windows vista or xp

March 11, 2007 2:26pm CST
I have the opportunity to upgrade to the new windows vista but i have heard conflicting comments about it, has anyone any advice and if i install this version will i loose my xp or can i reinstall it if i have probs with vista. I have been told it will not run with ntl netguard so any suggestions which security system i should use?
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• Canada
20 Mar 07
I don't know, but I am of the firm belief that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I am perfectly satisfied with Windows XP, and wuld not change anything, if given the opportunity. I got a new computer last year, and I love XP. It works great for me, and I'm not going to change.
20 Mar 07
yes i am of two minds myself but i notice all new pc's are comming with vista alreay installed it looks like it may be the new way ahead but its still nice to be given the choice i too get on well with xp and i believe the only problems really occured with the millenium version of windows thanks for the responce tc
@0888ip (269)
• Romania
16 Mar 07
Woow WIndows Vista.. what a hot subject i can say. I have talked a lot in my area with many of my friends and all of them had only positive thoughts about it. I can say that i was blow off by this new windows system. Some things certainly lack to it but this new look which Microsoft has incorporated in it certainly do the money you would give for it. I have waited this new system for 2 weeks and here i am using it. It was pretty hard for me to buy it because in my area it can't be found. So i had to ask a friend from another part of my country to order me. I am so happy using it and all i have are only words of gratitdue. I post here a short description about VISTA. Windows Vista contains hundreds of new features; some of the most significant include an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and visual style dubbed Windows Aero, improved searching features, new multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD Maker, and completely redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems. Vista also aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network using peer-to-peer technology, making it easier to share files and digital media between computers and devices. For developers, Vista includes version 3.0 of the .NET Framework out of the box. The .Net Framework makes it significantly easier for developers to write high-quality applications than with the traditional Windows API.
16 Mar 07
great comments thanks for taking time to respond . I think on your remarks it sounds positive that vista is the future. If its as good as xp then i'll be happy I wonder with you saying about connection to other pc's how this will affect my grandsons pc hes running xp at present the same as me but if i upgrade to vista would there be any conflict in the two working together this is something i will need to look into before i finally make a descission thankyou one again tc
@godhand (38)
• Italy
13 Mar 07
I have not tried Vista yet but in my Honest Opinion i think Vista is more safetly but Xp make you more free... For more infos see this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1H7omJW4TI
16 Mar 07
thanks for the comments i think with all the replies most seem to indicate that vista is the future and the way to go thanks again tc
@Fixpcbugs (274)
• India
12 Mar 07
You can keep both the version of windows by installing them on two different local drive..say xp on c drive and vista on d drive.You can use xp for normal use and vista for testing purpose.
13 Mar 07
yes thankyou this has been one of my thoughts to do this guess its just a matter of finding out before deciding on a permenent version tc xx
• United States
12 Mar 07
About the only real gain, from reading up on Vista, is that it suports Direct X 10 and XP doesn't and won't. Games companies will begin shipping DX10 only games soon (Halo 2 i think is one). There seem to be no plans for the introduction of Direct X 10 on the XP platform. So, if you are seriously into fast frame rate shoot em games, take Vista, otherwise it may be prudent to keep hold of XP for a while. If the Vista is free from someone as a present or something, then by all means try it out, after you've backed up all your info you may need. Reformatting if you don't like Vista.
13 Mar 07
ok thankyou no i dont use the pc for games etc and this is one of the thoughts i had as to whether it was just for the game playing generation of for pc users in general users, its cost about £42 pound sterling to upgrade which i thought was good as to buy from new would be around £200 so it hasnt cost the earth if i dont use it. Thanks again i've taken the comments onboard tc xx
@im2good4u (567)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
best method for installing vista is with clean install, meaning you'll have to wipe your drive clean then install vista, if you have problems then just format the drive and install back xp. the only catch is that you will have to erase all your programs and files.
13 Mar 07
i was concidering installing another hard drive and trying the vista on that i dont know if it would work though thanks for the responce tc xx
• United States
11 Mar 07
I can not answer all your questions but.. I am almost positive you will not loose your XP. That you could always go back to it if you wanted it. And Vista is, honestly, still a little buggy but it is beautiful and it has a lot of little extra things that IMHO make it worth it.
13 Mar 07
thanks for the responce yes i have heard there are probs with vista and thats why i'm hold back from installing it but i have noticed the new pc are comming ready installed i bought this pc about 6/8 weeks ago with an option to upgrade i think maybe i'll hold fire for a while and read a few more reviews thanks again tc xx
@lsen06 (5000)
• India
11 Mar 07
xp the best
13 Mar 07
Hi thankyou for your short responce, but you do not say what your experience is if any with vista