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jr chambers

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hello from the white mid-atlantic(right now). i have decided to build a gamer box-asus M4A79T Deluxe, Phenom X4 955 processor, 2 2gig sticks mushkin pc3-12800, antec 920 gamer case,thermaltake 700watt psu. Now to what operating system, i have xp pro-32 bit(a waste of a powerful system), and vista business 64bit update(new unused). or should i opt for win7 ultimate? the games i have are racing-nr3 & nr2003,dirttrack racing, f1 2001, etc and some vintage arcade-the atari game pack,and a couple that are considered vista ready, so to get the most out of the system i should go 64 bit OS, but the can the games operate with the newer OS ? :)
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There is no operating system that will run everything.
Considering XP is the most compatible option am I to take it you've tried those games on XP?
The general rule of thumb is, if it don't work on XP it won't work on anything newer.
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thanks for the reply, yes all of them work on xp-32bit, so will they work with vista 64bit or win7 ?
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Edited by jr chambers, 19 December 2009 - 06:50 PM.

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"I don't know" is the honest answer.
Games can be really fussy about a range of things, more so than the operating system. So while they may work on Win7, they may not like your graphics card for example.
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so i guess the best option will be to do a dual OS set-up, so i can play what doesn't work on the 64 bit platform on xp and whatever does on win7. oh well can't always have the cake and eat it too.
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I've just downloaded and ran a windows 7 compatability program from Windows. It said 'this game will have issues and won't run' and this will be fine etc. Might be worth a go.
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