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I am going to try vista on another computer. I have read numerous articles on just getting the upgrade and using that instead of the full version. I have not read much about it lately and was wondering what people were doing. Please respond only if you have tried the upgrade process. Thanks.
    
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In my opinion (not experience) using vista as an upgrade is most likely a bad deal, because it is quite erroneous and...well idk I have just heard bad things. Thats my 2 cents.
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For a new build you would need a full install for you i would reccomend OEM or Full Retail unless you have a copy of XP bcz Vista Upgrade will ask for proof u are upgrading from an old version of windows
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In my opinion, the only time you should ever even touch vista is if you have a great cpu that can utilize 64bit. 32bit Vista is pointless.
    
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Why get XP, when it might go out in a year or two?
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DO NOT USE VISTA UPGRADE.
I received a full version of Vista Business from my school (Penn State). The first time that I installed it i did not format, just upgraded from XP...when I was done I had so many random problems, that within two weeks I decided to format and install it normally.
After that my computer worked like a charm.
Plus, when you do upgrade, you have to have XP installed already. So unless you feel like installing XP, then installing Vista, then dealing with random problems, just get vista regular.
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I highly reccomend a full install. It is worth the extra cash.
    
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post #8 of 32
Don't buy a upgrade CD.. Its a big hassel if you ever reformat. Who wants to install 2 OSes, and theres more of a risk something will error during the upgrade.

Spend the extra money for a full.

I've seen so many people complain about vista upgrades causing errors or just not working.
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Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan View Post
In my opinion, the only time you should ever even touch vista is if you have a great cpu that can utilize 64bit. 32bit Vista is pointless.
why is 32bit vista pointless? What makes 64bit so great?
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post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
why is 32bit vista pointless? What makes 64bit so great?
I'd recommend 64-bit as well... Most DX10 games have a 64-bit version, including Crysis.

I wouldn't call 32-bit worthless though. 64-Bit doesnt make a huge difference, but if you have a 64-bit processor you should probably use it.
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