I have had a few fake tech support calls myself, but what really worries me is the number of calls "un-technical" people have told me about this and the lack of awareness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPnehDhGa14 tl;dr on it is that everything installed in 1.0 carries through to 7 with the exception of color schemes.
My sister needs windows Xp for her Macbook. What is the cheapest legal way to obtain a copy of Windows Xp? Is it cheaper to just buy a cheap PC Laptop?
The company I was working for went out of business in July. I still have my company laptop and have used it to experiment with a number of things since then. After I was finished playing with the Windows 7 RC I completely erased the disk thinking I would need to do this to go back to XP. I have the machine set to boot from CD but can't get it to do anything. I have verified in the BIOS that the CD drive is the first in the boot order and have tried going through a one time boot as well. All...
I find it comical that it shows 600 people owning Windows XP on here... It is still by far the most installed version of Windows... Meanwhile, we show 500 people owning Vista... All the older versions of OS X show small numbers, but the most recent version, Snow Leopard, shows double the installs of either of these - 1200.... Its interesting nonetheless to see the OS make up around here...
XP is going to stick around for a good long time. Even after you've installed Windows 7 and forgotten about Vista, you'll still be tripping over PCs that for one reason or another will be locked into that version of Windows.