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04-09-2011, 07:12 PM   #16
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Having read the complaints about Windows 7 on netbooks I chose one with Windows XP.

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Yeah, 7's meant to scale well, and from what I can tell, it does. But only down to about "low-end notebook," but netbooks definitely do not handle it well. XP suits them well, though, and I think it was a bad move to cut off support for it.
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I'm still using XP Pro on my desktops, too. I have no reason to upgrade now.
When I stop receiving updates from Microsoft I'll think about what to do next.

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Okay, I've disabled all but 3 of the Aero features and my computer runs 100% better.

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If you set the Windows theme to "Classic" it doesn't use any of the Aero features at all.

I remember I set mine to an Aero theme for the hell of it, and then fired up a game I used to get about 50-60 FPS on. It dropped down to 35. So, Aero got turned off and stayed off.

Really, the effects it runs should be a piece of cake for my PC, 'cept MS obviously screwed up their resource use and optimisation.
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