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Old 10-04-09, 07:37 PM   #1
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Right now I'm dualbooting Vista and XP (both 32)
When Windows 7 comes out, should I do a full system restore, and have Windows 7, or should I dualboot 7 and Vista or 7 and XP. The only reason I had XP was so I could play some games that didn't work with Vista like Far Cry 1 (I got a blue/white colors when I played it). No other reason other than that. So what would you do?
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Ditch both and go full Win 7. I haven't seen a game that 7 couldn't play, not counting ones even Win 2K has problems with.
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Old 10-09-09, 06:24 PM   #4
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No reason to keep vista, win7 handles all. Still might need xp for some things. Waiting to see win7 xp mode.
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Default Re: should I dualboot?

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Right now I'm dualbooting Vista and XP (both 32)
When Windows 7 comes out, should I do a full system restore, and have Windows 7, or should I dualboot 7 and Vista or 7 and XP. The only reason I had XP was so I could play some games that didn't work with Vista like Far Cry 1 (I got a blue/white colors when I played it). No other reason other than that. So what would you do?
With windows 7, there really is no reason to keep vista. I don't think vista can run anything that 7 can't.

As for what to do with XP, I used to dual boot xp 32 and vista 64. After installing win 7 64 it only took me about 5 days to realize that I really didn't see any need to keep XP either, so I reformatted that partition shortly afterwards. Windows 7 is really really polished.
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Old 10-12-09, 10:28 AM   #6
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I would expect that dualbooting Win 7 and either Vista or XP would work like dualbooting Vista and XP. You lose all system restore points from the alternate OS when you boot into the other. That's a downside for me.
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Old 10-12-09, 03:11 PM   #7
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No need to dual-boot.
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