• Windows XP - "are you 50 just get windows 7"
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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...
[QUOTE=P320;33575164]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...[/QUOTE] If you install Windows without formatting it just moves everything into C:\Windows.old, seems like less of a hassle to go through.
[QUOTE=Panda X;33575557]If you install Windows without formatting it just moves everything into C:\Windows.old, seems like less of a hassle to go through.[/QUOTE] Well leaving things in Windows.old to sort later always auto-deletes my stuff before i get a chance to sort through things, so no thanks.
[QUOTE=P320;33577684]Well leaving things in Windows.old to sort later always auto-deletes my stuff before i get a chance to sort through things, so no thanks.[/QUOTE] Not once on any of several machines on vista, 7, or 8 has it ever deleted anything.
[QUOTE=Panda X;33578872]Not once on any of several machines on vista, 7, or 8 has it ever deleted anything.[/QUOTE] Lucky you. Mine always gets deleted after just a reboot or two. :/ After one reboot, i suddenly gained a HUGE chunk of HDD space, and I looked in my Windows.old folder, and everything I was saving to move later was gone. Nobody else in my house knows my BIOS boot password, nor my Windows password, OR the fact that I have to (strangely) open my empty DVD burner before my system will POST... so it's not like anyone else in my house deleted things on my PC. :/
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.
[QUOTE=P320;33758685]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, [B]probably because it's XP-era hardware and has proper drivers for it.[/B][/QUOTE]
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)
[QUOTE=Billy2600;33772919]I recommend Chocolate Doom if you want to run Doom in Windows, but still want the classic feel. I'm a Doom nerd[/QUOTE] If you are a really Doom nerd (me too btw xD), you should check out [URL="http://www.skulltag.com/"]Skulltag[/URL]. A sourceport based on [URL="http://zdoom.org/About"]ZDoom[/URL], which has completly new features and multiplayer. And not only should you check Skulltag, but also [URL="http://www.skulltag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=26904"]Brütal Doom[/URL]. 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 >:] Basicly, this.. [video=youtube;samQ-Xxc1M4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=samQ-Xxc1M4[/video]
[QUOTE=TDarkShadow;33785790]If you are a really Doom nerd (me too btw xD), you should check out [URL="http://www.skulltag.com/"]Skulltag[/URL]. A sourceport based on [URL="http://zdoom.org/About"]ZDoom[/URL], which has completly new features and multiplayer. And not only should you check Skulltag, but also [URL="http://www.skulltag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=26904"]Brütal Doom[/URL]. 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 >:] Basicly, this..[/QUOTE] I already know about, and have played all of those things. <3 Brutal Doom. We're off topic, though.
This is the only thing I miss about Windows XP: [t]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/Bliss.png[/t]
This one was better. [t]http://i.cubeupload.com/anI9FO.png[/t]
[QUOTE=Panda X;33834050]This one was better. [t]http://i.cubeupload.com/anI9FO.png[/t][/QUOTE] Longhorn beta?
[QUOTE=Demache;33838125]Longhorn beta?[/QUOTE] Right after the reset. [URL="http://uxunleaked.blogspot.com/2008/05/50010winmain040927-1610.html"]Build 5001[/URL].
[QUOTE=Panda X;33838498]Right after the reset. [URL="http://uxunleaked.blogspot.com/2008/05/50010winmain040927-1610.html"]Build 5001[/URL].[/QUOTE] Oh wow. I thought it was just some clever joke. I guess you learn something new everyday.
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.
[QUOTE=P320;33758685][B]Netbooks[/B] 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 [B]horrible FPS in WoW[/B], but XP runs smooth as ever, probably because it's XP-era hardware and has proper drivers for it.[/QUOTE] Using a netbook for gaming :suicide:
[QUOTE=BananasGoMoo;33874147]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.[/QUOTE] Most of you guys saying this don't realize it's a really really bad argument if you actually know what you are talking about, right?
I'm sorry to say this XP community, but I have dropped my WinXP masterrace flag and installed Vista. Would have preferred Win7 but Vista was the only thing on hand.
Took my last look at the familiar windows XP desktop today, before finally installing the Windows 7 copy I got for christmas. Goodbye, 1/2 of my childhood :c Hello compatibility with BF3 :v:
[QUOTE=gparent;33886667]Most of you guys saying this don't realize it's a really really bad argument if you actually know what you are talking about, right?[/QUOTE] except it genuinely is, windows xp is far less stable than later iterations
[QUOTE=Generic.Monk;33895799]except it genuinely is, windows xp is far less stable than later iterations[/QUOTE] All computers that I used Windows XP with would probably grind into dust on any other OS (Well, maybe Except Win98).
[QUOTE=Generic.Monk;33895799]except it genuinely is, windows xp is far less stable than later iterations[/QUOTE] It really isn't genuine. People aren't generally running XP because they love XP, they run it because it runs that one piece of software or supports that one driver. It rarely has to do with an old computer. And the stability? lol. I've had as many BSoDs with Windows 7 as with XP. They're both stable enough for non-critical usage, average at best.
XP is alright for casual use. Windows 7 is helpful if you want to get down and dirty with anything.
XP was a clear winner over networking. Windows 7 is an asshole when it comes to wireless, and without reason. Every time I reboot Windows 7 or 8, it gives me the yellow triangle with my wi-fi until i disable and re-enable my wireless card. Doesn't matter if I use Microsoft's driver or the manufacturer's driver, it always happens.
[QUOTE=P320;33899815]XP was a clear winner over networking. Windows 7 is an asshole when it comes to wireless, and without reason. Every time I reboot Windows 7 or 8, it gives me the yellow triangle with my wi-fi until i disable and re-enable my wireless card. Doesn't matter if I use Microsoft's driver or the manufacturer's driver, it always happens.[/QUOTE] That seems very much like a driver problem though. Works fine for me on several Win7 computers.
[QUOTE=Demache;33899906]That seems very much like a driver problem though. Works fine for me on several Win7 computers.[/QUOTE] On several different computers, I've installed Windows 7, and the wireless won't work right until several reboots later. There's no rhyme or reason. Just more "Microsoft magic".
[QUOTE=P320;33900129]On several different computers, I've installed Windows 7, and the wireless won't work right until several reboots later. There's no rhyme or reason. Just more "Microsoft magic".[/QUOTE] [url]http://imnotseeingitherelloyd.ytmnd.com/[/url]
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