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If you have 1GB of RAM or less, you should probably stick with XP. If you have any more, then you should go with Vista. The awesomeness of Vista is that it uses the RAM that you don't need for pre-fetching and making the system speed up. To those nay-sayers who speak of Vista being a system hog... most of us here are power users and IMHO, what is the point in having 2+GB of RAM if it is just sitting there? It might as well be sitting on your desk for all the utilization it's getting.
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I disabled UAC in 4 minutes of installing my first copy of Vista. I was like... I just clicked that 2 times, now it has to ask me 3 times to actually do it'?

Things to do in Vista
1: Disable UAC
2: Disable Pagefile if you have 3GB of RAM (or 4+ In 64 bit)
3: Run System User Experience index a few times to get the graphical interface running
    
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Things to do in Vista
1: 3: Run System User Experience index a few times to get the graphical interface running
Without me having his PC up and running since I am on mine right now, I can't see how to do that. Is it pretty easy to navigate to??
    
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Without me having his PC up and running since I am on mine right now, I can't see how to do that. Is is pretty easy to navigate to??
Its very easy!

Navigate to Control panel (I trust you know what this thing is)

If you use Classic View - Go to System > Click on User Index Rating Link in the middle of the Screen (if maximized)... Then select REFRESH! Or if you already ran it - 'Update my score' in the bottom right.
    
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Its very easy!

Navigate to Control panel (I trust you know what this thing is)

If you use Classic View - Go to System > Click on User Index Rating Link in the middle of the Screen (if maximized)... Then select REFRESH! Or if you already ran it - 'Update my score' in the bottom right.
Alrighty, I'll give all of that a try here soon.

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Awesome guys, Thanks!! That clears up just about everything on my end....now on to my other issue I'm having. My boss wants me to build him a PC for his office which runs a software called Cabnetware. The software "gurus" (I say that term lightly with those guys) there say that they only use XP with Cabnetware as Vista has been giving them troubles, let alone Vista 64 bit. They recommend that he use XP, which means he will buy XP right now, and when support runs out for XP in a year, he will be buying Vista (spending more money).

He wants the fastest PC he can get for multitasking (Check this thread if your curious of what I have recommended for him) , but if he uses XP 32 bit, that 4th gig of RAM does him little to no good other than futureproofing for Vista. By then, he may just opt for a new PC anyway. So, I'm in a wierd position right now on this and would really like to figure this out as it has both me and my boss scratching our heads and I want to give him a definitive answer. We want Vista, but we need the software to run properly as well. I guess I know my answer, but I would love any thoughts on this other than double booting, as he is definitely no computer guru.

They are saying "they have issues", but it doesn't sound impossible.........but I don't want to spend days trying to figure it out only to find out it won't work. Their (Cabnetware) support kinda stinks, they seem short staffed. Phone call returns take as long as 5 hours. It will be quite a job backing up his current files onto the new PC, only to have to do this again in a year.......perhaps he should wait on his new PC build???
    
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Alrighty, I'll give all of that a try here soon.




They are saying "they have issues", but it doesn't sound impossible.........but I don't want to spend days trying to figure it out only to find out it won't work. Their (Cabnetware) support kinda stinks, they seem short staffed. Phone call returns take as long as 5 hours. It will be quite a job backing up his current files onto the new PC, only to have to do this again in a year.......perhaps he should wait on his new PC build???
Im not familiar with this software - If hes afraid of compatiblity I suggest waiting on his end. If he has time to spare/risk then I say shoot straight for Vista. Should it not work then roll BACKWARDS to Vista. Mind you I run several WIN98 apps on Vista 32. They wont work on 64bit Vista however so I suggest finding a person with Vista and testing a copy of their software. OR you can always go to a store and well... I wont go into detail there.

Honestly - Go vista first, if it fails then roll onto XP. Mind you in later 2009 a newer Windows will be released again so if XP is the only option now then just use it till 2010 heh.
    
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I don't think theres anything bad about Vista.

Who cares if you loose 10 FPS from 200. The human eye can only see like 60FPS and anything above that looks the same.
You know that came from the guy that dropped $300 on a OS and doesn't want to look dumb that he spent that much on a OS that is only arguably better. This happens all the time on OCN, it's my biggest problem with OCN. It comes down to a $300 Os should hands down STOMP an old os, not be covered in noob bait so MS can have more money thrown at them.
    
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3. 3+ RAM Limits are only due to 32 bit WINDOWS OS.
I don't get that.
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You know that came from the guy that dropped $300 on a OS and doesn't want to look dumb that he spent that much on a OS that is only arguably better. This happens all the time on OCN, it's my biggest problem with OCN. It comes down to a $300 Os should hands down STOMP an old os, not be covered in noob bait so MS can have more money thrown at them.
You do realize the same thing happened to XP when it first Launched right?

Right.
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I don't get that.
It means that 32 bit operating systems will only address ~3.35 GB of memory. 64 bit operating systems can address 128 GB of memory (Or more) Theoretically.
    
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You know that came from the guy that dropped $300 on a OS and doesn't want to look dumb that he spent that much on a OS that is only arguably better. This happens all the time on OCN, it's my biggest problem with OCN. It comes down to a $300 Os should hands down STOMP an old os, not be covered in noob bait so MS can have more money thrown at them.
Yes, you say everyone that bought vista is dumb and WE are the ones that are the problem with OCN?? Enjoy sticking with XP, I will continue to enjoy fully utilizing all 4GB of RAM, and the much more stable OS that I have found vista x64 to be, not to mention the fact that everything is much faster in vista. Your comment is just ignorant and suggests we should all only do what you approve with our money
    
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