Windows XP - I've been a long time user since it first came out

United States
January 31, 2008 10:14pm CST
Since 2001, I purchased Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Honestly I loved it when it first came out. It ran well before with 256MB of RAM and also with 512MB of RAM. I remember when I first installed it in a 633Mhz Celeron - ran smooth to tell you the truth. I've even tested and older Intel Celeron 466Mhz with max 256MB PC-100 RAM - it ran smooth with a 8MB ATI Rage Pro video card. The advantage since Windows XP Pro SP2 when you install it in older systems it will automatically pick up the drivers. Of course the file "DRIVERS.CAB" is the main file that carries a lot of generic drivers for computer hardware parts like for printers, sound cards, video cards and such. It's much easier to troubleshoot XP Problems, tweaking the registry, troubleshooting the registry and the like. The network setup is ease, more useful and more friendly than Windows Vista. With XP I can build systems less than $200 or $300 not worrying about how slow it runs and so on. Now of course there are many XP users on Mylot. I know you have your say of it so feel to open up your thoughts.
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@suprema (297)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
I'm very comfortable with XP that I don't feel the need to upgrade to Vista. My laptop has Windows XP Home+SP2 and the home computer has XP Pro. (Just a question, does my home pc need SP2? Because it works perfectly as it is.)
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• United States
5 Feb 08
Well of course you're going to need Service Pack 2 - this update features built in security use such as firewall and internet protection - including bug fixes for RAM errors and incompability problems with newer hardware. Service Pack 3 will be coming out soon for XP by the way the information is found on Microsoft's website. The other advantage of Service Pack 2 is that it has updated drivers that are generic to install automatically for older or some newer hardware devices. Meaning the file called "DRIVER.CAB" has been updated with more generic hardware drivers for peripheral components and hardware parts you add in your computer. Service Pack 3 will actually be added in more for an upgrade and I'm hoping for it to arrive soon.
• India
2 Feb 08
yeah.... Thats right. XP still rocks mannn... i gt a new PC in 2004. it was having 256MB ram and Intel (R) provoc graphics card. And it was having Pentium celeron Processor.It ran very fast those days. But i was not aware that by loading more and more application program i would overload my computer. Then fortunately i got a Broadband connection in 2007.I downloaded advanced system optimiser. clened up the registry. It became fast, but it was giving me errors like-"Windows has encountered a problem, Sorry for the inconvinience" n all. Then i bought XP SP2 edition. My PC was born again. and it still works fine till now..... Waiting to buy Windows Vista...
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• United States
5 Feb 08
Be cautious about buying Windows Vista - they do not work well or stable on older Pentium 4 chips. If you want a stable system to run Vista 2GB of DDR2 RAM will be sufficient also having a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Experienced Vista with 512MB and 1GB of RAM but still not enough to go through - especially when running it on low end processors which is not a wise idea. But of course Windows XP is still a great product to use. Thanks for the comment
@gantwick (849)
• United States
1 Feb 08
With some trepidation I am about to migrate to Vista at work from XP Pro. I volunteered to be an Alpha tester, and I'm looking forward to it, but that's because I get to hang on to my XP laptop, and just copy over things as I need them. If I had to switch all-or-nothing, I would probably be more nervous. Yikes! Just got an email saying my Vista machine is ready. Hopefully, I'll be back. LOL!
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I have always used windows xp and haven't had much problems with it. i am afraid to use anything else because i am so used to using XP. I will stay with them as long as it works properly too.
• United States
1 Feb 08
Yeah man XP is still the bomb bro! I've been using it on my Dell and even your sister uses it here too. Remember that computer you built her? Yeah man she's diggin' it. Nah I won't see myself using Vista - I'm happy with my machine. Laters bro
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
i agree with you on this topic because i remember the computers you built you did install windows xp. and yes i have not had any problems using those systems. even now xp is still popular and no one doesn't use vista much. i know for sure that xp will be used for a long time.