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Will Tweaking.com continue to support XP?
« on: January 18, 2014, 11:58:30 AM »
Hi Shane,

In light of Microsoft's recent announcement that they will continue to offer engine and defs updates for MSE for users on XP....

Will you still be supporting XP with your new and updated programs?

I have decided to stick with XP after April. I am an adult, I understand the risks and accept the possible consequences of doing so.  :wink:

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Re: Will Tweaking.com continue to support XP?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 06:25:28 AM »
I hope they will still support XP or else, I need to switch.

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Re: Will Tweaking.com continue to support XP?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 10:21:23 AM »
Lets put it this way. All my programs are written in old school Visual Basic 6. Why? because I hate .net lol

There is a lot of reasons why I haven't moved to .net yet but until I am forced to I will stick with VB6.

AND to run Visual Studio 6 I have to run it in XP :-)

So I run XP in vmware and do all my programming on it.

So as long as there are still tons of people using XP then I will keep supporting it.

To be honest the only time a program wont run on an older version of Windows is when that program uses any kind of new API call that is only on the newer versions. Like how a lot of the APIs I use are in XP and newer but not in Windows 2000 or older.

So when I make my programs I just have to make sure that I am not using any API that XP doesnt have, and as long as I dont then the program will work on XP just fine :-)

So yes, for now and for a while to come, and as lots of people are still on XP I will continue to support it :-D

Shane

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Re: Will Tweaking.com continue to support XP?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 10:24:59 AM »
Thanks for your reply Shane, that is good to hear.

I can cope without support from MS but no support from Tweaking.com would be unthinkable  :wink:

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Re: Will Tweaking.com continue to support XP?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 10:28:23 AM »
Just because MS wont make updates for it doesnt mean I wont fix my customers computers because XP is on it, so why would I do any different with my programs :-D

I dont follow MS. I follow my users.

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