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Originally Posted by weltall View Post
Well for now everything works fine. Nice to know that nowadays 64bit systems do not have compatibility problems. I still need to know though if installing WinXP after will give me problems ^^;;;

Windows xp can be run inside windows seven,if you have professional or ultimate.

Also programs can be run in xp compatibility mode.
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OP

it its not broke, don't fix it



thats all
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Yeah well when I do things I usually look at the future rather the present. I mean indeed if i added a new GPU it would make my gaming experience better.. but upgrade this old machine with a GPU that will probably be bottlenecked from the CPU.. at least with Win7 I will be able to use them on my next upgrade. And its not about being broken or not ^^;;; Its about moving on morbid like many said.
    
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post #44 of 53
If your happy with what you got, stick with XP. Just pick up Win7 when you build a new system. Or, like others have stated, dual boot if you want to check it out.
I have run Win7 since Beta on my sig rig. No problems with it at all. Love it miles over XP.

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Just to put this out there!
I have Windows 7 Ultimate on an Acer Aspire one! 1.6GHz N270 Atom, 1GB of Ram
And it runs good as gold
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post #46 of 53
No *need* to upgrade yet, in fact when I switched I found some games didn't perform as well. Compatability however isn't an issue with 64 bit win 7, every game I've tried played just fine so don't fear to upgrade if you want (for that reason too I wouldn't bother dual booting). Realize however that for your system there will be no benefit until there are more games that don't support XP or require more memory, it's really just a personal preference as of right now as you can see from the comments. If you want the different interface and future proofing then jump ship, otherwise I'd spend the money on hardware upgrades instead.

On a side note I wouldn't recommend win 7 home, it has less features and is limited in memory to 16GB and chances are the next good OS release will be another 5-10 years by which time "normal" amounts of memory required for games will be higher. I haven't yet found a good reason to buy ultimate.
     
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post #47 of 53
Same here. 64 Bit OSes have become mainstream now.

Everybody hardware vendor is supporting that very well.

Only few legacy stuff may ot work properly but it never happedned to me.
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GO Win 7 64!!!!!! DO IT NOW!!! GET TO THE CHOPPA!!!!!
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Dude let me tell you. I recently had windows XP x32 running DC Universe online. With a brand new CPU, vid card and everything. The game used to crash on me all the time even on lower settings. Then I upgraded to Win 7 x64. It was simply night and day for me. Wonder why I didn't switch sooner. It could have something to do with me running XP in 32 bit. But when I went to 7 x64, it changed my gaming life. LOL!
I don't really see the OS being responsible for a game crashing, but I wouldn't be surprised if driver makers are getting lazy with xp drivers and don't care as much about stability as much as they would for win 7 drivers.
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post #50 of 53
XP is still faster as a gaming OS from my experience. However, Windows 7 simply feels easier to use, looks prettier (lol) and gives you DX10+11.

I'd consider going Win7 64bit though as you have 4GB of ram, 32 bit no likey that.
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