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Since I can't post in the Tech forum.
Its "XP" so why would I get the system requirements error? I really hope this is just a issue with the installer and not going to reflect on installing the actual game.
I've tried every "solved" case that has been posted an nothing works.
I enjoy my OS and really hope I don't need to waste the money to buy a new OS just to be able to play D3. =\
I'd SO get rid of XP 64bit! It is a buggy mess that never panned out and broke in all kinds of ridiculously annoying ways. At least M$ fixed Vista with SP1 - XP 64bit they swept under the carpet and left it there to stagnate. I've tried to put it to use professionally for a long time and it never panned out.
Save yourself a monumental headache and nab a copy of Win7 64bit Pro/Ult. Seriously - you'll be doing yourself a massive favor and you'll love the change. I was a stoic XP fan and I love Win7 - I can't say this enough.
Yeah, kinda struck a nerve. I don't like seeing anyone else feel that kind of pain! ;o)
Windows XP 64 is far superior over windows vista or windows 7 for that matter. I did some major testing in both OS's heres some facts.
Windows XP 64 boot up with 16 GB - Mem in use all drivers loaded - 200 megs
Windows 7 64 bit 16 GB memory - Uses 1.2 gigs of ram
Windows XP 64 32 bit apps can address up to 8 gigs of ram where in windows 7 it can only handle 2 gb of ram.
Reason why it was taken off the market vista took 5 years to program and it was a mess the engineers at MS made xp64 as a example of how stable a os could be. It was so good because it was immune to 32 bit virus's and root kits. The antivirus companys complained.
I'm working on getting it to work in XP64. I have windows 7 installed on a few machines at home also ghost loads of my main. I can get it installed and working in windows 7. I working on moving it over to XP64 for it to work.
Windows XP 64-bit wasn't very stable because third-party drivers for 64-bit modes were sketchy when XP 64-bit was new.
The OS itself is fine and very stable.
Because of the sketchy driver support I'd really encourage the OP to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit.
And no, Windows XP 64-bit is not superior to Windows 7 64-bit. Sure, it may have a smaller memory footprint, but that really doesn't matter in this day and age with insanely high memory configs. XP is a very old kernel, now pushing 11 years. Updates for it are sparse, if not completely abandoned by Microsoft. You're delusional if you think installing Windows XP 64-bit over Windows 7 64-bit is a wise decision to be recommended to others.
Edited by ciphernemo#1526 on 5/17/2012 7:37 AM PDT
I can't agree more with this user. I used XP 64 bit when it came out and I loved the system, I had top end hardware so drivers weren't an issue and I ended up duel booting with it and Vista for a year or so.
But holding on to it now is not a wise choice. I don't think they declared it dead yet (no longer supporting) but they will in a year and using an old operating system is a big danger, as security has improved over the last two operating systems.
Well got d3 working in xp64 160 fps over windows 7 64 with 80 to 90 fps. Yes it has a small footprint for memory but it least it doesn't have the huge memory leaks like windows 7 64 bit has. goto you task manager some day and look at free memory enjoy its at zero most of the time. Windows 7 does not release memory back to free once its used.
ALso 7 has some administrator problems in 64 bit I love it when a program makes a folder and you try and delete it and it says access deined and your the administrator. To gain access i have to reboot the computer guess MS screwed uptimes
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