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Windows xp professional

Last response: in Windows XP
October 29, 2010 3:49:04 AM

I was wondering if anyone could tell me some benefits and drawbacks of Windows XP Professional.

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October 29, 2010 11:07:35 AM

Aren't you a little late since Microsoft stopped supporting XP?
October 29, 2010 7:22:37 PM

Well.... technically it was supported until 2013 now(they keep moving back), however it will be Win 7 after that I'd be shocked if they continue supporting it longer.

It really depends on your hardware.

Win 7 requires better video for Aero features(pretty interface effects)
---better 64-bit
--Has more drivers included on dvd/out of box
--Printers install easier

Win XP
--It just works
--64bit is iffy but needed for large amounts of ram
--support will expire in 3 years
---some newer devices/manufactorers already stopped guaranteeing compatibility

If you told us what you wanted to use it for and what system you were putting it on then we could better answer.

Personally unless it's 3+ years old I'd go with Win 7.
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