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12-28-2010, 09:38 PM

I am using windows 8 64 bit. how about you?

What are your current operating system? Windows XP? Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Xahi Xixa Armati
09-04-2012, 12:52 PM
I have installed 2 SO's in 2 different partitions.
Windows 8 Enterpise Evaluation 64bit and Windows XP Home Edition SP3 32bit.

11-19-2012, 09:08 PM
Windows 8 RT 32bit. I am a newbie of Windows 8 OS. However, it is good especially it supports touch-sensitive display.

11-23-2012, 08:24 AM
Xubuntu as main OS on my desktop, XP comes next on it. Windows XP on another testing laptop, WIndows 7 on another two laptops, and Windows 8 on a brand new one.

11-23-2012, 12:38 PM
Windows 8 sucks! I've removed it from all my HD's and I've gone back to old faithful (windows XP).

As for Windows XP updates, turn them OFF and forgetaboutit. !!!
MS Updates for XP are crashing systems all over the world. I think those MS bas****s are doing it on purpose to force people to upgrade their OS. In the last two months, I've had to recover several PC's that were trashed by MS Updates.
I'm not playing their stupid games.


11-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Oh my, I bet they would do that intentionally, though it may be hard living like that, since I got windows XP on my Desktop and now I don't really want to check for updates. Also how will it be possible to upgrade to SP3 if needed? (when done a new install)

If they're doing it on purpose, then it may be true, since they didn't patch the layer 7 DDoS on windows 7 and above for [some] reason, and only CISCO patched it last time I checked.

They're on about something.

11-23-2012, 06:34 PM
If you have to install XP, you should be using a DVD that has been Slipstreamed with SP3.

I made my own several years ago, when SP3 was first released.

Those disks are out there........by the tens of thousands. Just look around!
It doesn't matter what disk, or who's disk you use, as long as you have the registration key for your PC. Eh?

I think I still have SP3 on CD. ???
You can probably still download it.

TM :cool:

11-23-2012, 10:02 PM
If you have a popular branded computer, such as Dell or HP, XP Pro reinstall CD's w/SP3 are for sale on eBay for less than $25, sometimes $15. No COA is usually asked for, as the MB & BIOS is checked at the time of install. Also, no activation, as the OS is pre-activated.

It doesn't matter if you have a "Home" edition, the "Pro" versions installs just fine. I've reinstalled many Dells in this fashion & they all passed Genuine Validation. Not a single one has been brought back to me w/activation/validation issues, years after the install.

One can even downgrade a Dell computer with Vista in this manner. Don't know about 7, as I don't know anyone who wanted to trade 7 for XP.

It won't be a possibility with Windows 8 Pro (pre-installed computers), Vista SP2 will be as low as one can downgrade. I don't see this happening, not with Vista anyway.

Currently, I have two computers running only XP, another (this one) dual booting Win 7 Ultimate & 8 Pro, & another running 7 Pro & dual booting 8 RP (that will soon change to 8 Pro).

One of the XP machines (the Dell) will probably soon be dual booting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (5 year support).

I haven't had any issues with XP updates (so far). Yes, SP3 can be downloaded & installed by CD, prior to going to Windows Update. Actually, I've found this to work better, as some SP2 machines has trouble with the Windows Update site.

Here is the standalone SP3 for XP. The Full deal, not the stripped down "home" type version from Windows Update. It can be ran from a Flash drive, CD, or copied over to the Documents folder for fast install.

Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24)


02-16-2013, 10:17 PM
I use many OS, but my go to OS is windows7 64bit. Windows 8 is a new toy , I have it on two computers, as a dual boot. However I use it less and less. Windows7 is just sooooo good that I find windows8 lacking. Windows 7 is easier to use, easier to find free software that works with it. I just like it better.

03-11-2013, 09:23 PM
Windows 8, 64-bit and am rocking 8GB of ram 8D

03-24-2013, 09:09 PM
Windows 7 32bit, Windows 8 64bit. Linux: SolusOS 1.3, and on my test machine Zorin dualbooted with Voyager, a nice Xfc system, based on Ubuntu.

03-27-2013, 02:11 PM
Using win 8 64 on main pc, and vista on 2 others.....oh and xp pro on my studio one.....Like win 8 tbh, but xp pro was my/is still my fav, although a bit outdated...

Olive Scott
03-28-2013, 09:23 PM
Windows XP 32 bit, Windows 8 64 bit & Ubuntu on my other machine

04-17-2013, 06:45 AM
Currently installed in my netbook is Windows XP SP2. On our desktop PC we use Windows XP SP3, we have not upgraded to Windows8 yet.

04-20-2013, 04:13 PM
Windows XP-Pro-SP3

I ran Windows 8 beta test versions for 9 months, before it was formally released.
After that, I removed it from my system.
So I'm back to good ol' Windows XP.


04-26-2013, 03:36 AM
I'm currently using Win 7

06-11-2013, 10:40 PM
I use win 8 64bit in one and win 7 in other. Honestly, win 7 is my favorite as I find it more easy to use. Anyway, let's see how our behavior and attitude changes towards using systems and phones. I believe Gates would have researched on this and so launched win 8 differently from other windows. So, let's give it a more time.

06-11-2013, 11:43 PM
I'm currently primarily a Linux Mint 15 (Mate version) x64 user. Though there is a learning curve, there's comfort in the fact that the browsers work the same. As long as one can use another browser besides IE (Firefox, Chrome or Opera), that's the beginning of learning Linux. Google is really one's friend here, most answers can be found to common issues easily.

However on my non-Linux computers, I normally run Windows 8, to assist forum members, though I can get by just as well with Windows 7 or Vista. XP is also good, however with support rapidly running out, I'm phasing out a couple XP VM's.


06-12-2013, 11:06 AM
Windows 8 Pro x64 & love it!! :D


06-12-2013, 09:15 PM
Windows 7 32bit, Windows 8 64bit. Linux: SolusOS 1.3, and on my test machine Zorin dualbooted with Voyager, a nice Xfc system, based on Ubuntu. Zorin is a good OS for Windows users to learn Windows on, have used it. However I was a Linux Mint user way before Zorin came along, since MInt 7 (Gloria) in 2009.

Zorin has that Windows look changer, it closely (as possible) resembles XP or Windows 7. But it's not exactly a drop in replacement, nothing is, the look simply makes some users feel at home.


06-22-2013, 09:47 PM
Those are two good choices, Jacqueline.

Macs cost way too much for what's under the hood. The internal parts are often what's in middle of the road Windows computers. What it's users are paying for is the name, the real glass screen & finely machined aluminum frame & keyboard.

Honestly, who needs an aluminum keyboard machined to tolerances usually reserved for engine building? I can see the frame & real glass, the keyboard is going too far.

For the price of a single Mac, one can have two fairly decent Windows 8 (or 7) computers. And for the record, Apple's star is falling fast. They have chosen to spend their money on litigation (suing others) rather than on product research & development. With Tim Cook at the helm, Apple will never regain what's been lost in the last year or so, even their smartphone business is going south.

He was a poor choice to lead the corporation, it kind of makes me wonder if this was Steve Jobs way of striking back at Apple, after all, they once booted him from the empire that he built. If so, once again, Jobs executed perfectly.


08-15-2013, 08:10 PM
Cat, I am running Netrunner 13 Enigma Release OS right now on a thumbdrive (typing this message from a built-in Firefox browser). It looks awesome! It's snappy, too! It's also a Linux Distribution. It even has its built-in screen capture app. Here's the screencapture I took:


It's a complete package... Libre office, skype, GIMP, etc.


Here: Netrunner (http://www.netrunner-os.com/)

08-17-2013, 06:46 PM
badrobot, that is a decent OS, but for me, only in live DVD more. Didn't perform well within VBox, though I did follow the instructions on how to configure it.

Plus, the Linux KDE experience is totally new to me. I'm more used to the Ubuntu based OS's, though I'm going to give Linux Mint Debian (a rolling release OS) a shot tomorrow. Those OS's, unless broken, doesn't need reinstalling, Debian has updated itself nicely for years. It's also one of, if not the longest, Linux OS's around. The Live DVD ran great on my old Dell.


Cat, yeah I like it. I also like how it looks. Very clean. Plus you can do the basics with it right away. Thinking about getting another basic machine just for these Linux OSs. Our office IT Dept is clearing out some old workstations with these specs:


Actually these PCs also come with Windows OS. :)

Not too bad, right? :)

08-17-2013, 08:48 PM
Thanks for the thoughts Cat. I really appreciate it.

Yeah, I am beginning to learn to "sudo" too with my Raspberry Pi... hahaha...

08-27-2013, 12:32 AM
Win7 home x86

03-03-2014, 05:54 AM
I'm using windows 8 64 bit but I think Windows 98 was my fave :)

03-03-2014, 01:51 PM
I'm using windows 8 64 bit but I think Windows 98 was my fave :)

I can actually remember when I was excited to move from that to XP... oh my, so long ago...


07-29-2014, 08:09 AM
The only "Upgrade" I ever did in my PC life, was from Windows 98 to Windows XP.
(all other installs have been COLD Installs, to a clean HD)

Later, I actually did a full install of Windows XP, Retail.
And I slipstreamed into that DVD, SP2 and SP3. I still have that disk.

After trying Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 & 8.1, I'm now back to my good ol' XP,Pro,SP3.

It runs the fastest on my 9 yr old MSI motherboard, which I've keep running for all these years, with repairs, upgrades, etc. My last repair involved a paper clip, some super glue, 5 minute epoxy and some Tie Wire.

Why, you might ask! Well the plastic frame that holds the CPU heat-sink, being under stress for 9 years, finally broke.
My fix:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Computer%20Stuff/APaperClipFix2_zps965904b9-1.jpg (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/DrWho1943/media/Computer%20Stuff/APaperClipFix2_zps965904b9-1.jpg.html)

I like to hold onto what WORKS.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage :cool:

11-26-2014, 03:14 AM
Hello Windows 8.1 64 bit.

04-22-2015, 11:12 PM
I'm using windows 8 but i find it easier to use windows 7. How's your experience with window 8?

04-22-2015, 11:27 PM
I figured out how to make 8.1 easy to use BUT, that said...

I use 8.1 but, mostly Windows 10. And, WOW, is it ever easy to use!!!