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XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Mr Onion » July 6th, 2013, 5:46 am

I have XP SP3 32 bit running on the desktop and as its getting towards its EoL I am looking at replacing it.

Despite the negative reports I have had I am thinking of W8 as its got the longest life left in it. I have run the w8 Upgrade Assistant and other than a couple of minor issues I can run W8 without problem.

The question is this. Amazon have the W8 Pro upgrade disc @ £50 which I can use for a clean install (see Tweakhound) but what version does the upgrade have? 32 or 64? (or both?)
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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Wingman » July 6th, 2013, 8:33 am

Can you provide a link to the actual Amazon page with the offer on it.
The Amazon pages I've seen with 64bit OS ... indicate it is a 64bit version, so seeing the actual page may help us determine what they are offering.
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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Mr Onion » July 6th, 2013, 8:46 am

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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Wingman » July 6th, 2013, 9:01 am

Thanks... looking at the ad, there is a link › See more product details

On that page at the bottom, there is a:
Product Description
Microsoft WIN PRO 8 3264BIT VUP VERSION UPGRADE 3UR00006 Software Operating Systems

So this appears to have both 32 and 64bit versions.

I can not guarantee what versions are included but only go by the product description. You can always ask the member that posted the sale item.
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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Mr Onion » July 6th, 2013, 9:08 am

Thanks. I missed that bit. :oops:

W8 here we come then
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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Wingman » July 6th, 2013, 9:22 am

You're welcomed. :)
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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby th3fall3n777 » July 13th, 2013, 1:48 am

I thought this might be of some help http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... /lifecycle

It's a Microsoft site showing the end of life cycle for XP, but also their other operating systems. IMHO, since Windows 8 only hits its End of Life 3 years after Windows 7, the pros don't outweigh the cons enough. I would go with Windows 7 Pro, but I'm biased :)
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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Mr Onion » July 28th, 2013, 12:41 pm

Just installed W8 in the last two days. Easy peasy to do, and I dont know what all the dissers are on about.

I have never used an iThing or smart phone, but its simple to get round. It installed all the drivers I couldnt find, no conflicts, and (with a SSD for the OS) its lightning fast.

I recommend it
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Re: XP SP3 near EoL

Unread postby Wingman » July 28th, 2013, 2:38 pm

Glad you got your OS updated as desired. :)
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