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Vista, Pros And Cons Please


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#1 Master5270

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 11:10 PM

I know this has most likely been posted before but i do not wish to be scrolling through pages... i know im lazy :huh: But i would like to know how is vistas Pros and Cons compared to Windows XP's... because i am getting vista on a new computer coming in a few weeks.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:54 AM

Vista works fine, it's a bit more power hungry than XP - especially if you enable all the eye candy (such as Aero). But it's every bit as responsive as XP if you have adequate hardware. I even have Ultimate installed on an old Toshiba M35 laptop with 1 gB of RAM and it runs fine. My wife has Home Basic at her office with 512 mB of RAM and it works fine also.

The 2 biggest issues that I see with Vista are:
1) Trying to use XP drivers on Vista systems. They'll work sometimes, but they'll do strange things on occasion. Stick with Vista drivers!
2) Trying to use XP applications on Vista systems. They may work, and sometimes they can even be coaxed to work - but it's so much easier to just install apps that are compatible with Vista.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:35 PM

:huh: Thanks usasma thats all i needed to know.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:12 PM

Vista works fine, it's a bit more power hungry than XP - especially if you enable all the eye candy (such as Aero).


I agree with usasma above, I would recommend either turning areo off or getting vista home basic. You'll give up some features though.
One other thing is if you rely on other hardware on a daily basis, especially if the hardware is old it might not work with vista. On my new vista laptop (which has a problem) vista works fine with a new mouse and other new vista compatible hardware. As vista approaches SP1 software is getting updated but watch out for those old drivers.

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