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jollyjeffers

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Why am I still using Windows XP?

'tis the question I've been asking myself the last few days.

I was an early adopter of XP so it's probably been 5 or so years that it's been my primary OS and it's also, unsurprisingly, Fujitsu's standard OS.

I've just noticed that, of my two machines, the WinXP machine is only ever getting used to check my emails and retrieve the occasional file. I could quite easily configure Outlook'07 on my Vista box to do the emails and copying files isn't hard - so it's mostly my laziness that I'm still using WinXP.

Over the last few months I've been getting more and more used to some of the small usability changes to Vista such that I go back to XP and get annoyed that I have to do things the "old way."

All in all, it's that tipping point - do I migrate over to Vista full time and slowly retire my XP box? hmm...

Anyone reading this on Vista as their fulltime/primary OS yet?
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yo!

I've been using Vista as my main OS for the last 2 months maybe(?); I admit I was kinda forced across due to a slight mistake with partions at install time causing me to nuke my WinXP install [grin]

However, no regrets at all; infact in reality XP is only around so that I could used the PBO extension for my project as it currently isn't in the Vista AMD drivers.

Given you are using it for most things already swapping really shouldn't be that bigger deal; you know what to expect stability wise for example.

Go for it [grin]

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I've been using Vista Ultimate x64 as my primary OS since March and I can barely stand using XP anymore :) I mean don't get me wrong, XP was a great OS and I loved it, but Vista has won me over completely :)

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I'm with Saruman here, I've been using Vista 64 as my primary OS since RC1, and I really have never thought of going back.

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I have my copy of Vista Premium sitting on my desk, but aren't going to install it until I get a chance to clean out my Macbook Pro's hard drive and clean off the XP partition on it.

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I still have XP Pro installed on my other physical drive, but I rarely boot it. I just keep it around in case something were to happen to my Vista drive and I needed to do something, but I'm right with you on this one. I can't stand using XP anymore.

It looks and feels weird... and just wrong.

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I use Vista 32bit as my only OS since the first week of Feb. I can't stand XP anymore. I only have complaints that drivers need to get better but XP had the same issue at first.

Dump XP, get with the now group.

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I've been using Vista as my primary since it came out on MSDN. Going back to XP is like pulling teeth for me now (not to mention that it's so ugly). I have to use XP at the office and I miss my breadcrumbs when I'm there [crying]

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Since everybody says (I can't run Vista, yet, still atleast 3 more years before I can migrate out my current comp) that they can't stand XP anymore after using Vista, and that your PC at work uses XP. I'd say, keep the XP. You will only be bothered by it at work if you do change over.

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Thanks for all the replies - honestly didn't think so many people would be using Vista as their primary OS already!

I have the luxury of two desktop PC's so I'm not going to get rid of XP (why mess with an otherwise stable and tested setup?) It's more a case of migrating the settings over and a few other bits of housework involved in making Vista my primary system.

I originally bought my Vista machine and installed vista as an "early adopter test machine," so it's more by accident than intention that I've found myself NOT using WinXP anymore...


I wouldn't say XP is particularly ugly though - sure, its not got Vista's prettyness, but my work and home installs have the 'classic' theme and not the childrens-playground one [lol]

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I don't know much about XP, since I never migrated to it. I migrated to vista quickly though since win2k was getting a little long in the tooth. After everything was installed and the first round of windows updates it's been pretty sweet and very stable.

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Hey, I haven't so much as sniffed at Vista yet. I've always been a "late adopter" of Microsoft's OSs. Partially because I resent the stench of M$'s "encouragement" to migrate, but also because I'm wary of switching before all the security/bugs have been ironed-out.

Anyway, I noticed that everyone seems to be saying "I wouldn't want to go back to XP", but nobody's really been any more specific on why that is. So, would someone mind enlightening a poor peon like myself of why Vista's way of doing things is so much better than XP's?

Sorry for hijacking your post Jeffy! [grin]

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