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Windows 7: Back to XP!

14 Apr 2009   #41
rako

Windows 7 build 7077 x64
 
 

I've got an xp virtual machine running I'm going to install cod4 o that and check the performance. I would sacrifice xp any day if it meant giving up a few games untill the official release because the improvements in windows 7 far outweight the losses.


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14 Apr 2009   #42
Night Hawk

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

Good grief! I've had more fun running older games on 7 then Vista since you can't actually see them installed! Some outdated dvd burning software went right on 7 with the new troubleshoot compatibility option in the right click menu not seen in Vista.



On the other hand I still have to wait and see if Vista or 7 software updates are seen once 7 is out since any older addon devices sadly lacked anymore then Vista driver updates while the application side continues to suffer! At least 7 will have one other advantage seen over both Vista and XP being far more "64bit driver support"!
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14 Apr 2009   #43
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

I am already on XP x64 But on WMVare is Windows 7
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14 Apr 2009   #44
Night Hawk

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

That's one way to do it since 7 is still in it's own development anyways! I think you'll find that moving up out of the 64bit XP into the 64bit 7 will be what you want later however since that sadly lacked a much needed driver support.
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20 Apr 2009   #45
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

With 7 still being a Beta, even if it's by far the most stable beta I've ever used, I still keep my Vista install just down the drive...
Thank Gawd for multiple large drives! If I wanted I could have every OS since 1 installed and have room to spare (John, I have 3.1..somewhere if you want), but I have not had a single BSOD or major (knock on wood) failure with 7 yet.

One weird thing I have going on now with my new Logitech MX 5500 Combo, after a few hours of use I get weird characters when using shift+x keys and I need to reboot to get the driver straightened out. Check this out..this is supposed to be the question mark.., this is the quote.., backslash.., forward slash......AARGHH!!
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20 Apr 2009   #46
Night Hawk

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

Is that an illuminated or wireless combo?

I was seeing problems at times in XP and Vista as well as 7 with a newer usb keyboard+mouse combo where the solution was to add a hub on for it. All the usb ports are still in working order while some of these tend to pull down on the bus after awhile.
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21 Apr 2009   #47
yop824

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

I will head back to XP if i dont find a way to get all my fave games working!!
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21 Apr 2009   #48
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akatsui View Post
As far as I know, RCT1 DOES run on XP :O
And well, I only have 160GBs of Hard drive space, so I gotta watch it.
No dual-boots for me.
And well, I don't play much else than Lineage 2, except for Shin Megami Tensei.
C'mon dude. I have a 160GB HardDrive in my craptop and I dual-boot =)
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21 Apr 2009   #49
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akatsui View Post
As far as I know, RCT1 DOES run on XP Tensei.
just to clear this up a bit, correct it eventually does run on XP, but you have to patch for it to run from their site...

But at first, just like here with 7, RCT would not run... so read my first post again... all for one game? even be that there is probly a fix for most all games in the works/pipeline
read
Chris Sawyer Software Development

or just google it "rollercoaster tycoon xp patch"

ton of reads/results...
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21 Apr 2009   #50
Night Hawk

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

One thing I was trying to explain before was seeing more stuff actually running on 7 but not on Vista that was written for XP or even older! Burning software written specific for XP now working on 7.

The 7000 build was especially touchy at first simply getting things to install and then later again using the troubleshooter to see them run. Other things like the addon devices worked liked I was still in XP or Vista!

All this was on the 32bit 7 however while most things tried so far except the IE connection by way of usb adapter or external cable modem refuse to see the drivers work for those.
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