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Poll Results: I have a P55, X58, or P67 rig and running...

 
  • 55% (5)
    Windows XP alone
  • 44% (4)
    Dual boot setup w/ XP
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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I think that Windows XP Mode could be an option:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...indows-xp-mode
Forget XP, move on, it's time! Once you start using it, you'll want nothing to do with xp again!
Autocad 2002/2006 does not run properly when using the XP mode. To many errors occur. I'm trying to figure out if I should dual boot from a single drive or 2 separate drives. As far as wanting to know who is still using the original XP...I'm just trying to comfort myself (that's why there's a poll )
post #12 of 22
You don't need to dual boot,you have windows xp mode in windows 7,it will run all your old software inside windows 7 with no problems.
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post #13 of 22
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You don't need to dual boot,you have windows xp mode in windows 7,it will run all your old software inside windows 7 with no problems.
Autocad 2002 & 2006 does not run properly in Windows 7's XP Mode and not all of the old software will work (but many will) I have found many threads on this regarding the autocad 2002/2006 after I had tried myself.
post #14 of 22
You don't need to dual boot.....JK

I do have xp installed on a pc here at my place but It certainly isn't a newer chipset.I actually ran 32 bit w7 ultimate for a while with an atom pc and it worked just fine.
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post #15 of 22
I find win xp slower than win 7. I just installed xp a week ago. When I render with my 3d app, you can't do anything else ( surf the internet) besides rendering because the cpu is 100%... dunno why this happens , but in win 7 this doesn't happen at all. I can surf the internet and do everything else that I need to do while rendering. This is not what I mean when I said xp is slower. Xp is just slower in general, and very buggy. No one should be using xp because the technology is so outdated. People think oh wait it's older so it must run faster. It's not like that. At least in my case xp runs slower. Xp came out like 10 years ago is about time people stop using it, unless you have a single core system with 512 meg. I never had any issue when running old apps... I still don't know how people find apps that don't work on win 7 , I have yet to find any.
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post #16 of 22
I'm running windows XP because I'm too lazy to update my desktop. I love Windows 7 though--on my personal laptop, work laptop, and HTPC. But I just don't do much with my desktop that warrants the $100 for the OS and time it would take at the moment to update my system
    
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post #17 of 22
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Xp is just slower in general, and very buggy. No one should be using xp because the technology is so outdated.
Not buggy to me regarding my usage I just wish I still do need to use it but Windows 7 will not run some of my old programs (that I definitely need) properly

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But I just don't do much with my desktop that warrants the $100 for the OS and time it would take at the moment to update my system
I totally understand while being a hardcore gamer, it's not even worth upgrading to Win 7 as of now but I've already spilled $100...Now that's a to myself
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/23/11 at 6:48pm
post #18 of 22
My development website runs on XP (with Apache). Since I work webpages in Dreamweaver and want to send the files over to the Apache htdocs folder by a simple network connection, the Dreamweaver rig is on XP. Last was wanting to keep running my CS3 products (Adobe claims XP is best for CS3 products) ,so that is 3 machines on XP. I happen to like the homegroup feature in Win 7 but XP is only "workgroup". It was a bit complex sharing the program files folder between XP machines (simple if you know the process) and htdocs is in program files by default. The MSDN (academic software from Microsoft) program stopped giving out XP this semester. Perhaps this is a signal for support ending, but having Microsoft support for XP never made any difference to me.

For me it is not how wide a toolbar is or how a certain menu looks like it is all about file management that makes me really like a OS or just tolerate an OS. I feel XP was the start of good file management and Win 7 has gotten a good bit better with file management. Everything else I can deal with, just keep evolving those file management techniques.
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
Autocad 2002/2006 does not run properly when using the XP mode. To many errors occur. I'm trying to figure out if I should dual boot from a single drive or 2 separate drives. As far as wanting to know who is still using the original XP...I'm just trying to comfort myself (that's why there's a poll )
Nah, don't worry about it: you gotta do what you gotta do.

A friend of mine has a great saying for this: "As long as it works, I'm happy". Well, he usually just says "As long as it works!" I mean, it doesn't matter whether or not others are still using XP: unlike many people who are still using XP, you actually have no choice right now. I mean damn: how much does the latest version of Autocad cost?
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post #20 of 22
I just plainly run 2 Windows 7, one for benchmarks only, because it's super tweaked and I don't want anything lowering my score and another Windows 7 for gaming/regular work. Windows XP just doesn't do it for Fermi GPU's.
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