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Windows 7: Back to XP!

12 Apr 2009   #21
whoosh

windows 7077
 
 

That is true swarfega would anyone want to go back to dial up modems !

Also back when dial up modems where about most software for download was at the most a few megs in size . Now the skys the limit .


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12 Apr 2009   #22
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akatsui View Post
Well, yes, I could use Build 7000, But I'm not going to hit-and-run anymore on Demonoid.
I've got a ratio aye.

ever heard of seeding?
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12 Apr 2009   #23
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
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.
Software not keeping up with hardwares? That sounds like a mystery to many there! The thing seen with 7 now is the "play catch up" while not being "bloated" as seen with the main complaints about Vista.

7 still won't have everything to keep up with all of the major hardware difference seen since XP's initial release. But you know it will a far better investment for being the more secure OS as well as a good number of new and updated features.
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12 Apr 2009   #24
kenabi

Windows 7 Enterprise (Build# 7600) x64
 
 

back to xp? only long enough to change my drives back to ide compat mode so i can turn AAM all the way up to 254 so i can get full speed/performance out of them.

Gaming? i've only had one issue to date, involving video, open gl and early quake engines (and by extension any games that use early quake engines... like QL)

internet issues? running in test mode, had to install xp drivers for the wusb54g, everything else gives me bluescreens.

minor issues with file permissions over the network when going beyond 2 levels deep.

other than that? i have no reason to go back at all. everything either runs fine, or i have an alternative to it to use (barring the old quake engine based games... boo opengl issue). and if i realllly want to bother? virtualbox/vmware/whatever to run whatever os i could feel the need for.

going back? don't make me laugh.
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13 Apr 2009   #25
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Gee? Lately I had to go back but to run any old version as the main OS but just for reviving old memories!



Now that's really going back a few years there!
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13 Apr 2009   #26
johngalt

 

I really, really *really* need to find my Windows 1 and 2 and 3.0 programs again.....
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13 Apr 2009   #27
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

When you find them post some good screens up!
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13 Apr 2009   #28
Akatsui

Windows 7 Build 7100 x86
 
 

1. My father still has Windows 3.1 xP
2. I know it is incomplete, but let's correct that to not fully released.
3. A radeon HD 4850 with 512MB would do good on W7.
4. I want Windows 7 myself too, But I'd ask of it to atleast let me play my Lineage 2.
5. Windows XP ain't all that itself, but atleast I can play Lineage 2 on it without losing a lot of compatibility... Dx
5. That's why I need to seed eh...
I have to keep my ratio up and by hit-and-running each time I download an OS won't do.
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13 Apr 2009   #29
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Gee? Lately I had to go back but to run any old version as the main OS but just for reviving old memories!



Now that's really going back a few years there!
Why are you using such an old version of dosbox?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I really, really *really* need to find my Windows 1 and 2 and 3.0 programs again.....
Ive managed to get v1 installed virtually. Its so basic lol.
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13 Apr 2009   #30
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Why are you using such an old version of dosbox?



Ive managed to get v1 installed virtually. Its so basic lol.
That screen was taken simply with the version of the DBox tool installed at the time there. The latest was downloaded later for use on the newer builds. For actually seeing 3.1 or any other older versoin run you still need a virtual machine since all that did was create the Windows folder but won't see the old version run.
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