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Vista or XP

Discussion in 'Windows' started by RESCUE, Sep 28, 2007.


    RESCUE New Member

    I'm getting my new CPU in the mail today... and I was planning on doing a fresh install of XP when I finally get it but I have been unable to locate my copy of the OS. So now I have the option to install either one... its just a matter of going to my university bookstore and picking up a copy of either for $10.

    I have used XP since it came out and I have been quite content. I don't use my computer for much besides listening/downloading MP3s and movies, using Publisher every now and again to update my really BLAND website, playing CS 1.6/Source, play poker online, chat, check email, view pr0n, etc.

    Nothing that really requires me to have DX10. Like I said I've been content with XP and I'm not sure if I'd need Vista for anything else...

    Given all of that information, and as you can see my hardware from my signature (CPU will be changing over to an Opteron), which direction would you head? I might reinstall Stalker again, but for now my 360 occupies most of my gaming needs.

    Just wondering...
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    I would still go with Vista as MS will be pumping everything into it and slowly XP will become obsolete.
  3. rockaway

    rockaway New Member

    As per my understanding as you have mentioned that your needs are not to big it is much advisable that you go for XP because Vista requires more RAM than XP to operate efficiently.
  4. shamvil

    shamvil New Member

    I do agree with Shabir. as per Microsoft they are going to give support to WIN XP by this year end. Currently u might see bugs in Vista but when XP was released, at that time XP too had many bugs.
    Microsoft is trying it's level best to make Vista a successul competitor among all OS.
  5. prijikn

    prijikn New Member

    Windows Xp is better because there are more compatible programs and more secure and it's widely supported. Windows Xp is great and efficient operating system. It's very faster and user friendly.
  6. Rebeleleven

    Rebeleleven New Member

    I believe prijikn is sorta wrong. you only use it for basic needs you won't encounter any program issues. And Vista isn't slow. You just have to have a pretty good computer to run it.

    You'll be fine with XP for awhile to come. I think at least till windows 7.

    If you have a pretty good video card, then I say go with vista. If not...XP. But whatever you do. 64-bit for the win.
  7. Rebeleleven

    Rebeleleven New Member

    And just to add in. Vista, for the basic person. Is a million times more user friendly. And has always just found every driver I've ever needed...Other than wireless card drives that is.
  8. xpi0t0s

    xpi0t0s Mentor

    I would pick XP, and in fact did for my new Core i7 PC. It boots up in about a nanosecond.
    If you want something later than XP wait for Windows 7. Or if you want something faster consider Linux (if you've got the time to read all those HOWTOs that is).
  9. yohan

    yohan New Member

    Before changing your operating into vista, you have to consider first disk spaces and memory.. Vista consumes a lot of memory.. You might be getting into some difficulties if your gonna change to vista..
  10. FHN

    FHN New Member

    Xp for sure ;)
  11. mayjune

    mayjune New Member

    xp, i dont see it going down for next two-three years still....
  12. mdots89

    mdots89 New Member

    if you don't want to spend all of your time allowing and disallowing the most rediculous of tasks, stick with XP. I still have it on an old computer, and have Win 7 on my new laptop and sometimes when I go back to XP I even prefer some of the features over Win 7. Stick with XP for sure. Avoid Vista at all costs.
  13. xpi0t0s

    xpi0t0s Mentor

    If you're spending all of your time allowing and disallowing the most r*I*diculous of tasks, then you're doing something very wrong. I use Windows 7 and it's a huge improvement over Windows XP, IMHO. I wish the place I work would get on and replace XP with 7 as the standard OS.
  14. REBEL

    REBEL New Member

    stay with xp sp3 to many bugs with vista
  15. MartinJose

    MartinJose New Member

    I stiil can't adust to use Vista. And for me, a regular user,there's nothing diferent in using XP or Vista. But Vista make some operation more complex. And Vista is not as stable as XP
  16. businessman1927

    businessman1927 New Member

    I will also prefer windows XP.Because its very easy to use and has so much options.Vista is not bad but i think its quite heavy window.And for general users its not very best.
  17. dotNet Zombie

    dotNet Zombie New Member

    why is this topic still alive. None the less, might as well say Windows 7!!
  18. amitaraja

    amitaraja New Member

    the window XP is fit for u ....because it works well for all purpose......and every one knows that Vista have many bug......so y u want to go with error......close you eyes and install windows XP....better for u and for your work also......
  19. Alvasin

    Alvasin New Member

    I will go for XP sure.Because I think it is the most flexible OS.
  20. jennyjackson

    jennyjackson New Member

    Windows XP is good.

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