Recommended most stable Windows OS for Max runtime?

    Jan 13 2011 | 12:56 am
    Hello Max/Windows users,
    I do my programming on a Macbook Pro but export a standalone app to run Max runtime on a Windows machine dedicated for installations. The Windows box is running an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8400 2.66 Ghz w/ 8 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1 GB
    What windows OS do you find most stable and would recommend running standalone applications using Max runtime?
    Thank you for your feedback!

    • Jan 14 2011 | 3:57 pm
      As a person who has been windows software development for most of
      my career, I have found that Win7 and WinXP seem to run software
      at a comparable level of performance. All the bench marks I have
      seen put them at about equal.
      That being said, I think Win7 does require more memory and
      does not run well on some older systems. So if your target
      machine is a dual core and has a good amount of memory
      (at least 2 gigs) I would go with Win7.