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#1 Beach Plum

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:49 PM

Hi, I've had exhaustive problems trying to run creative efforts on HP Vista x64. I would like to run the old Morrowind game, it's mods (community crafted), Blender and other programs. But Vista is unfriendly or kills the old processes. I also have an XP computer which was a cheap purchase at Best Buy, like the one I am on just now. These days the XP is a smarter choice of an OS for my dated projects, though the things I want to do in 3D needs the faster system of the Vista.

I would like to pull my DVD burner, HD 4350 Radeon, hard drives, processors and such, and replace the ones in the XP. Would such a thing need be possible to do?

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:57 PM

My opinion is yes. But XP is not very tolerant of many hardware changes at once.
You may have to run a repair installation of XP immediately after switching that much hardware

If you do a clean install of XP there should not be any issues and that is what I would recommend.

Edited by Eyesee, 29 July 2010 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:19 PM

I love the simplicity of a clean install, yes, and TY

I have a quad processor, that would need a new setup? Also I think maybe with a new setup XP would not be able to reload from it's hard disc partition, perhaps I could make discs once I moved the DVD burner

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:30 PM

Make sure you back up all of your documents etc and be prepared to reload your programs if you opt for a clean install.

What type of system is the XP machine?
Do you have a genuine XP cd?
Is the XP system home or pro?
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