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Thread: Poll: Xp Vs. Win98

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    Nightwolf's Avatar Old Guy
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    I've been using 98 for many years now, and for the most part I'm happy with it. Recently, however, I've been having some minor problems, such as occasional Kernel32 errors and Blue Screens of Death. I've been considering upgrading to XP because it's supposed to be more stable and slightly fasten than 98. My biggest concern about upgrading is compatibility issues. I have hundreds of games, some of which are DOS-only and I'm affraid they won't work in XP, not to mention my scanner, printer, Dazzle, etc. I would like to hear some honest opinions from users who've experienced both operating systems.

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    i like my windows 98se? lol....

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    I dunno about the DOS games, but XP is quite good. If ur afraid of compatability issues, XP has a compatability mode, which makes the programs think its running in an older OS instead of XP. I;m using Server 2003 right now, and it's not that bad for a beta.

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    You can also scan your computer to see which software/hardware will not be compatible if you upgrade to Windows XP.


    System requirements for Windows XP:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/eva...ion/sysreqs.asp


    To find out compatibility issues download the following and scan computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/whi...N-US/UpgAdv.exe
    (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...ng/advisor.asp)


    Windows 98 vs. Windows XP:
    http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/eva...ide/default.asp

    Hope this helps...I upgraded and XP is way better. Plus you will have to do it sooner or later.

    -Los

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    I quite like my XP i've never seen "the blue screen of death"

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    I would definatel upgrade to XP. It is faster more stylish and very good with compatilbilty issues. All u need to do is find the correct frivers for all your harware and you should be fine. Doesnt work in all cases but most of the time everything works out fine.

    Ive only had 1 prob with XP. Ever since i got it my geforce 4 mx is f*cked up. The screen just goes black all of sudden I have the latest drivers so i dont know what the problem is.

    But overall i think XP would your best bet.

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    I'm a tweaker. Tweak, tweak, tweak. With 98SE BSOD once every 2wks. With XP Pro once every 4-6 months. Also Xp is much, much faster. That's my experience.

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    Thanks for all the replies! You guys almost have me convinced.

    Anyone else....


    (I was expecting more XP horror stories.)

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    just wondering if you scanned your computer yet to find out the compatibility issues??? if you have and no real big problems then i dont know what you're waiting for!!

    -Los

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    I have win 98 and it runs pretty good now!

    I've had problems with all the stuff I put in it before; but after a lot
    of trweaking I finally got it running very smooth so I don't think of
    upgrading. No way Jose!!! B)

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