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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ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

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


No it was Win2k3 with an XP theme. Win2k3 is a solid OS.

Plenty of gamers have benchmarked XP64. It doesn't have performance issues.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/242891-xp-vs-vi...

I don't know your situation but it isn't the norm. Odds are that one of your 64 bit drivers is the problem. Windows 7 may run better but XP64 isn't crap.

Edited 2012-07-04 14:31 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well I had problems with WHQL drivers (fully updated to latest).

As for performance issues, it is just slower than 7 when using the desktop due to the fact XP Prefetch never really worked properly.

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