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Old 10-21-2007, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Should I install Vista or stick with XP?

Hey everyone, I have a Dell Dimension 4700 with a 2.8ghz pentium 4 and 2 gigs of ram. I'm getting a new hard drive because my 250gb seagate failed and I revived it with the freezer trick, but I'm not going to trust it anymore. Right now I'm running off of another hard drive, but when I get a new one I will be starting from scratch. So, my question is, should I upgrade to Windows Vista or stick with XP? I'm worried about compatibility issues; maybe i shouldn't be because I think all of the programs I use will work fine with Vista. Is it worth it to upgrade? Is Vista any better?
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Should I install Vista or stick with XP?

First thing you should do is run a Vista compatibility check:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...deadvisor.mspx
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
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Stick with XP, untill service pack one or two come for Vista. Because since windows 98 there can be bugs in windows. But Vista is pretty clean. Also, there is no need to upgrade yet but it is your choice.
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We need more information about your system, specifically your video card.

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Because since windows 98 there can be bugs in windows.
There's always been bugs in Windows.
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But since 98 they havent checked and tested as much.
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My video card is a ATI Radeon x300(piece of crap). Last time I checked there were vista drivers available for it.
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If your video card can't handle the new user interference for Vista, I wouldn't advise using it.
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But since 98 they havent checked and tested as much.
where did you hear that load of bull? they check for bugs 10 times more now, with the internet, they need to fill security gaps, and its 100 times easier to get updates out.
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There's always been bugs in every operating system.
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i like vista personally.. if you hear people saying you need insane amounts of RAM to run it.. dont listen to them, im sitting here with 512 RAM, and its running perfectly fine.. vista is a good, clean operating system.. and as long as you dont do anything stupid on the internet, it is secure too..
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