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Mopower
01-21-03, 01:07 PM
Here are my specs. Do you think XP will run as fast as 2K does or will there be slowdown. I think the biggest prob might be memory.

Duron 1Gz
320 MB SDRAM
40G HD
60G HD
Voodoo 3 2000
DVD
4x CD/RW


I basically just want it for the neato OS/X dock you can download for it, and the other desktop options. It isn't supported in 2K.

X
01-21-03, 01:27 PM
XP should be fine. I'm running it on a 800MHz P3 and it's perfectly fine.

Just install the two different OSs on two different partitions.

shaun3000
01-21-03, 03:45 PM
In my experience, XP has been faster than 2000.

Jepthah
01-21-03, 03:47 PM
You far exceed the requirements. I'm running XP on a celeron 533 with 384MB RAM and it's "like buttah."

namja
01-21-03, 04:02 PM
I was running XP on PIII-500 with 256 MB RAM. It ran just fine.

belboz
01-21-03, 04:28 PM
If you look at benchmarks, win2K has a slight edge over XP in general application performance on identically configured systems. They're close enough, though, that's it's not too much of a factor. The one performance aspect where XP is much faster than 2K is boot up time. MS did a lot of work with XP to speed it up and it's probably almost twice as fast as 2K from power on to log-in.

TheSilverSurfer
01-21-03, 08:11 PM
I'm just wondering why in the heck you want a dual boot with xp and w2k? Just pick one and stick with it will ya.

Dirk
01-24-03, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Mopower

I basically just want it for the neato OS/X dock you can download for it, and the other desktop options. It isn't supported in 2K.

Where do you get an OS/X type doc for XP? I'd be interested in checking that out.

I don't think you should have any troubles running XP either, BTW, but I think that's been pretty well covered by everyone else by now. :)


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