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Should I install Vista Business 32bit?

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Hey OCNers,

I'm looking for a little advice on Vista Business. I'm running XP pro at the moment but I currently have 2 copies of Vista Bus. It's bothering me that it's sitting around and I can't sell it as it's NFR/academic software. So please take a look at my specs and tell me what you think as I have no experience with Vista whatsoever. The Vista upgrade advisor says I can run it with the exception of a few programs.

If this is any help, I will be be switching to a dual core proc and either x1950 or 8800 320 in the next month.

Thanks as always. -Polo
    
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... as I don't run Vista myself I guess I am only partially qualified to answer but... having a look at most posts etc. about Vista they are mostly "can't get this or that to work" or "finally got it to work" and "damn drivers in Vista" (catch my drift )

Vista Ultimate brings the great new interface (that is to die for apparently) but you don't have it, you got Business... so in my opinion, only reason to go to Vista would be for DX10 gaming which is obviously not your intentions (yet)... so I would upgrade (or downgrade) to Vista... not yet anyway...
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Might as well install it if you have it, you could always reinstall XP if you don't like it.
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yeah, you should try it... I have it on my laptop but not desktop because of sli drivers.
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The differences in frames between XP and Vista are mainly down to two conditions;

A: A typical Vista install has more background process running which will require access to CPU cycles and RAM.

B: Currently, AMD and Nvidia are still getting to grips with optimiseing their drivers to run under the new API.

The final release of Vista came out on the 30/01/2007 and I've been useing it none stop since a couple of weeks before as my local retailer was selling them early. When I first installed Vista I had a 7950GX2 and quite frankly games ran very poorly compared to XP. Prey and Quake 4 (OpenGL) would freeze at autosave points which required ALT tabbing to and from the desktop to fix. The quality of the visuals in games seemed to decrease aswell but worst of all, there was no SLi support at all! My 7950GX2 was crippled as only one of the G71's and half the memory was being used.

However, over the past few months drivers have improved substantially. SLi is now far more optimised in Nvidia's drivers, though it will still only work in OpenGL and DirectX 9 mode. Nvidia claim that there beta 158.43 drivers include DirectX 10 SLi support but when I tried the Lost planet demo I noticed no difference in average frames weather SLi was enabled or not. Hopefully this should be fixed by the time DirectX 10 games are actually released. Aside from the, the only problem I've had is getting a high score on 3DMark01SE as there is no SLi support under DirectX 8 mode. This isn't all that bad as a single modern mid range card should be able to render damn near any DirectX 8 based game anyway.

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Vista Ultimate brings the great new interface (that is to die for apparently) but you don't have it, you got Business...
I have been useing Vista x64 Business since a couple of weeks before 30/01/2007 and I can confirm that it does include Aero.

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Originally Posted by thenailedone View Post
... so in my opinion, only reason to go to Vista would be for DX10 gaming which is obviously not your intentions (yet)... so I would upgrade (or downgrade) to Vista... not yet anyway...
I've been through all of Vista teething problems and am glad I weathered the storm. UAC was a god send as I no longer have to disconnect from my netwrok to avoid that bloody WinFixer virus as UAC stops it from installing. Better security, a snappier desktop, practical RAM usage, improved networking features, Terminal Services Client (Business/Ultimate only) and some handy desktop features like SideBar and Snipping Tool have been worth the small 10FPS loss I'm getting today.
post #6 of 10
vista > xp.

I am running business on my laptop b/c thats what sony offers with the sz and I love it.

and the interface is included in every version except home basic
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post #7 of 10
... well... shows you how much I know It would seem that the verdict is DO IT! Install (at your own risk )

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post #8 of 10
I would say install it, but remember...you get less FPS in games and maybe a litle bit less speed/performance. But personally I think Vista is better.

You can also keep XP and make dual boot. So you have both then. That's what I gonna do.
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I appreciate the comments. I think that I may go the dual boot route initially. This is the reason I like this forum so much. I just joined another one primarily to buy/sell and it is bush league compared to OCN. <-cheesy!
    
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post #10 of 10
I would not, Vista opens a Pandora's box of new crashes. Sure it may run but alot of software has compatibility problems. (I have been running it for ~5 months)
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