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Windows 7: New Harddrives May Force Windows XP Upgrades...

12 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
New Harddrives May Force Windows XP Upgrades...

I don't use it, but if you do this may be of interest....

An article provided by BBC News paints a rather grim picture for Windows XP
consumers. It may seem that those still clinging to the fear that Windows 7 will eventually pan out to be another Windows Vista may have no choice but to take the upgrade plunge thanks to the evolution of the hard drive. This won't mean an early death of XP by any means, but more of a performance hit despite other system specs.
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12 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

FUD of the highest order, in the actual article on BBC news (the links in the news section) it specifically states that the new hard drives will "tell" XP it uses the old format, so it wont be an issu
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12 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™

"All other things being equal you will have a noticeable hard drive reduction in performance," said Mr Burks, adding that, in some circumstances, it could make a drive 10% slower.

In a bid to limit the misalignment, hard drive makers are producing software that ensures 512 sectors line up with 4K ones.

Those most likely to see the performance problems are those building their own computers or swapping out an old drive for one that uses the new format.
- BBC News - Hard drive evolution could hit Microsoft XP users
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12 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

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13 Mar 2010   #5

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Interesting read nonetheless. Thanks
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