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Old 06-07-2007, 04:45 PM   #11
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are you running 64bit vista or 32bit?
32 bit.
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #12
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I know doing an OS upgrade is hard on performances. I would suggest you to save your important files and do a clean installation. If you only have the upgrade vista, do a clean install of XP and then upgrade it to vista.
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I know doing an OS upgrade is hard on performances. I would suggest you to save your important files and do a clean installation. If you only have the upgrade vista, do a clean install of XP and then upgrade it to vista.
I did a full install of Vista, but it saved my old stuff in "windows.old". If I did a full install of XP, would it have the same feature and have a "windows.old"? If not, i'm going to order a new external hard drive.


... I hate vista now. Today I just learned that I can't play .avi format clips now, windows video crashes and shit... god...
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I did a full install of Vista, but it saved my old stuff in "windows.old". If I did a full install of XP, would it have the same feature and have a "windows.old"? If not, i'm going to order a new external hard drive.


... I hate vista now. Today I just learned that I can't play .avi format clips now, windows video crashes and shit... god...
I really need to know this, I am about to reformat to XP.
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Have you anti-virus software installed?

If not, with your problems with the game and avi files, you may have some sort of infection.
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32 bit.
i dont know about 32bit but on 64bit half-life 2 runs better on it than xp because steam automatically downloads a 64bit patch which really does help with performance but thats no help to you.
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I did a full install of Vista, but it saved my old stuff in "windows.old". If I did a full install of XP, would it have the same feature and have a "windows.old"? If not, i'm going to order a new external hard drive.


... I hate vista now. Today I just learned that I can't play .avi format clips now, windows video crashes and shit... god...
if you have windows.old it is sure not a full install dude. I mean from a clean HDD/Partition.

For avi, you need to download the divx codex at www.divx.com
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