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Manufacturer: Microsoft
Platforms: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
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Microsoft Windows XP

“Piracy pirates”

Written on: 11/09/2013 by Sickov_Anti-service (20 reviews written)

Dear colleagues, if you have been recently screwed by an individual who sold you a version of Microsoft Windows and it turned out to be counterfeit, do NOT send to Microsoft piracy centre in Ireland!! I sent EVERY piece of information they asked for on their website. They made me wait an entire month before telling me they require the original key code. This would only be found within the counterfeit version of Windows on the laptop I purchased. Of course after an entire MONTH, one reloads… Read Full Review

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Duke_Nukem's Response to Sickov_Anti-service's Review

Written on: 29/11/2013

Is this about XP or Windows 7? One thing is certain : never trust Microsoft.

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Sickov_Anti-Service's reply to Duke_Nukem's Comment

Written on: 30/11/2013

Duke,

its was supposed to be about microsoft; don't know how i got the xp heading! sorry.

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Microsoft Windows XP

“DON'T send anything to Microsoft Piracy in Ireland!”

Written on: 04/12/2012 by Sickov_Anti-service (20 reviews written)

Dear colleagues, if you have been recently screwed by an individual who sold you a version of Microsoft Windows and it turned out to be counterfeit, do NOT send to Microsoft!! I sent EVERY piece of information they asked for on their website. They made me wait an entire month before telling me they require the original key code. This would only be found within the counterfeit version of Windows on the laptop I purchased. Of course after an entire MONTH, one reloads Windows XP on the laptop… Read Full Review

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Microsoft Windows XP

“Best OS ever made by Microsoft”

Written on: 15/04/2012 by ScarlettKing (4 reviews written)

I can't imagine why they introduced Windows 7 when XP dominate the market.But still XP is the Best… Read Full Review

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Duke_Nukem's Response to ScarlettKing's Review

Written on: 29/11/2013

They introduced it, obviously, to get people to pay for another new operating system. As software does not wear out, they were in danger of never selling anything again. That is also why Microsoft now prevent you from loading their software onto a further PC after the original one breaks down, for example.

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“Microsoft Windows XP”

Written on: 12/11/2011 by cheburashka1 (3 reviews written)

The best operating system in the world! The best operating system in the world!… Read Full Review

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“Windows XP has always been my friend. Even after...”

Written on: 22/04/2011 by ThomasRosen (2 reviews written)

Windows XP has always been my friend. Even after trying Windows Vista and Windows Seven I was back to Windows XP again. Yes it's old, but for my old computer it's perfect to run… Read Full Review

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Microsoft Windows XP

“Windows XP (Professional) ”

Written on: 12/07/2010 by Howie24290 (2 reviews written)

Windows XP (Professional)

Ironically I bought this on the day that Windows 7 was released, to replace the supplied Vista and my installation of Windows 2000 Pro on my laptop. ( Don't listen to the "experts" - it's easy to install older systems over the newer ones if your IQ is approaching treble figures, even easier if you have a second machine available if you lose some odd boot files ). An OEM from digitalsunrise cost about £100 including postage to France.

The only reason for upgrading… Read Full Review

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“I've been using Windows XP home edition for years, in...”

Written on: 17/11/2009 by Taylott (173 reviews written)

I've been using Windows XP home edition for years, in fact, as soon as it came out. I've even tried Vista and reverted back to XP. I don't know what it is, but I find XP to be more stable and robust. I like the "no gimmick" appeal it has compared to Vista. XP has never let me down, and I particularly like the layout and ease of navigation.

I have two PCs at home, and both run on XP. I use Vista at work, but unfortunately have no choice. One day I'll check out Windows 7, but until then… Read Full Review

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“simply the best software to use and install i am...”

Written on: 30/09/2009 by jasonx1 (107 reviews written)

simply the best software to use and install i am running xp home edtion with serive pack 2 (not keen on service pack 3) i tryed vista and i hate it waste off £60. with xp everything works with this software… Read Full Review

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“I have built 5 PC's in my time all with XP. I have...”

Written on: 07/07/2009 by phaserfang (1 review written)

I have built 5 PC's in my time all with XP. I have worked with XP for 7/8 years or so. I find it is easy to set up, run and maintain. There are alot of people 80% i expect who dont know how personally configurable the OS is and if they did they wouldnt choose to upgrade to vista. It is an operating system which means XP sits in the background while you get on and wtire doc's, enhance photo's, clip videos, listen to music etc and will not ask like vista "do you really want to run that process"… Read Full Review

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“Well recommend Microsoft Windows XP, All in all it's...”

Written on: 27/10/2008

Well recommend Microsoft Windows XP, All in all it's the best Windows version ever in my opinion. Quite stable compared to any other version of Windows. Much faster than Vista I find. Easy to use. Only bad point for me is the security is a problem with default settings. It is not open source. Well recommended Operating System though!… Read Full Review

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“Microsoft Windows XP is a reliable operating system...”

Written on: 17/01/2006 by skiddie2003 (9 reviews written)

Microsoft Windows XP is a reliable operating system when comparing it to Windows 98. In Windows XP there are no blue screens when there are system errors. Also comparing to Windows 98, Windows XP rarely requires a computer reboot (even on a 6 year old computer with Windows XP upgrade).

The Windows update function is useful as it can be programmed to check for updates automatically. The updates provide security patches, and downloads for the hardware on your computer (in some cases).

The… Read Full Review

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Abdnray's Response to skiddie2003's Review

Written on: 19/02/2006

Microsoft advises that Windows XP Home edition is limited to 5 users, however, each of the six members of my family has a separate user account, in addition to Microsoft's default Administrator account and a Guest account.
Windows XP makes setting up a home wireless network simple, with setup wizards. Win XP is much easier to network with other PCs than Windows 2000 Professional, which continually asks for login details.

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“I upgraded my computer to Windows XP a while ago, and...”

Written on: 11/12/2005 by OMEGAGODLY (10 reviews written)

I upgraded my computer to Windows XP a while ago, and I am very satisfied. XP has better security, more applications, and you can personalize a lot of different things with this software. I think they should lower the price of this because not everybody can afford a $200 operating system… Read Full Review

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“Microsoft Windows XP: I have read that there is no...”

Written on: 13/05/2005 by shell1966 (1 review written)

Microsoft Windows XP: I have read that there is no difference between retail and OEM versions, this is not true as with OEM you can't download drivers from the internet, I purchased a laptop from Tiny with no disc, I reformatted with OEM version and couldn't as it kept coming up with errors, I purchased a full retail boxed version and have had no problems since and my laptop performs much better, there is a marked difference between the two… Read Full Review

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Abdnray's Response to shell1966's Review

Written on: 19/02/2006

Some branded OEM editions of Windows XP expect that the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer - eg. Dell, Compaq, HP, Gateway, etc) will provide primary support such as unique drivers, support software, etc. However, Microsoft can supply 'signed' drivers for most equipment via the Windows Automatic Update portal on their website.
DSM versions of Windows XP OEM software are OEM copies that are not brand-specific. Consequently, full Windows XP support is available from the Microsoft website.
OEM prices are around half of those for retail versions. For most users the OEM copies are adequate.

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“I found on first instaling it that Microsoft Windows...”

Written on: 03/02/2004 by borrowed lab monkey (1 review written)

I found on first instaling it that Microsoft Windows XP looked like the Operating System we've been promised by Microsoft since Win 95. After 4 hours of instaling hotfixes, patches and othe security updates (shades of Win98 stability?) i couldnt get my most important pieces of software to load, MS office XP and Norton System Works 2004 Pro. The problem? One of the 60 some patches turned out to be the culprit, though which one im not sure...
after a trip with fdisk and a reinstalation, i got… Read Full Review

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“Microsoft Windows XP has got to be the worst MS OS...”

Written on: 01/02/2004 by JBG (1 review written)

Microsoft Windows XP has got to be the worst MS OS ever apparently pro version is slightly more stable, im going back to win 2000, you people may have only had XP for a few months, (it seems to get worse the longer it is on your PC i suppose this is because their are more programs on here now that could crash it) alternatively you may just be insane, if it were up to me I would not use a MS OS at all, but I need to run windows programs. DO NOT AQUIRE XP AND FOR GODS SAKE DONT BUY IT… Read Full Review

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Beevale's Response to JBG's Review

Written on: 04/02/2006

I have had absolutely no problems with XP Home and would recommend it without reservations!

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“I have windows XP Pro installed under NTFS. It just...”

Written on: 23/07/2003 by Mac. (1 review written)

I have windows XP Pro installed under NTFS. It just has to be the best operating system from Microsoft yet. I cannot beleive how stable the system is. It just wont crash! And even on the rare occasion it does, only the problem application goes, not the whole damn system.

As an ex ME user, I was convinced that Microsoft did not know how to program. But now I have XP, Microsoft seemed to have redeemed themselves.

There is always room for improvement however, I have always belived that operating… Read Full Review

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“Someone above says that his scaner (3 years old...”

Written on: 20/12/2002 by Sali. (1 review written)

Someone above says that his scaner (3 years old doesn't work) well I have 3-4 years old scaner and it works on XP with Win 2000 drivers. This is the most compatible OS from Microsoft ever. And full of multimedia support, such as digital cameras… Read Full Review

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“My kids were constantly finding ways to throw our PC...”

Written on: 31/08/2002 by Don Juan. (1 review written)

My kids were constantly finding ways to throw our PC out of whack, causing crashes and leading to many OS re-installs. Microsoft Windows XP eliminated most of these problems, although my son can still bring things down from time to time. Also, allows for true multiple users so that I don't have to look at my daughters funky wallpaper… Read Full Review

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“I think Microsoft Windows XP OS is a very good product”

Written on: 04/04/2002 by Master. (1 review written)

I think Microsoft Windows XP OS is a very good product… Read Full Review

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Cdt.'s Response to 17999_Master.'s Review

Written on: 18/03/2003

NOT VERY DETAILED WASTE OF TIME

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“Microsoft Windows XP looks good and never crashes. You...”

Written on: 02/04/2002 by TeriMaMadochod. (1 review written)

Microsoft Windows XP looks good and never crashes. You can still use DOS and will never have problems using the OS… Read Full Review

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Abdnray's Response to TeriMaMadochod.'s Review

Written on: 19/02/2006

It should be possible to run most incompatible devices or programs in 'compatible' mode with Windows XP.
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<br>Highlight the program or device from the "Programs" list, and click on it with your right mouse-button. From the next pull-down menu, click on "Properties". Then select the "Compatability" tab. Select which earlier Windows operating system that you want to run the program or device. Thereafter, the program or device will be run in a mode compatible with the program or device.
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<br>This is designed specifically to run older printers and scanners, or earlier versions of software (eg. early versions of CorelDraw, scanning programs, etc.)

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