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jeffmoss26

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One of our guys still runs XP and needs Visual Studio 2013 which requires at least Windows 7.

Is there any way I can run Windows 7 from within XP? It does not look like Virtual PC would work. We may just make him a Windows 7 VM on our ESXi servers that he can RDP into, but I wanted to see if there are any other options!

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drescherjm

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VirtualBox should work but this would be slow for development (well depending in the size of the project - for me a typical project has 75 to 250 thousand lines of c++ code). Also XP would seriously limit the amount of ram you could give to the guest.

We may just make him a Windows 7 VM on our ESXi servers that he can RDP into

That would be much better.
 

jeffmoss26

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Thanks for the info guys. I think we are just going to set up a spare Win 7 workstation that he can remote into, and eventually migrate all of his stuff to that box.
 

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jeffmoss26

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We had a hard enough time convincing him that he needed to upgrade from 2010 to 2013!
Such is life in IT.
 

CMadki4

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We had a hard enough time convincing him that he needed to upgrade from 2010 to 2013!
Such is life in IT.
I'm not in IT, but I receive a lot of support from our IT department. I am of the opinion, that as long as I can retain functionality so that I can perform my duties, IT has every right and responsibility to upgrade hardware/software as they see fit for best possible operation and cooperation of all IT systems.

Just because they might prefer one OS over another is no reason for them to be the 1 yahoo in the company who still runs it.
 

schizrade

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I have dealt with software devs that cannot move on before, I know your pain OP.
 

Liger88

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Just say no to him.


Who would've thought the best answer would be no answer.


Seriously. The foot needs to come down and the hammer drop. This is why we still have some jerry-rigged ass machines built in the late 90's early 2000's still in circulation everywhere. Is it worth the time and resources to hack together a solution and support that, or would it be far more efficient to just get them to upgrade their shit while they still easily can.
 

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I don't believe you can run 64 bit Windows 7 VM on 32 bit Windows XP.

Does this person have a business reason to run Windows XP not in a virtual machine? If he does, I suggest your solution is to provide him with a second PC. I'm well aware that obsolete software is sometimes necessary - I was looking after NT 4 Workstation boxes as late as 2007.
 

Ultima99

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Time for a corporate mandate from upstairs to replace all XP machines.
 

cyclone3d

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A Dev who still runs XP is probably not a very good dev in the first place.

Does this dev even have a test machine with 7 on to to verify stuff work in 7?

That being said, a corp mandate to get rid of XP is what is needed.

And even easier thing to do would be to stay late one evening and then when he comes in the next day, his machine is not working anymore. Then replace the whole machine and inform him that you are no longer putting XP on any machines.

Don't let a retarded user bully you around.
 

B00nie

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A Dev who still runs XP is probably not a very good dev in the first place.

Does this dev even have a test machine with 7 on to to verify stuff work in 7?

That being said, a corp mandate to get rid of XP is what is needed.

And even easier thing to do would be to stay late one evening and then when he comes in the next day, his machine is not working anymore. Then replace the whole machine and inform him that you are no longer putting XP on any machines.

Don't let a retarded user bully you around.

I have a better idea. Remotely log in his XP, change his password and put this as the login background:

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Cudenver

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why do people have such a hard time switching to a newer os, i'm sure he could figure it out.
 

Copper0

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One of our guys still runs XP and needs Visual Studio 2013 which requires at least Windows 7.

What's the last version of VS that runs on XP? He can have that. There is a want in there somewhere. Does he NEED VS2013? Then he wants XP. OR is it the other way around....

I want my car to run on water,,,,Sorry not gonna happen
 

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What's the last version of VS that runs on XP? He can have that. There is a want in there somewhere. Does he NEED VS2013? Then he wants XP. OR is it the other way around....

I want my car to run on water,,,,Sorry not gonna happen

I believe that 2010 ran on XP. I think that was the version I used back in 2011 (yep, another late mover - I had an old piece of shit Pentium 4 that was like 9 years old at the time, and I was a broke college student...)
 

Dogs

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My biggest question is why is the user still on XP? Fix that, and you won't have to deal with problems like Visual Studio 2013 not being supported.
 

B00nie

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My biggest question is why is the user still on XP? Fix that, and you won't have to deal with problems like Visual Studio 2013 not being supported.

Walks to the other room. A gunshot. Comes back: problem solved. :D
 

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I don't believe you can run 64 bit Windows 7 VM on 32 bit Windows XP.
You can, it just requires that your CPU support VTx extensions.

That's beside the point, though. They should upgrade the machine to Windows 7 and turn the existing XP install into a virtual machine.
 
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