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So I'm going to have this system here

http://www.overclock.net/t/1313280/appraisal-request-i7-950-system/0_100#post_18304494

(I've decided to buy it from my brother smile.gif )

Now, it has a Revodrive in it, as you can see, and I have a legtimate Vista Ultimate I can use with it. My question is, is there any issue with using Vista on it that I would avoid by using Windows 7 instead?
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If it uses Trim support that should be about the only thing you lose. Other than the obvious bloat of vista compared to Windows 7/8. Especially if the disc has SP2 already integrated into the OS which is nice.

Getting you a nice little upgrade there tho to bad his video card isnt a HD6950 for some CFX action lol.

Oh and if your copy of Vista is a OEM copy you probably won't be able to activate it as they are tied to the motherboard you install the OS with. But I have never had the issue unless I reinstalled after 6 times then it makes you call windows automated activation service.
 
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post

If it uses Trim support that should be about the only thing you lose. Other than the obvious bloat of vista compared to Windows 7/8. Especially if the disc has SP2 already integrated into the OS which is nice.
Getting you a nice little upgrade there tho to bad his video card isnt a HD6950 for some CFX action lol.
Oh and if your copy of Vista is a OEM copy you probably won't be able to activate it as they are tied to the motherboard you install the OS with. But I have never had the issue unless I reinstalled after 6 times then it makes you call windows automated activation service.

Well, I've asked him to keep the 6970 as I'll put my 6950 in it.

As for the Vista, it's actually a retail version. smile.gif

Now, TRIM. Hmm... I've looked here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM

It says that PCI-E SSDs won't support it, which is unfortunate.
Edited by Quantum Reality - 10/22/12 at 9:14pm
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