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But the point about 64 bit xp is that you cannot get a working key for it today. So in that sense you might as well say it does not exist. I had a trial version for a week but after spending hours on the phone with Microsoft trying to get a key for it i gave up.

Was trying to obtain the copy for my server and when I reailized it was probably not going to happen I just went with Win server 2008
yeah, to request a legit new key nowadays you must probably have to convince them that your life depends on it, and if you die it would be their fault
they want to spread out their new products, and unless you need to run some weird program that do not work in any other OS environment they won't help you.
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this was a while back


    
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if you do upgrade you will need more ram,an extra 2 gb will do.
    
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Ahh you Chicken Sugar Honey Iced Tea xD
ahahah
there wasn't any game support for it...bahhh except for unreal tournment i beleive
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this was a while back


Guess that 0.1Mhz advantage really gave XP the boost it needed.
    
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As above, the big advantage of 7 over XP is DX11 capabilities on DX11 cards.
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Honestly I prefer win 7 just because of xp getting a little dated to me and yes there does happen to be a dx10 patch but it is not exactly a true dx10 so if I was you I would just throw in a little more ram and upgrade to win7 ult 64bit.

You may notice a little drop in fps but in the long run you'll be quite satisfied with win7 and its features.

I would say at the very least get 4gbs total in your system.
     
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
XP DX10?

Anyways, heres the comparison for XP vs 7.

Windows XP:
Attachment 197963

Attachment 197964


While on Windows 7:


LOL, yes, Windows 7 is better, but that is a gross exxageration. What kind of scanner is that on XP anyway ? One of those fake anti-virus ?

Come on, don't waive the "security" demon at the guy. If you install Avast or MSE, and use Firefox, you'll be fine. Only people that don't take precautions with XP get infections.

I'm using XP in my Media Center, with absolutely no problems. And I have a legacy system with XP too. And I had XP until late 2009 on my main rig. No viruses or trojans or spyware unless you start visiting fishy sites and even then the same can happen to Vista or Windows 7.


Windows 7 is better because it allows you to be more productive while also being prettier; it has DX10 and 11; it has a very stable and matured 64-bit platform that is needed for 4GB+ RAM; etc.

It is also more secure out of the box, yes, it has a better built-in Firewall, and comes with Microsoft's own AntiSpyware already installed, but you can install that same program on XP, and also MSE, or Avast or Avira.


For gaming, you already need more than 2GB of RAM to have the best performance in games (what a program is normally given to work with on XP or Windows Vista or 7 32-bit); the rest is for Windows), not to mention DX10 and 11. You can try patching DX10 into Windows XP; I've read about it before, but it was hit or miss with the results. I haven't heard of it in a while though.

Upgrade to 4GB of Ram and get Windows 7.
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some gaming benchies

SF4




Crysis


    
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Funny thing is I never run any anti virus protection, not once have I had any issues I'm just careful enough I guess.
     
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