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July 29, 2011, 11:49:33 PM
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I was trying to find info on this, but my search attempts failed.

Is there any performance mining wise vs the two? Or any big factors I should know about? I've been using 7 to date, but I'd like to start installing windows xp to usb disks and don't want to have to purchase 16gb usb drives just becuase of the needed space.

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July 30, 2011, 12:15:31 AM
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no there doesnt appear to be any difference when it comes to os.

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July 30, 2011, 02:04:14 AM
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Excellent to hear. Now as long as they keep pumping out drivers for xp I'll be in business.

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July 30, 2011, 02:45:43 AM
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IIRC the latest version of Catalyst doesn't run on XP.... but I could be wrong.

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July 30, 2011, 03:08:56 AM
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Drivers would seem to be the main issue, double check compatibility with those. XP is an aging OS and is almost EOLed on Microsoft's end.
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July 30, 2011, 03:10:17 AM
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XP is 5mhash/s faster but win7 can be bought up to the same speed by turning aero theme off.

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July 30, 2011, 06:13:07 AM
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IIRC the latest version of Catalyst doesn't run on XP.... but I could be wrong.
11.7 still aviable for XP, no word from AMD about to stop supporting it...

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July 30, 2011, 07:01:47 AM
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IIRC the latest version of Catalyst doesn't run on XP.... but I could be wrong.
11.7 still aviable for XP, no word from AMD about to stop supporting it...
probably when Microsoft does. would make sense.
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July 30, 2011, 08:09:50 AM
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IIRC the latest version of Catalyst doesn't run on XP.... but I could be wrong.
11.7 still aviable for XP, no word from AMD about to stop supporting it...
probably when Microsoft does. would make sense.
ATI did relased the last Win2k compatible driver (6.2) after Win2k's EOL...
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The Windows 2000 family of operating systems moved from mainstream support to the extended support phase on 30 June 2005.

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July 30, 2011, 10:51:56 AM
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Or you could install this dedicated Linux environment to those USB sticks and use it for mining. Very stable and easy to configure.
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