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ok theirs thousands of posts fights on every forums over right wrong good bad

 

i will try to give you only facts from my 30+ years as a network and pc specialist

 

ok let’s start old school

 

Who here remembers pent 2 pent 3

 

Who remembers windows me

 

Microsoft threw me version out fast and almost untested

 

Me was very unstable and finicky it also ran like crap till you put allot of memory in the computer

 

Then maybe out of order o well

 

They started xp

 

And most pcs came with home version most people bought home version

 

Home was ok it left out pro tools and a few others

 

But home was unstable and vulnerable it liked to crash and that’s one reason allot didn’t like or trust xp

 

What wasn’t told or known very well

 

Was a xp had a version called cooperate edition (yes true made for business but home users never had problems using it)

 

Cooperate before service packs was solid

 

Add service pack one and a few others stay away from service pack 2

 

cooperate xp was the one windows that Microsoft took time and updates to make it as close to rock solid as it gets

 

Myself and most my customers ran that version

 

it took kid abuse bad installs failed install everything it could be stopped it could be damaged crashed it just took allot of effort to do it

 

Lets debunk the news scam about xp support xp updates stopping

 

False if you have xp cooperate or other versions running your fine no problems

 

There is nothing to worry about before service pack one i ran years not a single update

 

Some is my opinion or what i found as a tec sorry if i go that way hard not to its what i have seen

 

xp will forever run forever meet our needs

 

What the first thing is does your pc still make you happy meet your needs etc can it have me upgrades maybe even hard drive

 

i found in my were 50 percent were happy and the ones not happy a memory stick fixed

 

the rest scared of the news and Microsoft warnings

 

fact i forget what year win 7 started coming out but it was released on machines not ready for that type of systems

 

We were still running sdram and pent 4 no ddr or dual core or the fast one before dual

 

and it crashed it failed it locked these old pcs hard i lost count of calls to go back to xp

 

Ok 7 is out and doing ok typical Microsoft home is touch and go

 

Most dual core 4 gig ddr i found 7 to be slow and tricky

 

My home pc i crashed 7 5 times 4 or more virus spyware crashed with protection on it

 

i finally got it stable

 

This brings the myth i may not have finished about all the forums and news say xp is stopping

 

Look above about updates no need to repeat

 

What the truth is

 

New pcs my hp any brand even if you custom build they are with Microsoft they work together

 

Anyway the new pcs are pushing the win7 win 8

 

thats the truth to the xp reports

 

the ne computers without days and maybe never of trying to find drivers

 

new pcs have to have win 7 or 8 without drivers a pc wont run or recognize usb video everything

 

now we go off the promise at the top my opinion and review

 

7 unstable mouthy locks you out pops up warnings about everything

 

i use a unlock program for those areas windows try to tell me no uhh no windows to date will tell me no

 

i used programs to shut  security center and all the annoying popups and use my own security and now stable and fine for a year or so

 

i see first impression of win 7 it looks acts to me like its for children schools people who crash windows all the time

 

and right now the first releases of 8 are a mess and i say ugly im not into all that garbage on the front so i just want my desktop not social crap i dont use

 

another lesion opinion i have learned over the years and have seen all over forums

 

Quit updating crap old is faster and better

 

i saw one post had media player what is it up to 20 anyway didnt work worth a crap

 

most new stuff is cpu and mem heavy focusing on super pcs not our normal

 

personally i run firfox ver 9 old fast secure nice

 

i only update important codec’s and a few others

 

people jump on video and other hard ware updates

 

well one time we up dated the video it crashed went to old was fine

 

a couple theory’s and advice i give my customers

 

i say is it running ok is video fine for what you use is software running fine

 

if it is leave it alone stop going for glorified new stuff

 

50 percent of my customers are on old pcs some even old pent 3

 

because i slow them down and ask is it doing what you want? can some ram make it better

 

if so why waste money and headache of learning all new

 

parents with kids broadband these old farts fly

 

just use the net great tile and other light games like my grandma love find

 

you find these everywhere garage sales dumpsters gold just laying around

 

working or strip parts laptops pcs i got myself a great 5 pound pent 4 hp laptop just needs ram and hard drive to slow right now

 

to each there own but the truth and myths have to be broken

 

it makes me sad people wasting money because of scare tactics store sales tactics when the truth is what they had just needed ram or drive cleaned and defragmented

 

elderly disabled low income wasting money on pcs they dont need

 

yes there are now requirements on some websites that can hinder older pcs but that old pen 4 laptop last i ran it firefox 9 always made those sites happy and i could go anywhere

 

 

hope maybe this helps someone or saves someone money or warning whatever

 

we all have our views and rights to them but i refuse scare tactics and not telling the truth just because your a gamer or high end when others are not and dont even need to buy a pc

 

hey yall take care and have a great week


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