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September 19, 2003 2:37:59 AM

Unless you got a really sh!tty computer, switch to win2k or winxp. Win 95/98 is a thing of the past.

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September 19, 2003 4:03:21 AM

98SE is faster than XP on older equipment, even good older equipment. XP requires around twice as much memory to even get similar performance. Also downgrading to XP means a lot of your older games will no longer work, as well as a lot of your older hardware, stuff as recent as 2 years old. I have a USB modem and TV card that won't work under XP, and my sound card requires hacks to enable it's hardware features under XP.

Also, a severe crash under XP is more likely to require a format in order to get the system up again. I've been through that twice from overclocking. Similar problems under 98SE would be repairable by overwriting the files.

I can't think of a good reason to get rid of 98SE as long as you have stable hardware to begin with. The only problem I've ever had with 98SE was memory leaks, I added a memory manager and 98SE was problem free.

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September 19, 2003 2:55:20 PM

Crash, how are you buddy, i can always count on you to reply and refute one of my posts. I mean, even if you were to be completely wrong, i couldnt argue with a Honorary Guru of THCG, after all im just an addict. You are right tho, and that is why i wrote "Unless you got a really sh!tty computer". But i guess that was too extreme, i meant and should have said "Unless you got an older computer".

hows life tho?

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September 19, 2003 8:52:07 PM

Right, there are a lot of powerful older boxes out there that will continue to run 90% of todays applications, that would be either slowed down, loose hardware, or both, under XP.

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September 20, 2003 4:53:01 AM

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I added a memory manager and 98SE was problem free.


Which memory manager do you use?




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September 20, 2003 5:10:11 AM

I can't remember...it was a free one.

I'm stuck on XP right now because when I tried XP I converted to NTFS, then later wiped the partition and made it Fat32, I started having partition problem under 98. If I were to wipe the whole drive and start clean, that would clear the problems I'm sure. But I've got so much stuff on my other partitions and nowhere to back it up to, I don't want to.

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September 20, 2003 5:12:49 AM

I should also advise against doing this with small hard drives, as my memory manager took unused files from RAM and cached them to the hard drive. After a week or so I had 1.5GB of trash in that file.

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September 24, 2003 5:58:21 PM

Maybe the program Crashman is talking about is Cacheman.

I like win 98SE alot too, because I still play older games.

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October 26, 2003 3:45:44 AM

i agree with crashman, i have tried winxp and alot of my hardware wouldnt work right, even my force feedback MS joystick wouldnt work right, winxp said it had the driver, loaded it and all, BS! the damn thing was flakey as hell! went back to win98se and havent regretted it once! anybody else here tried lindows yet? combo of windows and linux, sucks bigtime....

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October 26, 2003 3:46:39 PM

Ditto here Crashman. Only thing is I've got WIN 98SE, WIN XP PRO CORP, and SuSE 8.1 on a triple boot. Got LINUX booting off of a diskette though. Windows doesn't like sharing the MBR with strangers. :frown:

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October 27, 2003 2:19:13 AM

Similar- had problems on older games w/XP (only a couple of yrs old). I will stick w/98 a little longer.

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November 11, 2003 8:13:08 PM

I can play all my older games, including Quake 1 no probs on XP. I have no incompatible hardware w/ xp/2k either so i love them :) 

98SE was fast though.. I just hate BSOD's and the need to reboot at least once a day, and the lack of nice features 2k/xp have.
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