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Mijinion  posted on Mar 15, 2012 2:13:22 PM - Report post

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my OS (vista) got buggerd after a system reset

i dont have, and cant afford a new OS

as ME3 is my newest game (by date) i checked the back
and see its XP compatible

if i were to downgrade to XP, would i have any issues?

game operation or new game selection wise, in general?
ie; will XP not support games in the near future

ps. i know this isnt the most appropriate place to ask
but its the only place i know of
to get insightful info, as related to gaming

thanx much

 
Lizml86  posted on Mar 15, 2012 2:17:02 PM - Report post

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I reallyyyyy want to say, upgrade to Win7... There are ummm ways to get it cheap/free. None that can be discussed here.

At this point Windows XP is dead technology. However, I think you can play it... Yup According to the Req's you can.

Minimum Spec:

OS - Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7
CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
RAM: 1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
Disc Drive: 1x speed
Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space
Video: 256 MB* (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)
*Supported chipsets: NVIDIA 7900 or better; ATI X1800 or better. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 9300, 8500, 8400, and 8300 are below minimum system requirements, as are AMD/ATI Radeon HD3200, HD3300, and HD4350. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included)


Recommended Spec:

OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7
CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
RAM: 2GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
Disc Drive: 1x speed
Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space
Video: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or greater, NVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB or greater
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

 
Skyheart  posted on Mar 15, 2012 2:24:49 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Mijinion

my OS (vista) got buggerd after a system reset

i dont have, and cant afford a new OS

as ME3 is my newest game (by date) i checked the back
and see its XP compatible

if i were to downgrade to XP, would i have any issues?

game operation or new game selection wise, in general?
ie; will XP not support games in the near future

ps. i know this isnt the most appropriate place to ask
but its the only place i know of
to get insightful info, as related to gaming

thanx much

I think the standard "recommended" OS for games these days is Vista or above, but most things can be run on XP still, unless it relies on something which was only introduced in Vista/7.

You won't be able to run DirectX 10/11 though. Or not last time I checked anyway, which was, admittedly, a while ago.

 
DABhand  posted on Mar 15, 2012 2:46:10 PM - Report post

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He can get the Windows 8 beta, the game works on that.

But don't ask about how to get full versions of an OS the naughty way.

 
Mijinion  posted on Mar 15, 2012 3:27:02 PM - Report post

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would you know if windows 8 beta is an "update"
or if it clean installs?

its not really clear on the webpage

 
Skyheart  posted on Mar 15, 2012 3:28:45 PM - Report post

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I imagine you can do a clean install. But keep in mind that if you go for Windows 8, it's called a Beta for a reason.

Plus there'll come a time after Windows 8 is officially released that Microsoft will lock Beta copies, forcing you to buy anyway.

 
Lizml86  posted on Mar 15, 2012 3:34:32 PM - Report post

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Shouldn't use a beta as your main OS. Dual boot if u want to try it out. /boh1
 
Mijinion  posted on Mar 15, 2012 3:42:02 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Skyheart

I imagine you can do a clean install. But keep in mind that if you go for Windows 8, it's called a Beta for a reason.

Plus there'll come a time after Windows 8 is officially released that Microsoft will lock Beta copies, forcing you to buy anyway.

i spose thats true,

i wish it was as easy as backing up my bros pc
and using it to restore mine
but ive been told it wouldnt work

guess ill just keep downloading

hopefully it works better than when i tried to download
valhalla knights2 /knocks on wood and signs to ward off evil
(took 8 times for 2 of the files to not corrupt)

@liz, nice quote (2nd in your sig) if i could rebember it good
id be using that one alot

[Edited by Mijinion, 3/15/2012 3:45:25 PM]

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