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Tried a direct copy, tried to expand it to fit, tried making it hidden, no dice. Lindows - 2001 It seemed like a genius idea: a Linux OS that could run Windows apps. After some tinkering and maybe updating the Windows Update Agent the computer updates just fine. I shouldn't have said 'hanging', as that implies it's dragging along. get redirected here

Unfortunately they removed the multiple identities feature but if you are the only user on the machine then it should not be a problem. Even when Windows 8 arrived, I still had a bootable version of XP I dipped into occasionally (albeit mostly for work reasons). Fear Itself View Public Profile Find all posts by Fear Itself #21 10-24-2013, 07:19 PM sailor Registered User Join Date: Mar 2000 Quote: Originally Posted by Rhythmdvl Itís Would install no updates - it had never been updated beyond service pack 1.

This is the first time that I could not get XP to install. Article sounds like the usual hype trotted out whenever MS (or whoever) releases their latest & greatest. No joy. That said, it might be worthwhile to keep tinkering with it in the hope that it will eventually be up to date.

Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Why should anyone care if you choose to stay on XP? I use Opera and sometimes FF.Oh yeah. Good Luck!

Microsoft called sales "robust" but less than 10 percent of Windows users upgraded in that first year. Join our site today to ask your question. Fear Itself View Public Profile Find all posts by Fear Itself #14 10-24-2013, 11:41 AM Rhythmdvl Charter Member Join Date: Oct 1999 Location: Shakedown Street Posts: 12,933 I Since then, XP has run everything I've put on it; commercial to freeware reliably and with few, if any problems.

Now at least it runs. It's always a good idea, and sometimes it can solve issues like that. All those arguing that XP is less secure than Windows 7 because it used to have significant vulnerabilities are making the mistake of forgetting the order in which causality happens. XP is also lighter, faster and with the most flexible and aesthetically reasonable feel of any Windows to that point.

Many people (and many IT pros) never expected much improvement in Windows shell tools. Password Register FAQ Calendar Go to Page... Win7 is s system that is half for the user's benefit and half for Microsoft's control. For that, I will still have to add third-party programs and hope for the best.

Reply Nebulus March 11, 2012 at 12:12 am # Ok, now this is ridiculous... "this insecure and buggy operating system"? Get More Info I can tweak to my heart's content.Explorer was never a problem for me until Win7. I read somewhere XP uses approx 59 Watts ( not sure if this is the correct unit ) and Win 7 uses approx 80 Watts ( again not sure if this Try it.) Blakeyrat View Public Profile Find all posts by Blakeyrat #7 10-23-2013, 10:22 PM Superhal Guest Join Date: Sep 2009 I was forced to buy win7 because

Still has that bad battery issue (and not fixed by flashing to the latest version). I reinstalled Me to fix the files corrupted during the XP install and tried one final time last night. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and useful reference It has sentimental value.

Even booting off the XP Pro cd does the same - I can't get anywhere. but if any one could pleas pleas pleas tel me. Decent model, crap spec.

But even if third-party apps are to blame, they should not be taking down the whole system.

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Dell 4550 (P4 2.53 ghz) 512 PC2700 ATI AIW 7500 cheap 52x CDRW original 30gig HD Everything ran fine until this upgrade attempt... #1 dboy, Jun 26, 2003 Loading... Reply schmurtz March 12, 2012 at 1:23 am # Response time : for example in explorer try to rename a lot of file manually : it's faster in Windows XP.When you Tried to reboot, it picked up where it left off and promptly hung again.Now, I have an older network card that gave me grief when I installed it with ME, so this page Superhal View Public Profile Find all posts by Superhal #8 10-23-2013, 10:40 PM Rhythmdvl Charter Member Join Date: Oct 1999 Location: Shakedown Street Posts: 12,933 Well, you have

It can last forever and since it works so well and I've spent the last 7 years customizing my XP to my own settings using my own custom iconz to identify engineer_comp_geek View Public Profile Find all posts by engineer_comp_geek #10 10-23-2013, 11:31 PM astro Guest Join Date: Jul 1999 If you have XP SP1 or SP2 it will Having learned their lessons with hybrid 16/32 bit systems by building NT, Microsoft developed Windows 2000 and then XP. why the hell does any o.s.

It sounded great on paper, but it turned out to be a disaster - only lasting a few months before the project was abandoned.