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im preparing to format my pc n reinstall windows which version should i go for ?

im not really fussed with ease of use or any of the gimmicks

i use xp sp3 atm and am starting to feel old fashioned so....

i've had vista on my laptop & 7 but really didnt like vista

should i go for 7 ?

or stick with xp ?

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I have been using 7 64 without any major problems for months. Any problems I have encountered are generally fixed using a virtual machine of some nature. Except some old games, if I want to play Populous the beginning I'll have to install XP on some thing.

Some exceptionally well written old games (e.g. Total Annihilation) run with only minor hiccups.

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I've been running Win XP Pro x64, on my computer at home for over 4 years. And have just recently purchased an OEM version of Win 7 Pro x64 and been using it on a VM for quite a while. I am really happy with how Win 7 performs in general, a lot better than Vista and XP in some ways.

I would definitely recommend windows 7. But if you feel you are not ready, you could also use a VM to give it try before committing yourself to it.

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thanks for the advise i think im going to grab an OEM @ the next computer fair

gutted some of the old games wont work ... as long as transport tycoon will work lol ;)

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No worries, glad could be of help.

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i noticed when i had the beta copy it was a little quicker than xp

but tbh if its still $$$'s i think ill hold out n stick with xp rather than install vista

will check the ttd link in a mo

... love that game but have plenty of old machines to play it on :)

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Fuck XP, its old and out-dated.

This, definitely.

I'm still trying to get my mum to upgrade to Win7.. but so far that's been a losing battle. Once that happens, the only machine running XP will by my POS Dell that I use for testing/running crap that doesn't work with W7.

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Fuck XP, its old and out-dated.

Even though XP its old and out-dated, and may offer a better compatibility with some applications than Windows 7 does.

But yes Windows 7 rocks.

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Windows XP may be old but it is still awesome and works fine. Well mince the Dell touchpad causing issues.

Then again I run it on 446 mb integrated graphics and a 1.8 ghz proc. Oh and I play Command and Conquer 3 on it too :)

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Windows XP may be old but it is still awesome and works fine. Well mince the Dell touchpad causing issues.

Then again I run it on 446 mb integrated graphics and a 1.8 ghz proc. Oh and I play Command and Conquer 3 on it too :)

Totally agree, and I am still using it.

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I agree with most everyone here, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 is the way to go. However that's only on my desktop, as far as my laptop is concerned I run 9.10 Ubuntu, and a virtual machine of both backtrack and windows 7..both of which are used for my wide variety of tools.

Diabolical.

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