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I am running Vista Ultimate 64 with SP1 and like it a lot.
Since you are doing a new install on a new machine, I would recommend going Vista since XP is close to the end of it's life cycle while Vista is at the beginning.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by wiggy2k7 View Post
my vista always runs as good as the day it was installed, as long as you do some maintenance here and there you should be fine
I do alot of routine maintenance on my rig. Same problem.
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post #13 of 18
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I do alot of routine maintenance on my rig. Same problem.
thats strange... i dont think its a problem/bug with vista or everyone would have this problem. we have 3 vista machines in our house and they all run great.
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post #14 of 18
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Thanks for the replies and sorry in the response, I figured I'd inform myself furthermore before asking more questions, so I've been reading all the topics concerning XP and Vista, or most of them. Found some links, and references that were good readings. I think I'll install both on different partitions and fiddle around until I settle down.

I didn't plan to benchmark that much, as these tests have been done already with known results. My only questions are:

1- I'll be going 64 bits on Vista, so should I still be worried with lack of support on some areas? Or is it safe to say most things are Vista64 capable by now?

2- If I was to grab a version like Vista Ultimate(better have more than not enough), can I tweak services and the such to make it as light and compact as, say, Home Premium?

3- Any good guides on navigation differences between XP and Vista that I could chew on right now, receiving my box somewhere next week, so some reading could be useful. Or, perhaps, how to get to most used places, etc? Working in networking, I know the day where I'll have to do support on Vista users will come, and I don't want to be lost in there.

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Thanks for the replies and sorry in the response, I figured I'd inform myself furthermore before asking more questions, so I've been reading all the topics concerning XP and Vista, or most of them. Found some links, and references that were good readings. I think I'll install both on different partitions and fiddle around until I settle down.

I didn't plan to benchmark that much, as these tests have been done already with known results. My only questions are:

1- I'll be going 64 bits on Vista, so should I still be worried with lack of support on some areas? Or is it safe to say most things are Vista64 capable by now?

2- If I was to grab a version like Vista Ultimate(better have more than not enough), can I tweak services and the such to make it as light and compact as, say, Home Premium?

3- Any good guides on navigation differences between XP and Vista that I could chew on right now, receiving my box somewhere next week, so some reading could be useful. Or, perhaps, how to get to most used places, etc? Working in networking, I know the day where I'll have to do support on Vista users will come, and I don't want to be lost in there.

Thanks.
1. No, you just have to make sure you grab the x64 version of some apps.

2. Yes, however Ultimate is basically the same, no real extra services, but you you can of course tweak the heck out of it.

3. No real guides, however I learned a lot by reading guides on optimizations for it.
    
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post #16 of 18
1. Vista 64 has been getting better with age. At first it seemed like nothing would pair with it, but as of the last 3 months I've noticed things coming around.

2. Ultimate has very specific features that you may or may not need. I don't need them along with 95% of other users. Read about them.

3. As with anything, the best thing to do is just dive in with it. Other than "My Computer" just being "Computer" now, it is relatively intuitive. Vista is actually better when you get to the nuts and bolts settings you can play with.
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post #17 of 18
If you want stable gaming with DirectX 10 I'd say Vista.
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post #18 of 18
http://www.vistax64.com/
I've been running Vista x64 since August '07, and I've only reinstalled once (new mobo.)
The only app that didn't like x64 was CoreTemp (which I really don't use often anyhow), but they released a new compatible version.
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