Still Use Windows XP? Take a Survey!

By  |  Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Windows XP boxI’m happy to report that I’m working with my pals at PC World on some upcoming coverage of Windows 7. One of the great big questions about Win 7 is, of course, whether it’ll convince Windows XP holdouts who avoided Vista (and who are legion) to upgrade. Only one group knows the answer: Windows XP holdouts! So we’ve put together a survey for people who still use Windows XP as their primary operating system. (Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with Windows 7 yet–we still have some questions for you.)

The survey will take just a few minutes to complete, and will help make our coverage better. XP users, if you can take it (and alert other XP users) we’d really appreciate it–thanks in advance!

Click here to take the survey.

 
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  1. Mike Cerm Says:

    I’ve been primarily using Vista since just before it hit retail. I was running XP on my laptop, then on my netbook until the Windows 7 public beta.

    Once Windows 7 is released, I’ll definitely upgrade my main system, but I may go back to XP on my netbook. Windows 7 is clearly superior to XP in almost every way, but I just don’t know if it’s worth $50-75 to upgrade my netbook. Since I mostly use it for browsing the web, there’s really not the value that I’ll get from upgrading on my main system.

    On the other hand, XP is just ugly so ugly to look at. I may upgrade just so I never have to see the old taskbar and vintage Start menu.

  2. James Cammell Says:

    I think people and businesses etc will continue to use Windows XP for a few more years to come. The only real edge that I can see vista has over XP is its appearance and some of it security functions. Windows XP may not look as snazzy as vista but it does the job in my opinion and thats why people have and will stick with it.

  3. AJ Says:

    I have a laptop that came with Vista, and so far it’s fine. We just migrated to Vista at work and again, things are fine. My home desktop PCs, however, are on XP. I plant to get the Windows 7 Family Pack.

  4. John Says:

    The full version & upgrade costs are too expensive for old machines, and there is no sense throwing out a perfectly good computer to buy a new one. That would be irresponsible to the environment. If the price was cheap like $100 for the full version of ultimate, or $50 for an upgrade of ultimate then I would install it in all my computers as a dual boot.
    Another thing there should only be 2 versions of 7 , a light version for netbooks and challenged PCs and a full version for modern more powerfull units.

  5. Ben Says:

    Here in Australia I can buy a whole netbook with 1gb ram, 160gb hd, build in webcam with Windows XP home for $499 and Microsoft is selling Windows 7 ultimate for $399. In my opinion I think the biggest thing going against upgrading to Windows 7 is the price! I look at it and think “What is the difference between XP?”

    From a business perspective I always ask the question “What will I have that I don’t have now” and the answer in my case is just a fancy looking desktop and it might not run all my old software. When Vista first came out I remember paying over $400 for the upgrade copy and I was so disappointed by the slowness and problems that I had to reinstall XP. Microsoft has lost my trust this time! I think people who bought Vista upgrade should get a serious discount on Windows 7 maybe $99 AUD or something similar.

    I will conclude by asking why I would bother to upgrade Windows for perfectly working computers. I think Microsoft need’s to reevaluate the price of its product compared to the benefits consumers will see.

  6. jjfb Says:

    If I buy a new machine I use what comes on it – probably home or family. I have an asus eeeTop and will continue with XP. I have a Dell which dual boots Vista and Ubuntu (Preference to Ubuntu). If I have to upgrade I go Linux. If I buy a new PC I get what comes with it (home use) and then dual boot. I am now gradually moving towards igoogle and starting to use online software.

  7. Alan Says:

    My school used XP for the longest time and they recently upgraded to 7. May I just say that that was the best decision my school made since… since… upgrading to XP when it came out? I mean, Win 7 is sooo much faster on a server than XP. It used to take over two minutes on average to log on with XP. Now, it takes a mere 20 seconds, 30 seconds maximum. Windows 7 is amazing.

  8. Video maker Says:

    All y school used XP for the longest time and they recently upgraded to 7. May I just say that that was the best decision my school made since… since… upgrading to XP when it came out? I mean, Win 7 is sooo much faster on a server than XP. It used to take over two minutes on average to log on with XP. Now, it takes a mere 20 seconds, 30 seconds maximum. Windows 7 is amazing. Great work

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