QCCI said:What do you mean? Explain
I still use XP. I'll probably just isolate this system from the internet, and keep it the way it is, and use a tablet for internet stuff. I did that with my Win98 system, and that's still going. The issue is always installed software. I have some that's pretty pricey (way more than a very nice, new system), and I don't want to be forced to buy upgrades, do the install, configure everything, etc, etc, etc.
You know how you load programs on windows normally by pressing the little windows button on the bottom left of the screen. Well windows 8 button don't function like that. Its crap basically. There's a few company's online that let you return that button back to the type your used to.
With Win8 and 8.1 your best option is hotkeys. Windows+R is run and type what you want to run or Windows + Q to search apps, WIndows + C to bring up Charms menu, etc
8.1 is a little more friendly to legacy users and has a start button, but it doesn't have a typical start menu like you are used to. Use it for a week and you will get the hang of it.
XP will still have some life, but that would close quickly if third party browser support evaporates. IE is already at a standstill with XP, so its only a short matter of time where CHrome and Firefox will no longer support XP either.
I have noticed a lot of trouble with IE lately!
I am leaning towards Microsoft 7 though. I see a lot of you guys mentioning 8. Can you tell me what your preferences are?