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Originally Posted by GatorLCA
I don't dont see how they could offer it for XP because if they did, no one would upgrade because of how much it's going to cost to get a decent Vista machine.

The jump between Windows 98 and XP wasn't that big of a deal, you didn't need XP-compatible hardware. Everything was just faster. Now with Vista/DX10 you need a new CPU that can handle DDR2, DDR2 RAM, and a DX10 GPU, if you want AeroGlass. Integrated Graphics will have DX10 but it'll be crap but DX10 cards are going to be pricey. Yes you can get the DX9 version but I think it would be a waste of money

They are doing it so people don't hold onto XP

look to spend a good $1500 on a new machine when it comes out
Proof? Where do you get you need DDR2? You dont need DX10 to run aeroglass either. And why are DX10 card gonna be pricey? that would be THE stupidest thing a company EVER did. Because then customers would be pissed and simply not buy and reject DX10. And money is everything to customers, and if the customers arnt buying then the company isnt making money.
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Whats all this about monitors?
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post #13 of 86
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Whats all this about monitors?
Just bs. . Vista is just a operating system, not some godly object of doom... It needs this, it needs that... Meh, no it doesnt lol.
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post #14 of 86
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Just bs. . Vista is just a operating system, not some godly object of doom... It needs this, it needs that... Meh, no it doesnt lol.
Oh I didn't realize that you worked for MS and set up the requirements for vista OR did the reviews on all the other sites.
I FEEL so much better now that you have let us all in on the big secrets of Vista.


IF you have read all the reviews then you would KNOW that to use Vista to its fullest you will need to upgrade almost to a whole new rig.
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Marketing also plays a role.. when Win95 was released, there were quite a few people who bought it because of all the hype. The only little problem was that their hardware was not up for it... since they did not own a computer!!

I searched for the DDR2 requirement, but could not find anything on it, and I would be surpised it that it true. Now what I possibly could understand is that DX10 requires a video card with at least DDR2, but that is an unfounded guess
    
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***** @ needing ddr2...half the systems people test vista on are on DDR systems...a special monitor? PFFFT, any monitor will work, a video card...thats the only thing ive heard a person would NEED to update and I find that a travesty considering a LOT of us have 7800/7900GT/GTXs and we cant use DX10? ***? thats called a waste of money right there...BUT at least we have a while to save up .
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post #17 of 86
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***** @ needing ddr2...half the systems people test vista on are on DDR systems...
True.. There would be a big uproar right now if the DDR2 were true. That would mean that NO existing AMD system could run the Beta's.

Here is Microsoft's link with their current requirements:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/win.../vistarpc.mspx

Of course, when you follow their bare minimum recommendations, you have to be very patient running Vista...
    
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post #18 of 86
exactly...and if no AMD system could run it, there would be no point in creating vist .

I really dont see any difference between XP and vista except for 64bit support and dx10 + wacky graphics lol. might as well just hand us all an upgrade disc and yay!

vista is so big its on a DVD fyi .
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post #19 of 86
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exactly...and if no AMD system could run it, there would be no point in creating vist .

I really dont see any difference between XP and vista except for 64bit support and dx10 + wacky graphics lol. might as well just hand us all an upgrade disc and yay!

vista is so big its on a DVD fyi .

You're right all you need is XP 64 bit and Windowblinds and you have Vista.
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post #20 of 86
Yeah, but then theres no DX10 for it =(.
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