Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Gear' started by NYTitansFan, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow The 12th man

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    SK. Why the 64-bit? I understand the reasoning but I guess what I am asking since there are little to no programs that actually utilize it why so excited?

    Future stuff?

    I would think the majority of people do not have a 64-bit processor and would not have a need for 64-bit software. I would imagine the market would be slow.
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  2. Starkiller

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    Well, new hardware is primarily 64-bit now, so it makes sense to have software that can fully support the new hardware. The OS itself will run faster if it can use the full power of the hardware. And while most common programs won't see huge gains by going 64-bit (as Vigsted said), anything that uses serious processing power will see some noticeable boosts.

    On the downside, the 64-bit version of Vista has a number of incompatibilities and that's why I won't be using it. So whether Vista is noteworthy because it has a fully 64-bit version is debatable. If you can use it, it's great. If not, then it doesn't make any difference for now...
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  3. Childress79

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    Thanks NYTitansFan.

    My xp3200 has been solid as a rock through heavy use 24/7 365 days a yr but it slows a lot when multi tasking.

    New pc spec looks good for the money dude
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  4. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    That's a lot of porn to be downloading.


    Too easy. :ha:
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  5. Childress79

    Childress79 Loungefly ® Tip Jar Donor

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    Isn't that a chick's joke? :moon2:
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  6. Starkiller

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    Another way to save 50% buying Vista: buy the upgrade CD. If you know what to do, you don't even need to upgrade from a previous version of Windows.

    Just install a clean version of Vista from the upgrade CD without a product key, which will give you a 30-day free trial. Then just reinstall the upgrade and it will upgrade the trial version you just installed to the full version. You have to install it twice, but you get it at half the retail price.
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  7. Gunny

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    Wouldn't the upgrade CD be a full version anyway?
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  8. Starkiller

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    In theory, it requires that you have a copy of XP already installed. In previous versions, MS allowed you to do a install simply by inserting a previous install disk. Now you can't do that anymore...
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  9. Ryudo

    Ryudo The wall crusher!

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    :hmm: Vista is a XP SP3 with a perty UI basically.

    Many of the perty features and such I got for free even sounds log in and Media center UI and thumbnails and even the 3d thing I have found in freeware programs..minus the 3d thing I am running a Vista transformation thing where XP has a the same UI sounds and s few features...I just see no real need to change to Vista
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  10. Starkiller

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    Exactly. And welcome aboard...
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