[QUOTE=Kerry56;2515484]Microsoft has ended [B]Mainstream[/B] support for XP, but it has Extended support through April 8, 2014. Extended support includes free security updates, which is probably the most important component of Windows updates. XP may linger on for quite a while yet.[/QUOTE]
That more true then we give it credit for just like 95, 98 are probably still floating around. I think the cost of of 7 is the limiting factor preventing users from going to 7. If the price was less the turn over would most likely be higher but more then 2 to 1 probably close to 4 to 1 being optimistic that is. I been using 7x64 ult since Oct’ 09 and updated 7 and it has worked well both hardware and software side. I even go it to install on a laptop that was from Dell site only able to use XP pro to go Win7x86 ult with only three hardware updates aka video driver, wifi card driver, sound driver and 2G Ram work as though it was made for 7. So this tells me that the laptop company is misleading consumer that some older laptop can be installed with 7 “fyi” the latop was made in 2006. And does company site does state it isn’t made for the 7 O/S but I got it to install and work successfully and works way better then the XP that was install on there.