Does Windows 7 in XP mode can play any XP games if I use 64-bit operating system of my Windows?
I would like to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional, but the problem is that I heard when you run on XP mode and playing games, it can only supported with the 32-bit operating system, but my system is 64-bit. So that mean that it will not work at all or having problems. Is that true? Please Reply. Thank You!
It depends. Like manhunt only runs (supposedly) on xp. But i have gotten it to work on vista and 7. Certain games just require certain extra steps. Same with halo 2. It was only supposed to work on vista but a method was developed to get it on xp.
Some of the easiest ways are just changing compatibility mode and checking run as administrator under properties can do wonders. Not saying that is the solution but if there is a will there is a way. Email me the game and i will let you know if there has a solution yet.
Should I get windows 7 or keep vista?
So I have an XPS M1530 that’s a bit over a year old. I take good care of it so it’s still very fast after a long startup process. I’m currently running vista 32bit home premium, but I’m also dual booting windows 7 RC, and before that I was using the beta. My question is, do I upgrade to windows 7 32 bit (upgrade, not clean install), leave vista and clean install windows 7 professional over the RC on the other partition (I got the professional version for free from my school and the upgrade for $30 if I want), or do I just forget about windows 7 and wait for the RC to expire?
Also, I COULD clean install the 64bit version just because my processor can handle it and I already have 4 gigs of RAM (is this a good move or will 32bit do just fine?), however I want all of my files, settings, applications, saved game data, and everything else on my hard drive to come back (I have TONS of programs that are crazy expensive to replace). Would this be possible? I back up regularly, but can these backups restore everything on top of a new OS? If that is possible, how does it work, can someone break it down as much as possible? Ideally I want get rid of my other partition so I can put that free space back onto my main partition.
And if I were to do a regular upgrade, can that be reversed through a backup like a system restore or do I need the vista disk? I am usually very good with computers, but I haven’t had to deal with OS changes so I am pretty clueless when it comes to the risks of data loss and would appreciate any and all help. I know my computer can handle windows 7, I know it can handle 64-bit, I know how windows 7 works, I just need to know if an upgrade would be worth it
XPS M1530 : Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Processor: 2.4GHz core 2 duo
RAM: 4 GB
Video card: nvidia 8600 GT
Hard drive: 250 GB (which is why I want the other partition gone)
Saved games are usually kept in your Documents folders or in the Programs folder of the game, so tracking them down shouldn’t be that difficult. Many online games keep your info on the server (like Diablo II for example), so again, nothing to worry about. As far as the programs that you’re worried about, don’t you have the install disks for them? If you have legitimate copies of them on your computer, I see no reason you couldn’t torrent to get a copy for re-installation, just be careful of where you get it. For instance, I have all The Sims 2 expansions, but I don’t like dragging out ALL those boxes and CDs, so I use torrented .iso’s to install the game when I need to since I can fit all the EPs on three DVDs and the mounted .iso’s install about 5x faster then from the CDs. I use my purchased keys to install, of course (copied to a text file on the burned DVDs). This also keeps my CDs in perfect condition since they just hang out in their cases.
Anyway, for your situation, Make an image of your Vista install using something like Macrium Reflect and then do a clean install of 7 Pro x64. It will allow you to use all 4 GB of your RAM and you won’t have to worry about upgrading anything again for a very long time…
I need help Uprdrading to Windows 7 from XP Professional?
I bought a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit upgrade disc from Software4Students. I am currently running Windows XP 32 bit with Service Pack 3. All of my hardware is compatible to any 64 bit OS, and all of my programs will be fine.
I fully understood that you can’t “upgrade” from any XP version to any 7 version, however, I fully understood that you can perform a fresh intsall of Windows 7 using the upgrade disc. I have been trying to do that for the last week, and running into this problem – there’s no install menu.
When I boot from the disc, it is literally “starting windows” (i.e. windows XP) and then just displays the normal home page, with a mouse pointer. No dialogue box, menu, or any thing other than that background is on the screen. I have let it sit for over 10 minutes, and nothing ever appears.
When I try to run the disc from auto start it gives me the error message, “This installation disc isn’t compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disc. For more information, check your computer’s system information. To install a new copy of windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, and then select Custom (advanced).”
When I try to run the setup executable, it gives me the error message, “D:setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application.”
I have installed and run the Windows Advisor and am told that my computer is compatible for 32bit and 64bit
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How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
Do a Clean Installation if:
Your computer has no operating system installed, or it’s running a version of Windows prior to Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (including Windows XP).
You do NOT want to preserve your data, programs, or system .
You want to delete your current operating system and replace it with Windows 7.
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Can you answer my question about my pc?
I have this pc specs and i play assassin’s creed 1,2 and brotherhood, crysis, COD 1,2, 4, 5, 6, COD blackops, sniper ghost warrior, warhammer, sp;inter cell conviction, dota, red alert 3, kane’s wrath, CS source, hitman, NFS carbon, demigod and many more games…
Question: which is a better OS for gaming; Windows XP(32 or 64 bit) or Windows 7(32 bit or 64bit)? Is there something that needs improvement for my current OS?or should I replace it?
my pc specs
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
AMD Athlon II X2 240 @2.8GHz 35 °C
Regor 45nm Technology
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz 6-6-6-18
Emaxx Technology.,Ltd EMX-ANF82HD-PRO V3.0 (CPU 1)
X163W @ 1366×768
1024MB ATI Radeon HD 4670 (Sapphire/PCPartner)36 °C
244.20GB Seagate ST3250318AS (SATA)46 °C
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
Realtek High Definition Audio
550 watt power supply
I would recommend using windows 7 with the 64 bit because getting it will erase any viruses you may have, or unused files that build up after a while, and windows 7 is much faster than windows XP. Or you could get a new OS, but that could be expensive. That’s my opinion.
windows 7 build 7077 [not beta, rc1] or windows xp professional. which one is better?
i already have windows xp on my computer but i’ve always wanted windows 7 but program capability could be an issue. i have both windows 7 build 7077 32 bit and 64 bit. my computer is capable of running the 64 bit.
i’m looking for featues such as
program capability- programs such as microsoft office xp and kaspersky internet security. also some games
speed- i’ve heard windows 7 is faster and windows xp is faster
looks- yea windows 7 looks cooler
stability- will windows 7 crash?
which one is better?
i just put both os on my computer. windows 7 seems to be faster than xp
Install Virtusl PC 2007 and see if Windows 7 will install in that. If it does, try it and see what runs on it and what doesn’t. If you don’t like it, just delete the virtual drive.
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