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#1 Jan 02 2013 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Getting another pc soon so my girlfriend can play. Would we need to get patches or anything so game runs or is it ready to go as is?
#2 Jan 02 2013 at 5:40 PM Rating: Good
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Personally, I would find a way to "downgrade" to Win7.
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#3 Jan 02 2013 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I was thinking of doing that if need be. Currently got a laptop with no OS but, not being pc savy, the install disc for Win7 wont work because the laptop is not 64bit compatible.
#4 Jan 02 2013 at 6:36 PM Rating: Good
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How old is that laptop? My older Samsung is 64 bit compatible, and we're talking a 4+ year old laptop? Also, Fairly certain they do have 32 bit Win7, in fact I believe it's on the same disc.
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#5 Jan 02 2013 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I honestly don't know. My brother gave it to us about two months ago. The install disc is a Win7 update if that makes a difference.
#6 Jan 02 2013 at 7:05 PM Rating: Good
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I'm going to be rolling out an Win8 upgrade on my desktop shortly. (As in, once the ROM finishes burning. It's legal but since it's free, I get no disk...)

I'll let you know.
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#7 Jan 02 2013 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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catwho wrote:
I'm going to be rolling out an Win8 upgrade on my desktop shortly. (As in, once the ROM finishes burning. It's legal but since it's free, I get no disk...)

I'll let you know.


Awesome, thanks Catwho. My friend found an xp install just need to get him a disc if possible. Rather buy a new pc though less worries about missing or damaged components.
#8 Jan 02 2013 at 9:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Don't do it! It's a trap!!!!

(I seriously hate windows 8. It's usable if you add the start8 interface mod back in, but aside from that, the interface is a steaming pile of **** compared to 7. I'll grudgingly admit there are some backend improvements in 8 that would be nice to have in a 7 style interface)
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#9 Jan 03 2013 at 10:15 AM Rating: Good
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The verdict: XI runs with no issues by itself. Just make sure you're logged in as the administrator and that you turned off User Account Controls.

XI's ******* child Windower is another story and crashes, but that will have to be resolved on the Windower forums, not here.
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