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12th May, 2005 at 15:48:36 -

If your a gamer or even use video editing software and the like, although xp uses more ram, demanding applications run a lot faster becuase all the latest hardware drivers are designed for xp.

-And also btw, you can find emulators to play older games, if you like monkey island games then i recommend you try the scumm engine emulator: http://www.scummvm.org/

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12th May, 2005 at 16:18:01 -

Yeah but if you're editing video you should have at least 512mb ram anyway. 1gig is good, and 2gig is a little overboard, but it really helps. I've never had problems running old programs on XP, like the first oregon trail game, good to relive your childhood.

 
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12th May, 2005 at 16:34:14 -

You can always partition your hard drive and have one partition boot using Windows 98. To be honest I don't have a clue how to do that, but the possibility is there. Personally I keep my old Win98 laptop around for my old games.

DosBox does help for a few things under Windows XP, but it does have its problems. Mostly I find that some games are inexplicably chronically slow.

 
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12th May, 2005 at 21:03:58 -

If you can manage not upgrading 98 to XP (might be an idea to get rid of the crap you invariably collect) then you can dual-boot instead, and go back to 98 if you need to.

 
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13th May, 2005 at 03:07:09 -

I have always wanted to dual boot my computer but really don't know how.

I am planning on getting a gig worth of RAm as I have 512 right now and a 200gig HD... I thought 40G was enough but damn video takes up alot!

Any places that you know of how I could learn to dual boot my comp? I love to experiment and I have a couple of 2gig drives just hanging around collecting whatever HD collect.

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13th May, 2005 at 06:40:40 -

If you install on a computer with an operating system already on it, XP will create a startup menu automatically so you can choose between XP and the old Windows at startup. I use this to dual boot Windows and Linux, although you need to install Linux after Windows if you want to do that.

 
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13th May, 2005 at 10:39:26 -

Basically the real issue here is if you use Windows 9x still, unless you still use DOS a lot, upgrade to either 2k or XP. A lot of new software only runs on 2k or XP, plus the NT base is much more stable.
I use 2k, it's not too bad. Well balanced.

 
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13th May, 2005 at 15:15:18 -

My dad downloaded internet explorer 6 once and it's crashed 98 so badly that double clicking any file would cause an error and shut down the pc, He had to reinstall something an we lost our reboot disk so he borrowed xp from someone.

 
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13th May, 2005 at 16:45:39 -

Never Ever use XP Home, If you want real power than get XP Pro, it is better than 98 and xp home,plus it is more stable and is more compatable with devices.

 
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13th May, 2005 at 19:05:14 -

Any devices in particular?

 
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14th May, 2005 at 02:23:50 -

Lets see, it let me use an old visioneer scanner which never worked on the home version.

 
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14th May, 2005 at 03:45:26 -

like the first oregon trail game

oldskool. I remember that.

I have a lot of trouble running my old games in XP, but I've got a PC emulator somewhere... you can just use one of those whenever you have compatability issues

 
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14th May, 2005 at 16:07:53 -

If Macintosh computers could support every kind of game and program with fast pace and stability, i would have already bought a Mac instead of using f****** Windows series. Mac computers never have any errors or viruses.

 
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14th May, 2005 at 16:11:45 -

Bullshit.

By the way, IBM != Windows.

 
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14th May, 2005 at 16:19:37 -

Wow, OS just for that comment I'm knocking a few points off your IQ.
Mac never have viruses or errors? Now that is truly funny.
Macs are more reliable than windows boxes, for sure, but when a Mac goes down, it goes down HARD. Errors happen, just not as much as windows, and there are a few viruses floating around.

Thankfully the macs can try to fix some of those error for you, but that doesn't always work, which leads to the down hard part.

So yes, Mac's are nice and better than windows boxes(In the limited terms of what I'm talking about), but they are not the vision of perfection you have them made out to be.

 
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