Re: Windows XP?
My wife has a Dell with XP. The hard drive is going, so I bought another drive and dumped everything on it but never installed the new one in the machine. My thinking was that if it's time to give up XP there's not much to be gained by putting the new drive in and going through the process of reinstalling the OS.
The machine I'm using right now is running Windows 8. I haven't installed the latest, but I will say that it's a lousy system and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone.
You might look at something like the Chromebook or another netbook.
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