Preferred Member from US
joined:May 6, 2004
I think the XP end of life is going to be more of a pain than I thought.. I support a number of XP machines for clients. Many of them don't want to purchase new machines but want to upgrade.
I've been searching around and can't seem to find a clear source for an upgrade package for windows xp to 7 32/64. I am online with a major supplier now and they just told me that you can get win 7 as a downgrade IF you buy 5 licenses.
I really believe it would be more cost efficient for people to purchase a new machine. However, i'm not sure how many will do that given the current economy.
1. How bad do you think the XP EOL will be? I was someone who ended up with a lot of rice and pasta dinners after Y2K fizzled (but I don't regret being ready)
2. Does anyone know if you can purchase a single win xp to win 7 32 or 64 license?
3. My PERCEPTION is that older machines might run better on Windows 7 vice 8. However, I'm not sure that is really true. I'd appreciate any opinions.