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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
You guys are out of your mind. Did you put any effort into learning how to navigate around and use the os?
I spent 2 months on it and went back to XP. I had serious issues enabling file sharing between Xp and Vista. One minute it worked, the next it didn't. A total pain in the rear.
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post #12 of 27
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As a gamer, you should never use an OS how it was made for performance reasons. Plus how it was made is not very good
Sorry, if you misunderstood my statement. The OP wants to make Vista look like XP, and I said, why not use it like how it was made, rather than changing the effects and looks so it looks a little bit like XP.

Obviously vanilla Vista isn't the best.
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post #13 of 27
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I spent 2 months on it and went back to XP. I had serious issues enabling file sharing between Xp and Vista. One minute it worked, the next it didn't. A total pain in the rear.
Wow, sorry to hear you had such a hard time with it. I've not experienced this myself and never had a problem sharing between my xp and vista partitions. At this point, I haven't booted into xp in forever but I have the space and keeping it is sort of nostalgic (for lack of a better word).
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Originally Posted by dskina View Post
My computer > properties > Advanced system settings > Visual effects > Adjust for best performance.
Thank you! I was looking for where that individual list of effect checkboxes was hidden in vista! I've got my file menus back, and with them, access to a lot of features I was missing.

Thats enough for now, time to boot off my main RAID array on XP and play some Cod4.
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Wow, sorry to hear you had such a hard time with it. I've not experienced this myself and never had a problem sharing between my xp and vista partitions. At this point, I haven't booted into xp in forever but I have the space and keeping it is sort of nostalgic (for lack of a better word).
This was also last summer, and I haven't tried it since. Maybe it's better now, but with the performance difference it's not worth it yet. I got an OEM copy, and replaced my motherboard, so now Vista is not an option. I'll upgrade when I'm forced to, like the OP.
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This was also last summer, and I haven't tried it since. Maybe it's better now, but with the performance difference it's not worth it yet. I got an OEM copy, and replaced my motherboard, so now Vista is not an option. I'll upgrade when I'm forced to, like the OP.
Thats BS you paid for it and you can't use it? Well, you know what to do now.
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I've heard 64-bit XP sucks... It isn't "finished".

I would also recomend Vista for using 4GB of RAM or more. XP for 2GB systems. Besides, your system can easily handle the extra push Vista needs. 8GB of RAM and RAID'd drives... Come on.
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I've heard 64-bit XP sucks... It isn't "finished".

I would also recomend Vista for using 4GB of RAM or more. XP for 2GB systems. Besides, your system can easily handle the extra push Vista needs. 8GB of RAM and RAID'd drives... Come on.
The os version (xp or vista) is not what determines what max system memory is. Actually, its the environment (32bit vs 64 bit) that dictates.
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heh before I bought Vista I made sure they included the all the windows classic options. but then...my XP looked like windows 2000 as well. I love my nice blue desktop

I personally don't see any difference in the 64bit or 32bit versions of Vista. Every thing is the same across the board aside from the the 32bit verison only being able to utilze about 3.2GB of memory but that is the afore mentioned side effect of a 32bit OS.

It can be harder getting drivers for the 64bit version I guess
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post #20 of 27
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The os version (xp or vista) is not what determines what max system memory is. Actually, its the environment (32bit vs 64 bit) that dictates.
I think that's the only benefit of 64-bit to consumers like us right now.

Granted, 64-bit programs are supposed to perform better, but right now it seems like when the devs make a program 64-bit, they're just doing it for compatibility, rather than putting it into full use. So then it's just a buggy 32-bit program with some holes filled in to make it "fit".

So we've got all these memory-hog programs coming out, and it's pretty annoying when you can't even get 64-bit flash support.
    
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