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Windows 7: XP partion strictly for gameing?

09 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

+1 on dual booting for the rig you have at this moment... if at a later date you can upgrade or make a new more potent rig, win 7 ultimate (32 or 64) would be all you need.

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09 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Okay, I'm going to do the dual-boot, wish me luck!
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09 Apr 2011   #13
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

good luck!
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09 Apr 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Thank you Mickey Magabyte for the Dual-Boot info, I now have an XP-W9in7 Dual-boot going, I'm currently on the XP partion setting it up to my liking.
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09 Apr 2011   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

have fun - i hope it makes your games a bit faster
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10 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

$279 for Operating systems $20 PC hummm
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11 Apr 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Easily possible and doable.
It's also quite possible to trim down the active processes in win 7.
However, you only have 1 gig of ram, I really wouldn't have suggested win 7 for you in the first place as you are at the bare minimum to begin with.
I got Windows 7 for it's functionality, XP booted faster, but Windows 7 is faster when searching for files, which is something I do too often.

Back on topic, the reason is mainly for GTA: San Andreas, there is this mod I put into it that is called "ENB Series," but it's the version compatible with graphics cards of my type, and I predict that because of XP's low resource usage, it would improve the GTA: San Andreas gameplay and help it run more smoothly.
hmm... my laptop boots faster in Windows 7. My laptop has 2 hard disks, both are Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB disks @5400 RPM, one hard drive has Windows 7 installed, the other hard drive has XP installed. The hard drive with Win 7 on it boots way faster, while it has only 94/500 GB still available. The XP hard drive is still almost empty, so you could call it a clean Windows XP installation with just programs like Firefox, Winamp and Winrar added, it boots alot slower.

I'm going to use that "XP hard drive" for gaming too and the Windows 7 one for casual stuff like browsing the web, doing stuff in MS Office etc...
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