XP or Win 7??

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Rus, May 21, 2012.

  1. Rus

    Rus Senior Member

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    I have a Netbook with XP and it does what I want but I received a new Toshiba laptop for Xmas with Win 7.

    I’m considering downloading all the drivers I need for my Toshiba and then installing XP on it.

    Why should I keep Win 7 and not revert to XP on my new laptop???
     
  2. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    Hello Rus,

    Why not have the best of both?
    You have your XP set and running they you want, why not keep the Windows 7 for a while and try it out before changing it, you may end up liking it.
    If you still consider putting XP on the Toshiba, I would make a full DVD backup of 7, unless you have a 7 recovery disc.
    Just keep in mind, which I'm sure you're aware of, all support from MS for XP & Vista ends April 2014.

    Regards
    Don
     
  3. Drew

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    Hi Rus & Welcome,

    I will not mince words here. As I tell my clients, giving good advice is where things must start. To make a choice, certainly, @ this point in time, between XP & Windows7 is an absolute 'no brainer'... go w/ 7, hands down. Enjoy the Toshiba & leave it w/ 7. I say this for a number of reasons & on many levels.

    XP is/was a fine OS & is like a fine horse whose time has come to be turned out to pasture.
    Yes, support is ending; damn thing is 12 years old.
    Security & a plethora of other Features are better & certainly more modern than XP.
    Much, in terms of both hardware & definitely, software, is no longer made for XP.
    Many ('now') important things will not run on XP.

    I could go on & on but, just be glad you have 7 & enjoy it.

    Cheers,
    Drew
     
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    Trust me, you\'ll have no regrets. I had an Acer Aspire One that I purchased during the beta period of Windows 7 (February 2009 maybe) and installed the beta and final builds of Windows 7 on it and never had any issues - it was always very fast too.

    The computer only had a 1 GHz atom processor with a gig of RAM, if that tells you anything about what to expect.
     
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    As good as XP is why take a big step backwards? Win 7 is far better than Vista and you will get use to it quickly.
     
  7. Rus

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    OK. You've all convinced me. I still will have to keep my Lenovo Netbook with XP so I can load my ebooks and use my camera to download pics. My old Kyocera smartphone (7135) software won't work with Win 7. I haven't tried my camera software with Win 7 yet.
     

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