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By Mark Kaelin

March 22, 2013, 12:02 PM PDT

Takeaway: We ask this poll question about twice a year to see how much, if any, Windows XP migration has taken place.

More or less twice a year for the past three years, we have been asking TechRepublic members a very simple but important question:

What percentage of your enterprise is running Windows XP?

We ask this question, and a few others, in an effort to assess the current state of Windows use in enterprises as reported by IT professionals. The trend confirmed in October 2012, as you might suspect, is that Windows XP is slowly by surely being replaced by Windows 7.

But now it is March 2013 and Windows 8 has entered the picture, so it is time to re-poll the IT professionals of TechRepublic.

results of the vote I did NOT vote

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My work place it is 50/50. Slowly going to Windows 7 but have in house programs we need to test and make sure they work properly. Some required 32bit, some can get away with 64bit. Only 2 systems have Windows 8 installed (surface pros) and we have no plans on rolling out Win8 to desktops. In fact, Corporate did not only tell us no....they said hell no to Win8.

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Did Microsoft really hope Corporations would warm up to Windows 8? the only real advantage Win8 could bring is, to use it on tablets at hospitals for doctors and nurses as they can access CT scans Xray data quickly. I liked it on my laptop when I got used to it. Just wished I had a tablet for it instead.

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Currently about 10% XP machines, that number decreases weakly.

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<1% XP machines. We recycle some of our old XP licenses to use as test rigs for our software, and a couple of the Linux guys run XP in a virtual machine when they need to, but aside from that we've shifted entirely to Windows 7 (except for three Vista machines in the meeting/conference rooms).

No plans currently to move to Windows 8.

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None. We don't run outdated OSes. Even older systems got windows 7 or 8 on them.

Windows 8 is working nicely. Positive reception with clients.

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We are currently migrating to Windows 7, slowly. Migration will be complete this year.

There are some compatibility issues with both hardware and software. :(

Users

93% of Users are using XP

7% of Users are using Windows 7

We won't be using Windows 8, ever. No reason other than no reason.

We currently don't have any systems running Vista.

Servers

18% of our servers are using XP

63% of our servers are using SuSe ES 11

9% of our servers are using Windows 7

10% are using other operating systems

These percentages are based on quick Math and I may have forgot something....

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Did Microsoft really hope Corporations would warm up to Windows 8? the only real advantage Win8 could bring is, to use it on tablets at hospitals for doctors and nurses as they can access CT scans Xray data quickly. I liked it on my laptop when I got used to it. Just wished I had a tablet for it instead.

This isn?t true, One of the biggest advantages it has is rendering expensive solutions like Acronis Universal Restore obsolete.

Its also far easier to deploy as it dosnt matter if all your computers have the same hardware aslong as you don?t mix and match x86 and x64 you can use the same image for them all.

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We are about 60/40 XP and Windows 7 with no plans to use Windows 8.

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This isn?t true, One of the biggest advantages it has is rendering expensive solutions like Acronis Universal Restore obsolete.

Its also far easier to deploy as it dosnt matter if all your computers have the same hardware aslong as you don?t mix and match x86 and x64 you can use the same image for them all.

It has and it is? Pray explain those doozies.

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We probably have just around 150 machines out of 1500 or so at my job. We are phasing out XP to Win 7 by the 15th of June this year so, by then. None.

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My Company is maybe 10% XP and only because some apps just won't run in compatibility mode in Win7, as those apps are sunset the few holdouts will get Win7

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Did Microsoft really hope Corporations would warm up to Windows 8? the only real advantage Win8 could bring is, to use it on tablets at hospitals for doctors and nurses as they can access CT scans Xray data quickly. I liked it on my laptop when I got used to it. Just wished I had a tablet for it instead.

Given the upgrade cycle, they'll probably just go from Win7 straight to 9 or 10. Microsoft probably knows this too. Perhaps they have an informal product cycle where the new, major changes take place on a product that enterprises mostly skip, then polish it up for the one they'll actually adopt? Certainly seems to hold true for the past several iterations.

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