Hardware in Win 7
I am considering upgrading my pc from XP Pro, Pentium 4 dual core at 3 GHz, 2GB DDR RAM to WIndows 7 64Bit.
If I do this, I will be replacing the mobo by Asus M58A78L, processor by AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition and 8GB DDR3 RAM and buying Win7 Pro for the XP mode.
How does XP mode on Win7 compare with an actual XP pc ? Will it pick up and use my hardware, eg. graphics card (GeForce 7950GT), Epson PX720WD.
I assume that I would have to install separate drivers in 7 and XP mode.
I capture video from a VCR through a Conextant cx2388x internal video capture card using Ulead VideoStudio 9. I have not yet found a Win 7 driver for this card, but am prepared to change the card if necessary. Given that I can find the drivers or replace the card, would this card be picked up and be able to be used in XP mode ? If I have to replace it, would the new card be picked up ? I may have to run the video capture in XP mode and save the files to Win7 to manipulate with Sony Vegas. Could this be done ? Would I still need a Win7 driver ?
Can running programs in XP mode affect Win7 ?, ie. I use 3 programs that as far as I know will only run on 32bit systems to convert graphic files (programs from pdf-diff-tools) and Ulead Photoshow 3 to create slideshows, also afaik VS9 will not run on Win7 64bit. Could these programs be run from within XP mode to convert the files and create the slideshow on Win 7 ?
What level of performance hit would I be likely to see ?