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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Backup before you upgrade, but upgrade today

    Posted
    izual1

    If you are using windows 98, 98se, 2000, ME or any other earlier version of Microsoft Windows then you are a danger to the internet because there are vulnerabilities that are not going to be fixed. This is called "end of life" you can google "end of life" and your version of windows to see when it happened. Regarding XP home specifically, it is my favorite version of windows. Pro is too expensive for too little improvement, Vista is too inefficient and paranoid. You could use a form of Linux like umbuntu, but that is not as compatible. Nothing is more compatible than this version of windows, it is what I recommend to everyone who is upgrading an older computer. On the downside, it is a bit of work to upgrade which can result in a loss of data so you should backup before you update. You backup anyway, right? The installer is archaic when compared to vista, linux, or Mac OS but that is a one-time issue so you can forgive that. Really, nothing before it is safe anymore, please upgrade to something, umbuntu is nice if you do not want to pay for XP, but you need to upgrade as soon as possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best for most machines

    Posted
    LDSKY

    For anyone that has limited memory or processor speed, XP is the OS to install or upgrade to. Vista is a MEMORY HOG and consumes quite a bit of processor capacity. If you have a very fast processor and tons of memory, Vista is a good choice. But if you don't have 2GB of RAM, I don't recommend Vista. XP will run well with 512 MB of memory, but I suggest 1GB if you can install that much on your machine. It will run fine on a processor of 600 Mhz or higher. Regardless of processor speed, if you have less than 512 MB of memory, the computer will bog down. Windows 2000 was the predecessor to XP, and also a very good OS. I see no reason to upgrade to XP from 2000 unless Microsoft stops supporting 2000, or you are finding programs that require XP or Vista. If you have an OS older than Win 2000, I suggest upgrading the OS (and perhaps the computer, too).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    upgrade from me you will be happier

    Posted
    DONTTAKEMYNAME

    i thought nothing is going to come out for me so i bought this to upgrade instead of vista cause i got that and with some software not working with it and xp does i thought get this as a back up. this is pretty good with the my intel. it did take me some time but dont worry it is a natural thing. vista does got all to most software going with it and you may think of as soon as getting it to get sp3. dont ask just trust me it will make your life easier. i think the big time makers of software and other stuff will stop making apps for me so upgrade. gets amazing spedd with the right memory. around 512mb ram and 80 gb of hard drive and speed will be good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good OS

    Posted
    chubs87

    this is a decent OS, and by far the best Windows OS too date. the interface is user friendly, even for the technically challenged, exspcially compared too Vista. SP2 has a lot of great features, and with SP3 expected release in Q1 of 2008, it will only get better! I think that for now, while vista still works out all of its problems XP will hold its ground! If you are not computer savy I would reccomend XP. If you are computer techy, I would reccomend XP, due too vistas problems. If you like too stay up with technology, I wouldnt get XP, I would get Vista.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Operating System

    Posted
    Fernandillo

    Windows XP Home Edition is probably the best operating system I have ever come across to. Its user interface is clean and extremely friendly. It is fast and easy to manage. I have been using it for several years and I find its features to be clear and easy to use. It has a very professional look and feel; yet, it is extremely easy to use. I wouldn't change it for any other opeating system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Went very smooth

    Posted
    dutycalls

    I followed all instructions before I attempted to do an upgrade from Windows Me to Windows XP - infact, the more I read the more I was told to do a clean upgrade. So, I did a backup and removed programs that were not compatible and I got some instructions off the internet on how to do it and it went very smooth. I love what it gave me. Clean upgrade means a clean start - you remove everything and start with a new program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    EH?

    Posted
    CHARLIE93

    XP IS SO EASY TO USE EVEN MY LITTLE SISTER KNOWS HOW LOOK UP FILES AND STUFF LIKE THAT ALTHOUGH I DON'T FIND ANY PROBLEMS WITH VISTA IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND ITS PROGRAMING YOULL FIND IT EASY TO USE XP COMPARED TO VISTA I PREFFER VISTA BUT IF YOU WANT THINGS DONE EASILY GO AHEAD AND KNOCK YOURSELF OFF WITH XP ITS GREAT! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy upgrade

    Posted
    gcbooboo

    this upgrade was easy! sorry, but i'm a little technically challenged and was very hesitant to change anything about my windows ME... but when my yahoo browser stopped updating, i had to do the upgrade...i am ever so glad i did! even though my poor old computer almost didn't have the capability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Windows XP is great. I've been using Vista for a year now and I recently downgraded to XP Home and I've never been happier. After the confusion with Vista I am thankful to have an OS that can handle writing a document.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Clunky

    Posted
    computerwis

    This is the worst operating system yet. slow, sluggish, buggy and difficult.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend