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post #11 of 24
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both are good os's
what do you want something new or the same old same old?

i would go with vista if i was in your shoes
well i got vista 12 months ago, installed with disasterous results, bad drivers programms not working etc, but read recently about fixes so thought why not try again, and its proved true eevrything works fine now. The faster BB was a bonus, but a massive one at that...i cannot stress how much i yearn for BB speeds that im actually paying for....you know pay for 20mb, you get 13mb...i think your gettin bad cards there lol
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yea but jph, put yourself in my shoes, for 6 solid months ur '20MB' averages at 13MB, then suddenly soon as you change OS, your speeds are tested both at peak and off-peak times and come back at 18MB+...just too much of a coincidence to believe the changes happened through something on my ISP's end.
If vista were responsible for performance increases like this, we would have heard it trumpeted from the mountain tops by microsoft and the beta tester teams from the time of the first releases. I don't doubt that it is more efficient, but I think there is probably something else responsible for your improvements.

Don't ask me what that might be. Nobody can know. There were no controls on your testing.
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ah well, all i know is im a happy camper now that i got my BB up to speed however it happened, and im getting new pc im a week too!
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post #14 of 24
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well i got vista 12 months ago, installed with disasterous results, bad drivers programms not working etc, but read recently about fixes so thought why not try again, and its proved true eevrything works fine now. The faster BB was a bonus, but a massive one at that...i cannot stress how much i yearn for BB speeds that im actually paying for....you know pay for 20mb, you get 13mb...i think your gettin bad cards there lol
i was in that sitution a year ago too. but like you have stated vista came along way since
vista is my os on my pc and xp on the laptop
post #15 of 24
I've heard that Vista improves network performance especially with the lan and internet connections by about 10%. Completely different networking/transfer system going on under the hood compared with XP.
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post #16 of 24
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yea well its certainly sped my BB up, by about 25% strangely enough...although im not complaining, as i have faster BB now and beautiful looking OS that actually works now!
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post #17 of 24
I've noticed it in the past as well. I've seen a lot of improvement lately with vista, testing it this week more in depth. if i don't need xp at all this week, then I'm probably gonna switch over to having vista as my primary os.
post #18 of 24
This is not surprize to me..

My laptop loaded at home with Vista H.P. on it Got a DL rate of 1.85 MBps... I turned around and started the same file DL on my desktop and my dads desktop both running WIN XP got less than 1.5MBPs
    
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post #19 of 24
20mb/s... wow that's quite impressive
I only get 4mb/s at best
post #20 of 24
i noticed a big dfference between XP and vista in that aspect too. i can get my video drivers in about 15 seconds compared to 40 to a minute in XP>
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