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Old 01-11-2007, 03:38 AM   #1
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hi,

i currently have xp pro on my pc. I wanna get vista premium OEM edition. I can't find my xp disc-is it needed?
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not really, it is if something goes wrong with vista and u want 2 put xp pro back on, the only thing i think you need is the vista drivers really.
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:47 AM   #3
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so all i need to do is buy the vista disk and upgrade or will i ahve to do clean install?
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You can do either way, unless you just buy an upgrade disc (ya would need ya XP disc then to validate for a clean install)
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:19 AM   #5
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thanks for the replies. Would this be ok?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=SW-036-MS ( please delete mods if this is not allowed! )

Also i have a core 2 e6300. Do i want the 32bit or 64 bit? I have heard pros and cons for both and now i am just confused!
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That will be fine. The processor is 64bit so ya could run that if you want. The only problems i could see, is getting hold of some 64bit drivers, especially if you have some old devices like printers etc, other than that it should be fine. Have a look here at the vista hardware compatability list (HCL) this tells you all the components that have been tested with Vista so far
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true
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What are your current pc specs aswell?
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:11 AM   #7
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I would personaly not upgrade to Vista yet all sorts could go wrong
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yeh i would wait until like 3 or 4 months before you install it so they can fix any bugs they have and untill you get all the right drivers for everything. i got a laptop over xmas and have ordered vista coz it came free with me laptop but im not goin 2 install it 4 ages yet, even tho i want , just incase of any probs.
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I would personaly not upgrade to Vista yet all sorts could go wrong
agreed, I would wait a little while atleast like 5 or 6 months...just let them get the 64 bit going well then upgrade to that
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is vista out officially yet or is it sometime this month
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