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Where can I get Windows XP for a new build

#21kelemvorPosted 9/8/2013 6:47:07 PM
*puts on tinfoil hat*

Also I've heard from 2 different people that Windows 8 has backdoors to allow the NSA to snoop around on your computer. Get Windows 7.

Also, why are almost all new computers shipping with Windows 8 if the consumers have voiced their disapproval with their wallets? Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo are loosing a ton of money by not bringing back Windows 7 on desktops and laptops. Sales are down double digits over last year.
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#22Fade2black001Posted 9/8/2013 6:49:27 PM
kelemvor posted...
*puts on tinfoil hat*

Also I've heard from 2 different people that Windows 8 has backdoors to allow the NSA to snoop around on your computer. Get Windows 7.

Also, why are almost all new computers shipping with Windows 8 if the consumers have voiced their disapproval with their wallets? Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo are loosing a ton of money by not bringing back Windows 7 on desktops and laptops. Sales are down double digits over last year.


You have proof of that? I would love to read an article about it.
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#23SavageDonzillaPosted 9/8/2013 6:49:33 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
SamusFarron posted...
stabler


listen to the guy that said stabler.


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#24kelemvorPosted 9/8/2013 6:55:22 PM(edited)
Fade2black001 posted...
kelemvor posted...
*puts on tinfoil hat*

Also I've heard from 2 different people that Windows 8 has backdoors to allow the NSA to snoop around on your computer. Get Windows 7.

Also, why are almost all new computers shipping with Windows 8 if the consumers have voiced their disapproval with their wallets? Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo are loosing a ton of money by not bringing back Windows 7 on desktops and laptops. Sales are down double digits over last year.


You have proof of that? I would love to read an article about it.


I don't have proof of anything. The story is still developing. I'm skeptical but I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to bow to government pressure. If more sources come out or some hacker exposes/exploits the backdoor and goes public with the media I hope there is a HUGE backlash against Micro$oft
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/08/22/nsa-windows-8-exploit/
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#25rusty12000Posted 9/9/2013 4:05:05 AM
Golden Maven posted...
rusty12000 posted...
I would advise windows 7, as a huge XP fan, moving to 7 was a positive experience. Also stay far far.... far... FAR FAR FAR away from Windows 8, it is god awful.


lol, what a noob. probably tried Win8 for 30 seconds and got confused.


Hating Windows 8 doesn't make you a noob, If anything its the very opposite.
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#26d209999Posted 9/9/2013 4:57:40 AM
rusty12000 posted...
Golden Maven posted...
rusty12000 posted...
I would advise windows 7, as a huge XP fan, moving to 7 was a positive experience. Also stay far far.... far... FAR FAR FAR away from Windows 8, it is god awful.


lol, what a noob. probably tried Win8 for 30 seconds and got confused.


Hating Windows 8 doesn't make you a noob, If anything its the very opposite.


It proves you're a sheep.
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#27d209999Posted 9/9/2013 5:03:44 AM
kelemvor posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
kelemvor posted...
*puts on tinfoil hat*

Also I've heard from 2 different people that Windows 8 has backdoors to allow the NSA to snoop around on your computer. Get Windows 7.

Also, why are almost all new computers shipping with Windows 8 if the consumers have voiced their disapproval with their wallets? Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo are loosing a ton of money by not bringing back Windows 7 on desktops and laptops. Sales are down double digits over last year.


You have proof of that? I would love to read an article about it.


I don't have proof of anything. The story is still developing. I'm skeptical but I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to bow to government pressure. If more sources come out or some hacker exposes/exploits the backdoor and goes public with the media I hope there is a HUGE backlash against Micro$oft
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/08/22/nsa-windows-8-exploit/


I think your tinfoil hat is on too tight.

PC sales are down because people are buying tablets and smartphones. Not because of a lack of Windows 7. And lolnsabackdoor. Your insider source article gives about as much detail as me saying "HEY GUIZ THE GUVMENT CAN WATCH UR ST4RT M3NU!!!11!!11!!!!"

Developing Story = Click-Baiting
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#28rusty12000Posted 9/10/2013 3:15:10 AM
PC sales are down because no one wants Windows 8, luckily some stores still allow you to get windows 7 instead. Anyone i have talked to that has got Windows 8 regretted it and often end up getting windows 7. I know there is a few Windows 8 sheep on this board though. Which i don't understand. Just because it is new doesn't mean you have to buy it and brown noes it till the bitter end.
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#29josh_bazzellPosted 9/10/2013 3:37:13 AM
I just upgraded to 8, and my comp decided to freeze every 15 seconds and not even want to boot into windows half the time, then it fubared and I had to completely reformat my hard drive, losing 10 seasons of Red Dwarf and all my games and music. I have a TB hard drive and a 250 gb cap on my internet. This is a bad thing. Windows 8 more stable? Yeah, no... I would recommend 7 over XP or 8 any day of the week
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#30SenkoyPosted 9/10/2013 3:50:36 AM
XP was a great operating system, but its time has passed. Get Windows 7 instead.
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