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I have the Gateway MT3705 laptop I bought last year and I'm going to reformat the hard drive and I was wondering if I should put Windows Vista Ultimate on it or Windows XP Professional. I own both and over the past year I have had both on my laptop and they both run good. I was just wondering what you guys thought. My system specs are 1.6ghz Pentium Dual Core with 2gb of ram and 128mb of dedicated graphics memory.
    
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Its really down to you. If you own both then go with what you prefer.

I would choose vista over xp now. Vista is much better IMO.
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Originally Posted by Sikozu View Post
Its really down to you. If you own both then go with what you prefer.

I would choose vista over xp now. Vista is much better IMO.
/agree
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Vista with SP1 installed. Since you have 2GB of RAM, Vista should work well. I have a laptop with 1GB, and Vista lagged...
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If your laptop has 2-4 gig of ram then go with Vista. If not then go with XP. Thats my
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Yeah I went with vista and I was just wondering what your opinions were thanks.
    
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Vista on a 3.0 ghz pentium 4, 1 gb of RAM, and an FX 5200 (pci) and it runs great for me!
    
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Vista on a 3.0 ghz pentium 4, 1 gb of RAM, and an FX 5200 (pci) and it runs great for me!
You don't have to lie to make friends.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Vista on a 3.0 ghz pentium 4, 1 gb of RAM, and an FX 5200 (pci) and it runs great for me!
Thats pretty good. I tried it on a 1GB of RAM system with a X1950XTX and it did not want to play nice went I went to 4GB it was a much smoother experience. Do you get a lot of swap file access on that? Just curious.
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post #10 of 13
My Acer laptop came with Vista Home Premium. I switched to XP Pro 2 weeks ago. I switched back to Vista last night because IMO it was better.
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