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64 Bit Vista Or Xp?


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#1 DRKdragon

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:24 PM

I just built a computer. It has 4 gigs on it right now. Running 32 bit XP.

Which OS should I upgrade to?? 64-bit Vista or XP?
This pc will be mainly for gaming.

Whats the advantages and disadvantages of both?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:03 PM

I would go with Vista. People still say how bad it is, but especially if you're going with 64-bit, Vista should be your choice. I don't know how true this is, but I've heard XP 64-bit is very buggy.

Also, with 8gb of ram, you shouldn't notice any sluggish performance using Vista compared to XP.

People may also say Vista has compatibility issues, but I haven't really seen any. All my games work fine, even older ones such as Starcraft, and Diablo. The only problem with 64-bit for either Vista or XP, is some peripherals may not be supported. I have Vista 64-bit and my old printer wasn't supported. This wasn't a big deal for me though. Also, the Iphone isn't supported either.

I believe you might as well go with Vista. It's newer, and costs around the same as XP, and Microsoft has fixed a lot of the problems it has.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:13 PM

Wow. You have a good point. Thanks. I might run with Vista.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 02:59 AM

I'm a big fan of 64-bit. The Vista version of 64 is much more polished than XP 64, plus it has more compatible drivers and programs. Most mainstream peripherals work with 64-bit Vista so that is not much of a problem. The IPhone is now supported under Vista 64, so that's not an issue. I have a problem with my Sony EBook reader, I have to go through a convoluted install process to get it to work.

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