Sign of the times for XP

  rdave13 21:35 10 Dec 2011

The new drop-down menu here on the forums link shows Helproom then Windows 8..7..Vista etc. No mention of the XP workhorse that served so well for many years. Used to be the King of problems in Helproom...

That's progress I suppose but Win 7 is its true offspring, Vista, in my humble opinion, was dissapointing to say the least.

  TopCat® 21:42 10 Dec 2011

Win 7 is possibly going to be shortlived as they say Win 8 is just 'over the horizon.' Probably not for this dinosaur though but one never knows ! TC.

  OTT_B 22:13 10 Dec 2011

I hated the concept of Vista, but only because of the 'chat' about it. Owing to a very short lived mistake by Microsoft on their TechNet website, I managed to get Vista free of charge. What the hell, I thought, I might as well give it a try.

After using it for a few days I loved it. XP, really quite suddenly, felt antiquated. And it didn't crash anything like as often. W7 is a worthy replacement to Vista and again makes XP feel one step closer to the feel of a Commodore 64!

As for Windows 8? Unusually, I haven't downloaded any of the pre-release versions. The idea of Metro doesn't gel well with me, but then again, I may need have a 'Vista moment' when I do try it.

XP hit the spot in its time. Many corporate and home users won't shift away from it. But every dog has its day, and XPs day has been and gone.

  lotvic 00:20 11 Dec 2011

I quite liked my Commodore 64.... only got rid of it about a year ago when I cleared the loft out.

  Autoschediastic 01:39 11 Dec 2011

Ive got Xp Pro genuine disc ive not used in 5 years its just gathering dust, XP was the bizz but like with most hardware & software after 4/5 years its Extinct..XP served most people well, W7 however ive used since the days of RC/BETA & it was fantastic a breathe of fresh air in the terms of Operating Systems..BUT its getting like XP was in the form that the Billions of updates are making it laggy...

  Quickbeam 09:28 11 Dec 2011

I've just read the PCA email with this link in it Windows 8: One OS to Rule Them All? Has PCA towers now relocated to the depths of dark Mordor? Have some of us now got a mission in hand to rescue the staff from evil forces? All this to do, and the Great White Wizard has been missing since the re-launch. Is something sinister happening now that the snows of winter are with us to hide what's happening?

  Quickbeam 09:29 11 Dec 2011

...nothing like a good conspiracy theory for the imagination is there...

  birdface 10:24 11 Dec 2011

Normally the dropdown bar would show the most popular and well used parts of PCA first.

I can't believe that they are set in the most popular order.Obviously they are set in that order for a reason.

I did notice that they have been moved around recently

Maybe I should get out a bit more often.

  johndrew 10:24 11 Dec 2011


"Ive got Xp Pro genuine disc ive not used in 5 years its just gathering dust ..."

Do you want to sell it? If you do and the price is right, e-mail me via the envelope.

  birdface 10:32 11 Dec 2011

Yes e-mail me via the envelope as well and I will give you the W/8 version for it.

But it will need to be in the next 10 minutes.[ Just in case ]

  ams4127 21:20 11 Dec 2011


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