Originally Posted by Pizzaman
Nah, it is all our own fault for wanting to run old games on new systems.
Too true :p
Lets refresh GTL with bad starforce. :p
1. Use W7 dont run it
2. Use XP run it
3. Get right version on Ebay
5. Run 2 HDDs swap in bios
6. Run one hardrive with XP and W7 images and any others you care even dualboot ones ........
I like my way however I only do it because I can run all sims from single offline folders on the one partiton with any OS I like in minutes.
So I admit its hardly for anyone never said it was
Alot more people since W7 seem to be using 2 HDDs which is what i advised back in 98-XP days and got bagged for it. lol
2 HDDs swapping more then 2 OS images could get messy for me.
To swap hardrives is a reboot plus a few seconds
A image backup is a reboot plus a few minutes
With one HDD you dont have to worry about swapping boot orders
or cross synching stuff, exp with error correcting software, AV etc
Unless you are going to have both OS connected at the sametime
( which I dont recommend for above reasons ) you would need to update 2 copies of sims you want to run on both HDD . ...which sounds like a gaint waste of time to me ( and alot like something I used to do myself hehehehe ) so hardly arogant
I worked out for me it was better to run images and all OS from the same sim folder same hardrive. I now run the hadrive i used to use for another OS and duplcate sim folders as extended partitions for backup.
Once you take the time set up the 2 OS from fresh and image them .......its childs play from there.
One thing I did find interesting I was saving all images on local hardrive and found it slowed defrag too much so I tried e-sata and put backups on the extended drive.
Its halved backup time.
My XP image restore now takes 60 seconds W7 takes 3-4minutes
Images have been invalueable to me lately testing the latest ATi drivers and hotffixes in OSes