What is the longest windows has worked for you without having to format disk and reinstall it?
I've had Vista Home Premium running on my Dell laptop for about 3 years now. Best I have ever had. Previously about once per year windows would need a clean install.
When my husband bought me my first "brand new" Compaq desktop, it was when Windows ME first came out. That thing crashed ALL THE TIME. It was ridiculous. Then I finally put XP on it and it was better. Since then (that's been many moons ago), I've had better computers, and of course, Windows XP and Vista have been much better OS. My newest laptop is running on Windows 7 Home and it's great.
I have 3 Windows PCs in my office at home. XP machine 5 years with no rebuild, Vista machine 3 years no rebuild and the Windows 7 PC 6 months with no rebuild :-)
Had XP since it's release till about a year and a half ago (When my computer died of Motherboard Failure)
I am now on Vista and it is still working well!
Win98 was stable after sp2, I ran that for 3 years or more.
XP has been a stable platform for 3 years. I just went to windows 7. It is heaps better than anything else at least so far.
You need to start with a brave heart and a full bottle of whiskey in my view! I hate installing then getting patches, and trying to get the whole system back to where it was before. Hate it!
I had window xp but it caught a virus, bad bad boys on the porno sites it caught a virus, I had a friend reinstall window xp professional but it wasn't validated. I have the window xp home and i want to change to my window xp home . What happens to the files I have now and what is the first thing I need to do.
Until I get it validated I can't do very much.
Smart! By time windows needs a rebuild, hardware is sadly dated anyway!
(Did I brag about my new laptop with windows 7 yet?)
Well it is great!
2 years ago I used a computer dated from 2001. I didn't know how to reinstall then(forgive me..), so it lasted its life for 7 years and ended its days. Really a long time!
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