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Old 01-05-2007, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default which is the best vista for gamers?

I'm looking into buying vista. my needs are simple: gaming, gaming, movies, music, internet and gaming and abit more gaming. the Microsoft site wasn't to helpful with this but i got it down to home premium and ultimate.

now i dont want to give any more money to microsoft than i have to so if home premium can do the job i want it for then that will be fine.
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Default Re: which is the best vista for gamers?

im not sure if you saw this website or not but: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...s/default.mspx

that shows the 4 differnt versions and compares them...then at the top it has the details for each...it looks as though home premium will do...
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Default Re: which is the best vista for gamers?

Home Premium edition..no doubt. Ultimate has all the Home Premium has to offer, but just a little bit more for networking and hardware management.
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Default Re: which is the best vista for gamers?

i have used the final version of vista, both the home premium and ultimate, and home premium takes less disk space, is a BIT faster, and it isnt clogged with everything that ultimate has.
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thanks guys! home premium it is then!
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Default Re: which is the best vista for gamers?

but wait, my suggestion is to not get vista at all.

1. compatibility problems
2. slow
3. takes 10 gigs of hard drive space
4. not much better functionality than xp
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well since he is a gamer he probably wants to have dx10. (if he gets a dx10 card)
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well since he is a gamer he probably wants to have dx10. (if he gets a dx10 card)
he doesnt have one yet...id wait as well...XP does what it needs to do and as far as im concerned it does it well... or well enough...

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but wait, my suggestion is to not get vista at all.

1. compatibility problems
2. slow
3. takes 10 gigs of hard drive space
4. not much better functionality than xp

I installed vista RC1 on my laptop a couple months ago, IT WAS HORRIBLE the you had to run EVERYTHING in compatibility mode...like it was seriously ridiculous...nothing is easily backward compatible...
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he doesnt have one yet...id wait as well...XP does what it needs to do and as far as im concerned it does it well... or well enough...




I installed vista RC1 on my laptop a couple months ago, IT WAS HORRIBLE the you had to run EVERYTHING in compatibility mode...like it was seriously ridiculous...nothing is easily backward compatible...
yeah you gotta run almost everything from xp in compatibility mode.
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hmm if he wants a dx 10 chip chances are they will release dx 10 for xp with sp3 if they ever release sp3 for xp
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