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    To be honest, he isn't the only one that is still on XP. At Publix they just upgraded to Win7 a few weeks ago and they had XP.
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    I would think cost is prohibitive with many companies. Why switch to something else as long as what you have is working.
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    This is fairly normal with plenty of companies still actually on XP. But, technology costs are not just hard - there is also the cost of not being up to date, not being able to support new software, etc.

    It's the same reason companies buy new laptops even though the old ones still technically "work."
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    We're a large company and still use XP. Not sure if that will change with Microsoft ending XP support. Will have to ask our CIO this weekend. I assume we'd only move to Win 7 rather than adopt 8.
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    While I'm no Win8 fanboy, I think it would be smart to just go ahead and move up to Win8. It is slowly growing on me ( :sick: ) and you can just go ahead and download the third party start bar, create an image and deploy it on all computers. There are advantages to Win8 and your company would be covered for another 12 years at a minimum. Win7 is slowly approaching its end as far as support goes.

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