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post #51 of 60
I remember back in 2005-2009 when I really tweaked with xp and adored it on a Dell Dimension 8800, with a P4 processor (and forgot the rest of the specs). biggrin.gif It was a golden OS. Switched to Vista for two years then windows 7 only had it for about 1 year. I know from personal experiences and many viruses I had and BSOD because my g/f used it and didn't understand surfing some bad websites are just bad. rolleyes.gif Overall I'm not surprised XP is still in use. Because in the military, 25% are still being used for legacy software. With DX support I would probably go back. Like many other's said here, it can accomplish what windows 7 has. Architecture is not that of a major leap from XP to 7.
post #52 of 60
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Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies View Post

Don't be so Hipocritical. XP is still Boss because of all the integrated features, and machine compatibility. Windows 7 is more of an updated Vista, sorry to say. There are still many bugs in Windows 7. I hope Windows 8 is released in Q2' 2012. That is a big improvement.

That being said XP had a lot of bugs also when it was released....comparing a 10 yo OS to one that is barely 3 if that is comparing apples to oranges... things become better with time OS, Games, Wine and Women...
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 2/5/12 at 8:47pm
post #53 of 60
windows xp? eewwwwwww
post #54 of 60
I'd still use XP if it could run BF3.

There are quite a lot of useful features that are missing from Windows 7.

For example:

Windows 7 removed folder toolbar buttons. No more cut, copy, paste buttons etc. Now everything requires a extra step compared to XP.

In Windows 7 highlighting more than 15 items in a folder and you are unable to tell how big the files are. It's a hassle clicking "show more details…" every single time. Even with one folder highlighted "show more details …" will not work.

Windows 7 does not tell you the total size of all files in a folder.

No more blinking network icon in system tray.

The new start menu is useless compared to XP. I can't arrange folders as I see fit and I have to click on the folder to see it's contents.

and much much more!

Windows 7 removed a lot of power user options that were in Windows XP for no reason.
 
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post #55 of 60
How's this for ancient. At the parking garage where I work, the paystation as well as the register in the booth are running Windows 98. It's funny to see them crash, because I get to see that ScanDisk blue screen. I chuckle each time.
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post #56 of 60
XP > 8
post #57 of 60
all you kids run win 7 just for directx for playing games...

server 2003 still dominates the market and it is based around xp.


server 2008 is garbage with a bunch of useless icons and a horrible interface, (based on vista / win 7)




XP and server 2003 will continue to dominate the market for many years to come, specifically in business environments


but since you kids like to play games on your computers, you clearly wont understand that
post #58 of 60
My netbook runs XP. If it ever gets corrupted, I might switch it to 7, if only because the product code is worn off the bottom.

My parents computers run XP on the desktop (Compac) and Vista on the laptop (HP).

The last two PC's my dad has built for people, though, were running Ubuntu.
 
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post #59 of 60
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My netbook runs XP. If it ever gets corrupted, I might switch it to 7, if only because the product code is worn off the bottom.
My parents computers run XP on the desktop (Compac) and Vista on the laptop (HP).
The last two PC's my dad has built for people, though, were running Ubuntu.

You can always use this to get your Product Code. wink.gif
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You can always use this to get your Product Code. wink.gif

Thanks! Saved my product key to my desktop and a flash drive.

I didn't realize how long I've had the netbook. "Install Date/Time: 12/25/2009 10:18:39AM"
 
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