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Replacement Vista from EBAY edited - too long


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#1 malchico

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

This is legal copy of Vista, but I don't have CD and have missing files ..edit.. lady I got it from doesn't have anything to help me ..edit.. will have to buy a new Vista and the question is - there are many ways to buy programs on EBAY and so many claims and all over the page with different prices. All I need is way to clean up this program and just get 5 or 6 .dll files that are missing..edit..Maybe I don't need them. I would like to know if I can clean this up and use it or go ahead with over a "hunnert dollers" new Vista. By the way when does Vista support run out? By the way #2 - What's supposed to be wrong with Vista? I have always liked it. I think I'm too slow to see the problems. 

 

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

Your computer might be a good candidate for Win 7. Provide us with some basic info as to make, model, installed RAM etc.

 

You could also run the MS Win 7 Upgrade Advisor...http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

 

If it is, I'd get it over Vista in a heartbeat. Copies of Windows 7 can be purchased for just under a $100.

 

Support for Vista is set to run out in April 2017. Support for Win 7 runs out in Jan. 2020.

 

Win 7 here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006816&IsNodeId=1&Description=windows%207&name=Operating%20Systems&Order=BESTMATCH&isdeptsrh=1

 

As to why VISTA is good or bad.......That's more a matter of personal experience.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:54 AM

No, it's bad, I'm using it now :P   Buying Vista in 2014 would be a waste of money, why not buy Windows 7???



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:24 PM

Your computer might be a good candidate for Win 7. Provide us with some basic info as to make, model, installed RAM etc.

 

You could also run the MS Win 7 Upgrade Advisor...http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

 

If it is, I'd get it over Vista in a heartbeat. Copies of Windows 7 can be purchased for just under a $100.

 

Support for Vista is set to run out in April 2017. Support for Win 7 runs out in Jan. 2020.

 

Win 7 here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006816&IsNodeId=1&Description=windows%207&name=Operating%20Systems&Order=BESTMATCH&isdeptsrh=1

 

 

It said I can do 32 or 64 bit and Win 7 looks pretty good.  As long as it isn't touch screen I'm OK.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:28 PM

No, it's bad, I'm using it now :P   Buying Vista in 2014 would be a waste of money, why not buy Windows 7???

I think that it a case of "Ignorance is bliss". I always liked it but wasn't into all the stuff you guys know how to do.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

 

No, it's bad, I'm using it now :P   Buying Vista in 2014 would be a waste of money, why not buy Windows 7???

I think that it a case of "Ignorance is bliss". I always liked it but wasn't into all the stuff you guys know how to do.

 

 

If you like Vista, you will like WIn 7 10X more.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

When I buy the Win7 I will want it to be the one time I changed a computer over and didn't wind up with a lot of junk that I didn't want and need some advice on how to install it and be able to keep everything I want and copy over only good stuff. THISTIME I will read directions first and keep advice handy to refer to. Never did that before.

 

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:01 PM

you can transfer it to a new pc. Don't end up buying 2 OS.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:28 PM

you can transfer it to a new pc. Don't end up buying 2 OS.

I have a new 1TB hd in Vista. I want to copy what I want from it and use it to format and install Win7 in the machine.Isn't this what to do?

 

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

 

you can transfer it to a new pc. Don't end up buying 2 OS.

I have a new 1TB hd in Vista. I want to copy what I want from it and use it to format and install Win7 in the machine.Isn't this what to do?

 

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Yup. Backup your files and then format and install Win 7. Take note that Win 7 32 and 64 bit depends on the RAM of your computer. 2GB RAM can only take 32-bit OS unless it can be expanded to 4GB and up.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:32 PM

 

 

you can transfer it to a new pc. Don't end up buying 2 OS.

I have a new 1TB hd in Vista. I want to copy what I want from it and use it to format and install Win7 in the machine.Isn't this what to do?

 

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Yup. Backup your files and then format and install Win 7. Take note that Win 7 32 and 64 bit depends on the RAM of your computer. 2GB RAM can only take 32-bit OS unless it can be expanded to 4GB and up.

 

Belarc says 2.3 gigahertz, 3454 megabytes, 128KB and 512KB, Bus clock 201 meg. It is 64 bit ready but the Newegg writeup sounded like someone like me should stick with 32 bit so the install would be simple. Doesn't that sound like I should press on?



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:07 AM

I would recommend 32-bit too. But if you are upgrading your hardware in a year's time,then get the 64-bit.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:06 PM

Thanks. I got Win7 installed it, and have been very happy with it. Today I got the notice that Win 10 will be free.






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