Five Reasons To Use and Keep Windows XP

For those of you who have installed Windows XP on your computer, laptop, or netbook, here are a few reasons on the value of having XP on your PC.

Microsoft Update.
The most important thing you must do, is update your software. After the release of SP1, Microsoft introduced the user to a couple of new functions that became a standard. It installed a user friendly security firewall, and the Microsoft update icon that allows your computer to automatically download the updates as they become available, and install them at any desired time. You can control if you want it to install, or do it later. This way your computer is always up to date with any security issues and software updates.

Windows XP is probably the most stable of the Microsoft operating systems. It is fast, and extremely user friendly. It is functional and reliable. It out performs any of the previous versions of Windows, and out performs its predecessor as well. The only challenge isWindows 7 may be as fast as XP, with a better look to it. However, many people will be afraid to upgrade due to all the issues Vista brought when it was introduced to the world.

Boot up speed.
The boot up speed on Windows XP is a lot faster than previous versions as well, and again, beats Vista with its never ending boot up sequence. If you have a decent amount of RAM on your computer, XP will be like lightning.

Zip File support.
Another standard that Microsoft introduced with XP is the built-in ZIP file compression support. Before you had to use a third party zip file software. Now with XP, you can click on the zip file and it will allow you to expand the file to a folder and extract all files.

System Restore.
This is a major improvement for the Microsoft operating systems. Many people use this if there was a major malfunction, and you can't get your computer to work correctly. A user can now go back to a previous date when the computer was running well, and now can restore the computers operating system and programs back to that point in time. A user can do this without the worry of losing personal files such as documents, internet favorites, and email. Most programs now that are installed work with the computer to create a restore point when installing.

Windows XP is by far the best operating system. It is easy to install, and is very user friendly. It beats not only its competitors, but it's own predecessors as well. After over 10 years, Microsoft will be discontinuing support for this software in 2013. For the die hard users who refuse to upgrade, it is something you may need to consider from that point. I would suggest either Windows 7, or by then, see what operating system they have by that time.


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