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Old 05-23-2004, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default win2000 or XP for gaming?

this is sort of an offshoot to the thread gone-astray .

I was wonder what other people thought was the best OS for gaming: win2000 or XP.

I run win2000 and have not had much experience w/XP. Sort of leery about XP myself plus don't want to have to do all the tweaking to get it comfy like I have with 2000.

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Old 05-23-2004, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default far XP. Moreover, XP Pro!! With XP, you can set it to have the '2000 Look' which is what i have, that is if you are annoyed by XP's Eye Candy.

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Old 05-23-2004, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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But 2000 is a bit lighter so maybe a bit faster....
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Most game developers make the games compatible with both OS so it really doesn't make a big difference. It is really up to you.
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Old 05-24-2004, 03:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Been running W2K (SP4) for about 3 years now, haven't had a problem running any games yet. There is a lot of talk about how W2K isn't meant for gaming but i was surprised to see how many games I could play on it w/ no problems. I don't use XP but i hear from many users that they are generally very pleased with it. If you run a lot of older games, XP might be better -- i hear there is a 16-bit emulation mode you can use (within XP) to make the game run smoother.
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Old 05-25-2004, 01:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I prefer win 2000 for gaming, it doesnt take much memory and has never given me a problem in 2 years
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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with xp, u can choose to run in a different os compatability mode, like make the game think its running on 98 or 2000 or whatever the choices are, i dont use i just kno its there

edit: so i started thinking about it so i went and looked the choices to run an exe program include: win 95, win98/me, win nt 4.0 sp5, and win 2000.

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