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What operating system(s) do you use?


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Have you tried running chkdsk /r from the recovery console to repair the sector?
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I use XP Pro, XP Home, Vista Ultimate, Mac (The type i cant say :) ) and Windows 98
forgot to add: Windows 7

Edited by PC-Tech, 02 February 2009 - 06:56 AM.

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I have better experience with Windows XP, its very easy and fast to use.
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Main production machines:Windows XP, Windows Vista

Others:

RHEL at school
PC-BSD
Anything debian based
Anything I can download an ISO for (legally)


If I could get a new laptop, I'd try dual boot with PC-BSD as the main OS.
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XP at work
XP and Vista at Home
And Windows Me and Win2k as Virtual Machines to test "programs" on.

I am still using XP a lot, because everything is installed and working perfectly fine, so I just can't be bothered to transfer everything to Vista (yet) :)
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Uses XP Home on this machine (Surf / Game PC) which also used to have ME as dual-boot.
XP Pro on my other machine, which have a workstation setup.
XP Home on a old PC standing in my home office, that my kids use when they "work with dad" :)

Have seriously considered skipping Windows altogether, and go Linux. :)

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I'm currently using Windows XP SP3, I thought about a move to Vista because of my DirectX 10.1 graphics card but UAC annoys the [bleep] out of me. I've been using Windows 7 at work and I like it so much more than Vista, it's running on a 1.8 GHz Celeron with 512MB RAM amazingly enough.
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but UAC annoys the [bleep] out of me.

So turn it off then....?
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but UAC annoys the [bleep] out of me.

So turn it off then....?


Well yes there is that I suppose but UAC is not the only thing that annoys me about Vista. On some of the machines we have at work almost a full GB of RAM is used before you even open any applications.
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Hello everyone
Quiz Master you asked a very good question :)

I have Windows xp home edition , iam more familular with 98 ( as i was bought up with it )
i wouldn't mind doing the transfer to windows 7 , sounds better everyday i hear about it...

Quote:ZEUS_GB " On some of the machines we have at work almost a full GB of RAM is used before you even open any applications. "
your work computers need some tweaking , and maintenance wounldn't hurt....
iam only running 2GB DDR ( only double data rate atm ( 2x1GB memory modules ) ) and that does me:) but not with only 1gb to spare lol

Anthony19
PS: i personally dont like vista .... everyone is different , only for the fact of all the permission prompts ( only minute complaint... ) however i guess these days technology moving so fast , you have to try and keep up :) and weight up the pro's and con's...

Edited by Anthony19, 10 February 2009 - 05:18 AM.

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Hello all. I've used Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, XP (though any 3.1 knowledge I ever had is gone - and Win95 is getting pretty fuzzy also). Considering trying Windows 7 in beta.

Currently all the PC's I use are running Windows XP Pro - but I have a lonely old PC in the kids' old room in the basement (they went and grew up and moved away) that is still running Win98 - it's almost never on now, but it is still on my LAN in case one of the kids stays over. Sometimes I feel sorry for it and run down and fire it up to update the AV and such . . . :)

Edited by Natakel, 12 February 2009 - 07:17 AM.

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium. The reason is rather simple, I bought my Dell back in April of '07. It was included. After I purchased my new Dell, I did hear all sorts of bad stuff about Dell which even made me frustrated at that time and thinking Dell screwed me. However, after reading through a lot of these forums, I feel much better and to be honest, I haven't noticed too much bad from Vista. I'm happy with it. :)
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