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I don't know why people are complaining about upgrading their hardware. M$ is going in a good direction getting rid of all the windows bottlenecks. If I have to upgrade my hardware, so be it. This OS model has been around since the mid-nineties...it's bout time they did a major overhaul.
     
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Originally Posted by satansmurf
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Your MB dos NOT have to be HDC compliant. Where the hell did you read that?
Nor does any other aspect of your system.

If you want to playback Blu-Ray or HD-DVD you will want it. WANT IT. Not REQUIRE IT. And MS suddenly has control of blu-ray specs? Or all the specs for HD-DVD (which I think are owned by Toshiba)? These are specs that MS has to react to - so blame everyone trying to lock down content, not just MS.

And Vista will run on 32 bit JUST FINE.

You may want a dual core because Vista is actually built with threading in mind.. but it is NOT REQUIRED.

The GPU requirement is a DRIVER requirement for high end features. There are loads of video cards already on market that support it just fine. You only need a Directx9 video card.

I have installed Vista on a CELERON D with a 64 on board video card. And it didn't cause a fire!

Gah. GAH.

I think the internet just breeds stupidity.

i have used a beta too and he is right u dont need anythign special but then it is only a beta
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You dont need HDCP stuff to run Vista but then you wont be able to view any HDCP protected content without HDCP mobo/monitor/GPU etc. (yes you do need a HDCP mobo for it to run that content) but of course the OS isn't copy protected, that'd be just silly.
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Vista, DX10, new monitor, new MB, etc...
Has anyone considered that what the hellasious good any new games will do and how poorly they will sell when the masses of people who play games DON'T have the hardware!
I see this one BLOWING UP in Bills face!
    
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Vista, DX10, new monitor, new MB, etc...
Has anyone considered that what the hellasious good any new games will do and how poorly they will sell when the masses of people who play games DON'T have the hardware!
I see this one BLOWING UP in Bills face!
You will not need a new Motherboard. But the Vista Basic Version will not use the HDCP monitors, but you will need DX10, and they will come out with the whole 8800 Series which mean different price ranged of card, 8300,8600,8800GT,8800GTX, etc., So you could always sell your card

But yes it is really annoying how they will make us upgrade all of our hardware that is not yet available (which would be a whole different story), I mean one of the only HDCP monitors out is the $2,000 Dell 3007FWP 30" Monitor, and not to mention the overpricing of Vista when released

But im looking forward to the Basic Vista, supposidly not going to need HDCP monitor, without all the effects supposidly, might actually become the gamers version because it may not take up as much resources as the other versions.
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Originally Posted by The Duke
Vista, DX10, new monitor, new MB, etc...
Has anyone considered that what the hellasious good any new games will do and how poorly they will sell when the masses of people who play games DON'T have the hardware!
I see this one BLOWING UP in Bills face!
I see what you are saying. But I doubt most people are going to upgrade ASAP (I'm not). My guess is the transistion will take time, and people will eventually upgrade their hardware.
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You know. I give up.

But I am going to make the mother of "I told you so/why the eff do you believe everything you read on the internet/why doesn't anyone do additional research" once Vista ships and the first member here loads up on a Celeron w/512MB RAM and a dx9 video card on a crappy CRT.
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LOL, you are so right... so right... vista wil run on any pc.
 
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