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Is anyone here still on Windows XP? If so, why?

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2 years ago#21
I use Winxp + VMware for retro games.
DosBox + glide for dos and voodoo games.
Win9X + 3d games are actually the hardest to run.
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2 years ago#22
I took a crappy computer with Windows XP and put on Windows 7, it ran better.
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2 years ago#23
XP is the OS of choice amongst audio engineers.
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2 years ago#24
Slayn posted...
I took a crappy computer with Windows XP and put on Windows 7, it ran better.


How crappy are we talking?
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2 years ago#25
RPGMatt posted...
XP is the OS of choice amongst audio engineers.


Honestly, OSX is the choice, but there isn't much in it. Most of the guys I know use W7 on the desktop, as they want more power than what you get with a Mac at a similar price. Apart from Logic, the major DAWs are multiplatform.
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2 years ago#26
watertank posted...
Jason_25 posted...
Simcity 4 is incompatible with Vista and greater. It will run, but crash all the time. This is because Microsoft moved some crucial directdraw calls into software with Vista and the WDDM drivers. Many other older great games like the Mechwarrior series and Longbow 2 have the same problems.

There are no suitable modern replacements for these games either, the newer games are either dumbed down, consolized, multiplayer-only, reduced in scale, or DRM-ed out, and made for 15 year old COD kids.


This is, simply put, wrong. I have simcity 4 that i play on my windows 7 machine perfectly fine. Never crashed. There's only one graphical issue which gets fixed through some option in the video settings.


It crashes sometimes while saving for me, but not often.
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2 years ago#27
I am.

No specific reason other than the fact that I have only just recently added PC gaming to my list of platforms to choose from. When I purchased my system components (first self build) I didn't have enough currency at the time to purchase a new OS or better HDD.

But it is in my interest to get Win7 and a 1TB hard-drive shortly so I can then enjoy the performance of my system a whole lot better. I will probably still plan to keep XP partitioned too so I can have the option of dual-booting if the situation ever arises.
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2 years ago#28
I used XP until late last year. She was a good operating system, but when I built my new computer I to get with the times.

7 is just as great of an OS tbh.
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2 years ago#29
Doomsday Forte posted...
Slayn posted...
I took a crappy computer with Windows XP and put on Windows 7, it ran better.


How crappy are we talking?


It was a Netbook with an Intel Atom and 2gb memory. Windows 7 runs well with older hardware.
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2 years ago#30
1) Older PC games. You know, the ones that were actually good.
2) Better customization, being able to write your own scripts and embed them on the context menus for instance.
3) Many programming, hacking and gaming tools only work on WinXP or earlier.
4) Faster and more productive GUI. Smaller number of clicks required, Up button etc.

This coming from someone who has free access to Microsoft's OSs.

The bane of WinXP is that there's no decent x64 version of it. It's why I'm running Win7 on one of my laptops.
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