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Originally Posted by korosu View Post
You know, back in '01-'02, there were a bunch of us that mocked XP for looking like a Fisher Price OS.
Truth be told. It really did and still does in anything but the classic mode of gray start bar.
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i got no complaints about 7,except im more used to the folders being in view rather than menus,couple of clicks and done.
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
On my sig rig, XP works better than 7, Also with XP you dont get the stupid message "(software) has stopped working".
When I mod GTA IV on XP everything works fine, when I do it on 7.. I get "GTA IV has stopped working" as soon as I open the game, O.o

I've had more BSOD's on 7 than I have with XP, Also XP handles overclocking better. (depending what CPU you have)


Windows XP FTW. im going to dual boot it with Windows 7.
Tell that to someone when Windows XP's taskbar vanishes when explorer.exe crashes and they think they have to restart the whole computer. XP is relic. Its like a AGP slot, it was king in its day but now a one is right at the door.
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Originally Posted by Dorianime View Post
23 hours later and no response from OP makes me think that he is a Cannibal troll lol. can be wrong but maybe its because OCN was going through maintenance
Why would he be a troll? There are plenty of people who like XP over 7. Me included - I think XP is far more useful. Like the 'steamlined' win7 "Network and Sharing Center", you have to navigate through loads of garbage just to get to anything worthwhile.

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Tell that to someone when Windows XP's taskbar vanishes when explorer.exe crashes and they think they have to restart the whole computer.
That's a user problem. Not the OS.
    
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You know, back in '01-'02, there were a bunch of us that mocked XP for looking like a Fisher Price OS.
I*still* hate all of the nag and animations that went into XP. The only reason I eventually switched was because Windows 2000 was getting old and losing support.
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Windows XP definitely has it's place. Lots of organizations are still using XP because it works, it's familiar and most current software still runs on XP. I would say 90% of my clients still use 2003/XP environments.

That being said, XP is a decade-old OS. Windows 7 GUI may not be for everyone but I don't think anyone can argue that it is a much improved operating system.
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That's a user problem. Not the OS.
Yes, but 7 will reboot the explorer.exe and bring everything back to normal.
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Yes, but 7 will reboot the explorer.exe and bring everything back to normal.
True...
a half-decent exception-handler (in Win*) has been a very long time coming lol!
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Windows xp with LiteStep shell replacement is very intuitive

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running a mix of xp and server 2008...still navigate xp much quicker, no BS menus with useless options, i prefer xp

95% of the kids in here use 7 just to play games on it...these 95% format on a small sign of malware since they have no major configurations/data/customizations

Basically they are noobs...using their pc to play games
A lot of kids also use xp and have older computers, unsure whether their pc meets the games requirements.
Just like when i was a teen and had to buy an ms-dos game.

Windows xp improved a lot the instability of windows 95 and 98 (se was ok) at the cost of dropping ms-dos. Regarding stability there are not that many differences between xp and 7, as there were between 98 and xp. So if anyone is used to xp and does his usual work, no need to switch.

Ok windows 7 looks prettier but i am tired of upgrading microsoft's O$ and even less so for playing game sequels that have even less differences with the original than windows 7 and xp.
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You will not believe the blasphemy!
A guy removed windows 7 from his new laptop and installed xp, mainly because he had his own applications and did not want to relearn the os again and was used to xp. He is a web designer btw
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