1. Post #41
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    VistaPOWA's Avatar
    October 2008
    8,370 Posts
    i am using Windows XP. because i can't afford Windows 7 at the moment..
    It's $30 if you're a student.
    http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/...s/default.aspx
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  2. Post #42
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    July 2007
    11,053 Posts
    XP is going to loose all support in 920 days. Microsoft isn't changing it this time. When April 8 2014 comes around they open their vault, throw their last fixes on a disk and throw it in there and close it and never look back.
    XP also needed to die like, last year after 7 came out. The huge market share XP has alone is holding back developers who are forced to make sure their crap works on XP in some way instead of giving up and focusing solely on vista/7 only. Now with 8 around the corner, XP is going to be dropped so they can use the new tech in the recent OS's and hopefully we will see some good stuff in the next year or two.

    It is on it's deathbed. Let it fucking die and move off it you massive idiots.
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  3. Post #43
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    April 2009
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    7 doesn't really bring anything new to the table.

    Edited:

    Oh I just thought of another reason I don't like 7.

    I find that the windows explorer libraries thing is sketchy. It just seems more complicated than it needs to be.

    With XP, you have 1 thing that you can click called My Documents where you easily store all of your folders like My Pictures, My Videos and any folders you'd like to make. It's a very easy system.



    Now, with windows 7 you have these things called libraries, so it's like one of those XP file organizing system inside of another file organizing system which makes no sense to me.



    It has this sidebar thing that just makes no sense to me. The pictures don't really say much in this case but using the Windows 7 explorer just fucked with my head. Maybe there is something I'm not getting.
    You're probably a troll, I refuse to believe anything like this can be said by a rational person, but here goes:


    Click it.
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  4. Post #44
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    I use XP on my laptop because I can't really be arsed upgrading.
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  5. Post #45
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    October 2008
    812 Posts
    ITT: Windows 7 is $30 for students, so it's "Really expensive". :derp:

    Here, I'll even help you out, cheap-ass: http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/...s/default.aspx
    Well did you even notice the flag under my avatar? Seriously, I am in Poland and if you wanna know even 30$ are gonna be expensive as 1$ = 3.28PLN So... around 100PLN for this.
    Now let's see if YOU would pay 100$ for this as an analogy! This is the reason EU prices are smaller on Steam - Because the Dollar is strong and our dough ain't. Also I don't have a credit card and I won't beg for bullshit I don't need yet.
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  6. Post #46
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    April 2009
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    Right now my computer is pretty mediocre, so I am using XP on it. FOR ME the only reason to get 7 is BF3. So I guess I'll upgrade when I'll get that. But until then I'll just stick to XP...
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  7. Post #47
    Dennab
    September 2009
    1,147 Posts
    I use XP.

    It's 10x cheaper than 7, more stable. and my school's laptops use 7.

    WINDOWS XP : Want to open firefox? Here you go!
    WINDOWS 7 :'Want to open Firefox? BSOD!'
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  8. Post #48
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    September 2010
    6,690 Posts
    I use XP.

    It's 10x cheaper than 7, more stable. and my school's laptops use 7.

    WINDOWS XP : Want to open firefox? Here you go!
    WINDOWS 7 :'Want to open Firefox? BSOD!'
    I never had problems with XP or 7.

    True, I started using it not even a week ago. But I'm satisfied with it. At first I was like "what the fuck is this piece of shit" because of audio problems, totally new UI etc... but now that I got used to it, I like it. I don't have many regrets, really.

    With 7, since it's modern, you can do a lot more things. Hell, afaik, DX12 is about to come, and XP cannot even use 10.

    TL;DR : XP IS one hell of an OS, but it's old.
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  9. Post #49
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    I use XP.

    It's 10x cheaper than 7, more stable. and my school's laptops use 7.

    WINDOWS XP : Want to open firefox? Here you go!
    WINDOWS 7 :'Want to open Firefox? BSOD!'
    So XP is $3 now?

    Also Firefox works fine in Windows 7.
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  10. Post #50
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    January 2011
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    XP works fine for what I use it for. Stop hopping on the Windows 7 bandwagon just because someone else enjoys their OS.

    You're just being an elitist moron every time to cry your eyes dry from seeing someone use Windows XP.

    I like Windows XP. It's fast. It's stable. I've never had a BSOD. I've never had a major virus. I've never had a security issue. It's safe if you know how to use it.

    Get over it.

    Edited:

    rate dumb if you're elitist
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  11. Post #51
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    September 2010
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    XP works fine for what I use it for. Stop hopping on the Windows 7 bandwagon just because someone else enjoys their OS.

    You're just being an elitist moron every time to cry your eyes dry from seeing someone use Windows XP.

    I like Windows XP. It's fast. It's stable. I've never had a BSOD. I've never had a major virus. I've never had a security issue. It's safe if you know how to use it.

    Get over it.
    I've never had a BSOD that was caused by windows, never had a major virus, never had a security issue.
    You're just being an elitist moron every time to cry your eyes dry from seeing someone using an OS that isnt Windows XP.
    7 works fine for what I use it for. Stop hopping on the Windows XP bandwagon just because someone else enjoys their OS.
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  12. Post #52
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    January 2011
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    Yeah I obviously hopped onto a bandwagon here
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  13. Post #53
    Dennab
    September 2009
    1,147 Posts
    So XP is $3 now?

    Also Firefox works fine in Windows 7.
    No. XP came with my computer 7 years ago.
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  14. Post #54
    I use XP.

    It's 10x cheaper than 7, more stable. and my school's laptops use 7.

    WINDOWS XP : Want to open firefox? Here you go!
    WINDOWS 7 :'Want to open Firefox? BSOD!'
    Honestly, I've had XP BSOD on me more than 7. 7 has only BSOD'd when my CPU got too stressed when it was Overclocked
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  15. Post #55
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    April 2011
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    I've never had a BSOD. I've never had a major virus. I've never had a security issue.
    I've had more of those on XP than I have had on 7(none, by the way.).
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  16. Post #56
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    January 2011
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    I've never had a BSOD. If you're BSODing you're doing something wrong.
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  17. Post #57

    July 2011
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    Well did you even notice the flag under my avatar? Seriously, I am in Poland and if you wanna know even 30$ are gonna be expensive as 1$ = 3.28PLN So... around 100PLN for this.
    Now let's see if YOU would pay 100$ for this as an analogy! This is the reason EU prices are smaller on Steam - Because the Dollar is strong and our dough ain't. Also I don't have a credit card and I won't beg for bullshit I don't need yet.
    You will still be paying $30, not $100. It will just be 100 of your local currency.
    I converted 100 PLN to BRL, and I am sure it can't really be something too expensive for you to buy, if you can afford a computer.
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  18. Post #58
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    September 2008
    872 Posts
    Been running windows 7 from day one of the RC and I think I have had one BSOD that was not caused by motionjoy. I still use XP on my some old computers but I think that it is really dumb to stay with a OS if it is holding you back from getting more ram or not being able to play DX10 games.
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  19. Post #59
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    September 2011
    957 Posts
    Yeah, Even Vista supports DX 10. Good luck playing modern games on XP.
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  20. Post #60
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    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    Unless you're running on a Pentium 4 machine you have no reason to not upgrade to Windows 7. Seriously, there's absolutely nothing that XP is worth keeping for. It's not more stable than 7. It's certainly not more secure than 7. It is not more compatible than 7 (It has a legacy mode allowing you to run old applications that don't run properly for some reason with 7). I don't see any possible reason. If you're bluescreening then you either have broken hardware or outdated software, because in my time with Windows 7 i've never bluescreened once. Same went for Vista. XP? I bluescreened lots.
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  21. Post #61
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    September 2005
    2,552 Posts
    ...
    I use it :(



    :(
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  22. Post #62
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    March 2010
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    Yeah, and all Windows 7 offers really is a fancy new taskbar.
    A new taskbar does not require millions of lines of additional code.

    Edited:

    I can get a copy through my student MSDN account of W7 professional for free and the key can be used 3 times
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  23. Post #63
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    December 2009
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    Unless you're running on a Pentium 4 machine you have no reason to not upgrade to Windows 7. Seriously, there's absolutely nothing that XP is worth keeping for. It's not more stable than 7. It's certainly not more secure than 7. It is not more compatible than 7 (It has a legacy mode allowing you to run old applications that don't run properly for some reason with 7). I don't see any possible reason. If you're bluescreening then you either have broken hardware or outdated software, because in my time with Windows 7 i've never bluescreened once. Same went for Vista. XP? I bluescreened lots.
    Windows 7 runs perfectly fine on a Pentium 4, provided you have a dedicated GPU for Aero and have 1 GB of RAM (2 GB is even better). The thin PC version runs borderline acceptable on a Pentium III.....although finding drivers that work properly are an issue.
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  24. Post #64
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    June 2010
    9,095 Posts
    The only case I would use XP would be on old computers that need to run programs that are windows only. Else, I'd go Linux. (Which I already did on my netbook)

  25. Post #65
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    March 2010
    1,024 Posts
    if i install windows 7 my computer will have a hissy fit let the boxes fly
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  26. Post #66
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    September 2006
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    Well did you even notice the flag under my avatar? Seriously, I am in Poland and if you wanna know even 30$ are gonna be expensive as 1$ = 3.28PLN So... around 100PLN for this.
    Now let's see if YOU would pay 100$ for this as an analogy! This is the reason EU prices are smaller on Steam - Because the Dollar is strong and our dough ain't. Also I don't have a credit card and I won't beg for bullshit I don't need yet.
    While I do agree that our currency is weak as shit, 100PLN isn't a lot at all, it's pretty much the price of a new game.

  27. Post #67
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    November 2010
    1,432 Posts
    If I had to upgrade to 7, I would format my hard drive.
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  28. Post #68
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    February 2009
    2,152 Posts
    The only reason that's restraining me from updating to windows 7 is this computer's age.
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  29. Post #69
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    June 2010
    9,095 Posts
    If I had to upgrade to 7, I would format my hard drive.
    uh what

  30. Post #70
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    September 2011
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    Thanks for the laugh OP
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  31. Post #71
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    June 2006
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    I really can't believe people are saying Win7 is less stable. I've never heard a single word about windows messing up in my house since we upgraded to Win7. It's never crashed on anyone or anything, and this is my mom and sister we're talking about.

    Some of your "7 sux" gripes are so bullshit it hurts.
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  32. Post #72
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    March 2010
    1,024 Posts
    I'm not like that at all since my laptop uses 7

  33. Post #73
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    I never understood why people format the drive to reinstall or upgrade an OS. If you can't move your personal files to an external drive, just create a directory on the root of your C:/ drive and call it whatever you want. Fill it with your files that you'll put back later. Delete all other folders on the drive. Install Windows. Put your files back where you want them. ???? Profit.

    Works every time.

  34. Post #74
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    I never understood why people format the drive to reinstall or upgrade an OS. If you can't move your personal files to an external drive, just create a directory on the root of your C:/ drive and call it whatever you want. Fill it with your files that you'll put back later. Delete all other folders on the drive. Install Windows. Put your files back where you want them. ???? Profit.

    Works every time.
    Or do nothing and windows will move everything into C:\Windows.old
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  35. Post #75
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    Or do nothing and windows will move everything into C:\Windows.old
    True, but that's a mess to sort through, and Windows 8 decided to delete my entire iTunes collection from my previous Windows.old folder, instead of just adding to what was already there. >:(
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  36. Post #76
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,843 Posts
    I move everything I want to make sure I keep onto a separate partition, let it Windows.old everything, delete program files in windows.old, everything's basically good

  37. Post #77
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    April 2007
    713 Posts
    True, but that's a mess to sort through, and Windows 8 decided to delete my entire iTunes collection from my previous Windows.old folder, instead of just adding to what was already there. >:(
    I still don't know why you were using a temporary folder for storing valuable files. It wouldn't have taken very long to move it to a different folder if it was on the same drive.
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  38. Post #78
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    True, but that's a mess to sort through, and Windows 8 decided to delete my entire iTunes collection from my previous Windows.old folder, instead of just adding to what was already there. >:(
    A mess to sort through? It simply does copy C: C:\Windows.old
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  39. Post #79
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    December 2009
    3,256 Posts
    Should i get windows 7 or winows xp for my gaming computer? It says you can't run GTA 4 on windows 7, so should I just get windows xp? I'm only really using the computer for gaming.
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  40. Post #80
    Should i get windows 7 or winows xp for my gaming computer? It says you can't run GTA 4 on windows 7, so should I just get windows xp? I'm only really using the computer for gaming.
    Wherever you read that from, don't trust it. I run GTA4 perfectly fine on 7.
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