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Old 09-28-2008, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Keep XP pro or move to vista ultimate?

Been a while since i posted on these forums but i have a question. Do i keep XP Pro. which I have right now or do I upgrade to Vista ultimate for $24.95? I mainly surf the web and play counter-strike I have 2 Gigs of RAM amd X2 5500+BE processor and a 8500gt graphics card. Also are any good programs plagued by compatibility problems with Vista?
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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for $25 I'd do it. I actually enjoy using Vista, and you won't have a problem running it with your rig either.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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How can you upgrade to Vista for 25 bucks???
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My brothers 8500GT blew up in less then a week playing counter strike
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for $25 you might aswell.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:30 AM   #6
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To Comp Pro I've had the 8500gt for almost a year now with no problems at all and low GPU temps...and I get it cheap cuz a family member works at a university so he gets big discounts such as the Windows XP i have for $15. I was just afraid to switch to Vista because of compat. problems I'd previously heard about.
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Having been service packed, and since programmers have had a year and a half to figure out driver writing for it there shouldn't be any compatibility issues really. For $25 I'd upgrade to Vista, but mainly for the price, it's not really better than XP, which I love despite the nasty Luna theme so many people have stuck with.
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I think it's worth a shot. Vista is cool to use. But I don't like their knew layout of everything, including the control panel sucks. But other then that "its ok" so go for it.
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no no no...don't do it...stay with your xp!! vista is such a massive memory HOG!
i would keep xp pro and wait until windows 7 comes out
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no no no...don't do it...stay with your xp!! vista is such a massive memory HOG!

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Vista is trying its darndest to pre-emptively populate every byte of system memory with what it thinks I might need next.
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000688.html
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