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After 10 years of using Windows XP I think it is time for an upgrade.

I have a good computer for which I always buy the right pieces so it is up to date with the current evolution of technology.

The only thing left for me to do, is to change my Windows.

I don't know exactly what to choose.

Many of my friends recommended Windows 7 as being the best replacement for Windows XP OS.

Can you please help me a bit and give me some suggestions?

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Hello John!

Well, actually the battle would be between Windows 7, 8 or Vista.

Many people prefer Windows 7 because it doesn't differ too much from the old XP, but still has a modern air and new applications. It is a lot faster, and with a good processor and the latest version of Windows 7, you can still feel in-between the two OS through the Windows XP Mode.

You can get anytime free support from Microsoft and it has the User Account Control, which means nobody can be full administrator of the computer without your knowledge. Most of the programs these days are specially conceived for Windows 7 or Vista, so it's a safe bet.

Windows 8, for a change, is a lot cheaper and faster at the same time. It is indeed pretty rough to get used to, since it has a whole new interface and you have to learn to use new functions (it doesn't have a Start menu for instance).

Of course, there is a whole bunch of new applications specially designed for Windows 8, and even Windows Store, similar to the Apple App Store. It also offers a cloud storage service, so you'll never lose any data again. Also, it comes together with the "Defender" antivirus program.

This being said, I hope you'll make the right choice.

Good luck!