I just upgraded to composer 5.1 but still run xp. I cant take the slow xp anymmore and want to go to windows 7.
When I upgrade will I lose my Avid and what about programs written for XP which I have a ton. I have a xw8400 with 3 sticks of ram. I would like to add around 8 sticks of ram. Or maybe I should just buy a new computer?
i think your computer has more to do with speed than the diff between xp and 7, and ram is mesured in gigs not sticks you will need 4 for 7 and 2 .7 with xp with the avid dual boot pgm.
as avid is still a 32 bit pgm but you will need to run 7 in 64 bit mode . and yes you will have to reload all your programs and some might not work in 7. you might have to upgrade them to 7 from there manufacture. i would look at a new box they are so cheep now microcenter.com has a new power spec dual quad core 4 gig ram, 500 gig hd, 7 professional for under 500 bucks and avid runs great on it.
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Best to do a fresh install of a new OS so yes, you will need to reload your programs. Microsoft has a Win7 compatability tool that you can run to see if your computer cam run 7. I will add that I much prefer 7 over XP and Vista, it runs very nicely and is easy to use.
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I am at a crossroads right now. I may go Adobe Primier or FCP. I cant take all the freaking problems with Avid, I am losing to much money in downtime. But maybe it is the XP and only 3 sticks of ram.
I have a xw8400, Windows 7 and Avid flies! Check my info. Just save your projects, do a fresh install, reload Avid and direct it to your project folder. easy-peezy
Me too. xw8400, Win 7 x64, 8GB's RAM, and MC v5.5.1 ... totally rocks!
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videosmithlaguna:I cant take all the freaking problems with Avid, I am losing to much money in downtime. But maybe it is the XP and only 3 sticks of ram.
If I were you I would move across to the Mac environment whether you decide to stay with Avid or change to Premiere or FCP. There are less options with a Mac and therefore less risk of incompatibilities.
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