xp performance nicrease?

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sirloin_alot

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first i want to say thanx to all the people who helped me get rid of the virus i had, format my comp, re-install windows, and anything else, Anyway i was just wondering about winxp, i already have a good system and all my games run well except for a few games. i hvae a p4 celeron 1.7 ghz, 512 ram, 64 mb geforce4, but some of my games still lag a little, its nothing to complain about but i know it can be better would installing winxp help? i currently have 98
 
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Hi,

I upgraded from Windows 98SE to XP Professional, and I'm very glad I did. XP boots faster, runs applications faster, and seems to generate much fewer errors.

However, I am not a big "gamer" so I can't really testify to that. But system performance overall seems much better.:)

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XP is a better OS in my opinion, but not all games run on it, particularly some of the older ones. I personally think for a Hard Core gamer, 98SE is the best option to stay with at the moment.
If you can dual boot however, Then you could get the best of both worlds, particularly if you had a second HD for games.
 

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I'd highly suggest going to XP. Like the others said, it's a very stable OS and it will give you the best performance from your new hardware.

As far as gaming, the games I've had problems with running under XP were solved by setting XP to run that particular game in "W95/98/ME Compatibility Mode". In Windows XP, just right click on the game icon on the desktop and you'll see a "Compatibility" tab. Select it and follow the prompts.
 
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