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Just a simple question from someone who has migrated from 98se to xp pro.

I was always taught that a bloated windows folder caused a general slowdown
of performance.
iow if the temp folder was heavy or if the desktop had large files on it
then 'windows would run slower'
Or if the registry became 'bloated' as 98 did not clean itself efficiently,
then the o/s would also become slower.

Were these generalisations true ?? and has XP overcome these problems.

Any observations appreciated.
J
 
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Joe

XP has all but overcome these old issues.. one has to remember that XP is
NOT an improved Windows 98.. it is a COMPLETELY different OS..

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"joe" <joe@web.com> wrote in message news:devh01$6s$1@ctb-nnrp2.saix.net...
> Just a simple question from someone who has migrated from 98se to xp pro.
>
> I was always taught that a bloated windows folder caused a general
> slowdown of performance.
> iow if the temp folder was heavy or if the desktop had large files on it
> then 'windows would run slower'
> Or if the registry became 'bloated' as 98 did not clean itself
> efficiently, then the o/s would also become slower.
>
> Were these generalisations true ?? and has XP overcome these problems.
>
> Any observations appreciated.
> J
>
>
 
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"Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>Joe
>
>XP has all but overcome these old issues.. one has to remember that XP is
>NOT an improved Windows 98.. it is a COMPLETELY different OS..

Just a bit of further explanation.

Windows XP is based on the Windows NT operating system kernel and is
therefore completely different from the 9x versions (95/98/Me).

Windows XP is closely related to, and largely evolved from, Windows
2000. The internal version number for Windows 2000 is Windows NT 5.0
and for Windows XP it is Windows NT 5.1

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Joe
>
> XP has all but overcome these old issues.. one has to remember that XP is
> NOT an improved Windows 98.. it is a COMPLETELY different OS..

Completely different is an understatement. XP is such a vast improvement
over 95, 98, and Me. I can honestly say that I have not had a system crash
in four years - and I have a lot of apps loaded and running.
 

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Thanx for that guys.
I must say after a couple of months using xp pro I am very impressed with
its
apparent stability.
J

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> "Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
>>Joe
>>
>>XP has all but overcome these old issues.. one has to remember that XP is
>>NOT an improved Windows 98.. it is a COMPLETELY different OS..
>
> Just a bit of further explanation.
>
> Windows XP is based on the Windows NT operating system kernel and is
> therefore completely different from the 9x versions (95/98/Me).
>
> Windows XP is closely related to, and largely evolved from, Windows
> 2000. The internal version number for Windows 2000 is Windows NT 5.0
> and for Windows XP it is Windows NT 5.1
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
 
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joe wrote:
>
> I must say after a couple of months using xp pro I am very impressed with
> its apparent stability.

I maintain dozens of dos5/6 286/386s for several factories that run the
pcs 24/7 which run various lable/shipping printers and/or other
machines. They never crash. Hard drives go bad now and then tho.
 
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That's because the operating system is designed to try and prevent the
operator from installing software that can hose the system, whereas the
DOS versions can be clobbered at will.

joe wrote:

> Thanx for that guys.
> I must say after a couple of months using xp pro I am very impressed with
> its
> apparent stability.
> J
>
> "Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:vmv6h15kumo7vdabb0tknb8d28cl68q629@4ax.com...
>
>>"Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Joe
>>>
>>>XP has all but overcome these old issues.. one has to remember that XP is
>>>NOT an improved Windows 98.. it is a COMPLETELY different OS..
>>
>>Just a bit of further explanation.
>>
>>Windows XP is based on the Windows NT operating system kernel and is
>>therefore completely different from the 9x versions (95/98/Me).
>>
>>Windows XP is closely related to, and largely evolved from, Windows
>>2000. The internal version number for Windows 2000 is Windows NT 5.0
>>and for Windows XP it is Windows NT 5.1
>>
>>Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
>>--
>>Microsoft MVP
>>On-Line Help Computer Service
>>http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>>
>>In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>>http://aumha.org/alex.htm
>
>
>
>