In Windows NT systems, I've encountered incompatibility issues since they prefer native DOS. Its not often, but it happens, usually with really old ones.
Without all the sh*tstorm about XP,
I am working with nLite to make the perfect Windows XP install disc before it utterly dies.
However, most of the topics are from 2008 which are using older programs..
So what would be the best instal for XP? (please give me links and such )
Another thing, mostly I am installing WinXP for my girlfriend. She has a pc which has only 1gb of ram. And a clearly bad videodriver..
Is there a way if Win7 works on that kind of pc while still fast?
Btw, before people are raging against me, I am using Win7 and I love it.
But you got to admit it,
When WinXP goes open 2014, a new era will begin and Windows 8 (9? Emerald? ∞?) shall be underrated against WinXP. I clearly see the possibilities when it happens.
*insert typical Microsoft promises here*
edit: Just saw something about Doom²
And while you're at it, Brütal Doom *so much pixelated blood..*
I wouldn't be linking to it if I didn't know how well it works
I'm running it on a 900MHz, 1GB RAM netbook with an integrated graphics chip and the slowest SSD in the known universe.
It's still faster than XP was
Make the best of both worlds, Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs. The XP version of Windows Thin.
But for me WinThin was better and quicker than XP. The reason it uses more ram is because Windows Vista onwards scales used memory based on how much you have installed to make it quicker. Not to mention it'll scale back if a program needs a lot of RAM so the amount it uses by default is irrelevant.
Well, like I said before, I want to know what would be better to install on a pc with 1gb of ram and 215 (could be a little more or less) of gpu..
It uses a hard disk of 5600 rpm with 100gb.
It is for my girlfriend who mostly only goes online with it on MSN / WLM and seeing youtube videos.
Btw, she still likes using the *old* MSN program instead of the new WLM interface.
Don't know how much more ram it uses then msn :/
My old ass laptop runs XP, should i install windows 8 dev preview on it? it's free. Or Windows 7?
i fucks with xp
Bastard. My XP installation started fucking up a few days ago ( couldn't use anything on control panel due to some rundll32 error thing ). Because my computer is an HP Media Centre it's got all the windows installation files tucked away in a recovery drive so to fix it all I needed to do was use a disc to basically initate the whole "copy everything from the recovery drive to my main drive".
Instead of fixing the thing , it made the computer unable to boot into windows.
I thought now was the time to upgrade to windows 7 and chose the "non destructive installation" method.
Non destructive my ass. my entire program files folder is gone , along with photoshop , reason, all my .psd's of my half life textures , the ENTIRETY OF STEAM.
So you installed an OS 2 generations newer over shitty hp customisations and were then surprised when it fucked up?
You should have made BACKUPS.
The one which isn't really supported when you install 7 over XP.
I just manually delete the Windows folder from a linux live disc, and then move everything important to the root of the C:\ drive. (Some Program Files apps, Steam folder, etc...) I then reinstall Windows, and put things back where they belong. Non destructive without a backup. This method has worked for me for years, but i need to invest in a 2TB eSATA for backups...
I'm on Windows XP on my dad's laptop right now. It works for a laptop that isn't doing anything super serious. Just browsing and Photoshop.
I mean, when I get my own computer it will be Windows 7 so I can have more compatibility with all the stuff I want and all the nice features Windows 7 provides.
Windows XP represent!
Netbooks with 1GB of RAM or less really benefit from Windows XP over 7 in terms of raw speed. Windows 7 gives my brother's girlfriend horrible FPS in WoW, but XP runs smooth as ever, probably because it's XP-era hardware and has proper drivers for it.
RE: Doom 2. It'll run, but you'll have no sound, same with a lot of DOS games. There's ways to fix this without resorting to DOSBox IIRC, but the latter is a much simpler way to do so.
I recommend Chocolate Doom if you want to run Doom in Windows, but still want the classic feel.
(I'm a Doom nerd, so sue me)
A sourceport based on ZDoom, which has completly new features and multiplayer.
And not only should you check Skulltag, but also Brütal Doom.
In short terms, this mod let's you headshot monsters, preform fatalities on them (and they can on you D:) but the best thing yet..
You won't have enough room for the blood >:]
the only reason I would have to use XP is if I had a crappy computer.
But I don't have a crappy computer so I don't use a 10 year old OS.