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NT 4 versus Win98Se

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RedRebel, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. RedRebel

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    I am currently using win98Se and it crashes a lot. I purchased NT 4.0 from Ebay and am a little relunctant to install it because my son had it and said he didn't like it at all. Can I find any improvement using NT 4.0 over Win98se?
     
  2. rawmeat

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    While NT4.0 is a "better" OS, it was not meant for the "home" user that is not a computer wiz. Neither OS is supported by Microsoft, at least not fully. There are, however, many good support sites like this one that could help with problems, but I would still not recommend NT4 for most home users. Window2000 Pro is more likely to be a better choice as the bugs have been mostly exposed and fixed or plugged, and it is quite stable. If you choose to load the NT4.0, get the service pack 6a and have it ready to install to get the OS to the most stable configuration. Make sure that the PC you have and all the peripherals (CD, DVD, Video card, etc.) are on the hardware compatibility list for NT as it will be difficult to get them to work if they are not on the list.

    You will probably get advice to go to XP as a better choice than W2k, but as I don't use it, I can't recommend whether or not that is a good choice. Some people like it, some don't. W2k is much more like 98 than XP is as to how most of the functions are accessed, but that doesn't mean that XP is bad, just different in methodology.

    Hope this helps!

    Remember, the older we get, the more we know that we don't know anything. Only teenagers know everything, don't believe me, just ask one!
     
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