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You've probably heard about the next operating system from Microsoft called Windows XP. Sit back and relax as Sevan gives us a run down of Windows XP and what it means for us all. Should we take it or leave it? Read on and find out as Sevan tells us all we need to know!

By: | Operating Systems in Software | Posted: Aug 21, 2001 4:00 am

Installation & Setup


Switching to normal language…please wait…done.


The new operating system….tada! Windows XP, short for experience, is the shortly upcoming OS that everyone is waiting for. Unfortunately, XP talk is focused on product activation, and it's negative. The majority of those are gamers, being amazed by the NT kernel performance in applications. Sit tight back because we will be going through a vortex!



Let's start off with a very important sentence. "I need a super fast PC". That simply being said, lets continue. Recommendations:


• 650 Mhz (Higher very highly recommended)


• 256 MB RAM (More preferred)


• NOT a 3dfx card (Nvidia preferred)


• Asus or Abit Motherboard Recommended


• Creative Live! Soundcard or better (Philips preferred)


My system that I installed Windows XP RC 2 (Professional 2002) on was:


• Pentium 3 Coopermine 750 Mhz


• Abit BE6-II Motherboard


• 512 SDRAM PC-133


• Voodoo 3 3000 AGP Retail


• Creative Soundblaster Live! X-Gamer 5.1


• Microsoft Explorer 5 Buttons USB Mouse


• Lots of patience…er, 17' Monitor (Generic)


• HP 8x/4x/32x Burner and Creative CD Ripping CD-ROM



Before I could install Windows XP RC 2, I could check my system for compatibility with the current applications installed on my computer. I did the test and a results test back, which you can see below.




After the test, I uninstalled the programs that would not be supported in Windows XP. They were:


• 3dfx Tools (Voodoo 3 utility)


• Audio CD Mp3 Studio (CD ripping tool)


• Java Plug-in 1.3.1 (Installed by Opera browser)


• Liquid (Winamp plug-in)


• Norton Systemworks (Including any Norton Antivirus scanner)


• AdsOff


• Cacheman 5.0






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