Windows XP

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by yabz, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. yabz


    I upgraded to XP yesterday , and my advice to anyone thinking of doing so is: don't:mad:

    I had to buy a new modem because the old one was incompatible with XP, my PC works slower, there are no discernable advantages.

    Unless you want to do a lot of work with multimedia, the best operating system is probably Windows Me.
  2. Ebo


    Buy a new machine with XP and you will see that you are wrong.
  3. yabz


    I upgraded my hardware only a few month ago. Got a new motherboard, new hard disk, the lot. I pretty well have a new machine.
  4. gnome


    If you didn't do a "fresh" install of XP (rather than an upgrade of Me), try that.

    Most of us would suggest against ever doing an OS "upgrade". And, if you took a poll I'd bet a dollar to a donut that Me would win the title of "Absolute WORST OS", hands down.
  5. Just to give you some background, I had an old Dell Dimension computer that had a Pentium 3 at 750 Mghz and 512 mb of RAM.

    I upgraded from Windows 98SE to Windows XP-Pro and had no problems whatsoever.
  6. pspr


    Yes, format the HD and do a full install. XP is a much better OS than Win ME but it does require a bit more RAM to operate properly.
    How many times we have to tell you before you get it..
    You DO NOT upgrade..
    What don't you understand?
  8. Windows Me - Malfunction Edition
  9. I have two 450 meghz computers with windows 98 os. Would someone tell me why I would need to upgrade?
  10. gnome


    Most of us trader types find we need to upgrade when we run into problems with either (a) W98's poor handling of "resources" and multi-tasking, or (b) some trading related software we want to use requires it.

    If you *needed* to upgrade now, it would be obvious.
    #10     Mar 18, 2004