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Well I was just wondering that what this new version of windows has in store for us.I mean that wether our beloved emus (Actually I like all of them)will be compatable or not with this new version.

And one more thing......In windows ME the blue screen was very common.........so does the blue screen appears in it or not......?

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>Well I was just wondering that what this new version of windows
>has in store for us
Nothing new, save for some Microsoft spywear that'll be cracked in a week.

>so does the blue screen appears in it or not
What version of Windows would be complete without BSODs? Since it's going to be based on the NT kernel you're likely to see less of them, I'd imagine. Of course, you could reap the majority of the "benefits" they advertise by just using Win2k.
 

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Well what do U think I am currently using Windows98 First Edition and it is working very well for me.......Should I go for Windows2000 or windows XP.........?
 

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Originally posted by liaqatali
Well I was just wondering that what this new version of windows has in store for us.I mean that wether our beloved emus (Actually I like all of them)will be compatable or not with this new version.
As far as I have tested, any emu that works with Windows 2000 will work with Windows XP.

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Be careful, WIN 2k is not a gaming OS. You'll have problems w/it guarented. Stick w/WIN ME or WIN 98, unless you're into fighting w/a business OS (which WIN 2K is) to try to run your games and emus.
WIN XP is supposed to be a "marrige" of WIN ME and WIN 2000, w/the best features of both. Both business and gaming applications are supposed to run fine on it. That is the one I'm going to take a look at. Otherwise, I'll just stay w/Win 98 Second Edition (yup I finally got the upgrade to work).
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Egad. I disagree with that entirely. Only touch Win ME if you want ammunition in a holy war against Microsoft. Windows 2000 is vastly better than ME for gaming and, in many respects, 98. Considering how few flaws it has now, I'd say it's simply better in every way than 9x, but there will always be some weird title someone wants to play that won't work in 2k.
 

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If windows is your game... I would recomend windows 2000.... Its a real trooper thru and thru... ME is what you get when you combine windows 95 with a service pack called 98, then add in any bloat code that you have laying around the office... I would avoid ME like the plague...

Anyways, sx/amega, Windows 2000 is great for gaming. I have never had a problem with, except for a game or two that would not run without a patch... It may be a bit harder to set up, but once you do it (correctly), its golden days.... I have not had a BSOD since going to 2k on my system, and find them only ever so rarely on the networks i run...

XP on the otherhand has not impressed me yet... I would still choose 2000 over XP for atleat a year untill some of the aftermarket bugs are worked out...
 

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>Be careful, WIN 2k is not a gaming OS.
I'll agree with sxamiga, but only with a caveat. Win2k isn't an OS for gamers if they have older hardware and/or can't get updated drivers for said hardware. Initially the problems that came about with Win2k were predominately the fault of buggy drivers (which is often the case, actually).

When Win2k was first released I recall C|Net doing a review in which quite a few games actually saw speed *gains* in Win2k, despite the architecture being somewhat new. Just recently I was reading a review of the Geforce 2 MX 400 and realized that there were some considerable performance improvements to be had simply by running Win2k. There's a few titles that simply refuse to run under Win2k (VGS and FF7PC, for example). While there are patches to circumvent the problem in some cases, recall too that you can have Win9x *and* Win2k installed at the same time, so if you have such a program, you can always reboot if need be.

If you have an older system and a small amount of ram I would suggest sticking with an earlier version, as Win2k would surely just aggravate you. Otherwise, do some research, see if all your hardware is supported, and give it a try, I think you'll be pleased.
 

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FF7PC doest work in 2000?

I think it does... and oh yeah, one more thing, in 2k, if you install the support tools, you can use some games that normally wouldn't run (like driver) by running it under the 98 environment... (you can run some programs in emulatated 3.11,95,98,NT3,NT4 SP3, NTSP4... i think thats all of em...)
 

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>I think it does
It'll install, but the .exe won't allow me to run it. Of course, I tested that prior to both SP1 and SP2, so maybe it isn't true any longer. Maybe it was just being disagreeable that day, I dunno ;)
 

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Have you installed the support tools?? Like i mentioned above, sometimes (and i do mean sometimes) runing it under a diffrent envirnment will do the trick...
 

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>Have you installed the support tools??
I have them installed *now,* but I'm quite sure I didn't back then. It's not as if getting FF7 to run is much of a priority though, seeing as how I finished it under Win9x.
 

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Originally posted by cluthu
>I think it does
It'll install, but the .exe won't allow me to run it. Of course, I tested that prior to both SP1 and SP2, so maybe it isn't true any longer. Maybe it was just being disagreeable that day, I dunno ;)
Last time I checked FF7 was working in Windows 2000, but it needed one of those "Application Compatibility Updates".

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Note too that the partition you use for Win2k will have to be under 32 gigs in size if you'd like to use FAT32, otherwise it won't give you the choice of formatting it as anything other than NTFS.
 

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FF7 Pc runs on win 2K ok here. The only glitch is that it has a habit of crashing in the choco races. In fact in win2k I can run it in hardware mode using my geforce mx without any game patches... It seems that the card supports 8 bit textures on this OS.

Ps Badaro is right it does need the compat update.
 

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Yeah, the GeForce cards will run some glide games in win2k also without any patches... does great on wizmark (glide benchmark)...
 

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Well I think that I should not mess arround with my OS........and stick to Windows 98 First Edition Final Release........It works great for me........Thanks for the help Guys

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