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There are differences between XP and W7
When I tried some libraries, thinking it would make my genealogy stuff more convent I discovered I would need to maintain duplicate files for every jpg, tif and gif file for each family, with over 12,000 of these times 10, there goes my disk space, not to mention the time to maintain 10 copies of each! But then I still dislike the Users files because you have to waste time with search to find anything that ends up in them! Windows 8, it took me nearly an hour hunting for a blog or something to tell me how to close the bloody thing and shut down my computer for cleaning! I am still trying to find my way to things I want and need rather than the mostly useless, to me apps, on the screen. I want my file manger at my finger tips, several browsers and several programs running at the same time and even with 8 gig of Ram plus the 2 gig from the video boards, I run out before i have edited, published and checked a new web page. But when it comes to customizing my OS Windows 7 wins hands down. Yes it took me a while and recently when I had to reformat and re-install 4 computers I had to do it all over again, but the freedom to do so is what makes me like Windows 7. Customizing 8, forget it. I have work to do. Windows 7 64 bit is much more stable than XP 64 and I need the memory and speed. I used Xp 64 bit for one week and had more blue screens and freeze ups than all other OS combined over decades. Enjoy XP if you want, enjoy W8 if you want, I will stick with W7.