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Are you going to get Vista?

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Would it be inaccurate to suggest that Vista is less efficient than XP based on performance and the resources of the machines they run on?

 

This is a good question. If this is the case, then I will most definitely wait to purchase the OS.


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I think it sucks. My parents just bought a new computer and I was at their house helping them set it up. That security prompt comes up any time any type of change happens on the machine. Any time you install new software it prompts you to accept or deny. This computer came bundle in a package with a printer. Problem is the software for it is for Win98SE, 2000, ME and XP and not Vista. It would not install because Vista would not allow it so I had to go and use the default printer setting that came with Vista. There were some start up programs my mom wanted me to remove, she considered them annoying, but there is no Run feature to get you to MSCONFIG.

 

XP works just fine by me.


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Would it be inaccurate to suggest that Vista is less efficient than XP based on performance and the resources of the machines they run on?

I think it has more to do with that it just is plainly a much bigger OS.

Edited by Dark Moth

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With the exception on a a couple of games the performance have increased compared to XP. It boots up faster, programs open and close faster, and the such. So far the only game that is giving me any headache in the slow down department since the RAM increase is NWN2 and that is probably because the game really needs to be better optimized.


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Try adding a ReadyBoost™ certified USB 2.0 Memory drive (>256MB; 2GB is optimal); it's not a super enhancement (yet) but it is going to start being a good accelerator for Memory caching (instead of using the harddrive). :)

 

*confused*

 

Why not just get more RAM instead? Doesn't that eliminate the need for memory caching?

ReadyBoost is for hardisk-cashing.

 

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Try pulling out the cable modem without telling Vista: instant BSoD! :p

 

Even if you tell Vista via the "remove hardware" wizard (in the menu bar), there is still a 50% chance of BSoD. :p

 

It also seems to take twice as long to shutdown ... though this might be a lot of (secretly) pre-loaded detritus from Compaq.


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Vista is overrated mostly. I hope the graphics drivers get fixed to fully support OpenGL. Really annoying.

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Meh, XP was the same way at the beginning. Back then: Win98 FTW!

I transited from 98 to XP with a lot of enthusiasm.


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I bet you didn't because you most likely had to upgrade your videocard :ermm:

You're just defending it because your rig can handle it.

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I still got unopened Vista on my desk!

 

Open and install already!

 

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Murphy's Law of Computer Gaming: The listed minimum specifications written on the box by the publisher are not the minimum specifications of the game set by the developer.

 

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He should burn it.


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Awesome!


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I bet you didn't because you most likely had to upgrade your videocard =]

You're just defending it because your rig can handle it.

 

Your rig can't handle XP? :woot:



 

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I bet you didn't because you most likely had to upgrade your videocard =]

You're just defending it because your rig can handle it.

 

Your rig can't handle XP? :woot:

Don't rub it in!

 

But actually, I thought you were talking about Vista.

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Someone I know has it and said that about half of his games didn't function properly...


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Microsoft promised much more efficient gaming and more performance with their new OS. They lied.

 

"In the end, it looks like the the new, bulky, poorly supported operating system is at the root of it all."

 

Source: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html...W50aHVzaWFzdA==

 

XP still beats Vista in every game except one rare case.


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Yea I read that earlier. However the article did not use the most recent Vista drivers, so the performance difference might have shrunken a bit.



 

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I didn't read the article. I expect the new Vista design will fruit as soon as a threshold is reached (probably a critical mass of DX10 games).


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Well, I went back to XP for my store baught PC. The lil' Sempron just couldn't handle Vista all that well. The new computer will be here within a month and it will have a much better processor than a Sempron 3400.


Murphy's Law of Computer Gaming: The listed minimum specifications written on the box by the publisher are not the minimum specifications of the game set by the developer.

 

@\NightandtheShape/@ - "Because you're a bizzare strange deranged human?"

Walsingham- "Sand - always rushing around, stirring up apathy."

Joseph Bulock - "Another headache, courtesy of Sand"

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