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#1
i have got a copy of windows vista 32bit,i am sorely tempted to try it.i have run the upgrade advisor and it seems to be saying i have no major problems with the upgrade.

what do you guys think? is it worth a look?

also coz its 32bit,will 32bit xp progs run on it?
 

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#2
tigger ive been runin vista 32bit for one month now, everything works for me apart from alcohol 120 but i use daemon tools anyway, i have the business version from college so its legit :)

try it all ma games workand now with nvidia releasing proper dirvers im happy:p
 

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were do i get the video driver from m8? i am probs gonna try it tonite.all your games work ok?
 
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I'm still waiting for my uni to put it on the msdnaa :(

I'm not putting it on my main rig for a while though gonna run it on a second rig just to play with it
 

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#5
well i have vista on,was a bit of a feck about.the disc kept coming up with an error,so i booted from it and it worked.it did not like my raid 0 setup so i had to install it onto my new 250gb disc.now i have xp/vista on duel boot somehow.

it looks bloody nice.
 
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Tigger can you install some games and tell me if you see any major difference.
They at MS say that Vista is very orientated for games and visual performance.
 

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Yeah tigger go, yeah tigger go! :)
 
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Just in case anyone wants to know or cares, I was reading this months Games for Windows, and they ran 3dmark 06 in both XP and in Vista 6 or so times. Consistently Vista performance was 5-15% slower than XP. Sure when they get everything optimised itll prolly go the other way. But not knowing how long makes me wanna wait on upgrading to vista right away.
 
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i have had vista 32 bit since nov 17, and i have had no problems with it so far. i made a major upgrade though, and right now i am running my 8800gts on it with base windows drivers. back when i had my x1800xl though, it was running older games fine like hl and cs 1.6, but when i tried to play newer games like nfsc, it would not load up the game, even when i ran it as the admin. my guess is that this issue and many others will be fixed soon after the consumer release on the 30th.
 

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Vista = crap for games. This is just my opinion. Any OS that makes gaming slower is not worth it. And what are the advantages of having Vista? I can't see anything that looks good. Slower gaming is anything but an advantage ;)
 

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the only thing i see in vista is DX10...and i dnt even have a DX10 GFX card, so it wont be that great anyway :p
 

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lmao

its bound to get better

Wait for SP1 to come out of it...it should be right then ;)...well hopefully :p
 

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i was running vista on a spare rig (1.3ghz AMD) and it performed alright. i turned all those stupid visual effects off. i wouldnt recommend bothering with it until you have a reason too. sure it sucks now with games but that will only improve...hopefully...
 

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yeah its *cough* only *cough* Microsoft, one of the largest companies in the world :p
 

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For all the wrong reasons. Come on...their OS's randomly mess up and they have like 20000000000000000000 viruses attacking their OS's every day.
 

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but, they still pwn the OS market, as overpriced and dodgy as they are (or as dodgy and uber easy to hack and get free copies) :p

and it aint their fault for the viruses...its the dudes that make the virsues...
 

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Nah it is their fault. People know that Mac OS's are like....impenetrable...so they think "Hey I will look uber 1337 if I can hack Mac OS's" but they fail and move on to Windows.
 

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yeah, MS is really vunerable...but its heaps better than MAC OS!
 
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Nah it is their fault. People know that Mac OS's are like....impenetrable...so they think "Hey I will look uber 1337 if I can hack Mac OS's" but they fail and move on to Windows.
No, they just figure that people who use Macs have nothing of value to steal :p

M$ is targeted because it has the biggest market share and most people use it. If you want to cause havoc why target something which most people DON'T use? think about it genius.
 

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dont defend macs...they suck :p