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Windows 7: XP partion strictly for gameing?

09 Apr 2011   #1
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
XP partion strictly for gameing?

Would creating and XP partion on my Hard Drive be a good idea to use for only Gaming since it uses a lot less resources than Windows 7, or would it be a waste of time to try?


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09 Apr 2011   #2
Everlong

 

You could very much do it. With a lower spec PC it might be more beneficial with performance.
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09 Apr 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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.
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09 Apr 2011   #4
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

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.
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09 Apr 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i used to keep an xp partition just for fallout 3 - crashes like crazy on 7 x64

good point, maguscreed, about the single gig of ram.

another gig will make a big difference - doubling your ram (at that level) is one of the cheapest and best upgrades you could possibly do...
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09 Apr 2011   #6
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i used to keep an xp partition just for fallout 3 - crashes like crazy on 7 x64

good point, maguscreed, about the single gig of ram.

another gig will make a big difference - doubling your ram (at that level) is one of the cheapest and best upgrades you could possibly do...
Well, sadly I don't have the money to buy 2 sticks of 1GB DDR RAM.

When I finally find a way to get income I plan on making a Gaming Rig, but until California sees improvements in employment, I'm SOL.
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09 Apr 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

fair enough, i know what it's like to be broke - not much fun
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09 Apr 2011   #8
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

So will an XP Partion be more beneficial for gaming?
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09 Apr 2011   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i suppose it all depends on your particular hardware and drivers.

the only way to find out is to try it...

you may want to look into some software like gamebooster too.

here's some great instructions on setting up a dual-boot system in case you aren't sure how.
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09 Apr 2011   #10
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I tried Gamebooster before, did not help much.
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