Why do you use Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by tekkaman, Jun 24, 2022.

  1. tekkaman

    WinXpx642022

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    i installed it for nostalgia too and i discovered XP in 2020
     
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    hey yesterday i installed XP pro x64 isn't it just so nostalgic
     

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    There's another thread on this that should probably be merged with this one:
    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/why-do-you-still-use-xp.931733/page-3

    Still on XP because it still does the job. Getting it to run fast is easy with hardware that's cheap or literally being thrown away. Sadly, I've noticed more web sites are 'win 7+' since win11 came out, but that's the endless upgrade game for you...
     
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    the ui gives me a boner
     
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    Hmmm... Maybe XPforums will get bigger because of it...
     
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    Yes, I hope our forum will build up again, would be nice as I see this once was very active.
     
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    It could if there's a resurgence in XP for whatever reason. I think one of the surest ways of doing this now that I've thought about it is to have guides on how to do things in XP for free that rival the modern windows--DAW, video editing, word processing, spreadsheets, publishing, file server, NAS, etc. There's a lot of people that cannot afford the complexity and prices of modern day computing and XP can be the best solution for such use cases.
     
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    Agreed! :D
     
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    Wasn´t the source code for a version of XP discovered some time ago ? I thought that would bring some interest but I guess it didn´t.
     
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    I think that was just a rumor. Even the source code for DOS or Windows 3.1 never got released/leaked.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    i thought this would be a good place to make my first post, say hello and give my 2 (euro-) cent why i am staying (or better: switching back) to XP:

    I am an IT guy by trade and manage a Windows network for a medium sized company. After i had to replace a literally burnt laptop which uses a custom software to connect to a machine (which only runs on Systems up to XP) i had after nearly a decade again my first contact with Windows XP. What personally shocked me was the speed and responsiveness even on an Thinkpad T60 and the very pleasant UI... after returning to my normal workstation running Windows 10 everything felt like walking through thight high mud. So i decided to reinstall a "medium old" system i had at home ported my tools to it and over the last few weeks it graduated to become my main OS.

    Perhaps i will stay on this setup until ReactOS becomes at least beta...
     
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    I like Thinkpads: They rarely throw nasty surprises at you when you have to fettle hardware. I am not a gamer, but for business type home usage, they are good, they are repairable, and usually safe to tinker with.
     
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    Solid. :) It's amazing how fast older software will run on newer hardware--that's part of the trick. But xp was a lot less bloaty than current windows OSes, so even on period correct hardware, it's still faster.
     
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    Lenovo and IBM made some of the best hardware. I still have several of these that are still working.
     
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    Lenovo and IBM made some of the best hardware. I still have several of these that are still working.
     
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    Welcome to our little forum.

    I've not had success with the latest ReactOS, but hopefully it will improve overtime. Until that happens, I'd go with the live sessions from DVD or USB and it didn't mess up my XP at all doing so.

    Good luck :)
     
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    My first Post also, and I would like to say that XP MCE x32 has always been my Favorite. I have this dual boot with Windows Server 2003. Just love the look and feel.
     
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    And server 2003 is like xp64. Since you have both--what have you found that you can't run on 2003 that works on xp and vice versa?
     
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    I havn't tried to install anything but 7-zip. Just like playing around with the server side.
     
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    Have you tried any browsers? That's the thing that I think you'd run into issues with, but maybe not since ff52 esr portable works fine under win7
     
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