Xp or Vista

Dell / Mxc061
July 3, 2009 at 06:33:26
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.596 GHz / 1014 MB
i have some problem with choosing between windows xp and windows vista...can anyone tell me which is better?my pc use for home...i need to know what is the advantage and disadvantage between them

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July 3, 2009 at 10:26:46
google it

everyone's preference is different


Vista nVidia Evolution SP2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.93GHz
XFX GeForce 9800 GTx

3GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Platinum Edition
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July 3, 2009 at 11:27:11
Either one will work, but Windows Vista will probably have more longevity on a new computer, as far as updates are concerned.

Vista requires more beefy hardware than XP, but on a new computer, that shouldn't be an issue, as just about every one for sale now should have more than 2 gigs of ram and a powerful processor.

Maybe if you wait, you'll be able to buy PCs with vista on them that come with a free upgrade to Windows 7, when it is released.

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July 3, 2009 at 11:44:06
If the machine came pre-installed with Vista, stick with it. If you are thinking about switching from Vista to something else, I would suggest upgrading to Windows 7, rather than downgrading to XP.

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July 3, 2009 at 17:40:19
XP is faster for many things.Many game players prefer it.

Vista is more secure (they claim)

As above I'd consider Windows 7 before I'd pay for Vista.

You really need a powerful computer for either Vista or W7.

Xp can run fine on older stuff.

Oh, Vista can be more pretty, which seems to sell.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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July 3, 2009 at 22:57:48
"You really need a powerful computer for either Vista or W7."

Not entirely true. Windows 7 is less tasking!

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July 5, 2009 at 02:56:55
from fact, xp runs smoother with less resources than vista does, while vista takes an awful lot to startup nevermind running the system alone, that is why its reccommended to have good accessories for vista

i am a vista user myself, i've used windows98 for about 2 years, then xp for about 4 years and vista for about 2 years

but sometimes i wish i could go back to the 98 just for the feel of the old classic, thats why i've got the 98 classic skin on myne instead of the vista skin.

vista is also much more helpful when it comes to errors there are many ways to correct them, but in xp there seems just to be less of them.

so on the fly pretty much vista and xp are both good although i would prefer vista whenever asked, and forever asked.

as sum1 else has said above, depending on what you want vista for? enhanced gaming, or working, or just to browse the net...vista can be all in one of those things as it is for me, but you need high standerds to achieve all of them.

for gaming i suggest

9900GT Geforce video/graphics card
duel cores
widescreen monitor
4gb video memory
600-700GB hard drive memory

for working and the net or presentations then i suggest

3800 Geforce video/graphics card
duel cores
widescreen monitor
1gb video memory
300-400GB hard drive memory

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