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Get full retail, it so worth it in the long run, and vista will be around for a long while before MS even thinks about a new OS.
They already have, and development has already started =p
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_%22Vienna%22
It's rumored to be 64bit only, too.
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I am running a retail version of Vista Ultimate x64. I have had no driver issues, everything runs great. Everyone who says x64 Vista lacks support doesn't know what they are talking about.

x64 Vista is an excellent OS.
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To summarize, it depends on what you do with your comp.
If you play games, look Vista x64 problems with them (for example, WoW had a 64fps limit when running under a 64bit OS and I'm not sure if they ever fixed it)

If you use it for work, make sure the programs you use work.
If you use it for stuff like video editing, you have to make sure all the widely used codecs work, etc.
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32.
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post #25 of 34
Quote:
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don't do 64bit , it won't allow unsigned drivers to be installed.
You can bypass that easily

Go 64! I have, its quality.
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post #26 of 34
Check out http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...sta_ff_x64.asp for a non-"Go xx, it's good, but I'm not telling you why" opinion ;p
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post #27 of 34
If you use ATI Tray Tools or anything like that, you might wanna go with 32. I have had tons of problems OCing my X1900XT with 3rd party tools, leaving me only CCC to overclock with (which sucks).
    
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Well, you could always just OC with the motherboard o.o
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post #29 of 34
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Well, you could always just OC with the motherboard o.o
ROFL you let me know what motherboard let's you OC the graphics card and I'll give you an e-cookie.
Now you could dual boot with XP, find your max stable OC, edit the stable OC into your BIOS using RaBiT, then flash the BIOS using atiflash and a bootable flash drive.
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post #30 of 34
64BIT is best for users with 4gb of RAM or more. However saying that I recently went 64BIT and atleast on my system I have seen a definate improvement in genral responsiveness and my FPS in games has most certainly increased.
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