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Windows 7: Reinstall XP on Dual boot system with 7

30 Sep 2009   #11

Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7RC 7100

Like sup3rsprt, I use the xp partition primarily for gaming and video capture. I also have the same games run in Win7 for ease of use when I want to play.

I dont really see much of a difference between the 2. Its just that the XP drivers are more mature for the hardware that I have got compared to the win7 drivers. Some win7 drivers are somewhat buggy, and I might use vista drivers which while they do work - are not optimised for Win7

But yeah, when I do get a new game - it goes straight onto Win7. If it seems buggy, I install it on XP.

It good to have choices

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30 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

One more thing you might consider, especially since the prices are down, is to upgrade to 4 GB of memory. That could easily help in gaming performance, and might also account for what you've thought was driver issues. It isn't hard these days to use close to 2 GB of memory for a game.
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30 Sep 2009   #13

Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7RC 7100

Yeah, ive been meaning to get another 2 gig of ram for a while. I'll probably go x64 too
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