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good vista for me ?

  1. #1


    Selds Guest

    good vista for me ?

    Hi,

    I am a user that likes to upgrade components over time. I currently have an
    X2 cpu and will not upgrade till fall for something better, but I plan to
    upgrade my video card in the next 6 months to a dx10 compatible one.

    I am currently using winxp pro. I am not sure what are the benefits of media
    center as I never used XP MCE. I am using a wireless network, sharing files
    and stuff. Going 32 or 64 bits ... I have no idea what is better, I would
    guess 64 is better and the newest but I have heard scary stories about XP64.
    I never used a computer to access mine over the Internet and don't plant to
    do it anytime soon. I mostly play Games, watch movies and not too much music.
    That kind of things.

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    philo Guest

    Re: good vista for me ?


    >
    > I am a user that likes to upgrade components over time. I currently have

    an
    > X2 cpu and will not upgrade till fall for something better, but I plan to
    > upgrade my video card in the next 6 months to a dx10 compatible one.
    >
    > I am currently using winxp pro. I am not sure what are the benefits of

    media
    > center as I never used XP MCE. I am using a wireless network, sharing

    files
    > and stuff. Going 32 or 64 bits ... I have no idea what is better, I would
    > guess 64 is better and the newest but I have heard scary stories about

    XP64.
    > I never used a computer to access mine over the Internet and don't plant

    to
    > do it anytime soon. I mostly play Games, watch movies and not too much

    music.
    > That kind of things.
    >



    Check out your components and see if you can get 64bit drivers for all of
    them...
    If so...I'd definatly go with XP_64 rather than Vista.
    If you are not sure you can get 64bit drivers for all your H/W...just stick
    with XP_32.



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  3. #3


    Selds Guest

    Re: good vista for me ?

    What vista would be the best ?

    "philo" wrote:

    >
    > >
    > > I am a user that likes to upgrade components over time. I currently have

    > an
    > > X2 cpu and will not upgrade till fall for something better, but I plan to
    > > upgrade my video card in the next 6 months to a dx10 compatible one.
    > >
    > > I am currently using winxp pro. I am not sure what are the benefits of

    > media
    > > center as I never used XP MCE. I am using a wireless network, sharing

    > files
    > > and stuff. Going 32 or 64 bits ... I have no idea what is better, I would
    > > guess 64 is better and the newest but I have heard scary stories about

    > XP64.
    > > I never used a computer to access mine over the Internet and don't plant

    > to
    > > do it anytime soon. I mostly play Games, watch movies and not too much

    > music.
    > > That kind of things.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Check out your components and see if you can get 64bit drivers for all of
    > them...
    > If so...I'd definatly go with XP_64 rather than Vista.
    > If you are not sure you can get 64bit drivers for all your H/W...just stick
    > with XP_32.
    >
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: good vista for me ?

    Hi,

    Based on what you've listed, I say Home Premium would be sufficient. You
    can't upgrade from Pro (that'd require Business or Ultimate), but you can do
    a custom install and use the Easy Transfer feature.

    As to 32 vs 64, go with 32 unless you have some specific need for a feature
    of 64-bit like > 4GB of installed memory. Presently, 32 is more compatible
    with available hardware, though I suspect this will change in the coming
    years.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Selds" <Selds@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E1CC38A7-08C8-4A18-9038-D31B3A6B8C59@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am a user that likes to upgrade components over time. I currently have
    > an
    > X2 cpu and will not upgrade till fall for something better, but I plan to
    > upgrade my video card in the next 6 months to a dx10 compatible one.
    >
    > I am currently using winxp pro. I am not sure what are the benefits of
    > media
    > center as I never used XP MCE. I am using a wireless network, sharing
    > files
    > and stuff. Going 32 or 64 bits ... I have no idea what is better, I would
    > guess 64 is better and the newest but I have heard scary stories about
    > XP64.
    > I never used a computer to access mine over the Internet and don't plant
    > to
    > do it anytime soon. I mostly play Games, watch movies and not too much
    > music.
    > That kind of things.
    >
    > Thank you.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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