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post #21 of 41
Vista obviously. There's really no reason for XP anymore.
post #22 of 41
I would only recommend vista with SP1.

It was the only way i got mine to work..
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post #23 of 41
This is old "vs" but Xp is like server 2000....stable to run businesses.
Vista had more hype...but has settled itself into the new role of Windows.
Your choice...I use XP.
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post #24 of 41
I've been using Vista on my laptop for the past 4 months, and despite reading all the Vista bashing on the internet, I struggle to find anything wrong with it. The only thing that really bugs me is that it takes forever to boot up, but I usually use the hibernate feature anyway so that only applies when I need to update a driver.

If you (will) have a quad core + 4gb ram, there should be no question: Vista64 is the way to go, just be sure all your hardware will have driver support. I've used 32 and 64-bit vesions of Vista, and I can say that Vista64 is a lot better and it certainly "feels" faster than XP.
post #25 of 41
I'd say research the hardware drivers and their status on Vista before jumping into it.
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post #26 of 41
Vista 64-bit.

XP is outdated, and after SP1, Vista has improved dramatically.

there isn't really a difference between tweaking Vista or XP. For both operating systems it takes a couple of hours to sift through services and clean out your registry. No big deal.

And once cleaned up, Vista is smooth and fast (yes, even in gaming)

Also, Vista does indeed use more RAM, but for a reason (pre-fetching). RAM should be used anyways... why buy it otherwise
    
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post #27 of 41
Xp, if you must vista you must get the 64 bit version.
post #28 of 41
vista is awesome
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post #29 of 41
Vista Home Premium works for 90% of what most people want. Ultimate has a few extras that Premium does not include, but most are all available from other companies (most for free).
Only problem is Retail Versions only come with x86 disk, but just contact MS for a x64 version DVD, and costs like $10.
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post #30 of 41
Where to buy vista 64 retail at least expensive price?
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