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    Default Should i upgrade from xp to vista? (opinions from vista users?)

    Hi i probably think that there are countless topics all over the web about "should i go for vista"?

    Yeah same here...i would like to know about pureoverclock community's opinions about how vista is performing?

    was it well worth the effort to go vista? ppl is always saying that this doesnt work and that doesnt work...go for windows 7 instead... Do you guys differ otherwise? Especially for gamers with overclocked machines etc...

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    My honest-to-goodness, objective answer is that an upgrade to Vista can be a good thing. I don't have the time to go into all the details, so I'll break it down really simple and quick:

    -There are many people who say that there's nothing wrong with XP so why upgrade? And that is true to an extent, no argument on that. However, I would also say that would you keep your little Chevy car if it works and you had the chance to upgrade to a Lexus for "free" or "inexpensive"? You probably would. It's a matter of perspective, and people get all caught up in the "if it ain't broke" mentality. Well, how many people here upgrade their hardware when it's not broke? Why not the OS?

    -I've used Vista since the day it came out. And YES, it had many problems at first, and also for quite some time. Almost all of those were related to 3rd party drivers though, not much inherent to Vista, though it did have its problems too. With Service Pack 1, those have pretty much been fixed. It run smooth and stable. Period. And almost EVERY 3rd party offers 32-bit and 64-bit Vista drivers without fail. So drivers are not much of an issue. Sure there are some rogue problems, but this leads me to my next point..........

    -XP has been out for a LONG time. Vista has been out a year. Vista a 1 year old is far better than XP was at 1 year old. This is fact. I've used both and can say without a doubt that Vista is the superior OS, and at the very least in terms of maturity per given time frame. Of course XP has all the bugs worked out, it's been out serveral years longer than Vista. But considering Vista has been out for only 1 year, it now runs pretty darn good and stable.

    -Lastly, every person I know that has given Vista a chance and run it for a couple weeks (because it WILL take some time getting used to, no question), has NOT gone back to XP at all. I will not go back to XP if you paid me. Vista is just much easier, better features, better integrate, far more stable, and on and on. Working on XP now is like going back to the little Chevy from a Lexus. Sure, it's cute for a time but I want my Lexus back. It's really how it feels (I don't own a Lexus for the record lol, it's just an analogy). Working in XP makes me feel handcuffed, I can't do the advanced things like I can in Vista quickly.


    Do a dual boot, give Vista a try for a couple weeks. XP is familiar, you bet. But change is sometimes hard, but the payoffs are worth it. All the Vista-bashers are perpetuating things they heard a year ago, those arguments don't apply anymore, it's just rubbish. Vista's bloated, blah blah. Well XP is bloated compared to Win2000, which was bloated compared to Win98, etc, etc. Boo hoo. I would tell those people to go back to their Pentium II and get Win95 then. You got the hardware horsepower? Then drive it on the Vista highway baby, and don't look back

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    I'm second to that. First I had dual boot with Vista32 for a month, didn't event activate it then I switched over 64bit. Yeah no problems so far.....

    Skyguy, I though you want you old Viper back?

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    vista = better graphic preformance in games and it plain old looks better than xp
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5522/881217549921tl2.png

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    I would like the Viper back!!!! It's definitely an upgrade from what I got now LOL.

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    great thanks Skyguy your analogy was a good one!!!
    you had a point ... we upgrade our hardware like nobody's business even if it ain't broken and i think we should also do the same for our OS

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    well, i'm the basher of vista on these forums, but i don't know anymore...

    personally i don't like vista at all. to me, all the new stuff in it is kinda pointless. i'm more of a tech/advanced user, so i like basically raping the os to make it more faster and more minimal ( to the point where i only have what i need )

    now.. with xp i can do the above mentioned task easilly. i don't know if it's my experience or just that xp is easier for this. when i tried something similar with vista i couldn't get anything much done or else something didn't work correctly ( mainly the network and connections center or whatever it's called.. and you don't really need it, i only need the actuall connection info, but without that center i can't navigate to the connection info)

    so i actually don't know.. to me vista looks like overfed hog. i don't like it and from what i've seen windows7 won't be much better also... so in my mind, the route probably will be winxp ( till it absolutely dies ) and the linux...

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    I totaly agree with skyguy i mean when i beta tested it omg wow not only was it intensly diffirent but their were problems all over the place. but i must say that now (i run ultimate x64) it works alot better and has many many better features over XP and like skyguy i have friends that are like me and we wont go back. Another complaint i hear is that Vista has alot of over head which is true when you first install it you will cry coming from XP at how much ram your using. But their are tweak guides out their telling you what you can disable etc and with a bunch of stuff starting up in my rig (xfire Razer soft etc) iv got my idle at desktop after a reboot at around 700mb imo it really is worth it..worth it even more if you go x64 i have not run into any program compatability issues at all and i run alot of old stuff at times and i must say not only does it run faster than x86 noticably imo..but with the ability to detect 4GB+ ram which isnt impossible to have at all on todays mobo's its a more future proff os in short

    Vista + x64=win

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    I built this comp back in february. At that time I had been using vista for a year on another comp I built the previous year. Longest I ever went on it without a re-format was 3 months. Which when I used xp it was an average of every thirty days lol. But on this comp I formatted it in march and have been running solid ever since. I am also running norton ghost in case of a failure and na-da. I wouldnt trade it for the world at this point. I was thinking of going nehalem as they hit store shelves but not with this sweet rig I got. I think itll last me a few good years. I shall wait even longer for the ddr3 prices come down.

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    My view on this...don't even go there. I have Vista and it is not nice, I want XP back But whenever i try to install it, it doesn't seem to let me :O

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    I am just now taking the Vista 64 leap from XP, I was with the same feeling that XP works I don't know if I want to switch.....
    I'm a UNIX admin and if I had my choice I would take Linux anyday, unfortunatly it's just not practical as a home computer for gaming, kids, etc.... Soooo I figured OK, then lets give Vista64 a try.

    I figure it will take time to iron out, get used too, and work for gaming, but If you don't ever step up and work it out then we would all still be on Windows 3.1 hahaha... which just isn't feasable!

    Take the step learn it and move forward... I hope.... (at least I'll still have my XP system to fall back on)!!

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    Let us know how it goes! Vista 64 is FAR BETTER than XP 64, it is quite stable as considerably less driver issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Hi i probably think that there are countless topics all over the web about "should i go for vista"?

    Yeah same here...i would like to know about pureoverclock community's opinions about how vista is performing?

    was it well worth the effort to go vista? ppl is always saying that this doesnt work and that doesnt work...go for windows 7 instead... Do you guys differ otherwise? Especially for gamers with overclocked machines etc...
    Your running 4Gbs of memory, so yes you should move to Vista 64bit. Like Skyguy, I have been running Vista since it first came out, but I went right to 64bit, because I was running 8Gbs of DRR2 back then. You can pick up Home Premium 64bit for under $100.

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    I say no. I bought my PC and it came with vista. Ever since day one I have had countless problems with it crashing. I recently downgraded to XP and I have had no problems at all. Yes vista comes with alot more features but in my opinion.. if you have XP, or can get XP, stick with it.

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    well one thing criss do you have SP1 install? and also what are your psecs on your PC? Ive heard alot of people complaining about vista but then i see their specs on their PC and then see why. Alot of PC's that come with vista barely even make the minimum spec's for Vista. Also is it vista 64bit or 32bit? thats another thing ive noticed....64bit there are ALOT less complaints about than 32bit.

    BTW thinking about going to Vista 64bit as well once i can afford it.

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    I actually do agree with you there. Yes I did have sp1 installed and every other important update. I have an HP Pavillion Media Center m7747c and I have no clue if it meets the minimum requirements lol. I have the 32-bit verson. The reason I switched back to XP is because my games would constantly crash. Even with sp1. I had tried the beta windows longhorn 3 or 4 years ago and wasnt satisfied with it. I plain just dont like the look of vista. And I have had so many problems that if you had them, you'd probably understand why I hate vista so much.

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