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{Advice offered} - Windows 2000 and Gaming

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by NormanSmiley, Feb 1, 2000.

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  1. NormanSmiley

    NormanSmiley Thread Starter

    Mar 25, 1999
    Just wondering whether upgrading to 2000 would be a good idea. I like gaming and tweaking, but don't want to suffer any performance decreases by upgrading. I currently have Win98.

    PS- Is it better to upgrade from 98 to 2000 or to format and just install 2000?

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  2. Jim Holly

    Jim Holly

    Aug 4, 1999
    I'm running 2000 on a seperate partition with dual-boot capabilities between it and Win98. I wouldn't recommend replacing your Win98 with it, as there are still too many programs and devices out there that won't run in Win2K, yet. Check the <A href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/upgrade/default.asp">MS WIN2K Upgrade</a> site for more info, and a compatibility check that will tell you what you currently have that won't work with 2K.

    A large majority of the games will work fine in 2K, but I've read of some that won't.
  3. Reuel Miller

    Reuel Miller

    Feb 17, 1999

    Well, the big thing with Win2K is that we finally have DirectX7.1 on an NT platform.

    So, any of the new games will run under Win2K. Other very old games will not (like Prince of Persia, and Leisure Suit Larry 1, etc). But then again, they never worked on NT4 either.

    I would wait a few months before installing Win2K, to make sure all my hardware is supported by Win2K. And when they are, do nut Upgrade Win98... either dual boot, or format and re-install.

    I have never seen a M$ product Upgrade smoothly.

    Just my humble opinions


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