Best operating system for HCPC

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  1. (GTV)Chris

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    Hi Chaps,

    Maybe a dim question...But what do you think the best or most stable operating system would be for my HCPC?
    I have both WIN2000 and WIN98 disks?

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    I use W2K not been a problem so far.
     
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    Hi Chris,
    If it's really only a choice between Win2000 and Win98 (and you won't buy XP), then check the Win98 is the Win98se version.

    I don't think some directx or digital audio things work properly on the original Win98 or Win95 versions.

    I still use WinMe myself, but WinXP home is about the same price now, so I'd probably jump to that if in your shoes and doing a build from scratch.

    What DVD software?
    One thing if you are planning on doing large video capture is Win98 doesn't allow files to be >4GB in size because it doesn't support the later NTFS file system which Win2000 and XP do.

    regards,
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    I would use win 2000 rather than your win 98.

    As long as it is a clean install, followed by a visit to windows update site for the latest patches, will be just fine.


    Good luck,

    Mark.
     
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    Cheers Fella's.
     
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    All the OSes have issues, depending on your setup one will work better than the others. I found 98 and XP to work best.
     
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    Win98 has better hard disk performance but Win2k/XP (XP is really only an update of Win2k) is far more stable. You could leave 2k/XP for weeks without any slow down.

    Win2k/XP doesn't like most parrellel port connected items whereas 98/ME does.
     

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