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Windows 7: Back to XP!

12 Apr 2009   #11
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
gaming should be on xp because it's barebone or can be made barebone
Are you serious. Why should gaming be exclusive to xp? Xp is dying a long drawn out death, hope I don't suffer like that. As for making it "bare bone" you can do that with any os anyway. Windows 7 produces better results in some instances with regards to bench results. And as johngalt says gaming in dx 10 is far more pleasurable than in dx 9 and so it is when you switch your game off and have lots of eye candy, that's besides the functionality. Totally disagree with you there ollie and think xp should be laid to rest once and for all!


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12 Apr 2009   #12
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Are you serious. Why should gaming be exclusive to xp? Xp is dying a long drawn out death, hope I don't suffer like that. As for making it "bare bone" you can do that with any os anyway. Windows 7 produces better results in some instances with regards to bench results. And as johngalt says gaming in dx 10 is far more pleasurable than in dx 9 and so it is when you switch your game off and have lots of eye candy, that's besides the functionality. Totally disagree with you there ollie and think xp should be laid to rest once and for all!
Quite a good point. XP has had this myth built up around it thats it the 'best' gaming OS you can get, which is quite the opposite, especially seeing the results on 7 with a good gfx card
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12 Apr 2009   #13
Akatsui

Windows 7 Build 7100 x86
 
 

Ofcourse Windows 7 is better, But I'd like to wait till an official fully supported build rather than using something in-complete.
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12 Apr 2009   #14
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damoh View Post
Quite a good point. XP has had this myth built up around it thats it the 'best' gaming OS you can get, which is quite the opposite, especially seeing the results on 7 with a good gfx card
Exactly my friend.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akatsui View Post
Ofcourse Windows 7 is better, But I'd like to wait till an official fully supported build rather than using something in-complete.
Wasn't having a go mate but for ollie to say xp should be for gaming well........ Like damoh says if your gfx card is good enough nothing can touch win 7. All my games run flawlessly on win 7 from need for speed underground right through to crysis and gta iv. Bring it on!
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12 Apr 2009   #15
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akatsui View Post
Ofcourse Windows 7 is better, But I'd like to wait till an official fully supported build rather than using something in-complete.

Agreed, but then its not guaranteed to be supported even then? I remember waiting months for a printer driver and months for some other bits, all game releated. The final product does not guarantee happiness. But as far as you going back to XP, i can completly agree. I had to with vista cos i could not use my printer for ages, which was something i need

A little of subject perhaps, but along the same game theme. In my opinion PC's were never meant to be gaming stations. Times change however. 7 will promise to be as good as what were are seeing, and not before time seeing as the fiasco that was Vista. But, whilst i can play all the latest games on my pc, i prefer my 360 lol so that negates any argument for XP over 7 lol
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12 Apr 2009   #16
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akatsui View Post
Ofcourse Windows 7 is better, But I'd like to wait till an official fully supported build rather than using something in-complete.
Perhaps you're forgetting that they just released XP SP3 last year- obviously XP was 'incomplete as of last year - only 7 years after it was released.

No OS is 'complete', when you think about it - there is always new hardware, new software, and other factors to consider, plus vulnerabilities that are found on a weekly basis....
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12 Apr 2009   #17
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

An OS is only "Complete" when you uninstall it for the very last time...other than that they will ALWAYS be a work in progress, they're just too large and complex to every be fully completed.
I remember one of our members said they expect a stable OS to be "bug free"...never happen, never has happened and never will happen...ever! All we can realistically expect from any OS is that the developers work to keep it current with advancing technology with SP's and that 3rd party developers keep up with current drivers that work.
Anything more than that is a Pipe Dram.
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12 Apr 2009   #18
whoosh

windows 7077
 
 

Could not go back to XP not after 7 . The whole feel of 7 is modern and conveniant . Windows XP feels dated . Guess I love my gadgets . Thats just on the look and feel of the system without going beyound the obvious advantages of 7 the great network surport the way you can run around the system witha few mouse strokes . It all just falls into place

Was that the actress or the bishop ?
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12 Apr 2009   #19
scaramonga

 
 

Enjoy your XP, we will all be leaps and bounds ahead of ya soon, and you will cringe at the thought of even making this post
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12 Apr 2009   #20
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

When you think about it it, an 8 year old OS is bound to be quicker than the current one because modern hardware has overtaken what XP was designed for. By the same token, people using XP might be missing out on newer technology and security measures.

Give me windows 7 any day.
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