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I was wondering if people think that it is worth upgrading to Vista now or waiting even longer? I have been thinking about getting the 32-bit OEM and then later paying the extra $10 to get the DVD to upgrade to the 64-bit atleast thats what I was told you can do. I was also wondering if anyone has had problems with it with programs some specific ones I have been when I had it installed were AnyDVD, CloneDVD, and iTunes. I was also wondering if I should get Home Premium or Ultimate? I could easily install business but that doesnt have the media center which is why I am gonna get either Home Premium or Ultimate
 

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Why would you want it? I certainly don't. If you aren't a gamer, then go for it! but if you play games a lot then don't even touch it! It uses a lot of resources. I would stick with xp.

EDIT: unless you want to play halo 2 and some vista specific games, darn M$!

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i am more then happy with my jump to vista. I had some driver issues in the begging but it wasnt vista it was a conflict between ati and logitech. Other then that its been great. I would say home premium is fine. And i would just get the 64bit version that way if you ever get 4gigs of ram it will recognize it. If you game you are fine with vista thats over exaggerated. with my system i can run anything out perfectly fine. Vista is alot more hungry then xp but it also manages your resources alot better. As long as you have 2 gigs your fine for premium or ultimate if you dont have 2 gigs then get that first.
 

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Originally Posted by thinkwelldesigns View Post
I like the x64 bit version. But it's pointless unless you're planning to use > 3gb RAM.

Vista x64 is great with 4gb or more of RAM.
Ditto


No comparison IMO between 32 bit and 64 bit. 32 Bit runs like a 16 bit patch to an 8 bit Operating system on a 4 bit interface by a two bit company...
 

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Why would you want it? I certainly don't. If you aren't a gamer, then go for it! but if you play games a lot then don't even touch it! It uses a lot of resources. I would stick with xp.

EDIT: unless you want to play halo 2 and some vista specific games, darn M$!

Jacob
Vista is a good OS and it doesn't use as many resources as you may think.. Gamers get almost the same FPS now with newer graphics drivers and the upcoming SP1 should speed things up even more.

Vista is definitely worth it.
 

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Why would you want it? I certainly don't. If you aren't a gamer, then go for it! but if you play games a lot then don't even touch it! It uses a lot of resources. I would stick with xp.

EDIT: unless you want to play halo 2 and some vista specific games, darn M$!

Jacob


Dude, Vista only uses resources that the OS doesn't need!

If you read reports and such you would know that


Vista is awesome, i have never had ANY problems with drivers or games and don't regret buying it for a second.

If you plan on getting it, get the 64bit version. No point in getting 32bit now as they will force 64bit in a year or two anyways and drivers are nearly as strong as 32bit as well.

Get Premium, Ultimate is useless and even Ultimate users will admit that. also if you do plan on buying DX10 games it is definitely worth the upgrade anyways.

Also, i don't think you can upgrade from 32bit to 64bit with an OEM.

You have to buy it, you can buy 32bit and 64bit OEM's separately so that you don't have to send away for them.
 

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i owuld do 64bit anyway cause most of us will probabbly end up with 4gb not to far in the future lol we all like to get cool stuff
 

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Has anyone had issues with Itunes, AnyDVD or CloneDVD with 64-bit vista though? To be specific they will not recognize my disc drive and my disc drive should be recognized its a Lite On SATA DVD Burner w/ Lightscibe that came out after Vista did???
 

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i know itunes works fine. i dont know about the others though.

my lightscribe works on vista.
 

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can you burn cds with your Itunes? because with my Itunes it wont recognize my disc drive. Nero 7 works fine when I use that and I havent tried lightscribe yet.
 

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i will try when i go home and let you know.
 

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thanks because I can install all my programs without any issues although for some reason they dont recognize my disc drives and Ive tried 3 different disc drives already.
 

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I would stay with Xp for now,Until you really need vista then get it when dx10 games come out.
 

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I will have to agree with ENTERPRISE, it all depends on the user and their wants.

But from my experience with Ultimate x86 is great, in the beginning when i first got my 8800 I had some driver not responding issues but other than that its golden. As for gaming, I have no problems, took maybe 20-40 fps depending on the game(stalker was the worst at 40 fps loss), but when your getting 100+ fps min. on XP what is 20 fps loss. IMO it's worth it not to mention most drivers and software has caught up to it now and they are working flawlessly for me.

As for the memory usage and resource hogging, I guess I'm just not seeing it. I use the same amount of RAM usage now that I did in XP, actually I use less with Vista Ultimate X86 when I have all my background programs open(BitLord,AnyDvd,Alc120%,[email protected], RivaTunr, etc...).

I also know that AnyDvd v.6.1.6.0 or above and CloneDVD2 v. 2.9.0.9 work perfect in x86. Highly recommend it, however not everyone likes it so maybe dual boot and check it out first.

And that's my
 
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