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#1 whatapalaver

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 12:16 PM

I have been invited to download and try out the new Vista operating system, but I already have the Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 2, operating system, and I am wondering if both systems in the same computer will be compatable.

Will the new Vista dominate XP Home?

If I do not like the new Vista, will I be able to delete it and go back to XP Home?

What are the risks in downloading Vista when there is a trouble free system already installed?

My hard drive will accept the new Vista. There isa plenty of room.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 05:03 PM

Windows Vista is supposed to be amazing. I have heard so many good things about it and I can't wait until it is released and I am able to buy it. Instead of installing it on the same computer you have XP Home on, I suggest you install it on a machine that is no longer being used that way you don't accidentally mess up your main computer. Or you could backup all of your data onto a second hard drive and then install Vista. Your choice. Some of the features that I am most excited about that Vista will have include: See-through windows, task switching, a new and improved start menu, added security (especially in IE), and the fact that Microsoft has finally built some decent multimedia tools into it that will make it easier for you to manage ALL of your multimedia files. If you do try it let me know how it goes.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 05:05 PM

[quote name='coolchris706' date='Jun 14 2006, 05:03 PM' post='302346']
Windows Vista is supposed to be amazing. I have heard so many good things about it and I can't wait until it is released and I am able to buy it. Instead of installing it on the same computer you have XP Home on, I suggest you install it on a machine that is no longer being used that way you don't accidentally mess up your main computer. Or you could backup all of your data onto a second hard drive and then install Vista. Your choice. Some of the features that I am most excited about that Vista will have include: See-through windows, task switching, a new and improved start menu, added security (especially in IE), and the fact that Microsoft has finally built some decent multimedia tools into it that will make it easier for you to manage ALL of your multimedia files. If you do try it let me know how it goes.

You will need alot of room on your hard drive but make sure you have plenty of RAM and a decent video card as well. I suggest 1gb of RAM just to be safe.

Edited by coolchris706, 14 June 2006 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2006 - 05:09 PM

I suggest 1gb of RAM just to be safe.


i'm hearing 1gb of RAM just to be fully functional :huh:

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 08:25 PM

wow really :huh: ... could be true though because of all the new features it has that will take up alot of ram... i sure am glad i decided to go with 1.5 gb of ram now :huh:

Edited by coolchris706, 14 June 2006 - 08:26 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:11 PM

wow really :huh: ... could be true though because of all the new features it has that will take up alot of ram... i sure am glad i decided to go with 1.5 gb of ram now :huh:


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx

thats got the minimum requirements in case you needed any more :huh:

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:10 PM

I have to concur with the ram recommendations. AT LEAST 1GB for decent performance (with aero glass on and indexing). I have a gig and about 504mb are used just with the desktop running (according to task manager). A hefty processor helps (especially dual core, since the indexing can be intrusive at times).

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:58 PM

Works just fine with 2 gB of RAM! I found something interesting in the Welcome window today - it's a rating of your system with numerical values assigned for the performance of your hardware with Vista.

I found that my system was a 3 overall - and that it was dragged down by my FX 5700 vid card and 128 mB of vid memory. So, a new vid card with more memory is in cards for me!
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:19 AM

Thank you everyone for the advice. I'm going to stay as I am. When this computer needs to be replaced or updated, I may have to use Vista, for the day will surely come when XP is as archaic as Windows 95 and what preceded it.

Best wishes. whatapalaver




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