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    Anyone else having Windows xp problems after an update?

    My dad and a friend both had the same problem from what now appears to be an update.
    It starts off taking up all the cpu so everything runs slow.
    Then when you restart it, it won't start up.

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    Yes, the problem is that you are running a 9 year old operating system.

    Original Poster

    I'm running a nine year old op system? last time i checked windows 7 was quite new

    Original Poster

    vista is newer than xp but it doesn't make it better does it

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    joxeruk2000;8848735

    I'm running a nine year old op system? last time i checked windows 7 was … I'm running a nine year old op system? last time i checked windows 7 was quite new



    Oh sorry you are right - Their problem is what I said.

    vibeone;8848864

    Oh sorry you are right - Their problem is what I said.



    lol'd :-D

    didnt know updates are still being released for XP..

    Original Poster

    So you answer yes to the question so your saying you solved the xp problem by upgrading. Does that make you Mr gates bitch?

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    joxeruk2000;8848953

    So you answer yes to the question so your saying you solved the xp … So you answer yes to the question so your saying you solved the xp problem by upgrading. Does that make you Mr gates bitch?



    No it makes me an abuser of work's MSDN account.

    If it's actually an XP update issue, tens of people from across the world will have also suffered it, so google the update name (like KB12343439) and see what t'interweb says about a fix. More likely it's an app you're running that's causing problems, so if googling for problems encountered by other people updating proves fruitless, open Task Manager and see which processes are running and taking up all (or 50% if you've got dual core) of your CPU.

    Oh, and Vista is much better than XP. The perception that it isn't is really just set by the fact that the initial release was rather buggy and launched at a time when stingy manufacturers installed only 512MB RAM in their systems. It's actually a lovely OS, and from a developer's point of view, some of the stuff it lets you do is fantastic. It really has given devs a great platform for creating more and more user-friendly features, which are going to make the whole home computing experience better and better over the next few years, as XP finally dies off. If you feel nerdy and curious, try checking out some of the MSDN info on Win7 and Vista development. Future's gonna be good.

    Original Poster

    Well thank you all for your intelligent input.

    Original Poster

    I had vista on my last 2 laptops . On the the toshiba one i had it used to crash due to not enough memory so i had to buy more. So i understand it was more memory intensive..but there were alot of things wouldn't work on vista that would with xp so i didn't see it as a worthwhile upgrade.

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    joxeruk2000;8849144

    I had vista on my last 2 laptops . On the the toshiba one i had it used … I had vista on my last 2 laptops . On the the toshiba one i had it used to crash due to not enough memory so i had to buy more. So i understand it was more memory intensive..but there were alot of things wouldn't work on vista that would with xp so i didn't see it as a worthwhile upgrade.



    Windows 7 answers all of the minor issues with Vista anyway - Windows 7 is a great O/S

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    vibeone;8849169

    Windows 7 answers all of the minor issues with Vista anyway - Windows 7 … Windows 7 answers all of the minor issues with Vista anyway - Windows 7 is a great O/S



    I don't doubt it.
    I have windows 7, my friend has windows 7 at home and an apple mac but at his business because of the old accounts software he uses it would only run on windows xp. There is a new version of the accounts software availiable but he doesn't know if it will be able to migrate all the stock data to the new one from the old version.

    And the whole point of this thread was to see what other people with the same problem have done.

    joxeruk2000;8849235

    I don't doubt it.I have windows 7, my friend has windows 7 at home and an … I don't doubt it.I have windows 7, my friend has windows 7 at home and an apple mac but at his business because of the old accounts software he uses it would only run on windows xp. There is a new version of the accounts software availiable but he doesn't know if it will be able to migrate all the stock data to the new one from the old version. And the whole point of this thread was to see what other people with the same problem have done.



    bite the bullet and change its a fantastic os

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    raptorcigs;8849390

    bite the bullet and change its a fantastic os



    Are you telling me to change windows 7 to a developer network...cos that just doesn't make any sence to me
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