xp or 7

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  1. dmoreno26 macrumors member

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    windows 7 or windows xp

    which do you prefer on your mac?
    im only going to be doing architecture programs
    so what do you think i should do?
     
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    If you're only using it for a couple of apps, I'd suggest XP. It's easier to use and is probably much cheaper than 7 now.
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Personally I prefer Windows 7 over XP. Plus you can access 4GB+ RAM with the Win 7 x64. Yes there is an XP x64 but has little supported hardware.

    The current AutoCAD has some pretty hefty requirements so you should look at Win 7 just for the additional RAM support.
     
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  5. theheyes macrumors regular

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    Windows 7 x64 is a no brainer. It would be pretty silly to buy XP at this stage and the difference in price is insignificant.
     
  6. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    I disagree, if the programs you use work well in Windows XP, I say get XP because it is faster in general and more compatible at this point (at least for me, but other may have different experiences).
     
  7. Aniki macrumors regular

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    I don't exactly see the point of using Windows XP still. It's a 10 year old OS >_>
     
  8. charliex5 macrumors regular

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    Third year arch student here. I use 7 in bootcamp with 4 gigs of RAM and it works awesome with AutoCAD and Revit. I haven't tried XP with it at all so I can't speak for it.
     
  9. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular

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    I suggest installing Windows Seven, because the new Programs and drivers manufacturers makes only for Windows Seven.

    XP is less demanding on computer resources, but has a problem with drivers.

    And I think now computers is not so weak that the you would install this system to win in performance.

    But do not deny, XP is the great system, but already outdated.
     

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