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90 Day Evaluation. Like Microsoft would give away copies of Ultimate for free.
I have a copy of 32 bit and 64 bit Ultimate that they sent me for free sitting next to me right now.
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I have a copy of 32 bit and 64 bit Ultimate that they sent me for free sitting next to me right now.
Same. I'm not sure my system will even be able to handle DX10 thanks to not waiting and taking on faith that ATi would have it's problems sorted , and superfetch doesn't work well with only 2GBs. But I have some weird errors starting to pop up, and I want to dual boot so I'm finally backing up a bunch of stuff and switching.
post #63 of 141
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Vista is a whole new OS.
Sorry to inform you but Vista technically is not a whole new OS. It was not written from the ground up. It still has i386 files which are indeed a product of NT code. So Vista is basically a Windows XP retrofit that has DX10 and +/-2% performance difference from XP.

Just my 2 cents
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WEEEKK, find me a printer scanner or camera that is less than 4 years old, made by a decently mainstream company that doesnt work..
Find my any scanner camera or printer that doesnt work....
I LOVE vista for that! Nearly ALL hp's and other mainstream printers work right after being plugged in . Also, I went back to xp for fun a few weeks ago, and I WILL be back in vista probably tomorrow. A few things that royally piss me off in xp are
1. image viewer - XP's viewer is epic fail, zooming 3+ mb images takes about 10 seconds, which makes no sense. They are on a raid 5 partition and my pc does jack squat as far as cpu/hdd when zooming, thus proving that xp blows.
2. Snipping tool - speaks for itself, saves probably 10 mins a day when having to open paint and save a file every time vs clicking once to take a SS.
3. apps crash far more often in XP and can't recover as they always do in vista. This goes for drivers as well, which is VERY important.
4. How the moving of files works / explorer in general is far improved and works better.
I am sure there are more reasons but this is just a consolidated list. Only reason to run xp is for benchmarking, or if you can't afford it.
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Xp was noticeably slower than vista os on the same hardware (my comp)
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/facepalm

More like there is no reason in hell NOT to upgrade to Vista now.
Here here!
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post #67 of 141
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Not just money but features. Nothing vista has compels me to switch.
Great driver support right out of the box
I mean, I hated having to get my internet drivers onto a usb to install them on XP before it connect. With vista, you get connected right away, and your audio drivers and other updates start automatically downloading in the updates.

Plus, superfetch. Cant live without it. Instead of having 4gb of ram, with 3.70gb idle (like in xp), Vista actually uses the ram for your most used applications. Ex. Firefox launches instantly and photoshop actually launches in under 3 seconds, lets see you do that in XP.
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Firefox launches instantly and photoshop actually launches in under 3 seconds, lets see you do that in XP.
Right when I start up my computer? Personally speaking, I open up my apps right when I start up my computer, and they stay open until I turn it off. So pretty much all the apps I regularly use have been open for 7 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes now.
post #69 of 141
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90 Day Evaluation. Like Microsoft would give away copies of Ultimate for free.
Uhhhh - they gave me and **** load of other people 32bit Ultimate for COMPLETELY free. No catches or drawbacks attached. And its not a timed trial. Only the M$ Office 2007 is timed trial.
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XP is really just as good as vista minus dx10 and more than 4GB support. If you like XP, wait for Windows 7. Vista isn't that great. I like it, but I also like XP. For one thing, XP is easier to OC with.
The operating system has no bearing on overclocking. Overclocking can have an effect on the OS though.
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