And Windows do state that you need at least 1GB for 7.
One of my computers has had xp since release, still same install.
Works like a champ!
Switched to 7 after using ME and XP for past 10 years
For the record, there's a considerable number of old games that just won't work in 7, any compatibility mode, or sometimes even Microsoft's bullshit Virtual PC deal with XP. In such cases, you need XP to run the game, and I can think of several examples - SimTower was one of my favorite games as a kid, and it refuses to run whatsoever on anything past XP, so my only option is to run it on my netbook (which runs XP because it's only got 768 MB of RAM - hey, it was only $20) or run it on XP through VirtualBox. Plus, I only have 7 64-bit, so I can't run 16-bit installers (NFS3 was my latest attempt at this).
Not saying that XP is better than 7, but it's handy to have around as a backup or when you're using a piece of shit netbook.
I haven't upgraded to Windows 7 yet because I don't want to do a clean install and go back through all my programs when upgrading from xp pro to 7 pro.
My computer could run 7, but it's really expensive - $300? Really?
I scraped together various PC parts I had lying around to create myself a secondary computer. My question is, which Windows would fit it the best? I can install XP, Vista or 7 on it.
And if I should use Vista or 7 should I go for 64-bit or 32 bit for best performance?
The hard drive is quite small though which makes me doubtful about Vista or 7 as they take like 15GB space.
The specs are as follows:
MSI MS-7369 (K9N Neo V3) Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Dual core, 2.2GHz)
4GB DDR2 RAM
XFX HD 4770 512MB
40GB IDE HDD
I use windows 7 but I did enjoy using XP for quite some time. (2001-2011) I enjoyed it but it kept shitting on me so I upgraded to Windows 7.
However Windows 7 does have great software but XP will always be #1 when it comes to how easy it is to use.
How do I use Windows 7 search? Does Windows 7 even have a search? ;_; Help I don't know.
How ever everything is better than Vista
Ohhh. Thanks guys.
I'm new to 7 because I use XP for a lot of things.
Windows XP is still the best when it comes to making Preinstall Environments like BartPE filled with antivirus, harddisk tools, password recovery, and defragmenting apps. All these XP "Live CDs" are pretty low on resources compared to their Vista/7 counterparts. Mini XP from Hiren's boot CD creates itself a nice little 512MB ram disk, and stays within that 512MB.
I used to be able to run games all the time, now I get graphics driver problems and such with any game I try to open. I think I may have deleted or tampered with something important on accident. Ive updated everything i can think of but to no avail
Professional is actually quite useful at times. Especially when you can get it for the same price as Home Premium (I love student discounts).
I'm actually still amazed that someone hasn't figured out SOME way of converting a 32bit Win7 install to a 64bit version. I mean, just how much can really be involved? Isn't it more or less a bunch of file changes (Kernel & such) and some modifications to the registry? Or is there some major fundamental changes involved... I'm sure drivers could be easily taken care of during a conversion if needed.
It just seems like one of those things that I would have expected someone to hackishly do by now. I'd like to switch to Windows 7 but my XP install has been going on nearly 10 years through multiple PC builds and I'm so happy with how perfect it is that I just have 100% no desire to have to reconfigure and/or reinstall everything again (not to mention a critical lack of free time). As a test I whacked in a spare HDD and did an XP32bit to Vista 32bit upgrade, then upgraded Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit and that worked perfectly fine... So I can get to Win7 32bit without any issues, but 64bit is the killer.
How come I have "Local disk D" instead of "Local Disk C"
I'm really confused
Don't think that's going to happen without a Windows rewrite from scratch.
The two architectures are unable to work with each other. 32 bit has 16 bit which 64 bit is unable to use and the 64 bit stuff uses 32 bit emulation to keep that stuff working. The registry is just one huge mess that for the sake of drilling it into everyone's head: DO NOT FUCK WITH THE REGISTRY
Trust me and microsoft when we say, if there is no way to do it, then there is NO WAY TO DO IT.
Two days ago, my parents' PC bluescreened because of a WEBCAM DRIVER ISSUE
You can't honestly say there's no better way of handling a driver crash, because a webcam isn't critical for the computer to run. It could've displayed an error message and advised the user to reboot to continue normal operation, BUT NOOO, the whole OS had to crash because of it.
Hell, they could do the same thing with memory-related BSODS.
Just temporarily disable that memory sector, and display a warning that prolonged use of the OS in its current state might lead to data corruption.
I was having BSODs everytime I played BF3 (and only that one game), until I bought a dedicated sound card. That is a known problem with punkbuster and integrated Realtek sound cards, but I still fail to see why this needed a goddamn bluescreen, just shut down the soundcard for the current session and you're good to go
Fuck I'm dumb, just re-read your post and you specifically meant the 32bit->64bit upgrade install, I need to get some rest before I start posting more stupid shit