XP-Replacement for Parents
Smylers at stripey.com
Fri Mar 28 15:02:41 GMT 2014
Gordon Banner writes:
> > I do not use Windows, but AFAIK XP->Win7 is an upgrade, not a wipe
> > and re-install.
> From the back of the Win7 upgrade pack:
> "If you are upgrading from XP, you will need to back up your files
> and settings, perform a clean install and then reinstall your files,
> settings and programs."
Good to know. Thanks.
> If your scanner doesn't have manufacturer drivers for newer Windows
> versions, try VueScan.
> +1 for the live-CD/USB test. You could actually give your parents a
> chance to say "that's horrible/fantastic" before committing, as well
> as testing scanner drivers. User-focus!
Yeah, it seems like a good first approach.
> Re the security fears: I think the logic is not so much that XP will
> suddenly fall apart, but that whenever MS publish fixes for Vista or
> 7, blackhats will look to see if the same holes exist unpatched in
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