XP PRO or VISTA ?

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  1. Terry

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    Hi I have just got a new toy and it has vista installed.I have been playing/getting used to it for a couple of weeks now but I am thinking of going back to xp,are there any good avantages to vista ? or should I persivere ? or go back to xp ?:Doh:
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    Hi Terry.

    Personally I find the glitz and requirements on the system resources too much with Vista.

    Sticking to Windows XP Pro here by preference for the forseeable future.

    Are there XP Drivers available to support your machine?

    Steve
     
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    Hi Steve & Brian,thanks for that,you have made my mind up :Rofl1:I will get my mate to sort it/see if it can be done or flog this (HP Compaq dc7800p: cheap)and go back to my old tower machine untill Aldi get some more toys in:Rofl1:--half the problem is getting drivers
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    I have just orderd £22,000 worth of Pc's and had to pay extra to have XP Pro rather than Vista
     
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    Thats a bit OTT for a Motorhome is'nt it :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You have to have boys toys Geo
     
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    It is rumoured that if you play a Vista disc backwards, Demonic sounds can be heard,
    Even worse if you play it forward it installs Vista:Rofl1:
    Vista can be fixed HERE
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    It depends very much on what you want to do.
    I have a laptop, upgraded to vista and it was pants. I had to format and go back to xp because there were so many compatability issues. I then brought a new PC with pre installed vista and it works really well. After a couple of months I really got in to it and now would not switch back. It might just be worth sticking with a while longer and seeing how you get on.
     
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    Hi all last night I had a word with Paul who does the bits I cannot do (almost everything):Rofl1:Iwas hoping he could partition my drive off so I could keep both, but this is not possible as I only have 1 h/d in this comp.He says to stick with it a few more weeks then I can go back to xp if I want
    cheers terry
     
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    Hi Terry,

    It is possible to create 2 partitions on the PC using Partitionmagic.

    Then install another Operating system to the new Partition.

    Steve.
     
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    Hi Steve,he has that so I am now wondering if he conning me as I am poss he did it on another old comp, when xp came out:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    it is not a simple install with all the crap I want in it takes about 3 hrs:Rofl1::Rofl1:instead of 3/4 :Rofl1:
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    Surely if the drive were partitioned You could install XP on the new partition yourself Terry.:BigGrin:

    To be fair, it's the loading of all the extras required by a customer, that takes the real time.
     
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    :Rofl1::Doh::Rofl1: YEP BUT IT IS ALL THE TALKING(networking) IN BETWEEN THE LAPTOP ,camera system one and the vista plus printer and scanner:Rofl1: the vista did all this v/simple for him to retify when I make a big bo----k s of it all :Rofl1:
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