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Vista or XP?!

July 18, 2008 at 14:41:04
Specs: Vista Ultimate, Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.

Hi everybody,

I recently assembled a new CPU, the specs of which is something like this:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 Ghz
Motherboard: Intel D945GCNL
HDD: Seagate 160GB SATA (with 40GB ATA)
RAM: Transcend 667Mhz 2GB (single)

And I'm wondering which one would be better; the XP Service Pack 3 or Vista? And which is the more stable and reliable one, which one would be faster, etc., etc.

I don't intend to play games, just watch some movies and listen to music, and I just want a good operating system which is reliable, fast and most important of all stable.

Can anyone offer me any advice?

Thanks in advance.


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#1
July 18, 2008 at 14:58:16

If it was for me I would go with XP SP3 just like most people would - even Intel and the Federal Aviation Agency.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
July 18, 2008 at 15:00:51

Since this is your second shot at this, you might want to make sure that you have your partitioning right before reinstalling Vista. As XpUser had advised in your last thread, set aside at least 40GB or more for Vista to avoid running into a sticky situation right off the bat.

Jabbering Idiots: Everywhere You Look!


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#3
July 18, 2008 at 17:06:41

If you have both XP and Vista, I would install XP as the main host OS then use either MS Virtual PC or VMWare for Vista (or any other OS you may want to run as the guest). This way if Vista doesn't work out for you, it's really easy to delete.

Virtual PC has less features but is easier to use. VMWare has a lot more to offer, but takes a little bit more understanding to setup.

Greg


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#4
July 22, 2008 at 14:42:11

Thank you guys for all the helpful suggestions.

Hey, looks like I don't need a technician with all of you guys helping out!

Happy geeking, fellow GEEKS! He! He!

GeekWannabee!!!


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