AnotherITguy, on 23 June 2011 - 14:36, said:
Or you could be smart about it and buy WINDOWS 7 PRO which comes with XP MODE which essentially is a free copy of XP inside a virtual machine.
P.S: To the guy above, XP in no way shape or form is faster than 7 ive done the testing and its not even close.
You do understand how code is executed on a processor right, in that, more code to run = takes more time?
Now then, compare the code that's in windows 7 to windows XP, windows 7 has MUCH more features which comes at a cost of execution code space increasing.
CPUs have things like 256KB L2 cache's for storing 256KB of instructions at a time, now, if you agree with physics, common sense and what we've been relying on for the whole of humanity, you too will agree that less executable code will execute faster than larger executable code thus making windows XP faster and quicker to run itself than windows 7.