Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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Franco S., Newegg
3 June 2009
Summary: If you're not gaming, this thing still isn't worth the $90. Just get Ubuntu, its free and works better for non-gaming applications.
Pros: It's Windows, and not Vista. had no need for Vista's bells and whistles or its slowness, so stuck with XP.
Cons: It's Windows. this disk also had problems with installation. FORMAT hung at 27% several times until I just used Gparted to format the HDD and then installation went smoothly. After that, it had still more problems, as the OS would not boot after installation. I popped in the disk and ran the Kern...
Summary: This is the worst, after only having vista installed for 4 days, it keeps popping up a window to authenticate it (which I did initially right after install). Its round and round with their options (no different than un helpful automated answering systems on the telephone) and just tells me that my...
Pros: Well it works and operates the system. I'm sure a lot of work went into it's programming (like 17 gigs of garbage piled on a dos platform). It seems to run smooth and is fast with a vista experience score of 5.6 on the machine.
Cons: Where to start! First off, the computer build was brand new. Vista was unable to format the new hard drives and install itself on either of them; after hours of frustration and searching forums I finally used old XP disk to do the formatting then Vista was able to install itself. Basically the op...
Summary: I'm a software engineer and pretty much my experiences with Windows has prompted me to look for alternative operating systems that can also run my programs.
Pros: Windows is used everywhere and therefore application data is compatible with most systems you will encounter.
Cons: Not a very stable operating system. Online updates from Microsoft have crashed my system frequently. Horrible design architecture has led to many holes in the software, leading to both an unstable system and has provided a safe haven for virus writers.
Summary: the upgrade coupon is a rip off. What was suppose to cost me $xx to express upgade cost me $xx. Not much of a savings. The shipping charge is $ xx with tax $x. High tax rate and high shipping. If I had known this I would have just waited and got vista instead of ordering this XP with upgrade coupon.
Pros: It works on one computer. Read Microsofts new OEM rule!!!!!!
Cons: You cannot change more than 3 things are the OS will shut down and give you only 3 days to reactivate by phone. You cannot reactivate online.
Cons: Tried to intsall this OEM version and had a CRC error when it was installing. Bad disk. Didn't feel like paying more shipping for an RMA so I had a friend let me use theirs. I basically just bought a software key instead of a working disk.