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#1 03humphrec

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 09:56 AM

I have a custom pc with a AMD Duron 1.80GHz 512 MB of RAM 20GB HDD
with 8 GB free and a second HDD of 10GB with 5GB free. Win XP Home
with SP2

runs ok.

what do you think i would be better doing:

1.) Buy a vista upgrade.
2.) Buy a new pc with vista pre-installed

The only thing is that I can get a vista Business Upgrade for 99.

What Do You Think


Server 1- 2.8GHz Intel Celeron, 1GB Ram, 160GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows Home Server
Server 2 - 1.9GHz Intel P4, 385 MB Ram, 40GB HDD, DVD-ROM, Windows Server 2003 Standard
Desktop - 2.0GHz AMD Athlon, 512MB Ram, 40GB HDD, DVD-RW, XP Pro
Advent 9117 - Intel Dual Core T2310 1.46GHz, 160GB HDD, DVD-RW, XP Pro, 17" Widescreen (http://www.w00tw00t.co.uk/support/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4197)
Toshiba Satellite Pro L40 - 1.8GHz Intel Celeron, 2GB Ram, 80GB HDD, Wireless, DVD-RW, XP Pro, 15.4" Widescreen


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#2 jgweed

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 10:26 AM

I would seriously advise waiting to install Vista at least until the first SP is issued. To run Vista on your current computer would require at the very least additional RAM---Each new version of Windows requires more and more RAM, as do the applications designed for it--- and you would probably want to get larger hard drives at some time.
There is no really compelling reason to rush to Vista, so waiting a few months to get a new computer or build yourself a new one/do a major upgrade on your current box, seems to make sense.
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#3 03humphrec

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:53 PM

I would seriously advise waiting to install Vista at least until the first SP is issued. To run Vista on your current computer would require at the very least additional RAM---Each new version of Windows requires more and more RAM, as do the applications designed for it--- and you would probably want to get larger hard drives at some time.
There is no really compelling reason to rush to Vista, so waiting a few months to get a new computer or build yourself a new one/do a major upgrade on your current box, seems to make sense.
Regards,
John



Thanks I will wait and see

Do you know when the first service pack is available


Server 1- 2.8GHz Intel Celeron, 1GB Ram, 160GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows Home Server
Server 2 - 1.9GHz Intel P4, 385 MB Ram, 40GB HDD, DVD-ROM, Windows Server 2003 Standard
Desktop - 2.0GHz AMD Athlon, 512MB Ram, 40GB HDD, DVD-RW, XP Pro
Advent 9117 - Intel Dual Core T2310 1.46GHz, 160GB HDD, DVD-RW, XP Pro, 17" Widescreen (http://www.w00tw00t.co.uk/support/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4197)
Toshiba Satellite Pro L40 - 1.8GHz Intel Celeron, 2GB Ram, 80GB HDD, Wireless, DVD-RW, XP Pro, 15.4" Widescreen


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Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:49 PM

In order to run Vista on that machine, you would need to do some serious upgrading. The RAM needs to increase to at least 1GB, you also need to have a higher capacity hard drive, and you probably would need to upgrade to a better graphics card. By the time you do all that, you may be better off buying a new PC or building a new one.

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