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Windows XP

Windows XP

Windows XP is a personal computer operating system produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Initially released in October 2001, there were three service packs these released for Windows XP, containing various bug fixes and the addition of certain features. Each service pack is a superseded all previous service packs and patches so that only the latest service pack needs to be installed, and also includes new revisions. These service packs had different minimum requirements for installation onto the target machine. Windows XP was the most widely used operating systems up until 2012. For a professional and reliable answers regarding Windows XP Please Call Birmingham Computer Repair on 0121 673 2579.

Advantages Of Windows XP

Windows XP is a very fast and easy to use operating system. As a multitasking operating system it allows the users to switch between different applications and resume working with other applications even if one of the applications has stopped working suddenly. The boot process is so quick that within seconds the applications become useable. The second major advantage of XP is its quick delete function. Previously it would take long hours deleting files because users had to wait endlessly till each file was deleted. But with XP, the quick action of deleting takes place by clearing the NTFS (New Technology File System) trees. Its Ctrl+Alt+Del functionality implies that whenever the Internet browser hangs up, users can just use Ctrl+Alt+Del keys simultaneously to get it going again.
Automatic updates to XP take place without delay in a time-bound manner and they do not interfere with browsing activity. Thinking of opting for a Windows XP re-installation? Call us now for free quote and impartial advice as to which system would be ideal for you.

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XP also presents an error notification report as whenever there is a problem an error report is sent to Microsoft for solution investigation thus preventing any system hang.
Windows XP is formulated in such a way that it has a universal hardware support done by vendors.
XP runs on almost every computer with AMD or an Intel processor from 1998 till date.

Disadvantages Of Windows XP

The main disadvantage of the Windows XP is security. Microsoft’s discontinued security updates for XP, rendering it vulnerable to new virus and spyware attacks. The operating system is, therefore, unsafe for critical applications such as online banking. Also, the physical software is becoming difficult to find, although Microsoft still sells a user a license and activates XP upon request. What Microsoft does not do is provide an easy solution for removing newer operating systems so that they can be replaced with XP. Concerned…

Why upgrade to windows 7?

Helen Rochester has a computer with Windows XP. She has just started to bank online and is concerned about fraud. Being an OAP she is concerned about upgrading to the latest version of Windows as this is very unfamiliar to her and if she buys a new computer she will be forced to change. Helen called Birmingham Computer repair on 0121 673 2579 for free and impartial advice for her predicament. If you don’t want to turn your PC into a malware \ spyware magnet, you have to stop using Windows XP. It’s just not safe anymore. Short of buying a new computer, your only real options are to replace XP with Windows 7, Windows 8, or Linux.