Help choosing an operating system for a new computer

United States
April 17, 2009 8:56pm CST
I just bought a really nice computer but I am having trouble deciding on what OS to install. I have XP and have never had a problem with it. With the new system, I am really thinking about 64 bit Vista. But researching it I found out that installing this, requires a decent amount of work. You need to install 64 bit drivers for every piece of hardware on your computer. I also have seen where some common programs don't work with it.(iTunes)Sometimes you have to install patches to get things to work. So what are the advantages? If you have more than 3 GB of RAM, than you need 64 to find it. This is about all I have found and wonder about other peoples experiences with it. My system is a dual core running between 5 and 6 GHz. I have 4 GB of RAM. There is a blu ray burner and dvd burner. I plan on using it for a lot of burning and blu ray functions. If that helps, does anyone have a suggestion? I have done a lot of thinking about which to use and am no closer. Thanx MM
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@dante_off (607)
• India
18 Apr 09
First of all congratulations for buying such a computer!!! I will say you stick to the OS you are comfortable with.XP is still the most decent OS of the world,although the updates by microsoft are going to shutdown in May, 2011....still its the best OS according to me.... I am using XP SP 2 myself.... So thumbs up for XP!!! ~Cheerio~
@r9cyber (29)
• United States
18 Apr 09
You have a very impresive system, and I would be very curious to find out how your projects work out with a 64 bit Vista. True, you would have to update your drivers and patches may be nessary for some programs, but what would be the fun of having a PC? This is the nasty truth, for you platform, XP would be an outdated OS. Give your 6 GHz 4 GB of RAM what it wants, give it Vista.