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good vista for me ?

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Selds

#1
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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philo

#2

>
> 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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Selds

#3
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.
>
>
>
 

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Rick Rogers

#4
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.
 

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