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Comment by s0me0ne
about Windows XP · Feb 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

In your Virtual Machine, disable internet then Install. Then get the Unofficial SP4 and follow instructions for editing registry. It's good for a lightweight Windows VM or old programs.

Take it online at your own risk, but you'll probably need a firewall and anti-virus to try to plug any holes in it, which will slow it down.

Farewell to XP, many said it looked like Fisher Price, but compared to Vista/8/10 it is better than anything MS made except Win7.

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Comment by rawindsor47
about Windows XP · Oct 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I'm still running Windows XP on one machine, still get regular security updates (Unofficial Service Pack 4 solved those issues). The shortcoming is in availability of browsers, FireFox is no longer supported, its derivative light browsers not versatile. Windows 7 is a poor second but it does support FireFox. What it doesn't do is allow me text based interfaces and easy file manipulation. Its icon based system, for me, is hopeless.

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Comment by SaltyMarshmellow
about Windows XP and Windows 7 · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Flexible but a little unstable (and insecure, but the service packs helped with that), Windows XP was a decent Operating System.

Windows 7 is still one of the greatest OS of all time though, and I am going to stick with it (except for some older games that I run with XP Mode).

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Comment by s0me0ne
about Windows XP and Windows 2000, Windows 7 · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Been using since 2002, I'll switch to 7, when I get a new computer, but MS finally got Windows right with XP (2000 was good too).

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Comment by OMGBBQFTW
about Windows XP and Windows 7 · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

I'm so glad i switched to Windows 7. I hated XP, bluescreen every 10 minutes.

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I can't agree, for me XP was one of the most stable OS-es i used, and BSODs occured very occasionally. You must've been using weird hardware with very buggy kernel-mode drivers, that is the most common cause of kernel panics.