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#1 ybenvious

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:10 AM

Hello - can anyone tell me about the new windows OS - Vista? I currently have windows XP Home, and was wondering if I could upgrade or is a new installation far better? Please give me me some pros and cons, based on your use of the program.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:14 PM

In my opinion, vista is a PIG 512 ram minimum to run, but it really needs lots more. 2 gig to run OK, 4 gig seems to be the sweet spot.

Personally I always wait until the first service pack for a MS operating system is released. Hopefully they fix most of the gremlins by then. (Service pack 2 is for bugs).
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:20 PM

This link will tell you a bit about Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...ons/choose.mspx

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:21 PM

Run the free Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to tell if your system can handle it: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...89-3FFC194924F8

Heed the hardware specs - they're serious. FWIW - you can't "see" 4 gB of RAM on a 32 bit Vista installation (I have about 3.25 of my 4 gB visible). 1gB is OK, but 2 is better IMO.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:50 PM

FWIW the copy of vista that I have is 64bit ultimate version, just have not re installed it yet. I am waiting for service pack one.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:39 PM

I am waiting for service pack one.


You'll be waiting an awful long time buddy. I hear Vista SP1 won't come out 'till 2010 or later.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:54 PM

My XP 64 bit is nice and stable, I can wait!
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:27 AM

Vista SP1 will ship in the second half of 2007, at the same time as Longhorn Server. From the rumors going around it sounds more like it will be a feature pack than a service pack.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:35 AM

Q1 08 is what I have heard. I cant seem to find about what is going to be in it ---yet
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:39 AM

A new version of the kernel, which is a first for a service pack, and a new version of Media Center.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:27 AM

ybenvious -

if your system is stable, and you have no compelling reason to upgrade to Vista, then I'd recommend that you stay with XP.

If your system is aging somewhat, getting some more time out of it, and then moving to Vista when you replace it, makes very good sense in a lot of situations.


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