Which OS?

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Which OS?

  1. XP sp3 32 bit

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  2. Xp 64 bit

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  3. Vista Home Premium 32 bit

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  4. Vista 64 bit

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  5. Windows 7 beta 32 bit

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  6. Windows 7 beta 64 bit

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  7. ubuntu/kubuntu

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  8. Duel boot (state which ones)

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  1. Lee79
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    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    So i am getting board of XP 32 bit and want to clear my HDD disc drive and start again but not sure what to do. I play alot of PC DX9 games and browse the net and download torrents most of my time on the PC.

    Here is my system specs:

    CODEProcessor:
    AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz OC ~2.8 GHz

    Memory:
    2048MB RAM OCZ Gold XTC ~800mhz OC ~935mhz

    Hard Drive:
    160 GB WD Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS SATA-2

    Video Card:
    BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB (G80)

    Monitor:
    19" 1440x900 Hannspree New York LCD

    Sound Card:
    Realtek HD Audio output

    Speakers/Headphones:
    Monitor Speakers or Hi-fi

    Keyboard:
    Logitech Media Keyboard 600

    Mouse:
    Razor 1,600dpi mouse

    Mouse Surface:
    Allsop Gaming Pad

    Operating System:
    Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.050301-1519)

    Motherboard:
    ALIVEXFIRE-ESATA2

    Computer Case:
    Coolermaster Elite 330
     
  2. MicShadow

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    Dual boot. Have the best of 2+ worlds. I have Fedora, Ubuntu, Windows XP 32b and Windows 7 Beta 32b
     
  3. sgand

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    There is no need for having more than 1 OS. I'd stick it out and wait for Win 7. [​IMG]
     
  4. Lee79
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    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    ok duel boot but i am limited as my hard drive is only 160gb (140gb after format need a new one i think) and i need some space for games and downloads so not sure how to partition it any suggestions probably going to go for xp sp3 and windows 7 64bit?
     
  5. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    Dual-boot? Naw, do a triple-boot! Windows XP for games, Windows Vista for eye candy and whatever, and Ubuntu Linux for that Linux goodness. There's a tutorial on YouTube, a big 4-parter. Check it out.
     
  6. MicShadow

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    probably wont need too much for actual OS space. What I do is install programs in the same directories (windows wise) for each OS, that way it just shares.
    But I would recommend another hardrive, perhaps an 80GB one for all that OS crap, so in the case of a reformat, you only lose replaceable stuff
     
  7. Lee79
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    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    Think i am going to let the poll run a bit and then make up my mind lol.
    @Skyline969 triple-boot i do not think so i do not have the space on my HDD at the moment and i have a lot of games to install.

    CODEAudiosurf
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty
    Call of Duty United Offensive
    Call of Duty: World at War
    Garry's Mod
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Mirror's Edge
    Half-Life 2
    Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
    Half-Life 2: Episode One
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two
    Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
    Peggle Extreme
    Portal
    Saints Row 2
    Source SDK Base
    Team Fortress 2
    Trackmania Nations Forever
    Zombie Panic! Source

    So MicShadow can i install all the games on one partition and access them from both OS?
     
  8. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    Yeah, that's a lot of games. However, the kid in the YouTube video has only an 80 gig hard drive and installed the triple-boot. I can pretty much guarantee that on a 160 gig hard drive all or most of those games will install, even with a triple-boot.
     
  9. Linkiboy

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    Vista SP1 and XP SP3 are identical for gaming for benchmarks, Vista outperforming by 1 or 2 FPS.
     
  10. Lee79
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    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    That is what i have on my PC at the moment need to work out how much space these all take lol.
     
  11. Skyline969

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    I would guess no more than 100 gigs, but I'm sure it's a bit less than that.
     
  12. Lee79
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    So is it possible to make three partions two for duel boot OS on each one and one for the games and and access/play them from both OS without having to install each game twice? (the games that is.)
     
  13. Skyline969

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    Yeah, definitely. Not only would you be able to store the games on the big partition, but you can also store all your music, etc. Just make each partition for the OS's at least 10 gigs. I would recommend 20 gigs for Vista though.
     
  14. Lee79
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    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    So two 20gb partions one for Vista Home Premium 32 bit and one for Windows 7 beta 64 bit and the rest for games, programs and videos mp3s etc? and the games, programs and videos mp3s etc will be playable whatever OS I boot into?( I know windows 7 is a beta and will have problems)
     
  15. MicShadow

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    Yes, im pretty sure they will all work, with no problem. I only have COD4 out of that list, but I know that works %100

    All it needs is to re-register the registry info on each OS.

    Hmm about fitting them all on, i know its gonna come close
     
  16. Jiggah

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    You can't crosslink programs, at least most of them. They require registry entries and those entries are not shared between the different OSes. You can have 2 partitions, but each will require that you install the game.
     
  17. Skyline969

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    Well then, I stand corrected. You learn something new every day, huh?
     
  18. Lee79
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    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    How do you re-register the registry info if i use Vista Home and windows 7? I can use Regedit and the command prompt.

    I can do without installing

    Half-Life 2
    Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
    Half-Life 2: Episode One
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two
    Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
    Peggle Extreme
    Portal
    Trackmania Nations Forever
    Zombie Panic! Source

    As i do not play them but i need all the call of duty games as I am in some clans on multiplayer on them.
     
  19. da_head

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    can your system support a 64 bit os? if so, get windows 7 64 bit. though honestly, i have it now, and it doesn't seem much diff from vista.
     
  20. Lee79
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    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    Yeah i am going to duel boot Vista Home 32bit and windows 7 64bit just not sure about the games read the whole thread for more info.