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After I setup my system for dual boot I had nothing but trouble. When I switched to a full RAID setup single booting Vista all was good again. With your quality of hardware I think it is safe for you to make the switch full-time...
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Why the bash on Vista?

I'm running Vista X64 with 2GB of ram and 256MB Page Filing and no slow downs

XP has take less ram but I never do use all of that ram so why not use 50% (or lower of it). When you start a game the Vista 2D theme is enabled and alot of less ram is used. So the game can use more ram if you ever had the "ram" Problem.

Has alot of drivers. People are taking the time to write drivers for Vista 32-bit and 64-bit Operating systems. I never had this much support from XP but vista has way more support

Boot up time on vista depends on the hardware (duh). It's the same has XP for me.
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Alright, let me clear some stuff up



I don't mind Vista. It's not a "bad OS" as many of you have claimed I said it is. It's not horrible. And to quote C-Bro, "It just works." Yes, it most certainly does. The OS is very stable. There is no "PEKBAC" issue, (like I even know what that is ... ) as far as I am aware. The system runs all my games fine, except for Crysis. However, Crysis is currently my addiction I really enjoy it. I searched around Vista for something to use dual-monitors easily, but I really didn't find anything that suited my liking. I have been using XP since 2001 or whenever it came out... I like XP, I'm a slave to routine, so I went back to XP.

Naturally, nobody is going to read this post, but whatever. . All my comments henceforth will be directed to this post.
    
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Ok if u have a Q6600 and a 8 series video card or ATI HD it is dome that u dont move to vista. My sustem suck and it cant run vista well so all i am goint to say is i hate it or it sucks? I personaly dont like it the way the my system uses it and performs. If i had a Core 2 i would jump on it.
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Alright, let me clear some stuff up



I don't mind Vista. It's not a "bad OS" as many of you have claimed I said it is. It's not horrible. And to quote C-Bro, "It just works." Yes, it most certainly does. The OS is very stable. There is no "PEKBAC" issue, (like I even know what that is ... ) as far as I am aware. The system runs all my games fine, except for Crysis. However, Crysis is currently my addiction I really enjoy it. I searched around Vista for something to use dual-monitors easily, but I really didn't find anything that suited my liking. I have been using XP since 2001 or whenever it came out... I like XP, I'm a slave to routine, so I went back to XP.

Naturally, nobody is going to read this post, but whatever. . All my comments henceforth will be directed to this post.
I read your post.

I guess If your use to "XP" than go back. None of us users are forcing you to run Vista (this is the job for DX10 cards ). The fact that you said Vista Sucks in your title tells me that your not ready for the change. Maybe that fact that you can't handle the "new" operating system or your hardware is to slow (I never looked at your specs yet)

However, if I told you XP sucks. What would you think???. For sure If I where you I would of been like "W T F why are you basing this OS". This is the same has for us, your bashing a operating system that we like.
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I haven't even tried Vista yet, I'll wait until SP1 comes out before I try it. As for the people that say it sucks, remember how XP had problems at the start too? People were saying XP sucks, go back to 98/2000. It'll take time for Vista to become as stable as XP is on almost any rig. Take the time to learn a new OS, it took a while to learn the ins-and-outs of XP when you first switched, I'll bet.

Give it time, all will become clear after SP1 final is released
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You guys are still kidding yourselves eh?

XP smokes Vista for gaming. Period, however you want to slice it... There is no hardware problem, it's well known that it's better. If you are ok with the performance of Vista, thats fine... The tests don't lie. My games don't lie. I have had a dual boot now for 6 months. SP1 in vista did absolutely NOTHING. SP3 beta for XP increased performance for every single game I own.. PERIOD. The both boot up about the same, Vista looks more pretty... They both load software up at the same rate. As for it being superior? DX10=BIG JOKE on all of us.

You Vista fan boys can keep trying to blow smoke up our arses and we'll keep laughing about it.

XP may be old, but it works just fine... And imagine this, it runs everything without having to screw around. As for me personally I think they are both POS OS's. Have fun playing at lower frames...
Do you happen to remember a time when a slow OS called XP came out, and a bunch of Win98 users laughed at it?

Vista has been so much more stable and secure for me as well. I'll take the 1% lower framerate in my games for the lack of pop-ups, spyware, adware, etc on my computer.

There is ALWAYS overhead for OSes. Will DOS 5.1 boot up faster, or WinXP? Which one will hog up more memory? It is stupid arguing that newer OSes use more memory. I had Win95 running on 32mb of ram, and that was two years after it came out! Try running XP with 32mb of ram.

Strangely enough, I can run Doom3 at 150fps, but only Crysis at 40-50!! Why is that? Oh, turns out Crysis has some nice new features. So what does that make Crysis? Slower and terrible? Not exactly.

This is such a waste of an argument.

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Do you happen to remember a time when a slow OS called XP came out, and a bunch of Win98 users laughed at it?
I'm not taking a side right here, just making a general statement:

Why is XP's mistakes when it came out a mistake for the new vista and its new price tag? Why should a $400 OS have so many problems for the general public?

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There is ALWAYS overhead for OSes. Will DOS 5.1 boot up faster, or WinXP? Which one will hog up more memory? It is stupid arguing that newer OSes use more memory. I had Win95 running on 32mb of ram, and that was two years after it came out! Try running XP with 32mb of ram.
Well... That's kind of an apples-oranges comparison... I mean, the new OS doesn't always have to use more memory. m$ could have made aero more like Compiz-Fusion, and then it would have been able to run on a 5 year-old computer. Just to point out one example.
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Why should a $400 OS have so many problems for the general public?
I paid $110 for Vista Home Premium. $110 7 years ago is about $135. Or to look at it another way, selling Vista for $110 in 2008 is about the equivilent of selling XP for $95 in 2001.

I do agree a new OS doesn't have to have higher requirements. But computers roughly double in speed every 1.5 years, and it had been 6 years since XP, so computers were roughly 16 times faster than when XP was released. With all that extra power you're going to want an OS that takes advantage of some of that for new features. However, extra speed isn't a ticket for developers to make everything less efficient either.
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I paid $110 for Vista Home Premium. $110 7 years ago is about $135. Or to look at it another way, selling Vista for $110 in 2008 is about the equivilent of selling XP for $95 in 2001.

I do agree a new OS doesn't have to have higher requirements. But computers roughly double in speed every 1.5 years, and it had been 6 years since XP, so computers were roughly 16 times faster than when XP was released. With all that extra power you're going to want an OS that takes advantage of some of that for new features. However, extra speed isn't a ticket for developers to make everything less efficient either.
I fail to see your point.
    
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