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FPCH New Member
Feb 15, 2007
who's got it and whats it like and would it run on my system????????

mobo: Gigabyte GA K8N Pro
Chip: amd athlon 64 3000+
Graphics: radeon 9600 pro 256mb
memory: 512mb
HD: 200 gig


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
I work at a computer store and we're still installing Windows XP on our customers' systems. Vista will soon be replacing it though. One customer did order an OEM copy of Vista Ultimate. Fortunately, Windows Vista ships on a single disc for all versions - the license key determines which version gets installed.

You can find out whether your system is ready for Windows Vista and determine any problems that could occur by getting the freee Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.

Judging by the Windows Vista recommended system requirements, your machine will run the Home Basic version. If you want to run the more expensive versions, you will have to increase your RAM to 1 GB.

Personally, I think Windows Vista is a waste of money. If you're going to get it, I'd wait for at least one or two years until most of the critical bugs are ironed out and the price may have come down by then. I think that Microsoft have done yet another tremendously good job of creating publicity for a product that really doesn't deliver any significant in contrast to what has been available since Windows XP.

For example, you can replicate or duplicate all of the new functionality in Windows Vista with free tools so that your machine running Windows XP can be "wow" now. One of the long-awaited changes that will make a lot of system and network administrators happy is that users are no longer administrators by default.