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So, I downgraded from 7 to XP.

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And I'm loving it. It's on my sig rig.

I had Vista, it was okay. Upgraded to 7, and despised it. Everything I try to do it either gives me a "Here, let me help you install this program! Do you know what a Hard Drive is?" or "Are you absolutely SURE you want to make a copy of your documents onto a flashdrive? Might be dangerous, and delete your computer, yo."

So, I installed XP Professional SP3, and I love it. Nothing to get in my way, more intuitive, doesn't seem like an OS for idiots who shouldn't be allowed to use a computer, etc.

In Vista and 7, they try to hide all of the advanced features as not to scare or intimidate people, and put everything in a super simple, dumbed-down menu system.



So yeah, I went from Windows 7 to XP.

*puts on flamesuit*
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all of that stuff they put on 7 is for grandmas and you can just turn it off completely with the simple hit of a button.
 
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I have XP on several of my systems and like it just fine.

Mind you I have 7 on my gaming rig to benefit from DX11.

Did you trying disabling UAC? Once you do that, much of the irritating pop up inquiries go away.
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Are you talking about UAC? Like stated above you can turn that off in control panel.
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Lol'd

You can turn off basically any pop up.
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I used xp for years, it was the best os, needed to upgrade for directx though
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You do know you can turn off all them annoying questions by turning off UAC in the windows 7 control panel?

Edit: Ninja'd by all of the above
Edited by Lee79 - 1/17/11 at 10:08am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post

Did you trying disabling UAC? Once you do that, much of the irritating pop up inquiries go away.
This.

I hated XP, coming from 95/98...finally after a few years it was streamlined and everyone memorized where Microsoft moved everything to and renamed it...granted 95 was quite rough too. 98 was okay, and ME was a nightmare.

I wouldn't trade 7 for XP...still running XP Home on my netbook as it don't have the power to run 7 and the drivers for everything only exist for XP I think.
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post #9 of 112
LOL go back to dos 5.0 if you don't want stuff for grandmas. Then talk.
post #10 of 112
Ya bro you need a flame suit because you went through the whole process of installing and uninstalling for something you could have taken care of in like 4 clicks.
You are over thinking things.
Although if you dont game then I suggest linux.
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