Reply by spacetimezi on February 6, 2012 Yes XP is not perfect but hardly slow compared to the bloated and rushed VISTA. If you perform a clean install with XP and your computer is still slow then its your hardware or you have the wrong drivers installed. This is not XP's fault. The next step is to buy a new computer with 7. You can get a new one for a couple hundred and if you need a great computer for tech then you can build your own for a few hundred as well.
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I'm sure there are techs in your town that can help you. Either way the rule of thumb is XP for old computers, and 7 for new ones. And if you absolutely can't stand XP for whatever reason then switch to linux. It's free and way more secure.