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Who has tried XP - then got digusted in it and gone backwards?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hannas, Oct 14, 2003.

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Who has tried XP, been dissatisfied, and gone back to an 'old faithfull'

  1. I am happier with XP than any previous OS and ill stick with it!

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    78.3%
  2. I went back to W2K!

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    13.0%
  3. I went back to WinME!

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    4.3%
  4. I went back to Win98!

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  1. hannas

    hannas Thread Starter

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    I'm just curious to know who has tried XP, then found so many of the things they used to be able to do just arent quite right all the time, keep getting crazy errors, and have gone back to an old faithful OS!!!
     
  2. mobo

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    Xp is the most stable system to date outside of linux so if you are getting errors then you may want to look at your hardware configuration.
     
  3. lisaa7002

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    LOL- off subject MOBO, Moonie was talking about "the right tool for the right job with someone yesterday & I was going to bring up duct tape...

    Yes no problems with my xp yet!
     
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  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    XP is way better than the old 9x systems.

    Win 2000 might be a tad more stable, but it hasn't got all the built in abilities of XP and is designed for a corporate environment where the extras aren't so important.

    For home use the best Windows O/S is without a doubt XP
     
  6. gotrootdude

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    XP is missing some of the capabilities that W2k has (dial in capability and others).. So XP has a newer filesystem and a little better compatability, it's un-noticeable unless your one of those people who run every program under the sun. If you are one of those people, XP isn't for you because of the lack of you being able to control your own OS without microsoft thinking it knows better than you what you want. Personally, after about the fifth time of getting a update that overwrote my modified files I dumped XP and haven't looked back.


    Oh, by the way, when's the last time you tried to move a hard-drive with XP to a new motherboard when the old one went bad. UGH...

    Best OS at this time for home Win2k
    Best for business Win2k, Win2003, linux, unix
     
  7. boyoh53

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    If your XP is well set-up you wouldn't want to go back to anything else. I have mine nearly 14 months and suffered only one freeze-up in all that time. I love it to bits. :D (y) :eek:
    It also runs approx. 12 hours every day.
     
  8. dai

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    i had to rebuild the computer to get it running right,but once up and running makes the previous op. sys. feel like they came out of the ark
     
  9. redcivic

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    XP kicks much booty. Linux, Unix, etc. are a pain in the *** to learn even though they are stable. 98 and ME suck compared to XP. So you have to update, who cares. It sucks to update if you have dial-up though.
     
  10. gotrootdude

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    I don't think the people here praising XP have ever tried windows 2000... Although, it is true that XP is a massive improvement over 98/ME.
     
  11. redcivic

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    Oh yeah, 2000 is great too. Can't believe I forgot old faithful.
     
  12. mobo

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    I think that dvk summed it all up when he said that w2k was probably best for the professional environment and xp for the home user..
     
  13. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I can't believe some one voted for ME

    Any one who reverts to ME needs serious help, way beyond anything these forums can offer :D

    ME must have been Big Billy's nightmare, it was a mistake from day one, they should have either left it at 98 and then forgot short term profits and instead of fudging a compromise spent the time developing XP better and MIGHT have found some of the security problems that plague us now
     
  14. mobo

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    come to mention it Derek, i had a cd and during my last reformat I figure i would load it into a small partition and dual it to have a look at it..Well..that was an experience that lasted exactly one day. I would have preferred 95.
     
  15. KeithKman

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    I like Win XP Pro, but took me a week to get used to it.
     
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