Glad I installed XP!

@diamania (7028)
Netherlands
December 12, 2010 9:28am CST
I am glad I installed XP. Someone installed VISTA for me months ago on my old computer and it was terrible from the first moment on. It was slow, my hard drive was partitioned and I didn't know it so it was kind of weird to find out my drive was out of space, when I finally found out it was partitioned it was too late already. So yesterday evening I burned XP on a CD and fixed the partitions and installed it. What a relief! Sometimes old stuff is better
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15 responses
@eshaan (6192)
• India
12 Dec 10
yes for me also...windows 7 was a horrible experience...when i got my XP again..i was so so happy...i am very much used to it...
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
12 Dec 10
Windows 7 wasn't horrible on my laptop but on my old but beloved clunker vista and windows are just so terrible. You need at least 1 gb ram, my old computer only has 700-something, initially it had even only 200-something but I upgraded it, hehe.
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@eshaan (6192)
• India
12 Dec 10
@Katrien yes it was not compatible with my computer and i got fed up using it...
@Christoph56 (1507)
• Canada
13 Dec 10
I'm going to be getting a new desktop computer this Christmas season, since it's been about 7 years since I got the one I have now, and I'm really looking forward to having windows 7 on it. (Ha, 7 year old computer being switched for a computer with windows 7!). Windows 7 is a really great system for new computers, because it gets past all the horrible flaws that Vista had, has the same great pieces that XP had, and I've even heard that it puts together your whole system so well, that as long as you remove the extra visuals that it does, it works with your computer even better then XP! Only bad part about having it on an older computer, is hard drive space... but really, if you have an old computer, you should at least get a new external hard drive. The size of everything is going up and up and up, and nowadays you can get something like a 500gb external drive for about $50. But yes, if you have to make the choice between Vista and XP, then go with XP. Vista was just terrible.
@aodoerfer (113)
• United States
13 Dec 10
The problem with Vista is that it was installed on a lot of systems it shouldn't be. It's a resource hog, and it doesn't run very well on computers with less than 2 gigs of ram, but it was put on lots of netbooks and things like that that didn't have enough ram to support it. My husband's computer, which has 4 gigs of ram, runs Vista beautifully. I use Windows 7, which I am a huge fan of.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
On computers with a lot of gigs it will work perfectly for sure but even if my laptop would have enough gigs to run the OS I wouldn't want it to munch its performance away.
@youless (104228)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Dec 10
I am not interested in the latest version. As long as the current operating system works well, I won't consider to upgrade it. Right now I also use Windows XP and I am satisfactory to it. I love China
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
Yeah XP works great on slower computers and I am glad to know that microsoft finally officially admits this! Haha are you a tuxedo-guy to the Chinese government spewing propaganda?
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
hi diamania, i havent tried vista ever. but it really is a relief when you are using something that you already know of. am glad your pc is doing well now. have a very nice day. ann
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
You should be glad you have never used Vista. It's terrible, hence microsoft release windows 7 so quickly after Vista. Mind you xp was released in 2001, vista in 2007 and windows 7 in 2009. With a good reason, it was terrible. Microsoft has now also admitted Vista is crap and windows 7 is not a good option for slower PCs so they have extended the support period for XP to 2014, and I am sure they wanted to stop supporting it already. Still I don't think people will get full support, windows doesn't earn too much with XP anymore, but it's a nice gesture.
@keval32 (1098)
• India
13 Dec 10
Definitely Vista was a bad experience, but Windows 7 is really good. Of course, Windows 7 is for them who have at least 1 GB of RAM and at least dual core processor. Otherwise XP is better choice.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
Yeah true. You do harm your computer's security though installing XP but I believe that when using decent measurements you're alright. :)
@damned_dle (3943)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
I agree with you. Old computers can't handle Vista! So just stick with XP. =) You can also try Windows 7 because it is much faster than Vista but requirements are the same as vista.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
Yeah I know the requirements are the same but my computer doesn't pass them. I am not going to have an elephant crush my computer. But indeed for those who pass requirements and want more security windows 7 is better than XP in that respect.
@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
12 Dec 10
I have XP onmy desktop and Windows 7 here on my netbook and thankfully I was saved from any experiences with Vista. Everything I heard about it was always negative. Hey, old stuff is often better!
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
Yeah Vista is terrible. Can you imagine I had someone install Vista for me? I should have known better and done it myself. But yeah he did upgrade my video card for free so I couldn't complain at that time but now I can. :)
@GardenGerty (130128)
• United States
12 Dec 10
It is really good that you can fix it yourself. I do not know what it means when the hard drive gets partitioned or how it happens, so I hope it never happens to me. My desktop has XP and my laptop came with Windows 7
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
12 Dec 10
Hey Gerty, Good to see you again. Partitioning is basically splitting your hard drive memory in two or more pieces. It's not something that can happen to you, it's something you can choose for. It had devastating effect so I turned them back into one drive and now everything's working alright.
• United States
12 Dec 10
Two years ago I bought my boyfriend a PC with Vista it was a nightmare. Nothing worked properly and although we had Vista applications sometimes they did not recognize any of them. It was so stressful that I too replaced it with XP.. YEAH!! He has been enjoying it since.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
Good! Vista is really terrible. Windows 7 is great too but only on 1gb ram + models.
• India
12 Dec 10
I always recommend to all my friend to use windows xp OS because its simple, easy to use, Requires lesser RAM can run almost all software other than Linux based. If you love to play games on computers then i think window xp is best os for you because of lot's of RAM is available to run your game but if you play same game in window vista or window 7 you will feel reduction in speed. XP Rocks !
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 10
In the beginning I told people to use windows 7 because windows does not release security updates for XP anymore but really with a decent anti-virus and software like that there's no problem so I am glad now I switched to XP.
@elkanwa (625)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 10
Yes, xp is more stable and light weight operating system. I never use vista either win7, both are not good enough for my old computer, lol.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
13 Dec 10
Windows 7 is pretty awesome but just a tad bit too much for an old clunker like this. On my laptop, which I broke down a few months ago, windows 7 would work perfectly.
• United States
6 Jan 11
I don't really have a problem with Vista but it does require a fairly new computer to run it smoothly. You need a dual core and a good bit of random memory. Visa has a lot of good qualities such as self maintaining to keep it running smooth although I always install "Tune Up Utilities" on all my computers for regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. I do a lot of work on computers and repair all my friend computers. I personally use windows xp and like it just fine. I don't see any reason to upgrade until I need to and when I do I will probably upgrade to windows 7. I have to agree with you. I could run any version on my computer but I also choose xp.
• India
18 Dec 10
yes i agree with xp is much better than vista and windows 7. vista makes your computer slow and windows 7 is not much familiar with many software and as well as games are not supported with them. i am currently using the windows xp sp3 and i have not any problem with it.
@RamRes (1723)
• Argentina
14 Dec 10
Congratulations! That's the best choice nowadays. Vista is really bad, incompatible with everything, slow and with an horrible UI. Much better stay away from it. XP on the other hand is relative fast and compatible with most soft and hard today, and is much easier to use. Micro$oft will take ages in developing an OS better than XP.