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      02-02-2007, 07:37 PM   #1
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Has anyone upgraded to Microsoft Vista yet? I am thinking about getting my hands on it, but I have not seen much in the way of real reviews yet...
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      02-02-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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Darn, I was excited. I thought you wanted to sell me your used version of Vista.
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Vista sucks big time. You're much better off with XP, though still worse than a *nix.
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need a minimum of 1gig of ram to run it, only 2 of my 6 machines qualify for this to run properly, I have to go and try it to see if I like before getting it...
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Got the RTM version about 2 months ago. Been running with minimal problems. If you don't have a computer that can handle it, don't get it. Not sure why people are complaining.
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If your looking for a 64 bit OS that DOES suck, look no further than Windows x64.
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Darn, I was excited. I thought you wanted to sell me your used version of Vista.



Sorry... the mods on the market have all dried up... They went to some guy out in Cali...
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My computer is a full specced Dell XPS that I bought last year with all the goodies... My comp can meet the requirements.

Im just curious as to how it actually runs...
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I have it on my Dell XPS i got the free upgrade it runs really well for me. i like it but i prob wont convert my desktops. Windows vista is Mac with windows signature on it
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Got the RTM version about 2 months ago. Been running with minimal problems. If you don't have a computer that can handle it, don't get it. Not sure why people are complaining.
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My computer is a full specced Dell XPS that I bought last year with all the goodies... My comp can meet the requirements.

Im just curious as to how it actually runs...
It will run just fine, but it will slaughter your FPS compared to XP on the same machine. (I assume you bought an XPS for gaming)
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      02-03-2007, 12:30 AM   #11
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I'm running the Vista Inspirat Brickopack on my XP box...

Don't think I'll be getting the real deal DRM darling anytime soon though.
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Titan quest runs better on my inspiron 9300 with vista than it did xpsp2

2gig ram here. using usually around 900-1200mb
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been running 4weeks 24/7.... no issues, i like it
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Has anyone upgraded to Microsoft Vista yet? I am thinking about getting my hands on it, but I have not seen much in the way of real reviews yet...
There's lot of info here. http://www.winsupersite.com/

It's more secure and has a ton of little usability features that make it overall a huge improvement over XP. I've been running the pre-release version (RC1) for a few months and it's gradually won me over. It's not a quantum leap over XP, but it should be significantly more stable and secure in the long run.

Question is will I buy it? I probably will once the beta expires, but since my primary computers are Macs, I can wait a little while.
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i installed xp back... i like vista but there's nothing new...
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Does vista upgrade pack come with a CD key?
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Does vista upgrade pack come with a CD key?
yes, its on the back of the part that folds out and holds the DVDs.
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its will offer many advantages over xp once all the compatability issues are worked out and all software is writen for 64bit and dual or quad core processors. right now it will run fine on some machines but many will have issues. some reviews i have read said it would be wise to wait for the first service pack.
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it would be wise to wait for the first service pack.
Which, I think, is already scheduled for release in March of this year? I like to push the envelope in some areas, but not with my business computers. There, I will stick with "State of the Shelf"
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Windows vista is Mac with windows signature on it
then i am definately not getting it! all those bright colours and icons that bulge when you move the cursor over them make me dizzy...
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I think Im going to wait for right now. I have XP Media Edition and it does me fine for now...

This way, many of the bugs can get worked out... Maybe summertime Ill get around to getting it... Plus I would assume it would be cheaper then...
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