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I really don't think thats Vista's fault there. The reason you have problems is more than likely the fact that you have a pre built Dell.

With Vista I didn't have one problem finding drivers for my setup, including my X-Fi xtreme Gamer Fatality . In fact I found it quite a bit easier to find drivers for my Vista system than with my XP system.
You know what you're probably right. It probably is all the dell crap they loaded. As for the x-fi I had no problem with drivers just the software itself. Nothing works but the console where you change modes. As for the itunes slowdown I am not sure if it's the soundcard or not. The visualizations run at 16 frames per second so it may be a videocard issue as well.
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post #22 of 28
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You know what you're probably right. It probably is all the dell crap they loaded. As for the x-fi I had no problem with drivers just the software itself. Nothing works but the console where you change modes. As for the itunes slowdown I am not sure if it's the soundcard or not. The visualizations run at 16 frames per second so it may be a videocard issue as well.
Ah, so its software. Well all you really need is the console to change modes. I have used the other Creative software and there isn't anything really useful. There is plenty of other better software from other companies, for other things. hmm the itunes slowdown sounds more like a video card problem, but i am not entirely sure as I have never used itunes. I have a Dell laptop with Vista and it is definitely harder to find drivers that work for it. It is definitely a Dell problem and not a Vista problem.
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Vista. It rocks.
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post #24 of 28
I have both XP PRO and Vista Ultimate 64. I dual booted until the new machine. And now I mainly use Vista. Seems to be alright. Lost a few FPS in some games, but when you already get 150 fps whats 10 or so loss. lol. Some of my games just won't run under Vista so I use XP for those. Like Empire at War gets and exception error on starting. NFS: Carbon is really buggy under Vista. But thats not the OS's fault, just crappy developers. I would dual boot and see which one works for you.
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post #25 of 28
I prefer xp pro for now. Vista looks pretty but it uses so much of your system and it still has so many compatibility issues. XP is running smooth and fast
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I prefer xp pro for now. Vista looks pretty but it uses so much of your system and it still has so many compatibility issues. XP is running smooth and fast
Vista wont use that much ram if you tweak it. I got my vista to run with only using 260mb of ram.
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post #27 of 28
I have both as well, I use both every day.

I use XP Pro more often than Vista, and my Primary is XP Pro.
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post #28 of 28
@ OP: Your system would run vista just fine.

Personally, I prefer XP. I use windows only for gaming, and I like how I can get 30FPS in RE4 in XP instead of 10-15 with a 1/2 second lag in vista. But that's just me.
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