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Reasons to go back to using XP

Discussion in 'Games' started by u2konline, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. u2konline

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    This is game related, now i have made a decided to leave XP and use Win7, but playing certain games, well it looks i have no choice but to use xp for my secondary rig, because many games are not working good at all.

    Kane & Lynch + Windows 7 + 9800GT + 181.20 drivers. ( new drivers does not help )
    flicking, just a mess on screen, not to mention the game keeps crashing at the menu screen and oh the biggiest issue, the game did not come with a CD key, yes i bought the real version from gamestop. Matter of fact 2 other games which i own did not come with cd keys, like the Club by sega :shadedshu , the only good news, i can use my flatout utlimate carnage game cd key for those games. ( i buy all my games so don't fuss ). <------that is completely unrelated, just thought i would add that lol

    Anyways,

    Omikron The Nomad Soul : Artifacts for all 3 my cards in Windows 7, but in XP the game works just fine with my 9800gt anyway.

    Crysis & Bioshock , with or without a patch = Massive sound stuttering, game running like a POS. But oh wait, Crysis Warhead works just fine :confused:

    Ford Racing 2 & 3 = QUOTE from net, same problem

    " I run Ford racing 2 on my computer when it gives the following error message "WMA:347 Failed to create the Wma_source_filter "

    Looks like i will be using XP on my new build dual core soon. And just use Windows 7 x64 on my Quad.
     
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    hat Enthusiast

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    Using an old OS is fine for an old system running old hardware... but Kane and Lynch shouldn't be giving you problems, nor should Crysis or Bioshock, heh...
     
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    Try changing the game's exe's compatibility mode in it's properties.
     
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    i have never had a probly playing games on windows 7. most games ran better on windows 7 than XP.
     
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    It could also be that you need to update your realtek sound drivers.

    Crysis runs fine for me (it always did even when I had the 8800GT), and I'm on Vista x64 :rolleyes: which is a far 'worse' OS than XP or 7!
     
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    Bioshock and crysis fine for me.
     
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    I guess I am of the mind to fix problemic software on a new OS rather than roll back to a previous OS version.
    I don't want an old DOS rig sitting around just to play an occasional old classic.

    Like BP, I run Vista x64 and don't have any problems at all with games. There were a re quirks here and their but everything has been fixed through patches and such.
     
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    Not sure how much or if it matters at all. I'm not having that problem with bioshock 2. It runs better for me on win 7 x64, than it did on xp 32.
    But I run all my games as administrator. Try running the games in dx9 mode if your willing to go back to xp.
    Brandon what does that say in your avatar pic?
    I have been trying to read that forever. The cat kicking the dog..lol..
     
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    i still use xp 32 and have don for 8 years now me and in NO way am i going 2 up grade 2 windows 7,
    at this time i run old school games on a old rig so am happy with xp.,
     
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    That's fine, gunsmoke, but many of the people at TPU jump on new tech and software faster than a old hooker looking for a quick buck.

    I think with all the experience of the user base here, we can probably solve the OP's problems.
     
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    Case and point... I'm running Guild Wars on a Netbook using Windows 7. :D


    *Cough, all at low settings cough... Honestly though, 7 is quicker than XP on this netbook.
     
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    why am i not suprised at who's the OP?
     
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    my game rig runs xp 32 just so it cuts dawn power use on a old intel p4 3.4Gig ht runing just 1.5.Gig ddr 2 ram and 8500gt i tend 2 fined xp 32 runs 100% when playing on line games,

    I all so have windows 7 running on a 8 year old rig p4 3.0 gig socket 478 with 3 gig ddr 3200,
    and just a 80 gig i.d.e. hard drive and im very surprised the speed it runs at on a old rig,
    all that rig i use for is name 32 roms with my xbox 360 controller so runs like a dream,
     
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    There is no good reason to go back to XP period. Now dual booting makes sense.
     
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    +1 to this
     
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    me thinks there is a problem in between the mouse and keyboard ;P
     
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    +1 to Dual-Booting. on my Rig either OS you'd throw at it would run fine (That includes 2000, Xp, Vista, or 7 of course) and i would think... any game would run just fine as well. heck, i threw Windows 7 on a old Rig. that had specs. of AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.6GHZ and 2GB of RAM with ONLY a nVidia 5200FX. ran fine for basic stuff but i through Xp back on it as the user didn't like Windows 7 all that much and i understood why
     
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    You can always install VMware Workstation and setup a virtual XP. I wouldn't get rid of Windows 7.
     
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    just isn't the same as Dual-Booting (Well, Performance wise and i guess Playing old games like Starcraft)
     
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    Honestly while I believe he really is going back to XP I also think he just makes these threads now to get the lolz. Every one he makes he immedietly logs out and lets it build and lets us post up our WTF responses. Honestly I think he started just trolling us months ago. And hasnt expected a legitimate response since. This thread is almost as good as the one were his 9400GT or w/e ran crysis on high at 50fps sustained.
     
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    Actually i am not going back to using XP, i found a work around(i will explain later) and those 2 games which are impossible to play on win7, ford racing 2 & 3, i will just buy for xbox.
     
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    why would anyone want to race a ford except a gt40?
     
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    lulz?
     
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    +1 :toast:

    and the epic emachine thread:laugh:

    i always read u2konline threads, always so useful, and the logic behind his decisions is truly amazing.
     
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