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Is it worth upgrading to Vista?

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Has anybody upgraded from XP to Vista and if so is it worth doing?
Thanks. :thumbsup:
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
It's definitely prettier, I prefer it but I'm considering dual booting with XP because I've found a few things that won't work but these are hardly mainstream applications I'm talking about. So, if you are a general user and your pc is fairly decent and you've checked that drivers are available then a definite yes from me.

edit: depending on how much (if anything) you pay for it of course
1 Like #2
not yet wait abit until all the bugs are fixed by then the price will be chaper to0
#3
fungus
It's definitely prettier, I prefer it but I'm considering dual booting with XP because I've found a few things that won't work but these are hardly mainstream applications I'm talking about. So, if you are a general user and your pc is fairly decent and you've checked that drivers are available then a definite yes from me.

edit: depending on how much (if anything) you pay for it of course

Thanks for the reply. :thumbsup:
I got it as a free upgrade.
1 Like #4
I've found it to be more trouble than what it's worth.

If you happy with XP then stick to it. Why fix it if it ain't broke.

I've had loads of call outs to 'hardware' problems when most of the time it was Vista that was causing the problem. Vista stopped seeing my DVD-RW because of an incompatible driver with my TV card. took me ages to pinpoint the problem down. In the end I had to go into the registry and edit the offending line out.
#5
stora
I've found it to be more trouble than what it's worth.

If you happy with XP then stick to it. Why fix it if it ain't broke.

I've had loads of call outs to 'hardware' problems when most of the time it was Vista that was causing the problem. Vista stopped seeing my DVD-RW because of an incompatible driver with my TV card. took me ages to pinpoint the problem down. In the end I had to go into the registry and edit the offending line out.


I thought the upgrade would be the 'next best thing' like going from windows 3.1 to Win98 then to XP.
I'm having second thoughts now.:-(

Thanks for the reply.:thumbsup:
1 Like #6
I prefer my PC to work faster rather to be prettier. And for this, it's better to stick to XP (or get linux :)))
1 Like #7
As someone who never upgraded from Win98 (I now have a Mac anyway)perhaps I'm not the best person to answer your question Dino but I did find this whilst browsing YouTube the other day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HELrxLdP85c
Unfortunately it's very long and you have to skip the American BS but I HTH.:)
1 Like #8
I agree, if it aint broke dont fix it, I think you are better sticking with XP
1 Like #9
I don't think it's worth rushing an upgrade to Vista, XP is generally fine whereas Vista has teething issues as you'd expect from a new operating system.

The only reason I'm using it at the moment is simply because I need to know the operating system well as I work in IT.

John
#10
I'm sure running windows 3.1 would be even quicker, that's just the way it goes, developers know that consumers can just add more and more ram and get faster faster and faster processors so less and less thought goes into minimising the use of such things and programs get bigger and bigger, this in turn pushes development of faster processors cheaper ram and makes us spend our money and the world keeps turning.
1 Like #11
another thing I'll point out is that when XP first came out I had a nightmare getting it to run smoothly, vista has been painless for me even back in october when I started running the beta.
1 Like #12
I am making a killing fixing people's computers at the moment. Upgrading to Vista from XP is a bad idea, quite often the software installed on XP isn't compatiable with vista, another probelm is the BIOS which often needs updated.

I have also seen people have probelms with new PCs with Vista on, it supports very little in terms of printers, scanners etc.

My professional option is wait at least year or until the first service pack is released. If however you cannot wait buy a new computer with vista pre installed, you'll still have probelms but at least it will primary work as a functional computer.
#13
palspal
As someone who never upgraded from Win98 (I now have a Mac anyway)perhaps I'm not the best person to answer your question Dino but I did find this whilst browsing YouTube the other day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HELrxLdP85c
Unfortunately it's very long and you have to skip the American BS but I HTH.:)

Interesting Video, Thanks :thumbsup: I'm still watching (Listening)
#14
Will the upgrade disc I received 'time out' or can I just keep it for later?
1 Like #15
should be able to keep it indefinatly
#16
the.capt
should be able to keep it indefinatly

Thanks :thumbsup:
#17
I'm not worrying with vista just wait till next windows operating system comes out (can't be long)
#18
We had to get a new computer, so got vista with new one.

Have to say, lots of trouble at first but, having said that some of it is you do tend to get stuck in your old ways of doing things!It is slower I find, but on the whole an improvement.

But, I do only use basic stuff, whereas daughters do use more features etc. (is that what you call stuff!!:whistling: )so I'm probably not the best of reviewers!
#19
J.Dance
I'm not worrying with vista just wait till next windows operating system comes out (can't be long)


Seems that Blackcomb/Vienna is already in the making :?
#20
Thanks to everybody that responded. I have left rep for most, but I can't leave anymore until tomorrow. Soz.
I have decided to wait before installing Vista.
#21
Wise decision. Kind of wish there where more people like you, then again the money I am making mopping up Vista probelms. Talk about Love, Hate.
#22
I think it's not worth going to buy Vista but I wouldn't avoid it... i.e. if you were buying a new laptop or something then it may as well be Vista but don't go to a special effort.
#23
duckmagicuk2
I think it's not worth going to buy Vista but I wouldn't avoid it... i.e. if you were buying a new laptop or something then it may as well be Vista but don't go to a special effort.



I see that DELL have started to listen to customer's complaints and have started to ship PC's with XP installed instead of Vista.
#24
end of the day Vista is just another operating system it is no special to XP and really there is currently no reason to upgrade.

Fair enough buy a new system with Vista, but do not upgrade from XP, only bad things will happen.
#25
stora
Seems that Blackcomb/Vienna is already in the making :?


Oh see told you it can't be long till another operating system comes out talk about flogging a dead horse no wonder many people hate Microsoft.
[mod]#26
Vista came pre-installed on my new PC and to be fair although i wouldn't have chosen to upgrade at the time i am now pleased i did. I've personally not had one problem with Vista (yet!) and have found it better than XP for multimedia stuff and also for general day to day use.

I think a lot also depends on what spec PC you have. If you're at the lower end of the scale then i wouldn't bother, but if you're running a nice fast, powerful PC i'd go ahead and upgrade.
#27
when i first upgraded,as some of use probs know on here.i went through hell with it.It seemed all my settings and little things that make the computer work in a certain way had all changed. But now iv had it a few weeks,im coming to love it. Its alot better in looks. I also like the network settings. All the litle extras like windows flip,side bar etc just make me stay with Vista.the only way id go back to XP would be if one of my programs had serious problems like itunes or something.

Dino have you got good RAM and memory ETC.
#28
jim4571
when i first upgraded,as some of use probs know on here.i went through hell with it.It seemed all my settings and little things that make the computer work in a certain way had all changed. But now iv had it a few weeks,im coming to love it. Its alot better in looks. I also like the network settings. All the litle extras like windows flip,side bar etc just make me stay with Vista.the only way id go back to XP would be if one of my programs had serious problems like itunes or something.

Dino have you got good RAM and memory ETC.

Pentium D 3.00 Ghz and 2.00 GB of RAM. :-D
#29
i had a dual boot for a while but my computer is only just over the minimum requirements so it wasn't working as well as it should for me and I went back.
#30
stora
Seems that Blackcomb/Vienna is already in the making :?


If you wanna know what that'll be like just take a look at the apple OS :giggle:
#31
If you what something to look pretty, Is buggy as hell and slow as anything, Get Vista!

If you want something to do the job as intended at a reasonable pace, Keep XP.
#32
I've got the best of both worlds! - I run Windows XP Pro, but I have installed the transformation pack, so that XP looks like Vista.

There are many links if you search Google, but here's the one I used! :-

http://tech.cybernetnews.com/2006/05/20/how-to-make-your-xp-machine-look-like-vista-for-free/

It just installs the icons/screensavers start-up screens etc, as well as the Vista sidebar. (Pics in the link above)

I've been using this for a couple of months now & had no problems so far!

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