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#1
4.5% via Quidco too :)
#2
SP1 must be on its way :)

Update:

It is: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/26/vista_sp1/
#3
Having made the leap of faith into Vista I am now severely regretting it. Ask yourself whether you think the risk of severe incompatibility issues with any software that you already own is worth it for basically XP with snazzy visuals...

It's a RAM-eater!
#4
Boris the Bold
Having made the leap of faith into Vista I am now severely regretting it. Ask yourself whether you think the risk of severe incompatibility issues with any software that you already own is worth it for basically XP with snazzy visuals...

It's a RAM-eater!


That's most likely why there's supposed to be such a slow take-up on it. A lot of resellers are apparently playing it down.

For at least the rest of the year or so, there's absolutely no reason to ditch XP and go for Vista, especially considering the extra costs involved.

Microsoft just have to rollout a new operating system every few years for the sake of it. The problem here is that an OS Like XP has never been more reliable and stable and there just isn't the technology leap that there's between previous OS moves.
#5
Why buy Vista unless you want to play DX10 games?

The only reason I am going to get it
#6
I'll buy it when they offer 80% off.
#7
Shame they don't do OEM :(

I work in IT, really need to get a copy on my own machine to become more familiar with it

John
#8
Johnmcl7
Shame they don't do OEM :(

I work in IT, really need to get a copy on my own machine to become more familiar with it

John


I work In IT too and will be very surprised if Vista is rolled out in a work environment within the next few years.

Many companies have only just made the jump to XP which is perfectly OK. I can't see many companies paying a fortune to upgrade their hardware and new OS licences for the sake of a few extra unnecessary bells and whistles on Vista.
#9
You say you work in IT and want a copy of Vista.

Why not enrol yourself as a Microsoft Business Parter. You can do it on the MS web site here:

https://partner.microsoft.com/UK/40032508

It costs nothing to do it and no checks are made by MS about your job, company etc. I registered myself as an MS partner.

Once registered you can order trial and demo software from the MS web site for free.

Also once registered as a partner you can order the Action Pack. This costs £200 for the year and once you pay MS will send you a large box with LOADS of their software in it.

It includes Vista, Office 2007, SQL Server, Exchange and so on, and updates are sent out each quarter.

Here is the page about Action Pack

https://partner.microsoft.com/UK/40016455?PS=3

Here is the list of software included in the pack:

https://partner.microsoft.com/UK/40013779
#10
Yeah i don't think we will be rolling out Windows Millenium 2 for quite some time either... :whistling:
#11
guilbert53
This costs £200 for the year and once you pay MS will send you a large box with LOADS of their software in it.


Paying for software, hmmm, i've heard of such phenomenon.
#12
guilbert53
You say you work in IT and want a copy of Vista.

Why not enrol yourself as a Microsoft Business Parter. You can do it on the MS web site here:

https://partner.microsoft.com/UK/40032508

It costs nothing to do it and no checks are made by MS about your job, company etc. I registered myself as an MS partner.

Once registered you can order trial and demo software from the MS web site for free.

Also once registered as a partner you can order the Action Pack. This costs £200 for the year and once you pay MS will send you a large box with LOADS of their software in it.

It includes Vista, Office 2007, SQL Server, Exchange and so on, and updates are sent out each quarter.

Here is the page about Action Pack

https://partner.microsoft.com/UK/40016455?PS=3

Here is the list of software included in the pack:

https://partner.microsoft.com/UK/40013779


How long do these licenses last? 12 months perhaps? - then another £200 maybe...?
#13
RedOnRed
I work In IT too and will be very surprised if Vista is rolled out in a work environment within the next few years.

Many companies have only just made the jump to XP which is perfectly OK. I can't see many companies paying a fortune to upgrade their hardware and new OS licences for the sake of a few extra unnecessary bells and whistles on Vista.


The company I work for(an extremely large one) is keen to make a quick move to Vista as they're still on 2k, they've decided to skip XP for the most part. I'm responsible for testing Vista compatibility but I need to be more familiar with the software on a day to day basis, hence getting it on one of my own machines.

John
#14
If you want OEM, Aria have Vista Home Premium at about £60 using Google Checkout if you want it by Royal Mail (QuickCode 25905) and Ultimate (25912) at £110 using Google Checkout and Royal Mail.
Post for Ultimate is cheaper than Home Premium - must be all the hot air.
#15
Johnmcl7
Shame they don't do OEM :(

I work in IT, really need to get a copy on my own machine to become more familiar with it

John


Amazon and eBuyer do Vista OEM to name but two. All the flavours, for both 32 and 64 bit machines, and for pretty reasonable money.

Have at it. :)
#16
Why not dual boot into XP or Vista?
i do it on two HDD's, but, why not use the tutorial here >>>http://apcmag.com/5023/dual_booting_xp_with_vista

Microsoft also seem to be going soft, i work repairing PC's and a customer gave me a laptop with a dead HDD, the XP product key had partially rubbed off, there were only the last 8 digits visable.
I rang them to requested a new key and they supplied one without any questions apart from information off the face of the supplied restore CD (which is mass generated with the same info on all of them)!
I then got a product key for nowt!:thumbsup:
#17
I'm using XP atm, but get a free upgrade to Vista coming through the post soon. Is it worth me installing it? or is it better/allowed to sell it on ebay?
#18
Is it worth me installing it? or is it better/allowed to sell it on ebay?


No, and no.
#19
:roll: so....its useless then! Bin it!
#20
Save your cash, don't get Vista, not even if it's free! Buy a nice shiny new Mac instead and get the best operating system on the planet :)
#21
TJ Skywasher
Save your cash, don't get Vista, not even if it's free! Buy a nice shiny new Mac instead and get the best operating system on the planet :)


Get the latest issue of PC Pro and read the article where they rip apart MACs.
#22
Macs are great if you like expensive inferior propriatory hardware that looks pretty. I'd rather buy cheap fast hardware that runs just as well, and you can actually get software for it ;)
Macs are eye candy for graphic artists, nothing more.
#23
L.Rawlins
Amazon and eBuyer do Vista OEM to name but two. All the flavours, for both 32 and 64 bit machines, and for pretty reasonable money.

Have at it. :)


Yes I do know other companies sell OEM(!) but not at 10% off available locally. Running out of excuses, probably going to get it ordered up and ram next week.

John
#24
I would strongly suggest NOBODY upgrades from XP to Vista.

I have a machine I built about 18 months ago that has run XP happily since that time.

I work in IT and wanted to play around with Vista so I got the upgrade version of Vista Business.

The first upgrade I did was the type where it installs a new version of Windows Vista, ignoring your existing settings and putting your XP code in a directory called Windows.old.

This worked OK except I had no sound. Searched the web for drivers, but nobody had written any drivers for the sound card on my motherboard (an ASUS).

My second upgrade was where it keeps all your XP settings and upgrades your XP code to Vista.

This took about 2 hours to run, and at the end seemed to work OK.

But then on final reboot I got the blue screen of death and errors saying Page Fault.

Tried all sorts of things to correct the error but it was difficult because Vista cleared the blue screen before I could make note of the errors. Tried using safe mode and all sorts of other things, but in the end gave up.

I have now gone back to XP and do not plan to touch Vista again for about 6 months.

I think Vista is one of the worst pieces of software Microsoft have ever shipped and that it was shipped to a date rather than a quality. It should have had AT LEAST another 6 months development.

I have worked in large software development projects and this was a case of rushing a product out before it was ready because they were concerned at how long they had already spent in developing it.
banned#25
i got vista free connect beta tester :)

ANyway i would NEVER Buy from PC WOrld
#26
Not that I would buy it but Vista is a lot cheaper on Amazon than at PC World. Generally a third off at Amazon and free P&P.

donovan846
#27
vista is a very stable very good version of windows i have been using it for a few months with no issues with drivers or anything else i have have friends who have tried to go to vista64 and have had some probs but then your talking about diff coding that some software houses will not do till more mainstream

but i would say do a new full install then upgrade (there are ways of doing this with just the upgrade disk)

i would give it 8/10 as good(if not better) as the last copy of xp i had much much better then the first

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