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#1 Jamesb4uk

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:47 PM

Well i took the plung & installed Vista Business on my PC here at work,

It took a while but its now running quite happily with Office Pro 2007.

Office is a bit slow but the PC is the bottle neck being an HP dx2000 2.8GHz Pentium 4 with a gig of RAM.

Must say i'm starting to really like Vista - it'll take me a while to work out where everything is but i just sync'd my Dell X50v PDA with no trouble what so ever.

Office is the same - looks good but need to start finding out where everything has gone.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:32 PM

Good for you. I've heard mixed reports about it. I'm looking to upgrade my home PC, but everywhere seems only to be offering Vista.Me being the Luddite that I am don't really want to give up XP. It's all I know. :crybaby:

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 09:04 AM

I know the feeling mate - my home pc's are staying on XP too - only reason i put it on this is our clients are starting to get Vista so though as i do IT support i might want to take a look at it :lol:

Vista can be installed on nearly anything - it selects components based on machine spec. if you do go Vista just make sure you have a powerfull GFX card :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:52 AM

James try slinging a usb memory stick in it and enabling ready boost. You won't get a major speed boost, but it may improve slightly.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:02 AM

Me being the Luddite that I am don't really want to give up XP. It's all I know. :crybaby:


its not really that much different to a user, few new features. the main changes and benefits are behind the scenes. there are websites devoted to vista as well so you can learn once its been setup

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:26 AM

Getting it on Thursday along with a dual core 64 bit processor and NVIDIA graphics card with a gig of DDR2 RAM :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 02:12 PM

Well my install lasted all of 2 days :lol:

had to take it off due to lack of VPN support (IPsec & Watchguard)

ohh well.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:27 PM

there was a thing on BBC news24 about Vista not being too compatible with iPods at the moment. Presumably this will be put right sharpish otherwise it's a major negative selling point .

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:43 PM

I've been looking at getting a completely new system. Future proof as I can get it. But I think I'll hang on a bit longer. Been doing a lot of reading up on Vista too.

TVOR Talking of Dual core things. Apparently games developers are thinking along the lines of making their games double threaded, so a dual core CPU is a must really.

Hopefully they'll have a few of the bugs ironed out with Vista. :unsure:

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:47 PM

there was a thing on BBC news24 about Vista not being too compatible with iPods at the moment. Presumably this will be put right sharpish otherwise it's a major negative selling point .



HAHAHA Apple's response to this news was to tell iPod owners not to bother with Vista ;)

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