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Windows Xp Or Vista


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#1 woodman

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:59 AM

Hi
I am looking to buy a new laptop and a few companies have said they can install windows XP instead of Vista. I have heard many things about Vista so I am not sure what to do. Any advice would be welcome?
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

Windows Xp Or Vista, Waht should I do?

Ask yourself what critical apps and externals you currently have that are not yet Vista compatable (or may never be).
If it's going to cost you considerably more $ then just the laptop, go with XP. You can always upgrade later.
On the other hand, if you're Vista ready or can get there cheap, go Vista.

Edited by HitSquad, 05 March 2008 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:02 PM

Thank you.
Can you tell me what ctitical applications are you talking about?

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:09 PM

Only you would know the answer to that.
What I mean by "critical" is critical to you or your job. :huh:
Do a little homework and you'll be fine. Either way, get lots of memory in it. Wether you go Vista now or some time down the road, you'll need it.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:28 PM

hi,,, if you go vista do not get less than 2gig of ram,,, there are some very good laptops going cheap but with only 1 gig,,, dont touch it because it will cost you to up stick the ram to 2 gig,,, you can get a good speck core2 with 2 gig ram for about 450, but remember to shut all unnessory services down as vista has a lot of stuff that is always running in the back ground & contacting back to microsoft which is a pain in the arse & causes disc thrashing,,, go to the Black Viper's site to get guidance as to what to shut down,,,, reading that last bit seams like a good advert for XP,,,,lol,,,, i have a vista & an xp desk top, at first i was not keen on vista but after a few tweeks and some good updates it runs great,, very stable os once you have a play with it,,,,,,,,, good luck
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:59 AM

Vista doesn't play well with older applications and hardware. If there's something older that you just can't live without - check to see if it has been updated to be Vista compatible. If not, then you'll want XP.

The most common older things are printers and extra programs that you've installed on your current system.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:05 AM

Many thanks everyone!




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