My better computer has Windows XP. It's now having problems too. Slow & not agreeable with a lot of sites.
I felt it was time for an upgrade.
New computer just showed up. It has Windows 8, or 8.1, not sure. I have no idea what to do with the thing! It's totally unlike anything I've ever seen. It's going to be like completely re-learning computers. I'm also changing Internet Providers, so I won't be using it 'till the change over. Right now it's at my techie-guy friend's house getting set up & loaded. He's confused by it too. I've sat down with it a few times & am totally confused, but getting better.
A lot of people are avoiding it because of the drastic difference. I mean DRASTIC!
The way I figured, if I hang onto a computer for 14 years, I'd might as well get the modern Windows. I guess it's trial-by-fire.
I'm no spring chicken, so change isn't always my friend, but I figure I have to. Ignoring it isn't going to make it go away.