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Still running it at work. I have it on my benching rig, but my main is 7.
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my netbook is too slow for win 7

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Me, i still use XP. because some of my important programs doesn't work very well in Windows 7 and works perfectly only in XP.
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When I have to check motherboards, I use my old IDE HDD that has XP installed for years now, Windows 7 needs reinstalling every time when checking mobos, so XP is a better alternative.
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When I have to check motherboards, I use my old IDE HDD that has XP installed for years now, Windows 7 needs reinstalling every time when checking mobos, so XP is a better alternative.

That...just really should not be possible. Windows 7 would handle that sort of thing far better. It basically has the driver for anything ever found on a motherboard built into it.

I have XP on my work machines...because we are just now starting to upgrade to Windows 7 (did a VERY major software change and it was decided to finish that first before doing anything else and it's taken about two years longer than expected, still not quite wrapped up)

I used to have an XP install at home for some older games that worked better on XP than Vista, but they all work just fine with Windows 7 even without using compatibility modes. I also used to care about EAX sound effects which you only can have on XP, but I've moved on from that.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 2/24/12 at 7:37am
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post #36 of 46
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That...just really should not be possible. Windows 7 would handle that sort of thing far better. It basically has the driver for anything ever found on a motherboard built into it.
I have XP on my work machines...because we are just now starting to upgrade to Windows 7 (did a VERY major software change and it was decided to finish that first before doing anything else and it's taken about two years longer than expected, still not quite wrapped up)
I used to have an XP install at home for some older games that worked better on XP than Vista, but they all work just fine with Windows 7 even without using compatibility modes. I also used to care about EAX sound effects which you only can have on XP, but I've moved on from that.

Installing Win7 every time for checking mobos is a pita, having XP is better for that.
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Benching = XP

Everyday Use/Gaming = 7

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Quote:
Originally Posted by strych9 View Post

When I have to check motherboards, I use my old IDE HDD that has XP installed for years now, Windows 7 needs reinstalling every time when checking mobos, so XP is a better alternative.
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Originally Posted by strych9 View Post

Installing Win7 every time for checking mobos is a pita, having XP is better for that.

You don't need to install it every time...well, maybe a OEM copy might give you trouble. I've never switched motherboards on an OEM copy without re-installing and then reactivating.

Windows 7 will be one restart and it would be done. XP would involve installing all the drivers manually. I am not sure if you can even get drivers for XP for a lot of the newer things.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 2/24/12 at 7:53am
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post #39 of 46
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You don't need to install it every time...well, maybe a OEM copy might give you trouble. I've never switched motherboards on an OEM copy without re-installing and then reactivating.
Windows 7 will be one restart and it would be done. XP would involve installing all the drivers manually. I am not sure if you can even get drivers for XP for a lot of the newer things.

But when I tried it on different boards in the same HDD, it wouldn't just boot.
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7 runs sluggish on my laptop with a Sempron and 1gb of ram.redface.gif
    
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