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I talked to a tech who says that all my hardware is designed for vista. I have had no problems other then xp only using 3.5g of my8g ram until I installed a HD4830 GPU. He says that all my problems will be fixed and vista will complement my hardware better. What do the masters say? I hold all of you in high regard. Thank you for all of your help.
 

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As an avid Vista hater way back when, I was in shambles over what to install on my PC. I lingered on different flavors of XP (which, I might add, was a waste of money in the end), and finally bit the bullet and bought Vista Ultimate x64 upon the release of SP1.

Haven't looked back since, and I actually threw away my XP Pro and 64-bit software.
 

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Well, it seems that you have hardware that will indeed work well with Vista.

You have to make a decision wether you want to go to Vista 32 bit or 64 bit. If you want your 4GB RAM recognized, you need to go to 64bit.

I recommend you verify if there are drivers for all your hardware in vista 32bit / Vista 64bit before you can make this decision.

Personally, I went from XP home 32 bit to Vista Ultimate 64 bit (new computer), but I had to replace several peripherals:

- Scanner (no support for Vista)
- webcam (no support for vista 64bit)
- Video capture (no support for vista 64bit)
 

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BUt would any one say that given my hardware would vista run better then XP I have masters of both. but I am told my VGU Will only run well on vista becouse it is 10.1 platform. X10 And I'm told that XP will NOT run above X9?
 

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No, XP will not run anything above DX9, but GPUs are backwards compatible meaning a card that supports DX10.1 card will also work fine with DX9 or DX10.

64-bit XP will run use fewer system resources than Vista, but you have a powerful rig that will handle Vista just fine so...

It's Vista time!
 

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ok witch version of vista would you say would give me the best performance without all the bloatware? But still have all the help apps?
 

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I will assume that you are not connecting your computer to any domain network, so I will rule out Vista Business. In my opinion the decision would be:

- Home Premium
- Ultimate

Both are available in 32 and 64 bit.

Ultimate has some nice features not available in home premium:

- Bitlocker (encryption of HDD) --> I do not use it
- Language Packs (you can run your OS in any language you want) --> I only use one
- Dreamscene (videos as wallpapers) --> Very nice, but I don't use it
- Other Extras (games, etc)
 

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No point for ultimate really, I mean if I recall correctly Dreamscene used a lot of resources. Just make sure you get 64-bit or sell some of your RAM because there's no reason to have 8GBs on 32. Again check the drivers and programs though. Not sure, but there were some mention about virus protection being limited on 64-bit(then again its not a huge concern if you're smart about your online activities).
 

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No point for ultimate really, I mean if I recall correctly Dreamscene used a lot of resources. Just make sure you get 64-bit or sell some of your RAM because there's no reason to have 8GBs on 32. Again check the drivers and programs though. Not sure, but there were some mention about virus protection being limited on 64-bit(then again its not a huge concern if you're smart about your online activities).
Dreamscene will use resources based on how the video you put as wallpaper is encoded. If it is compressed, it WILL use CPU, if not, it will almost use only GPU.

The biggest problem with this feature is that Windows will disable it in case of any unexpected shutdown or system crash (even in case of power loss!). Because of this, I always turn it off!
 

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It makes no difference with the two. But with all that nice hardware I would go with Vista 64 bit for two reasons. 1. XP 64 bit is under supported and lacks drivers. 2. DX10 in Vista



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