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Off topic: I personally have no reason to upgrade to Vista yet.

But back to topic: I don't remember there ever being problems when DX9 and DX8 first came out. Were those just software updates or were there hardware updates in DX9?
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cause MS made DX 9 and 8 interchangeable
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cause MS made DX 9 and 8 interchangeable
So it was just a software update?
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i guess, i didn't get into computers until 2005
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So it was just a software update?
YES.
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I agree, everyone asks why to upgrade to Vista, but I don't really see why not to. The one and only issue I've had is the excessive "Allow this" popups, although that can be turned off (though not recommended). I haven't had any incompatibilities that I care about yet. It's great IMO

And I think you're right. I'm sure that a REAL DX10 game would make all the difference in the world in the performance than a pseudo-DX10 game.
Why is it not recommended? I know Vista recommends against turning it off (I still can't figure out how to keep that stupid balloon from coming up), but if I have virus protection and the firewall on shouldn't I be safe? Or at least as safe as I was on XP?

I couldn't stand the stupid popups every 5 seconds (and the inability for the computer to learn to stop popping up like with ZoneAlarm), so I turned it off.
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I find it sad places Cnet that know NOTHING about this kind of thing are slandering a good advancement!!
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I find it sad places Cnet that know NOTHING about this kind of thing are slandering a good advancement!!
Good advancement? Not really...Vista could be alot better than it is.
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Why is it not recommended? I know Vista recommends against turning it off (I still can't figure out how to keep that stupid balloon from coming up), but if I have virus protection and the firewall on shouldn't I be safe? Or at least as safe as I was on XP?

I couldn't stand the stupid popups every 5 seconds (and the inability for the computer to learn to stop popping up like with ZoneAlarm), so I turned it off.
Well yeah, you SHOULD be safe, but those turning that off would be turning off what makes Vista so safe. Which, if you didn't hear, Vista has very good security at the moment, some articles say better than OSX (which I don't know if it's the security or the availability of malware for each OS, but whatever). But nonetheless, it's definitely better than XP's security. So if you take it off you would basically be reverting back to XP, from a security standpoint.
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what I don't get is why are the new drivers for dx10 causing so much problems, one of my friends has a dx10 card and he installed the forceware drivers 162.22 and had like BSODs (the black screen of death, not blue) its keeps on flashing. A lot of my friends have reverted back to 158 since its more stable then the new drivers. IMO, the way vista is built is to reject ever single new driver(s)

all the people who purchased their dx10 cards have wasted their money since a dx10 is just around the corner (crysis, bioshock etc.) with these constant problems.
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