Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:45 UTC
Windows So, I guess Apple set a trend three years ago when it announced the $29 pricing for Snow Leopard (insert patent joke here). Microsoft has just announced the upgrade pricing for Windows 8 Pro - and it's good. Every Windows XP, Vista, and 7 install, no matter the version, is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (download version) for just $39.99. The fine print: this offer only runs until January 31, 2013.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

It always fell apart for me after a few months and would refuse to shutdown and other odd things.

It is a bit of a running joke that XP64bit is a bit crap.

XP64bit runs worse than Windows 7 on my Dell D430 (2GB of ram).

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

XP64 is Server 2003 which at the core is better than XP.

I guarantee that any problems you had were driver related. They should have called it something else, the name gave it unrealistic compatibility expectations.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

No it isn't driver problems

WHQL drivers for all my hardware ... I am still running the same hardware now (Intel Mother Board, Nvidia Graphics).

XP 64bit was half of this and half of that, which was the real problem, IMO.

Also after running Windows 7 and VISTA you really miss things like the prefetch working properly.

Edited 2012-07-04 07:52 UTC

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