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If you had xp and vista which os would u use?

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I own both window xp 32 bit vista 32 bit .
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I would personally use XP. Very stable, fast and everything works with it.
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I moved from 32bit XP to 64bit vista and would not go back. You will hear plenty of conflicting opinions in this thread though.
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Just dual boot!
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Originally Posted by Z_Vengeance View Post
I moved from 32bit XP to 64bit vista and would not go back. You will hear plenty of conflicting opinions in this thread though.
You sure will, but I agree with you. Vista is great. Sure, there were some kinks in the beginning... but they've been mostly worked out. Vista runs very stable and quick for me. I recommend it over XP for most any newer system.

PS: Vista's "Prefetch" is awesome!
    
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I use Vista for development and XP for games. Setup dual-boot and give them a try. Remove the one that you don't later on.
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While I think that there are some definite improvements over XP, Vista is still to big and bloated to be ideal, no matter how much they refine it. However, I still would keep vista 32, and I'm going to x64 soon.

And like people have said, give both a shot with a dual-boot, then you can decide what's best for you, or simply keep both.
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I had both, and I even dual booted both of them. In the end I went with Vista, more stable, as fast, DX10, and many other useful little features. There was just no good reason to stick with an older OS.
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Just installed XPpro today so I'll let you know after a bit. My system was built by dell with vista. I just got sick and tired of the BSOD. Everytime I folded for more than an hour it would freeze up. My X-fi has never worked right even with the supposedly updated drivers. Itunes would freeze inbewteen song changes for about 1 minute each time. The list goes on and on.
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Originally Posted by raveneon View Post
Just installed XPpro today so I'll let you know after a bit. My system was built by dell with vista. I just got sick and tired of the BSOD. Everytime I folded for more than an hour it would freeze up. My X-fi has never worked right even with the supposedly updated drivers. Itunes would freeze inbewteen song changes for about 1 minute each time. The list goes on and on.
No offense, but considering it's a pre-built, the problem could be caused by a multitude of factors which may or may not be related to Vista itself. Even a clean reinstall of the same OS could fix some of your problems. I hope everything goes well for you, though.
    
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