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.
I use XP on my laptop because I can't really be arsed upgrading.
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.
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...
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!'
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.
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.
rate dumb if you're elitist
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.
Yeah I obviously hopped onto a bandwagon here
I've never had a BSOD. If you're BSODing you're doing something wrong.
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.
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.
Yeah, Even Vista supports DX 10. Good luck playing modern games on XP.
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.
I use it :(
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)
if i install windows 7 my computer will have a hissy fit let the boxes fly
If I had to upgrade to 7, I would format my hard drive.
The only reason that's restraining me from updating to windows 7 is this computer's age.
Thanks for the laugh OP
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.
I'm not like that at all since my laptop uses 7
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.
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
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.