Compensation for Windows Xp users

Griffin Windsor
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Microsoft recently discontinued support of over 300 million or more computers(statistic unknown), asking people to migrate to the new windows 8 and windows 8.1. This is unfair to computer users as most computers built on the Xp operating system can only run on Xp efficiently. Most xp computers have an average of 2 gb of RAM or less, which is the bare minimum. What this means is that the computer will only be able to support the system functions and any other program might crash the computer. however, earlier models of the Xp generation computers can have as low as 514 mb of RAM. This means that millions of people cant get a new OS for their computer, effectively making their then expensive computer unusable and outdated. users can still run the Xp OS but at great risk, if anything were to happen to your computer it may not be able to be fixed. Those who do have a high end computer will have to pay $119.99 dollars for the new operating system, and their computer safety. I say Microsoft should offer discounts on new computers to replace the outdated Xp computers that millions of us own. or offer a striped down free upgrade to a windows 8 OS, one using less features but the same concept. Or they could simply return support to the Xp OS and have it over with. To compare, I will put up the requirements of all 4 of the recent windows Os.

The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition are:
Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution
Sound card
Speakers or headphones

Windows Vista Home Basic
800-megahertz (MHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 800-MHz 64-bit (x64) processor
512 megabytes (MB) of system memory
On system configurations that use system memory as graphics memory, at least 448 MB of system memory must be available to the operating system after some memory is allocated for graphics.
DirectX 9-class graphics card
32 MB of graphics memory
20-gigabyte (GB) hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space
Internal or external DVD drive
Internet access capability
Audio output capability

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or64-bit (x64)processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Windows 8 Requirements
Required processor: 1 GHz or faster
Required memory: 2GB
Required hard disk space: 20GB available
Required video card: 1366 × 768 screen resolution; DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
Required connectivity: Internet access (fees may apply)
Other system requirements

Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software.

Additional system requirements

Some features such as touch may require a new PC. To check compatibility, visit thesystem requirements pageat A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center. Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content may require additional fees.

As you can see the requirement has gone up very high since Xp, so lets fight back Xp users! we need compensation for this loss of computer safety! you coulb be putting thousands of dollars at risk if you run an Xp!



July 7
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