If you have compatibility issues you can do any of the following:
XP mode (can load apps out of the VM so it's like a virtualized application)
Upgrade your fucking software if it's not a game or deprecated software
Pretty straightforward and the first option works 99% of the time.
XP WAS the best OS out there for a long while, until 7 was released. When Vista came out, XP was there to love me and nurture me back to health. Vista raped my crops and burned my women.
Vista with the service packs is just fine.
I'd rather have Vista than XP
Mostly for DirectX 10+ and all
And for a better look that XP's fisherprice theme
I plan on upgrading soon (buying a new computer). Hopefully it's better than XP, which is a great OS.
When I upgraded from XP to windows 7 everything ran better.
XP Professional 64-bit master race.
Edit: upload corruption because it uses the advantages of filesystem changes made in vista code base or whatever, it really didn't work in xp but in vista\7\8 you have a noticeable fps increase. It's just one of the 1001 reasons of why you should switch to a newer OS.
Edit: upload corruption
Because I can't afford Windows 7...
I just leave it here
This was basically what I thought of Windows 7 a while back: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/933820
Turned out I was an idiot, after the initial (few day) getting used to the new layout and such I've had no problems and found it entirely better. The only software I've had any real compatibility issues with is either from the 90s or Silent Storm, which was just down to some dodgy code and could be fixed easily. Everything else worked with XP Compatibility.
win 7 pro or home for gaming
I remember XP. I also remember trying to install the network drivers for it.
Man, I remember when Windows XP was called an unstable piece of shit (which it was before some service packs) and people refused to upgrade from Windows 2000.
The late 90's/early 2000's were a weird time for design in general. Everything must be round and organic and colors!!!!
I still use XP because Windows 7 won't run nothing for me at all.
Well 1 thing for sure anything is better than Vista because Vista won't run anything.
I still use XP because my computer is shitting itself at the moment and I desperately need to build a new one. I'll buy 7 when that happens. (That will be a while, since I have an income of 0 dollars and 0 cents a year.)
My dad is in the process of getting this computer upgraded to Windows 7.
I've had something of a bad experience with Win7, though. It was so flippin' paranoid about everything that it wouldn't even let me edit text documents unless they were in the Documents folder (telling me that access is denied). So if I wanted to mess with a .INI or .CFG, I had to cut+paste it into the Documents folder, edit it, save it,and then Copy+Paste it back. This has happened on the both of the two Windows 7 Home computers we've owned.
I looked around for fixes and attempted to unmark stuff as Read Only, but the only solution I've tried that has actually worked is the Take Ownership shortcut, and even then, it seems more like a quick-and-dirty workaround than an actual fix.
Tl;dr I'm working on upgrading to Windows 7, but in my experience, Win7's security measures are really annoying.
After reading this i have to say i disagree with the OP
After 7-ish years of using XP i can surely say i have been fed up for a couple of years now since the release of Vista then XP.
I cannot play games on this except Command And Conquer on the lowest settings and source games run at around 13 FPS. Not to mention its such a fucking pain to navigate this thing, 7 has a much more easy navigation system from what ive heard, i hear you can drag folders onto the side bar for quick navigation to it.
Not to mention that XP lacks support for Direct X 10 and 11 and is all around less safe then 7 now. There is no reason not to have Vista or 7 unless you cant afford it like i couldnt previously.
I am so glad i will have a new computer my Christmas, ive been dreaming to get rid of this thing forever and im excited about getting Windows 7 on a highly functional computer.
I hate Win7. When my computer shit's over again i install XP.
I'm on Vista because I have no money for XP :(
I used to have XP on my gaming rig for a couple of months and it worked fine, but after I installed 7 on my computer it started to crash and get the BSOD a little now and then (about once a day). I had no idea why it did that (Probably something related to the 64-bit os) but when I got myself a new monitor it stopped crashing.
WINDOWS 7 MASTER RACE!