [Tried Compatibility Mode and found it incredibly slow to run textHELP Read & Write]

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    We're on CC3 at the moment but will be migrating to a vanilla W7 based system this summer. Fun and good times ahead!

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    Moved every desktop (bar 1) to 7 Over the summer - the reason we left the one XP machine - it's the one our catering manager uses and tbh it would have been harder work upgrading. For her if it works no point in changing.

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    In theory, we have a program of replacing all our XP hardware over the next two summers and Win7 will come in with the new hardware.

    As I'm leaving at Christmas, it's an SEP.

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    We upgraded in the summer. There were some casualties on the hardware front, but these were mainly staff laptops which we are no longer replacing. Staff had the option to continue using them, but they are not on the domain and can only connect to the guest wireless, or to hand them in and I have been using them to run Windows thin PC as Internet only workstations or to run our digital signage.

    Not upgrading would be wasting the money we spend on EES.

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    We're not actively pushing to get rid of XP but I expect to be very close to completing the move by Summer 2013 - we probably only have 35 XP workstations left out of 120 odd, of those the majority were brought with vista licences so might be upgraded to W7 before being replaced.

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