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What Was the Best and Worst Windows OS For You?

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Best was Windows 7
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The best was Windows 10.
The worst was Windows 8.
Currently working with Windows 11 but just started.
 
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Win 10 best.

Win me worst
 
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My first own laptop came with windows XP, simple and quick imo, was happy with it at that time back in 2003.

I know many people hate Vista, I actually liked it, was running Vista 64 Bit Ultimate (E7200 + 4GB DDR2) with Windows Dreamscene loved it,
I also really liked the transparency settings/slider which Windows 10/11 lacks....

Windows 10/11 not that bad but lacks things from Vista imo, with the much more powerful hardware you have these days transperancy settings and Dreamscene shouldn't be an issue...

Worst OS was 8/8.1.

Worst OS windows updating, windows 98/7....
 
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They all suk in 1 way or the other :)

But the real question is which one(s) sukd less....

IMHO:

A) W10 - best to date
B) Mostly Extriment & Vistra - worst p.o.s. disconbobulated clusterf*k's MS ever pulled out of their collective arses
 
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Avoiding: Win 11
 
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7 wasn't that bad, but I always had a lot of issues with windows updates on 7.... :banghead:

The "Never ending searching for updates" and alike....
I made a thread about it years ago here on TPU....
 
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Best: W7 and W8.1

Pretty good: W98, W2000, XP, W2003, Vista SP2, W8, W10

Worst: Vista RTM, a HUGE difference from SP2. The only thing SP2 lacked was a decent task bar and not the stupid XP crap: one button for starting a program in quick launch, and ANOTHER BUTTON for switching to/from the same program. :banghead::banghead:

Also, I refuse to call Windows "Win", as it suggests having something to do with winning.

It doesn't.
 

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Best: What I've used.
 
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Couldn't have said it any better. This exactly.
 
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Best 7
Worst ME.
 
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Benchmark Scores i can finally play crysis
I skipped a few windows OS like Vista and 8 over the years but to be honest the ones I have used, I've had no major issues with.
 
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Post deleted , a bit OT..
 
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Runner-up: W98
 

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Best? Win 10.. ugh.

Worst? Win 98 OEM.
 
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Like the majority in this thread so-far, I do everything online including posting in this thread with win 7 "DDR2 motherboard".
 
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Benchmark Scores are good
2000, 7, 8.1, and 10 are good. 98 SE, XP, Vista are alright. ME is meh. 8.0 and 11 are not good.
 
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Best: Windows 7. Runner up: XP

Worst: Windows Update trying to forcefully install Windows 8.

Did not install on my main PC (used on occasion though): Windows NT, 2000, Vista (was a good OS after a few updates), and 11.
 

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I love Windows ugh edition.

Also perhaps this should be made into a poll?

I tried at first to make it a poll but it didn't allow even as much choices for best OS much less worst OS.
 

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Vista hands down I am 47 I has had "all the Windows" Actually not entirely true I skipped over ME and the 8's

I will stay on 10 as long as I possibly can until there is an actual feature in 11 that makes me have to give in(DX12 for 10 for me)
 
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Best : Windows 10
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Does mobile version count? I had a surface tablet and oh boy the os on that had locked alot of things
 
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Best? Windows CE :D
 
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Years later...W Vista Business 64bit with at least 8GB of RAM and the OS on an Intel SSD - rather Amazing actually because I have
FULL control over it.
Windows 7 good.
Windows XP 32bit for old games - the Best. (not on the Net)
Windows 10 Pro keeps trying to force me to use MS Cloud Antivirus - I keep saying NO!
Cloud is just someone else's PC.
 
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