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Poll Results: What should I do?

 
  • 32% (13)
    Stay with XP Pro
  • 20% (8)
    Upgrade to Vista 32-bit
  • 42% (17)
    Upgrade to Vista 64-bit
  • 5% (2)
    Forget Windows and go with Linux
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post #11 of 23
i know itunes works fine. i dont know about the others though.

my lightscribe works on vista.
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post #12 of 23
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can you burn cds with your Itunes? because with my Itunes it wont recognize my disc drive. Nero 7 works fine when I use that and I havent tried lightscribe yet.
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post #13 of 23
i will try when i go home and let you know.
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post #14 of 23
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thanks because I can install all my programs without any issues although for some reason they dont recognize my disc drives and Ive tried 3 different disc drives already.
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post #15 of 23
I would stay with Xp for now,Until you really need vista then get it when dx10 games come out.
 
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post #16 of 23
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I kinda do need it well I should say really want it. Im big on Halo 2 have been ever since I got into MLG.
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post #17 of 23
Comes down to user preference I guess. However Vista 64 as an OS is great. Smooth running and I have had no driver or software issues at all. Games run great to.
post #18 of 23
very happy with vista ultimate. im a gamer though
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post #19 of 23
I will have to agree with ENTERPRISE, it all depends on the user and their wants.

But from my experience with Ultimate x86 is great, in the beginning when i first got my 8800 I had some driver not responding issues but other than that its golden. As for gaming, I have no problems, took maybe 20-40 fps depending on the game(stalker was the worst at 40 fps loss), but when your getting 100+ fps min. on XP what is 20 fps loss. IMO it's worth it not to mention most drivers and software has caught up to it now and they are working flawlessly for me.

As for the memory usage and resource hogging, I guess I'm just not seeing it. I use the same amount of RAM usage now that I did in XP, actually I use less with Vista Ultimate X86 when I have all my background programs open(BitLord,AnyDvd,Alc120%,F@H, RivaTunr, etc...).

I also know that AnyDvd v.6.1.6.0 or above and CloneDVD2 v. 2.9.0.9 work perfect in x86. Highly recommend it, however not everyone likes it so maybe dual boot and check it out first.

And that's my
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post #20 of 23
I have noticed that also. Vista doesnt actually hog as much resources as some people claim.
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