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how different is it?
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I want to make the leap, but I'm scared!

Then I have also heard there wasn't much support for the 64 yet.

After reading this thread, it makes me want to give it a try! I keep telling myself to wait just a bit longer.

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how different is it?
Security wise, x64 is off the charts. Virus's cannot get into the kernel because it is randomized. There are tons of very nice performance and security features.

I just installed everything I had on my XP setup (games / Office / ect) and didn't have a single problem.
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sounds like im gonna get the 64 bit version... cuz it's free (well free + s&h)
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I really like Vista. It is taking some time getting used to where everything is and all the new features, but that is expected.
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I really like Vista. It is taking some time getting used to where everything is and all the new features, but that is expected.
Yep. I never had any problems with installing anything either. x64 support is so much better than most people think.

Vista is a lot of fun.
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There are some things that I have questions about:

Should I turn off indexing of my hard drive. I always did in XP, but I don't know if I should in Vista. When I did turn it off, I set it to apply to all folders and subfolders. The thing is, it won't apply the setting to running programs.

I can't really figure out how to turn off Indexing services.

Also, my computer uses a lot of memory. I have a lot of programs open right now and it is using 1.4GB. What are some settings you can change to reduce memory use?

I am going to try making a RAM drive to put my temp files on. Hopefully this works.
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Vista is definitely better than XP (except for file copying!!!) but not enough to just buy it. Wait for it to somehow come to your computer anyway, through some partnership or new computer, etc.
The difference isn't plainly visible enough to buy it yourself; otherwise, you'll be frustrated when new features don't jump out at you.
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Vista would be great if it didn't suck so much.
    
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Vista would be great if it didn't suck so much.
I applaud your well-reasoned argument. I'm sure it was made on the great findings you've discovered while running Vista yourself...
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