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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:28 AM Reply

Windows 7 legal copy works fine for older games that work on windows xp and windows 98 for me.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 11:43 AM Reply

I'm using win XP

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 09:26 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:48 AM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/25/13 10:22 AM, Viper50 wrote: I had to use 95 for awhile before we were able to get 98 ._.
we couldn't afford to get a computer with Windows 98 on it when it came out.....
You and me both, man. But that guy was born in 98. Considering this fact, he had to be about 6 when he used a computer for the first time, maybe 5. So let's say the first time he used Windows 95 was in 2003-04, and he said he used it extensively. So depending on the meaning of extensively, I'd say 3-4 years. So he says he used Windows 95 until 2007 or 2008? Doesn't make sense to me. There's being poor, and then there's being extra freaking poor. People that poor shouldn't even be able to afford a computer anyway.

i was 3 when i first used a computer
i was born in 1992, it was an ms-dos machine

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:00 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:51 AM, CaptainCornhole wrote: I'm using Vista, I can't figure out why it gets so much hate. Win8 on the other hand is utter garbage, the updates implemented in 8 could have easily been released in a service pack for 7.

Before SP1 Vista was bad, but afterwards it was perfectly fine. People just hate it because others hate it, and most of them still use XP and are under the delusion that running XP is fine anymore.

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:03 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:08 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: People that still use Windows are stupid.

People who use Macs are far dumber.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:07 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 08:51 AM, Sekhem wrote: if you were born in the year 98 was released, why the hell did you extensively use 95

We were using 95 and 98 well after XP had been released.

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At 5/1/13 10:03 PM, stevenman36 wrote:
At 4/25/13 09:08 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: People that still use Windows are stupid.
Care to explain your bullshit?

He probably uses babbybuntu and thinks it is the best thing since sliced bread

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:26 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:08 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: People that still use Windows are stupid.

This just in, preferences make someone stupid.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 11:47 PM Reply

I've never tried Windows 8, but so far Windows 7 has been amazing.
Surprisingly, despite the sleek design and new window effects, it is the fastest OS I've used so far.

Vista was sort of like a beta, in my opinion. Incredibly buggy, but on the right track.

For those advocating the Mac: You're right. There are times at which Apple has the optimal computer and/or operating system. However, for my personal needs, I find Windows to be far more suitable.
Of course, my grandfather has a little more money, so I set up a dual system for him, with which he can boot either OS - though the technology is primarily PC, since Apple is very bad about ensuring no one can stand to profit but their own company. So hardware is difficult to interchange.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:04 AM Reply

95 - I don't think I have used it at all.

98 - I had a laptop that my grandparents gave me when I was a child. I played games like Roller Coaster Tycoon and The Sims on it.

ME - I never used it and I'm glad I never did.

2000 - Never used it.

XP - This was the first operating system I have ever used. I liked it when I used it. I don't like it as much now because I'm so used to Windows 7. It's still a great OS.

Vista - I think I also liked this. I never really understood the criticism of it. There's probably something I was missing.

7 - I love this OS. I have been using it since 2010 and I don't plan on getting a newer OS anytime soon.

8 - I hate it. I hate the Metro design. I hate the bland colors. It's too different than the previous Windows operating systems.

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:16 AM Reply

Windows XP is my currently software.

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:31 AM Reply

windows gets tons of viruses & runs horribly . . . os x mountain lion is much better than any iteration of windows

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:43 AM Reply

I've heard that Vista's issues were fixed by the first service pack. All of my experience with Vista was pre-SP1 and it always ran really slow, which apparently had something to do with Vista's Aero graphics hogging memory or something. Seemed buggy overall.

Windows 95 was a mystery since I didn't know much about computers when I used it, Windows 98 was great for the little PC games that I had access to at the time and was very practical from what I remember, Windows XP was pretty great and most of my computer-learning occurred during my time with it (including learning how to deal with viruses, which is a skill that now earns me roughly $20 a month from friends and family asking me to fix their shit), and Windows 7 feels like a natural follow-up to XP that carries over most if not all of the good qualities.

Windows 8 seems to be built for use with tablets and touchscreens, which seems weird and gimmicky. The design seems like they tried to make it easier for non-tech-savvy people to use, which annoys me and seems to get in the way whenever I try to accomplish something that they don't have a button for. It almost feels more like a smartphone OS than a computer OS to me, and I wouldn't use it instead of 7.


It made more sense in my head.

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:52 AM Reply

Windows XP for life. If I had the choice then I'd have a computer running windows XP. Windows 7 is alright but it was nothing compared to XP.

I grew up on windows 98 but I truly lived on XP.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 03:39 AM Reply

I run XP and 7 on VMware, does it count?

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 03:47 AM Reply

I remember 95 and 98 well and fondly. I still use Windows XP shamelessly....I'm pissed that I can't seem to run Battlefield 3, even though my PC itself is absolutely up to spec, it seems to refuse to run because of the Operating System. This makes me very sad, because I still love Battlefield 2...and I refuse to buy Battlefield 3 for PS3...I have a PC disc for it that I can't even use.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:24 AM Reply

At 5/1/13 10:00 PM, BumFodder wrote: Before SP1 Vista was bad, but afterwards it was perfectly fine. People just hate it because others hate it, and most of them still use XP and are under the delusion that running XP is fine anymore.

My sister's computer uses XP. But something happened to it and now it wont even turn on. So we used some other computer that I had. It's so old that it had(and still has) Windows XP Service Pack 1 when it was new.

so its from around 2002.

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:28 AM Reply

At 5/2/13 10:24 AM, Viper50 wrote: My sister's computer uses XP. But something happened to it and now it wont even turn on. So we used some other computer that I had. It's so old that it had(and still has) Windows XP Service Pack 1 when it was new.
so its from around 2002.

When you press the button does it turn on but the screen doesnt appear or does nothing happen at all?

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At 5/2/13 10:28 AM, BumFodder wrote: When you press the button does it turn on but the screen doesnt appear or does nothing happen at all?

When you press the button it turns green for a second then orange for a couple seconds and then turns off.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 11:10 AM Reply

Seriously? Windows 2000 all the way, though I upgraded to WinME, wasn't so good, actually, terrible.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 11:21 AM Reply

Windows XP has to be the best in my opinion. Although I do have fond gaming memories with 95 and mostly 98. I use windows 8 now though and hate it!


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 11:31 AM Reply

7 is great, i'll probably use it until they drop it (hopes something better than 8 comes out)

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:15 PM Reply

Probably WIndows 7. I haven't tried Windows 8 yet, though.

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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:32 PM Reply

I would have to say that XP and 7 are my fav OSes so far. Windows 8... eh, needs some improvement. Its essentially a modified 7.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:46 PM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:51 AM, CaptainCornhole wrote: I'm using Vista, I can't figure out why it gets so much hate

It was an unfinished piece of junk that gave you viruses. Or so I heard, I use 7 on my laptop and XP on my ancient PC and htey are dominate vista any day.


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