All my programs run on XP and I don’t need eye candy wasting processor speed. Why would I want to run XP on top of Windows 7 instead of just running XP? And you have to get the premium Windows 7 for the XP virtual machine. The Windows 7 Starter they’re cramming into netbooks now (instead of smaller, faster XP) doesn’t have it.
I’m pretty tired of the cycle of faster processors and bigger memory to be gobbled up by bloatware. Saying Windows 7 is less bloated than Vista does not mean it is less bloated than XP.
By not supporting XP you mean…no more security patches? Shouldn’t they have the thing pretty much fixed after nine years? Or does it mean no $75 per incident Microsoft Support calls that don’t give you a permanent solution to your problem, but just get it running for now? (That was an expensive mistake I won’t make again.)
Also, most significantly, Windows 7, like Vista but not XP, incorporates “Trusted Computing”–which means that you, who paid for the thing, are not trusted one tiny bit.
Gotta hand it to the Windows naming department though. Trusted Computing is right up there in the irony department with PlaysforSure.
You clearly have NOT used 7, I am not saying this as a 7 fanboi, infact, there are things about 7 that drive me a bit batty(i miss classic start menu for example)
Windows 7 runs FASTER ON THE SAME HARDWARE when compared to windows xp Home and PRO, I have tested this with a STACK of my older systems and systems friends have, The fact is if you have 1gb ram, and an athlon/p3 cpu thats 1gz or better, 7 WILL RUN BETTER then XP sp3 PERIOD, its LIGHTER(the os itself is) then XP, as to “trusted computing” hate to tell you this, but it may not be listed as part of XP but what do you think online activation is?
What do you think all those patches for stuff like windows defender and their malware detector/remover are?
They also update DEP profiles for those who leave DEP enabled(most people dont even know what it is, let alone how to disable it) DEP profiles they update block not only software thats viral/malware, they also are well known to block cracks and keygens from even executing, If your eally want away from this “trusted computing” type stuff you have a couple choices, go *nix, or go back to windows 2k or older.
the complaints i had a bout Vista’s DRM/Trusted Computing are all addressed with 7, It no longer moves files like turtles stampeding through peanut butter in January on the north poll, Infact after some good testing, IT MOVES THEN FASTER THEN XP, 2k, 2k3, Linux(vector,slackware,wolvix), BSD(desktopBSD) Infact this is a real shocker to me, It even moves data faster then a live boot WinPE disk i have when cloning drive data from one drive to the other(and faster then ghost type apps)
If you where really worried about MS/Windows not trusting you, You wouldnt use XP either, as its ms’s first stab at not trusting ANYBODY, required online activation b4 yo can even use the system AT ALL, Far worse then vista or 7 where you can set it up and activate within 90-120days (rearm) if you dont have a valid key OR just dont got the time/internet connection to do it right away(my buddy had to wait 2 weeks for his net connection when he moved, and he also didnt have a phone at the time, so he couldnt activate on phone)
Now as to XP mode, You need a “newer” AMD or Intel processor with amd-v or intel VT built in(any system thats not pretty crap will have this) and it dosnt run XP on top of vista, it runs XP apps using virtualization as if they where native Win7 apps, without any noticeable performance hit, This is GREAT for older games, as I have been able to avoid user made hack patches that have their own bugs and issues for games like tribes and starsiege(others as well, this is just an example)
now for most people XP mode is NOT NEEDED, as most apps, even older ones will run fine or at worst need you to set them to compat mode for 2k or xp, Once thats done the app just THINKS its running on older windows so it wont bitch about not liking your windows version
Again, If you dont like where windows is headed try vectorlinux(will run on stuff even 2k and xp chug on, yet looks better then XP imho), or slackware or desktop bsd, any of these should be better for a tinfoil hat waring, lead lined bunker living trog then windows ever will be.