It is a very good thing that long ago I made my computers fixable.
It is good to make your computers multiboot, that is how my computers will not be for way too long down, at least so far.
My computers can still crash and stay crashed for good, but it is much harder for that to come to happen.
No I didn't lose any of my softwares, I know enough about computers and WinXP and have also software to help recover from problems such as that.
That partition was already too beat-up anyway from so much messing with it, I needed a fresh copy, that is one of the good things about having made my Pc multiboot and I did it by myself (long ago), no computer tech at all.
Old Bill comes out with new operating system more or less often, WinXP is not too bad and there is a lot of software for it, with new operating system you have to wait for softwares to come out, many lottery programs only work on old operating systems as those softwares were made long ago.
If you know Microsoft there might soon enough be a Windows 9 and then a Win 10, there is no end to that.
So long as you have the software that you need for you computer and operating system, Why change so often?
Many people can't use their lottery programs anymore nor can they use DOS programs either.
I have already a lot of software for WinXP, so why change untill I really need to?
I never used Windows 1 nor Win 3 nor Win 95 nor Windows Millenium nor Win 2000 nor Win Vista nor Win7, I used Win98SE and from there I went to WinXP.