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Windows 7: Windows 7 Vs XP on speed

15 Apr 2013   #11
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The decision between XP and Windows 7 needs to consider other factors besides performance and battery life. Computers generally work best when the hardware and OS are of similar age. Because of XP's great popularity people often loose sight of the fact that it is now more than 11 years old, which for an OS is a very long time. Microsoft's support for XP will end in 2014 and after that date there will be no new Windows updates. XP has some security issues that will never be fixed. Installing XP on a relatively new computer can be a challenge and the results often not fully satisfactory. The day is coming when major software suppliers will no longer support XP. And there is more.

If the hardware adequately supports Windows 7 or Windows 8 you need a really compelling reason to choose any other OS.


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15 Apr 2013   #12
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
The decision between XP and Windows 7 needs to consider other factors besides performance and battery life. Computers generally work best when the hardware and OS are of similar age. Because of XP's great popularity people often loose sight of the fact that it is now more than 11 years old, which for an OS is a very long time. Microsoft's support for XP will end in 2014 and after that date there will be no new Windows updates. XP has some security issues that will never be fixed. Installing XP on a relatively new computer can be a challenge and the results often not fully satisfactory. The day is coming when major software suppliers will no longer support XP. And there is more.

If the hardware adequately supports Windows 7 or Windows 8 you need a really compelling reason to choose any other OS.
I was going to mention the support thing (which is a great aspect to consider non the less) but I was afraid someone would say its not related to the question here :P

None the less, thanks for pointing that out. Its important for people to know that windows xp will loose support in a year.
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16 Apr 2013   #13
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I'd like OP to explain why they are asking....

I would not backgrade to XP on a 7 laptop.

I would not upgrade to 7 on an XP laptop either.

Certainly not with all the hassles and issues for battery charge life.

Make some adjustments and you can save on life, or buy a higher capacity battery, and/or have a spare already charged on hand, instead.
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