Vista

New Zealand
September 12, 2008 5:12pm CST
In a couple of days time, my friend is going to fix up my computer. Basically, he is going to install an extra hard drive, install the RAM sticks I'm buying and install Vista. But, should I get vista? Or should I get him to reinstall XP? I need one of the two because I completely stuffed up XP. I'm into gaming, I heard that Vista wasn't so good for gaming but my friend convinced me it is. Thoughts?
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15 responses
• India
13 Sep 08
Does he have a good graphics card?? This is the most important thing in gaming.
• New Zealand
13 Sep 08
My graphics card is adequate for the games I am into. It runs them all on quite high specs. It is quite old, yes, and not the best one on the market but it is adequate and I cannot afford to get a new one at the moment.
@lanman (18)
• China
13 Sep 08
i think vista is ok. if you use it more,you will find it is really ok. trust me.
@prajnith (942)
• India
13 Sep 08
yes you are right,some people just listen to others saying that vista is bad and without trying they say vista is bad. vista just needs exceptance . even microsoft conduct a small mojave experiment. where they modofied vista and renamed to code named Mojave. Many people were given to work on that.and asked how it was, they said it really good operating system.what they dint knew is that Code Named Mojave is nothing but Windows Vista. Windows Vista is good operating system provided you install Vista Service pack 1 where all bugs are fixed.
• India
13 Sep 08
vista is even better for games for its fantastic graphics the dirxtx version in vista is 10.0 xp uses 9c go for vista now a days all games are vista compatible
• New Zealand
13 Sep 08
The games I am into are not the most modern games out. The newest ones I have are probably Half Life 2: Episode 1 and Half Life 2: Episode 2. I mainly have older games such as Command and Conquer: Generals Zero Hour, Half Life One, Half Life 2, Morrowind, Max Payne 2, that sort of stuff. If Vista is only good for the modern games then I think I'll stick with XP
@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Vista is good for gaming but looking at it overall i think its a bit too complicated. you have o confirm for stuff in vista so many times. thats a bit irritating. eg if you install a software you have to get agree to the security thing i think thrice or sumthing. thats what i hate in vista. And then it sometimes get stuck with my laptop. I hate that. so i think you can have a good video card and install xp if you already like xp.
@animeniak (425)
• United States
13 Sep 08
If there are people who are suggesting Vista for gaming, don't listen to them, because chances are they just think of this all the time: "newer the better". Microsoft spent too much of their budget just to look the newer OS (Vista) to look better, but the functionality of Vista it's like... 1 or 2 out of 5 stars. No offense to your friend who convinced you that Vista is good, but Vista is just full of crap, it needs tons and tons of debugging, and most of the time it just asks bunch of annoying questions. Also Microsoft has put too much junk inside the Vista, making this OS take too much harddrive space for NOTHING... If you want to go for the gaming, go for XP, because XP is little bit more stable than it was before, at least it is SO MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER than Vista. Another thing you should consider is that there are alot more programs that are NOT compatible with Vista, which means that there are some programs that WILL NOT (and I mean it) work on Vista. Maybe some of your favorite games will probably work on XP but WON'T work on Vista. Bottom line is that you should never get Vista until it is pretty darn stable enough to get some good comments... and this is said by my friend who's like computer expert (and I think so, too) p.s. I personally like Win98 SE, it's like THE best OS that Microsoft has ever distributed, but I don't use it anymore because Microsoft pretty much killed that thing :(
• India
13 Sep 08
Vista still doesn't support many third party softwares which measn that for that you will have to get back to XP. But Vista is much batter in other departments and added features like parental control, ready boost technology, enhanced looks and graphics are few to name. My suggestion to you is to get your hard disk partitioned logically and install both xp as well as vista. First install XP and then install Vista through XP. prashant@friendstime.com www.friendstime.com
• China
13 Sep 08
to me i will install XP,i think XP is comfortable for using.and you can install many softwares in XP but VISTA.
• India
13 Sep 08
Hi first of all dont get caught in the 'vistaster' try out windows xp service pack 3 or xp pro 64 bit Again dont go for a disaster for any tips on xp visit my blog http://xpgenius.blogspot.com
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
13 Sep 08
hmm Vista I do like Vista, but what size processor do you have in this Computer? Adding Ram you need 2 gig I know the min is lower but 2 gig works great for me
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 08
Hi, I have never used Vista. I have used XP and I have had no problems whatsoever. So, the obvious thing for me to do is recommend that your friend uses XP and not Vista. I don't know anything about vista, yet!! But, from what I have heard, lots of people are experiencing a few technical glitches. Good luck anyhow. Andrew
@prajnith (942)
• India
13 Sep 08
First of all if you have core 2 duo system , i insist you install vista than xp, i personally tested xp and vista on core 2 duo and normat pentium 4. Vista works great in core2 duo but not so good in normal pentium 4 on other hand xp works great on normal pentium 4 but funny thing is it kinds runs slower than vista on core 2 duo systems. reason for this is xp is not designed for core 2 duo systems. and if you are installing vista, its recommended that you have minimum of 1 GB ram, even works with 512 mb but not good for playing games. and vista is capable of runing progams which was originaly desined for windows 95. so i pretty much insist you install vista.
@roypiyas (189)
• India
13 Sep 08
all is okey, XP or Vista all will work good, but to answer your question it is really needed to know what about ur PC configuration. Otherwise its hard to assist you an OS.
• India
13 Sep 08
if you are a computer gamer, you dont install Vista.. Install Xp to play games..its better and good supportinh for all games.. I got this problem when i was installed VISTA ..suddenly i changed XP... My money only wasted.. Careful..dont buy vista
• India
13 Sep 08
its my experience that vista is best for all work for gaming also there is no problem in games but one thing u should care that u use vista 64 bit or 32 bit today we have most of the softwares and games are compatible with 32 bit if u have 64 bit then they create problem to run all the programs use 32 bit it is just like xp but it is truly vista ok..
12 Sep 08
Personally I hate Vista, but I have it on my laptop. There is an option in Vista that allows you run the system as though it was on XP, however, so I have just enabled this. I'd probably install Vista just to ensure you keep up to date with Microsoft updates, but to be honest, this would probably be just fine on XP. There's no real advantage of one over the other as far as I can see.