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Which is better..

  1. lyla profile image57
    lylaposted 8 years ago

    Windows 7 or XP ?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this


    2. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well according to many of the pundits Windows 7 - however, if XP is working fine on your home PC and you don't 'care' for the added security and 'cooler' look of Windows 7 then there's really no need to upgrade!

      1. lyla profile image57
        lylaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks..I want to buy  a laptop which comes with a preloaded windows 7.However I am comfortable with the Xp in my desktop.I was wondering whether I should insist on xp or buy with windows 7.

        1. SimeyC profile image96
          SimeyCposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think you'll be able to get a new PC with XP soon.....Windows 7 isn't that different from XP - I believe you can set it in 'classic' mode which even looks like XP anyway.

          1. SimeyC profile image96
            SimeyCposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Ummm..OK they took out classic mode in Windows 7 - but if you search the web, there are ways to make it look like the 'classic bar'! From my experience though, you'll get used to the new 'bar' eventually - there are some really cool features!

      2. lyla profile image57
        lylaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the info ! smile

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      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      XP Pro - specifically

    4. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Doesn't seem to be a difference.

    5. falcon64 profile image65
      falcon64posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Window Professional great for me....

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    no idea. i have windows me and i want a mac....

  3. Blogging Erika profile image59
    Blogging Erikaposted 8 years ago

    If you're using XP and you're thinking about upgrading, my advice would be "Don't bother."  If your current computer is working fine, then don't fix what ain't broken!

    Eventually you will have to buy a new computer, and it will have Windows 7, and there ya go. Until then, don't shell out the cash just to upgrade your OS.

  4. sweetmir profile image61
    sweetmirposted 8 years ago

    I am using window xp never use Windows 7, but i think its better to use now Windows 7. If u r satisfied then use it else remove and make ur pc load free.

  5. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 8 years ago

    I just bought a laptop with windows 7 on it and I love it.  It is fast and secure.  My old comp has Vista home premium on it and that was pretty good too, but I do like my 7 better.

    1. lyla profile image57
      lylaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks RedSonja..this is what I wanted to hear!Yes,I will go in for windows 7 for my new laptop.Thanks. smile

    2. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You like Vista RS? hmm 
      You are the only person that I've seen Compliment that program.
      If you post a copy of your endorsement to Microsoft.. They'll potentially offer you an executive position smile

      1. rahulshambharkar profile image46
        rahulshambharkarposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        you can change a settings of vista  then the speed is recover for any os like windows 7 but u can love it windows7 then tri to your choice ok.

      2. secondreview profile image56
        secondreviewposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Smart repartee there.  I've suffered through vista and it took microsoft months to come up with fixes.

  6. lyla profile image57
    lylaposted 8 years ago

    Blogging Erica and sweetmir, thanks for the suggestion! smile

  7. Brian Leighton profile image62
    Brian Leightonposted 8 years ago

    I am running XP / Vista and 7 (on 2 desktops and 1 laptop) and can you guess which O/S crashes/hangs the most?

    Yes, Windows Vista! I am very surprised with Windows 7 in terms of it's ability to become a worthy sucessor to Windows XP. It has a different feel to it but after a few weeks using it, you will wish that you had the same freedom with XP as you enjoy with 7.

    Another plus is that Windows 7 also has native XP application support which should help minimise the cost of software upgrades.

    I am envious of MAC users though because I bought an iMac back in 2005 and I have never updated the O/S or any software on it and yet if I switch it on today there won't be any problems when I try to connect to the net or do anything else on it. It doesn't even have anti-virus software yet runs like a dream.. I just could never get used to the single button mouse!

  8. K Partin profile image58
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    I'm running XP on 2 and Vista business on one PC No problems at all on either (knock on wood)! No need to upgrade yet, let them get the bugs out, although I hear Windows 7 is running great so far, good reviews. smile

  9. The_Boss profile image60
    The_Bossposted 8 years ago

    To put it simply, I believe Windows 7 is a much faster, more user-friendly, more visualistic, operating system than Windows XP. Why would Windows make something worse for their next generaton of operating systems? I do, however, believe that Vista was a step down from XP, but Windows 7 will make up for that.

  10. awirelessbusiness profile image58
    awirelessbusinessposted 8 years ago

    Windows 7 is just Vista with slutty red high heels on. The main benefit I see to XP over 7 is that many security holes have been patched with XP by now. I haven't had trouble with Vista on some varied clone equipment, so I'm not sure why folks have so many issues with it. The beta of 7 I played with gave me no grief on my old clones either. One issue with 7 is loop rebooting during the upgrade which Microsoft doesn't know how to deal with yet, so my productions PCs will wait on it. An independent tech forum poster or two has found that 7 reboot probs seem to have to do with manufacturers loading the same image for AMD processors and Intel processors, a common shortcut by lazy IT folks. The AMD processors hang in a loop because they want their OWN image, and why shouldn't they get it? LOL I'm a pro geek...Microsoft has keep me in jobs for years. I'll bite on 7 with caution. It has some great features XP does not.

  11. Mr.Feelgood profile image55
    Mr.Feelgoodposted 8 years ago

    anytime XP!!!! it is one of the most stable versions of windows..but if u are a user who wants to have a cool interface,extra security resources then go 4 windows 7...

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    Smooth as Silkposted 8 years ago

    I've got XP, and I haven't had any real problems.  I've never used Windows 7 though

  13. technocrates profile image57
    technocratesposted 8 years ago

    Undoubtedly Windows & is better, it is the best product according to me in OS so far Microsoft has produced:
    You can get more information through my hub:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Windows-7-is-it-worth-to-go-for or

  14. Stephanietayla profile image56
    Stephanietaylaposted 8 years ago

    Windows 7 is best OS.For more information about windows 7 see here - http://windows7.iyogi.net/

  15. articleposter profile image58
    articleposterposted 8 years ago

    Currently using both.

    Windows 7 ticks all the boxes. I am yet to find a software / hardware that dont work with Windows 7, so it's looking good so far.

    Although never had any issues with XP.

  16. dish_network profile image56
    dish_networkposted 8 years ago

    I use XP and not looking for a change.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago


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    ethan1066posted 8 years ago

    definitly xp ...the best window the microsoft have developed till date...i love working on it and right dont need any chage...

  19. Happyontheinside profile image83
    Happyontheinsideposted 8 years ago

    xp  all the way...although I've not used win 7 since they fixed all the bugs...

  20. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Love it or hate it, you are going to upgrade to Windows 7 soon. 3rd party softwares will stop developing for XP in year or two so you'll upgrade sooner or later. (This happened before with 98 or XP, now again with XP or 7).