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Getting to grips with Windows XP!!

Post 1

Andy Barber

Well, now I've done it. I've upgraded my Windows ME to Windows XP today!

It's the most weird version of windows I've come across, it's very user-friendly but the old favourites are gone. Where is my 'Scandisk' function. It seems to be gone. The disk defragmenter doesn't show the clusters of data being moved around, so you don't know what it's doing until it's finished. I used to enjoy watching the little squares turning blue as the data was optimised and now I've been denied!

Seriously tho, it does seem to have speeded up my internet connection..and the net seems more stable; less crashes occur.

However, be warned, Windows XP doesn't seem to like certain hardware and their drivers. I spend a very long time trying to get it to acknowledge my printer...it did it the end but boy was it hard work!

I like the fact that when it crashes, Windows XP give you the option of sending a report about it to Microsoft. So, I guess it was rushed out then and there will be tons of patches in the near future.

My honest opinion, it's nice for the net but I'm still struggling to get to grips with it. I'm more used to the old windows OS!!

Andy


Getting to grips with Windows XP!!

Post 2

taliesin

Well, I suppose *anything* is better than M(any) E(rrors)! smiley - winkeye

I'm sticking with good 'ol Windoze 98SE for now, although I'll probably install XP in a few months... I think I'll go for a dual-boot system, though.

Completely off-topic, but have you considered volunteering to become an ACE? If you have, good. If you haven't, please think about it. We'd be honoured to have you, and I believe you'd enjoy it!

smiley - cheers


Getting to grips with Windows XP!!

Post 3

Andy Barber

Window's XP is not without it's problems! It has a few bugs in it. Still I'm sure Uncle Bill Gates will sort it all out *sniggers*

As for becoming an ACE, yes, I volunteered. I thought it would be a fun thing to do. Waiting for the next in-take tho. Hey-ho, I'll get there in the end!

Andy


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