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Mce Xp Vs Vista Home Premium


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#1 Nfithteen

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 03:07 PM

I am in the process of building a HTPC and I have chosen all but an OS

I am not big on OSís I just know that Windows XP is a more stable platform preferred to by many rather than Vista.

I have been a long time user of XP Pro but am in need of suggestions and reason to make a selection between the two. HTPC are not cheap so it is vital that the interface I use will be best equipped with minimal, if not any flaws and great efficiency.

I am aware that Vista home premium has media centre inclusive but what does it have a significant difference from the XP version?

Also the debate over XP and Vista, are these speculations about stability true?

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 03:52 PM

As a general rule of thumb vista takes more powerful hardware to run it, that's more power and heat and noise, something a lot of people want to avoid in an HTPC

Stability should not be an issue
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:09 PM

As a general rule of thumb vista takes more powerful hardware to run it, that's more power and heat and noise, something a lot of people want to avoid in an HTPC

Stability should not be an issue


Totally agree with DaChew. I run both Vista and XP if you want to build a really high performance PC then look at Vista if not go for XP. My Vista PC is very stable now that the drivers and patches are updated. Also if you plan to use older software beware that some older software might not run under Vista.
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:57 PM

My Vista PC is very stable now that the drivers and patches are updated.
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What do you mean updated, is this a regular thing with vista, is it the same as windows xp updates?

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:46 PM

Yes auto updates just like XP.
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