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    vista or xp = gaming?

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    vista or xp = gaming?
    ok so what happened. i was planning on playing world of warcraft but heck no i'm not going to pay 77 dollars for 6 months. anyways lets go straight to the question.. i need to install some form of windows to run a game. i'll only use it to play a certain game, nothing more. i was wondering according to this how should i divide my 160gb hd. i'd really appreciate it and if it would make any difference installing either xp or vista. which one should i use and if i install windows will i see a change in the performance. will the comp become slower or crash?? i dont want to screw up this beauty of a machine thanks.

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    vista or xp = gaming?
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    Hi as a long time Windows user who just switched recently I suggest you install windows xp. It's way more stable and doesn't use nearly as much resources as vista. And if your just playing old games that do not need direct x 10 the games run better under xp. As for partitioning: you should always have at least 15% of your partition free for xp to run smoothly. I'd suggest you create a 25GB partition just in case. This way you have enough space when you decide to install another game besides WoW.


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    vista or xp = gaming?
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    i would agre stick with xp. as far as partitioning your HD i went with 15 gigs between microsoft office pro and XP (only programs i have on there) it takes up 4.7 gb

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    vista or xp = gaming?

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    Vista is:

    - Full of bugs, although they claim they fixed already a lot
    - and it takes MUCH, way too much, from your Mac, install Windows XP, there is nothing wrong about XP, except the fact that it's Windows

    So I would personally go for XP
    And as final touch,God created the Dutch!

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    vista or xp = gaming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sproit View Post
    Vista is:

    - Full of bugs, although they claim they fixed already a lot
    - and it takes MUCH, way too much, from your Mac, install Windows XP, there is nothing wrong about XP, except the fact that it's Windows

    So I would personally go for XP
    Amen.

    you should check if that game has a universal counterpart.

    Windows fanboy gone Mac. Switching as soon as leopard launches. Can't wait for my macbook pro!

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