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Cooler666

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well one thing for sure it looks a hell better than 2000, plus from what i've experienced its even more stable and compatible with many games
 

minoukat

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funnyperson1 said:
it justs looks different...its not worth the money stick with 2k....

I agree. Everything you currently have in 2000 is what's essencial, XP doesn't provide enough new stuff to be worth the money. Plus, I think the new XP GUI is ugly (sorry to those who like it)
 

Mr. $T$

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No dont go xp unless you like solving problems. Because xp supples its own drivers, some do not work correctly and cause a total system falure it corrups the entire hard disk and you have to re install xp and loose all data. it happend to me three times. so i would stick with 2000 ,that is what i went back to. the only thing xp has over 2000 is it looks good, if you really want the look there are free downloads at download.com icons, wallpaper etc.
 

Wonko The Sane

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i did the upgrade from 2k to XP.when i had to do a format and reinstall of XP, ti denied me access to a bunch of my files, because i wasn't loged in as administrator. I ended up going back to 2k, and wouldn't go back to XP.
 

Zuck Gou :)

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If 2kpro works fine for you (im speaking in terms of game compatibility) then definately stick with it.

It's alot better than XP, except in game compatibility.
 

Maddman

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I have run both and had the same result with both, reliable cosistent performance. If you have win2k and it does everything you want it to do stay with it till winxp matures a little more. Billy is allready working on SP1 for winxp. winxp at it's heart is still win2k. I don't like the new GUI but it doesn't have to remain original. Mine looks like OSX at the moment
 

rogerdugans

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I recommend 2000 highly: I have installed and run Pro, Server and Advanced Server on a number of machines with few problems (Service Pack ide.sys not compatible with some old chipsets)

I have dealt with XP Pro on my laptop, my sister put XP Home on her desktop: on both it is slow, prone to change network settings on its own and mess things up. I personally despise the new gui, but settings seem to get corrupted less for some reason when I use it vs any other.

XP may become a decent os at some point, but I recommend avoiding it for now anyway.
 

cack01

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XP is WIN2k + new gui and and better driver support. Just stick with 2k. XP's minimum req. make me shiver when I think 3-4 years into the future. XP is too new to buy right now. I would wait a year or at least till microsoft comes out with a service pack or patch for all the stuff already causing it to be a slow OS.
 

David

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I like windows XP. I may have had to spend hours downloading updates and searching for drivers but it looks nice. For those who dont like the new GUI, you can still use the classic GUI. I used 98se and Me before XP and I wouldn't go back. I have never had a crash, the system runs for hours on end with no loss of performance and almost all my games run perfectly.

However, if you have win2k, you're fine, 2k will do everything you need it to. I would wait and get SP1, and save yourself all the downloading. You will also need oodles of RAM. 256MB absolute minimum. Runs sweetly with 512MB.
 

Hugo 59

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I think that all you guys having problems with XP just don't know anything about computers. I've had no problems installing and running it.:D
 

rogerdugans

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Hugo 59 said:
I think that all you guys having problems with XP just don't know anything about computers. I've had no problems installing and running it.:D

<LOL> I have heard other reports of people having great experiences with WinXP, I just wish I was one of 'em.

I like the dig though- great thing to wake up and see that first thing in the morning!
 

Cooler666

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Hugo 59 said:
I think that all you guys having problems with XP just don't know anything about computers. I've had no problems installing and running it.:D

Mr T, i agree with you, pity da fool.