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xtabber:
This is the first really compelling reason I have seen for switching from XP to Windows 7:

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/03/why-new-hard-disks-might-not-be-much-fun-for-xp-users.ars

Stephen66515:
This is the first really compelling reason I have seen for switching from XP to Windows 7:

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/03/why-new-hard-disks-might-not-be-much-fun-for-xp-users.ars


-xtabber (March 12, 2010, 05:44 PM)
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Solution: Buy older HDD's =]

Deozaan:
Very interesting.

Though probably by the time these HDDs become mainstream, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.4 and OS XI will be out and one of them ought to be better than XP by then. :)

f0dder:
This is the first really compelling reason I have seen for switching from XP to Windows 7:

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/03/why-new-hard-disks-might-not-be-much-fun-for-xp-users.ars
-xtabber (March 12, 2010, 05:44 PM)
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Solution: Buy older HDD's =]
-Stephen66515 (March 12, 2010, 06:02 PM)
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Solution: partition your disk manually before installing XP - problem solved.

IainB:
@Deozaan:
"...probably by the time these HDDs become mainstream, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.4 and OS XI will be out and one of them ought to be better than XP by then."
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Hear, hear.
It is still not beyond the bounds of credibility that this whole 512 v. 4096 bytes thing is nothing more than a crafty collusion - an unholy alliance - between Micro$oft and the hardware manufacturers.
Think that's unlikely?
Remember:
(a) The MicroSoft and HP email exchange covering up the serious performance constraints in Vista.
(b) It was Microsoft who deliberately crippled XP Vista so that it could not address more than 4GB of RAM. (Now, who on earth would have thought they would have done anything like that?)    :)

Added 2010/03/14 1523hrs:
Re point (b), please refer: Licensed Memory in 32-Bit Windows Vista
That 32-bit editions of Windows Vista are limited to 4GB is not because of any physical or technical constraint on 32-bit operating systems. The 32-bit editions of Windows Vista all contain code for using physical memory above 4GB. Microsoft just doesn’t license you to use that code.

Well, to say it that way is perhaps to put words in Microsoft’s mouth. I say the restriction to 4GB is a licensing issue because that’s how Microsoft’s programmers evidently have thought of it. The 4GB limit is retrieved from the registry by calling a function named ZwQueryLicenseValue, which is itself called from an internal procedure which Microsoft’s published symbol files name as MxMemoryLicense. If you remove this check for the licensed memory limit then a restriction to 4GB is demonstrably not enforced by other means. Yet I must admit that I have not found where Microsoft says directly that 32-bit Windows Vista is limited to 4GB only by licensing. The supposed License Agreement doesn’t even mention the word memory.
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