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Old 01-21-03, 02:07 PM   #1
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Would I be able to run XP as well as I run W2K?

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.

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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.
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Old 01-21-03, 02:27 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-21-03, 04:45 PM   #3
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In my experience, XP has been faster than 2000.
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Old 01-21-03, 04:47 PM   #4
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You far exceed the requirements. I'm running XP on a celeron 533 with 384MB RAM and it's "like buttah."
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Old 01-21-03, 05:02 PM   #5
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I was running XP on PIII-500 with 256 MB RAM. It ran just fine.

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Old 01-21-03, 05:28 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-21-03, 09:11 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-24-03, 11:43 AM   #8
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Re: Would I be able to run XP as well as I run W2K?

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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