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i use W7 and its given me no issues on X64 bit and i love it never going back to vista or XP
    
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From a gaming perspective, no real difference.

As said, 7 has DX11 (which would require a GPU upgrade for you) and going 64 bit would allow full use of the 4 gigs of RAM, but if your not having RAM issues, stick with what you have.

I like Windows 7 overall, just so many features missing in XP. But just for gaming, not a huge deal.
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post #13 of 53
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No point whatsoever, frankly I actually prefer XP over windows 7, the only reason I didn't go with XP was because it was a brand new machine and my GPU was DX11.
Clearly the talk of someone who's against Windows 7 for personal reasons.

Windows 7 is better than Windows XP in EVERYTHING. It's like comparing a 1967 Chevy to a 2011 Ferrari.

Really, I would lose my sanity if I have to explain to someone why Windows 7 is better than XP.

Windows Vista.. maybe. It was buggy as hell and slow. Windows 7 is as fast as Windows XP and just as bugg-less.

If you prefer Windows XP, let alone tell everyone that they should prefer XP, then you obviously have a non-rational reason for it, such as that you just like XP because you've been using it for so long, or something equally sappy.

Move on, move forward. Windows 7 makes XP USELESS.
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post #14 of 53
Just upgrade already...



that operating system is ancient.
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No point whatsoever, frankly I actually prefer XP over windows 7, the only reason I didn't go with XP was because it was a brand new machine and my GPU was DX11.



Is probably the single most stupid comment ever. Given the fact that only a handful of games actually support 64bit and coupled with the fact that he's got 4Gb of memory it doesn't make any sense at all.
Now that is a stupid comment considering 4gb of ram can't be used with his 32 bit os.Having 4gb of ram is the reason why he should move to 64 bit,so he can actually use it.
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Yes, you should upgrade
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post #17 of 53
32 bit = 3.5GB total including your vid cards memory
64 bit = 24 GB +

i think the choice is obvious
    
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post #18 of 53
I actually have windows 7. I like it, but for his rig, there is no real benefit of using a 64bit OS unless he does some serious upgrades. GPU and memory for example.

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I actually have windows 7. I like it, but for his rig, there is no real benefit of using a 64bit OS unless he does some serious upgrades. GPU and memory for example.

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If you have eyes, Windows 7 has real benefit.

Do I seriously have to explain it to you?

No, I guess if you were a machine that only cared about the efficiency of code, then Windows XP would be a good candidate.

But COME ON!

Windows 7 is so beautiful, stream-lined, easy-to-use, etc.

Windows XP is old and.. simply not as good as its successor.
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post #20 of 53
I'd suggest you used the 64-bit version of Windows 7 personally.

I switched a goodly while back and never looked back.

Resource efficient, sleek intuitive interface, wide range of hardware compatibility, and most of all you can utilize all the ram in your machine and further down the line if you drop more ram in.

And if you ever need to use XP in the future (It can be hard to get certain legacy games to play nice with Windows 7) you could always run a virtual machine or dual-boot.

XP was my jam back in the day but moving onto Windows 7 would be a good thing to do.
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