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randallstu
03-13-2004, 11:21 AM
Thinking of upgrading my OS to XP Pro. I currently use Windows 2000 Pro and things seem to going along fine. What system seems to be the most stable with VT3? Any advantages or disadvantages from either OS? Thanks

Randy

Jim Capillo
03-13-2004, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by randallstu
Thinking of upgrading my OS to XP Pro. I currently use Windows 2000 Pro and things seem to going along fine. What system seems to be the most stable with VT3? Any advantages or disadvantages from either OS?

[XP Pro] Hyperthreading, for one. Also, I think all the VT programs are optimized for XP.

ScorpioProd
03-13-2004, 01:22 PM
XP Pro is fine if you want it. I am still quite happy with Win2k Pro here. No problems OS related with VT[3].

Paul Lara
03-13-2004, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by randallstu
Any advantages or disadvantages from either OS?


If you do a lot of DV editing, you may see a slight improvement using XP. Further, XP offers a valuable utility, system restore, that can turn the clock back on your OS with a few mouse-clicks, and has proved very helpful to me several times.

randallstu
03-13-2004, 09:35 PM
And if you edit with component and DVCAM, not firewire?
Randy

Bobt
03-13-2004, 10:11 PM
Thinking strictly pocket book, XP Pro will be supported longer than 2000 Pro. It will get more updates and have more service packs since its the latest and greatest.
Also XP will get all the drivers written for it first since its
the current version.

Bob

ScorpioProd
03-13-2004, 10:34 PM
Ah, what a world we live in, where looking forward to "more" service packs from MS is actually a "good" thing?!? ;)

I don't see anyone suggesting buying 2000 Pro over XP Pro, so it's not a pocket book advantage to buying XP versus staying 2k for free.

Dave Davies
03-14-2004, 01:02 PM
So Lightwave doesn't do hyperthreading under Win2K?

Dave Davies