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Neko Koneko
April 28th, 2005, 00:09
It was released a few days ago, I have it running on my laptop now and although Windows itself seems okay there are a few things I don't like (at a first glance)

1) huge list of incompatible software. I can't even run daemon tools or zonealarm at the moment.
2) crappy drivers. OpenGL isn't working properly and in 32-bit colours UT is slower than it would be on a 486. I'm talking about the first UT here. 16-bit seems to work fine but on Windows XP Home I could run it in 32-bit so it's a step back. Doom 3 won't start at all (OpenGL problem). Also, the touchpad driver doesn't allow me to use the scroll buttons in Firefox.
3) Total seperation of x86 and x64 software. I understand that it is for compatibility reasons but did they really have to create 2 seperate folders for it?

Some things I did like:
1) It's fast. Windows itself that is. Booting is a charm, really.
2) It's based on the Windows 2003 core, and has the number 5.2 instead of 5.1 (32-bit WinXP).

Well, I'm just going to wait and see what happens. I do need my daemon tools though :(

edit: I just played Need for Speed Underground 2 and it runs perfectly fine.

April 28th, 2005, 07:26
Isn't there supposed to be 32bit core emulation there?

April 28th, 2005, 07:40
oooh thats a nice laptop. one of those A64 mobiles with mobile 9700s?

does it feel like XP or server 2003? (ignore if you havent used server 2003 before)

Neko Koneko
April 28th, 2005, 07:45
Isn't there supposed to be 32bit core emulation there?

Yes, but it's not working very well with some programs I guess. Right now I'm installing Windows XP Home edition again, I'll wait with x64 until more programs are compatible with it.

@onewecallgod: No, it has a Geforce go 5700

June 2nd, 2005, 11:36
ye i too have had this problem can run CSS fine but cant run SOF2 ive been looking all arround for a patch..

but i installed mine as dual boot so when i want to run other stuff i can go back to home....

June 12th, 2005, 13:56
Best to wait, once Longhorn comes out, then the 64 show will begin....