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  Reply # 1002619 11-Mar-2014 10:25 Send private message

Yes... The ones on Ascent as well.

Buy a mouse and the OEM copy.




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  Reply # 1002657 11-Mar-2014 10:59 Send private message

freitasm: Yes... The ones on Ascent as well.

Buy a mouse and the OEM copy.


The conditions of an OEM copy are that they are to be used only with a new pc, not to upgrade an old one :P   but anyway.... :D




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  Reply # 1002761 11-Mar-2014 13:18 Send private message

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freitasm: Yes... The ones on Ascent as well.

Buy a mouse and the OEM copy.


The conditions of an OEM copy are that they are to be used only with a new pc, not to upgrade an old one :P   but anyway.... :D


Do you have a reference or can quote T&C's for that ?

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  Reply # 1002779 11-Mar-2014 13:35 Send private message

Define a new pc first.




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  Reply # 1002798 11-Mar-2014 14:09 Send private message

Don't sweat it. It mostly means that it is tied to hardware so you cannot legally take it off an Old PC and then reinstall it with the same licence on a new PC.

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  Reply # 1002814 11-Mar-2014 14:25 Send private message

I can't see a flood of malware suddenly appearing for XP. I'd like to think that they have patched most of the holes by now, and a decent antivirus will stop the rest.

The company I work for probably has about 150 XP machines of varying vintages out in the system here in NZ, and many many more in AU. There is no great panic here to do it. We are just no longer salvaging XP machines (ie., when one breaks, salvage working parts into another and reimage with XP). All new PCs going out are Win7. Win8 does not yet fully work with all of our systems.

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  Reply # 1014169 27-Mar-2014 20:51 Send private message

trig42: I can't see a flood of malware suddenly appearing for XP. I'd like to think that they have patched most of the holes by now, and a decent antivirus will stop the rest.

I would like to believe this but how certain is this forum that there won't be significant exploits starting soon?  We have a teenagers laptop on XP and while I would prefer to leave it on XP I'm not sure it is worth the risk considering the wide range of sites that get visited.

There is a related aspect in that IE8 is also end-of-support on the same date and this would seem a significant vulnerability.  IE9 won't run on XP.  I know other browsers are mostly good alternatives but there are still some sites where you have to resort to a M$ browser.

So I need to decide whether to stay on XP, pay for Win7/8, or perhaps try Ubuntu with Wine if that will adequately support Office 2007 (may need to start separate thread on this).

 

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  Reply # 1014195 27-Mar-2014 21:44 Send private message

dwl: 

So I need to decide whether to stay on XP, pay for Win7/8, or perhaps try Ubuntu with Wine if that will adequately support Office 2007 (may need to start separate thread on this).

 


Out of xp,7 and 8, I would go for windows 7, basically because it iis most similar to xp, and you can also run XP on a virtual PC on it, if you get the professional version of 7. I also found windows xp after all the patches, runs slower than windows 7. WIndows 8 runs better, but I have found problems with it running on old hardware, with random bluescreens and error and freezes for no reason, yet windows 7 on the PC runs fine.

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  Reply # 1014451 28-Mar-2014 10:58 Send private message

dwl:
trig42: I can't see a flood of malware suddenly appearing for XP. I'd like to think that they have patched most of the holes by now, and a decent antivirus will stop the rest.

I would like to believe this but how certain is this forum that there won't be significant exploits starting soon?  We have a teenagers laptop on XP and while I would prefer to leave it on XP I'm not sure it is worth the risk considering the wide range of sites that get visited.

There is a related aspect in that IE8 is also end-of-support on the same date and this would seem a significant vulnerability.  IE9 won't run on XP.  I know other browsers are mostly good alternatives but there are still some sites where you have to resort to a M$ browser.

So I need to decide whether to stay on XP, pay for Win7/8, or perhaps try Ubuntu with Wine if that will adequately support Office 2007 (may need to start separate thread on this).

 


Use google docs or the free office alternatives it comes with ;)




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