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Re: Need some advice for building a very late overpowerd windows xp system

Postby dr_st » 2018-8-10 @ 07:28

I think your ideas are all over the place.

Dual booting XP with Win7 or later makes some sense.

Dual booting XP with 2000 makes no sense.

2000 for games makes no sense.
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Re: Need some advice for building a very late overpowerd windows xp system

Postby ZellSF » 2018-8-10 @ 09:33

Running Windows 2000 makes no sense. It's like Vista and Windows 8, it already has all the compatibility breaking changes of moving from its predecessor, but none of the extended software support of the later releases with the same compatibility level.
dr_st wrote:Well, if you dual boot XP with something more modern, you will find eventually that you use XP less and less - only for the few games that will not run properly on Win7+ or so. So for the little bit that you will use it to go online, it'll probably be OK.

Or, just you know, reboot into the safer OS once you're done playing one of the very, very limited amount of games that will run on XP, but not on 7.

I would actually be very surprised if OP even finds one... Which reminds me OP, what's your thinking here? Because if you want to play games, this sort of overly complicated setup is a huge waste of time that will eat into the time you have to play games in order to solve a problem that's very unlikely to stop you from playing games.

If you just want to setup and mess with legacy hardware/software then why is it important for the hardware to be overpowered, why is game compatibility significant?
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Re: Need some advice for building a very late overpowerd windows xp system

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-8-10 @ 22:16

ZellSF wrote:Running Windows 2000 makes no sense. It's like Vista and Windows 8, it already has all the compatibility breaking changes of moving from its predecessor, but none of the extended software support of the later releases with the same compatibility level.

It makes sense to run it on a spare machine if you have a nostalgic attachment to it like I do. As for extended software support, there's an unofficial extended kernel that allows you to run most of the software that's designed for XP on 2000. Due to how bloated Windows XP has gotten over the years of its lifetime, I'd rather run Windows 2000 instead of XP on early 2000s hardware.

Robin4 wrote:Does anybody have any experience with installing Kernel EX on windows 2000 so it will be compatible with 2000 as XP?? Has anyone ever tried to getting windows xp games running on windows 2000 with the Kernel EX installation? Otherwise iam thinking of dualboot windows 2000 with windows xp..

Windows 2000 for the pre- windows xp games that wont run on XP and the rest on XP..

I haven't tried to run XP+ games on Windows 2000 with the extended kernel mod, but I imagine some (if not all) of those games will work with it. IMO there's hardly a point in dual-booting Windows 2000 and XP as the two OSes are very similar.

I've heard there are a few games that work on 2000 and XP up to SP1 but not on XP SP2+, if they really do exist, perhaps you can play such games on Windows 2000. Otherwise its compatibility with 9x-era games is pretty much the same, so it's not like you're gaining much in compatibility on the subject of gaming.
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