My laptop, Toshiba A215 with AMD dual core has Windows 7, but came with VISTA which was not the most liked product MS ever produced. Windows 7 is not that good and was and still is hard to find my way around. My desk top an ACER e360 aspire with AMD dual core. Supplied with XP Media Center 2003, ran real well until I plugged a USB G3.5 modem. I put in a second drive and put XP pro SP2 on it and the modem software ran well. The same soft ware would not run on VISTA. The supplier said go to XP Pro or Windows 7.
MS seems not to do enough beta testing and seem to have 10,000 patches, updates etc in the first year, so I waited for SP3 to get it's bugs worked out. A month ago I finally downloaded it because I was having strange problems that restore points were not fixing. New problems and blue screens shutdowns etc. SP3 was a piece of junk. IE 8 would crash very often. I finally reloaded XP Pro sp2 and as anyone that has ever done it all programs need to be reloaded. Worse it mixed up the hard drives so my start drive now is M: and my what was M: is now C which no longer has media Center but a lot of Junk and will not boot.
I'm not happy with Windows 7, I now see beta System 8. Can't they get one product correct and stay with it for 10 years? Ive been a MS user when DOS 3.0 was in use and watched the progression move forward but the quality go down. In truth Windows 98 was the most user friendly and stable product they had.
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