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#1 jerryc


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Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:43 PM

I have installed an 80 gig drive; was at the store at the right time and got a great price. Because I"m in school I wanted to multiboot and have partitioned and installed 4 OS; 98, 2K, XP, 2003 server. To do this, in most cases you have to install in order of date of OS release, and 9x series has to be before the others anyway, so 98 is first, and it's running fast. XP is noticably slower in all areas, running programs, internet, etc. I'm wondering if XP is slower because it's a larger program or if it's because it's located further in on the drive. That is, the fastest part of the drive is the outside where 98 is. The breakdown is, 5 gig 98, 5 gig 2K, 6 gig XP, 5 gig Server. Programs and files further in. Server is also slower but that's so complicated a program that maybe it's that way anyway. XP is not that far from the beginning of the drive, so any thoughts?

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:21 PM

The larger the bloated code, the slower the OS runs. As PCs have increased their available memory, there has been less emphasis on tightly elegant code. And, as Windows has evolved, it has added more and more "enhancements," not to mention security patches.
Just my take on your question.
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