Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows Yes, the day is finally drawing closer: the day Windows XP died. October 22, 2010 will be the final and definitive day for the venerable operating system, since OEMs will no longer be able to pre-load it on netbooks after that day. I might not make myself popular around here with this, but thank god, it's about time that pile of junk is taken behind the shed.
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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Fri 11th Jun 2010 22:42 UTC
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Windows XP Professional (64bit) Service Pack 2

Not only does it take ages for a single update to download, you'll also be running about 4-5 batches of updates, marked by reboots.

First off, there was no SP3 for WinXP 64bit so the fact there were a lot of updates doesn't surprise me.

However I install XP quite often at my job. After installing XP with SP3, then installing WMP 11, and IE8 there are about 74 updates. Then all the .Net stuff and it's updates.

The update process hasn't been fixed though in Vista or Win7. from my experience, if an update requires a reboot in Vista or Win7 it will actually take up more time for me to get back to the desktop than XP.

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