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Questions About Vista Please.

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#1 John in Oman

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:41 PM

I am about to buy an HP Laptop. Everything seems to have Vista these days. Will I find it a big change from the XP Pro that I have on my PC?. What are the advantages of Vista, if any, and what are the likely problems I could encounter?

Forgive me for what may seem very elementary questions but as I have said before on here, I really am no great shakes when it comes to computer knowledge!

Thank you in anticipation of a reply or two!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:54 AM

Windows Vista: The Editions... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...ons/choose.mspx

What's changed from Windows XP?

Compare Windows XP with Windows Vista

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:30 PM

Vista is a big change if you're used to XP - but it's not that difficult to get used to.

The major issues are compatibility with older programs and hardware. The biggest pain is usually with printers - ensure that Vista drivers are available for any hardware that you plan on using.

Vista is picky and demands that it be well fed (with Vista compatible applications and drivers). If you don't have them, don't try to force the XP versions - it may cause more trouble than it's worth.
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