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Windows Vista for Gamers


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I just replaced Vista Bussiness with good ol XP on my nw laptop and the performance increase is clearly notiecable, not to mention that all my software will work correctly now. :verymad:



I would not recommend anyone to run Vista for any reason.

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As far as I know you can always format and install another operative system on a laptop as well. You just need to get an install disc separately. My laptop came with XP, but it's a crappy version (with a lot of junk pre-installed) so I've stopped using the rescue disc and just do clean installs with a better version when I feel the need. Don't see why newer laptops should be any different.

You can also install PCDecrapifier to get rid of the bulk. But a clean install of just the operating system is best! :verymad:

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New laptops with the SantaRosa chipset are much more difficult to install XP on. The only way youre even going to be able to get Xp to detect your hardrives is to slipstream the SATA drivers into an Xp *.iso and if you succeed with that you still have to do alot of detective work to find drivers which may need to be converted before theyre useable.

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I remain pretty much convinced I am skipping Vista fwiiw ...

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I do have one friend who loves Vista, and he knows more about computers than I do. He's a programmer so he doesnt use the computer for anything else than Visual Studio and watching films. I would think the computer compiles slower with Vista(as it renders 3D slower) but he claims it doesnt.

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I know only two things of Vista that I care about.

1) There's only one feature of Vista that I'm interested in. The one that enables graphics drivers to run (and crash) like user apps. IE, without taking the whole system with them.
2) If that's the only feature of Vista that I'm interested in, Microsoft did crap for consumer research in regards to my demographic.

Maybe Vista has another feature I'm interested in. Anyone here know if lowering your desktop resolution then raising it back restores your old icon locations?

Edited by Tale, 06 September 2007 - 11:14 AM.


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I was just watching film at my friends place. It lags and stutters because of Vista cant handle older ATI cards

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Can't handle? Is that a DX 10 issue?

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We dont really know what it is, we think its a driver issue but it doesnt work with any currently released ATI-Vista drivers.



Other fun Vista perks: if you try to paint using a tablet in Photoshop, the brush will lag even on an Intel C2D 2gHz with 2gb of DDR2 RAM :shifty:

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I remain pretty much convinced I am skipping Vista fwiiw ...

The best thing you could ever do. My parents bought a new computer with Vista and in my opinion it sucks. I'll stick with WinXP Pro.

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I remain pretty much convinced I am skipping Vista fwiiw ...

The best thing you could ever do. My parents bought a new computer with Vista and in my opinion it sucks. I'll stick with WinXP Pro.

I don't know if it is an improvement over Vista or not, but Windows Vienna (current code name) is approx. two years away. I think that Vista is to the NT family what ME was to the 95 family, i.e. best forgotten :thumbsup:

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Well its a huge improvement, I think, to my parents old computer which has Win95. Too bad Vista is not that great. After reading the various magazines that were hyping it up as it was in production, only to be let down by its MEness.

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I don't know whatt he problem is. If you just don't read any of the reviews or hype for Vista, and if you've used ME exclusively for the past seven years like me, Vista is great! Look, a 3D veiw of the windows you have open! Wonders truly never cease.

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I would have considered purchasing it if they finally implemented touch attacks applying sneak attacks.

Wait, wrong thread. Same idea, though. If they had implemented features that target my interests. Batch file renaming, skinning, that issue where if you change your resolution then change it back your icons go all over the place. Most important would have been streamlining and lowering the OS's default footprint.

Customization
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Performance

Edited by Tale, 10 September 2007 - 07:58 AM.


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Kaftan's wonderful Vista feature list:
  • takes several minutes to bootup/reboot
  • requires twice the memory of XP just to idle
  • is incompatible with a wide range of proffessional applications
  • makes compatible software run like ****
  • Has more features than anyone would ever need or want
  • Is realli pretty


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Hey, you're in luck!

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My wish for a Windows OS would be Windows Pure ©: an empty, tiny OS that runs applications only. Nothing else.

Let me choose my browser. Let me choose my firewall. Let me choose my file manager. Let me chose my music player.

STOP SHOVING YOUR **** DOWN MY THROAT, MICROSOFT!! I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR BLOATWARE!

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Vista running great and stable here and I'll never go back to XP. Drivers have come a real long way since release and many of the games I tried run like they did in XP

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The only guy I know who actually uses Vista and loves it, just switched to XP because of an accident(it crashed and refused to validate his serial when he tried to reinstall) and lo and behold.. today he tells me he noticed 7zip now takes only half the time to compress the same amount of data as with Vista. And he can finally watch videos without getting seasick from the lag.


-And everything else goes faster too, its like; Woosh!!
-I told you so.
-Well yeah.. but.. I dont really need it to go that fast anyway.
-Yes, you do.
-No, I dont.
-You totally do.
-No, I dont and I also know which forums you frequent and if you write in any fo them about this Im going to kill you.
-Phh, you know me. I would never make fun of my friends on public forums.


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Kill him! :devil:




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