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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:14 PM
realshmeal realshmeal is offline
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2 questions

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I am debating should I get vista or xp pro? Is it vista worth the bugs and if not what bugs are there that should keep me from buying it?

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Do all of you put a as a priority to have antvirus software on your computer? My friends just uses onlines scans once in a while and if he finds something or realizes that his computer had been slowing down he reformats his computer. What would yous suggest I do? All help is appreciated.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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Hello realshmeal.

Im using all Windows systems that are ever made. Vista is still my favorite. If you like a clean computer. I suggest you Windows XP. Overwise, Make the step and join the WoW and get Vista Ultimate now.

I never installed a anti-virus scanner, I always known what i do on the computer, But thats because i'm a co-worker at McAfee. I did the same thing as your friend, Just to save the memory resources for other stuff.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:25 PM
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But thats because i'm a co-worker at McAfee. I did the same thing as your friend, Just to save the memory resources for other stuff.
lucky that would be a tyte job. Hmm i love the sleak look of vista but has it given u any problems yet i heard it gives nasty problems
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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I do not have any problem, I didn't even saw a blue screen and i'm always using the maximum memory to spent. You get to hear a lot of rumours, But you should try yourself out to experience.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:33 PM
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I think ill give it a try i just love that look of vista it looookkkkkssssss sso tyte and formal with the black taskbar lol and the alt + tab lol i love it but thats on my friends computer :-( with 2 8800s 2 hard drives sick motherboard and friken 8 gigs of ram. I get pwned by him when we play dod ;-( rocking my dell demension 3000 5 year old. Sounds nice a formal think ill give my parents a good word about it. Would u know if like the other version of vista one of them gets more bugs or no?
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Old August 4th, 2007, 08:25 PM
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If you're planning to install Vista on a five-year-old computer, you should run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor on it first.

You are definitely not going to be happy if you find out after you have a copy of Vista that it won't run on your computer.

If you're planning on getting a new system with Vista preinstalled.....nevermind!
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Old August 4th, 2007, 09:56 PM
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-FIRST QUESTION-
I am debating should I get vista or xp pro? Is it vista worth the bugs and if not what bugs are there that should keep me from buying it?

-SECOND QUESTION-
Do all of you put a as a priority to have antvirus software on your computer? My friends just uses onlines scans once in a while and if he finds something or realizes that his computer had been slowing down he reformats his computer. What would yous suggest I do? All help is appreciated.
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I personally have Vista and it's probably not as bad as it's made out to be. Sure, it's different to XP but all OS's are going to be changed here and there.

One thing it is important to note is that if you play any games that you really enjoy, ensure to make sure they'll run with Vista. There have been many people getting Vista that play games that are not compatiable and hence going back to XP.

As for the Antivirus software - yes, I do make it a priority. I will admit I'm no expert when it comes to dealing with virus's and I feel much more comfortable having an antivirus program which will check my computer once a week automatically with the latest definitions.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 10:48 PM
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I'm in the same situation - needing a new laptop & planning to go w/ Vista - have left a few threads in the Vista Forum that you may have seen; also I am definitely planning to use anti-virus software (esp. for a home & 'travel' computer); I might forgo AV software under a corporate environment w/ a good IT department, but even in my office at a medical university, my computer has a corporate version of Micro Trend's AV software - plus, there are plenty of 'free' anti-viral programs, such as AVG, that are not as intrusive as some of the suites. Good luck in your choice(s) -
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Old August 5th, 2007, 06:34 AM
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If you're planning to install Vista on a five-year-old computer, you should run the
nope buying a brand new one customizing it. Im scared! Never built one but i think i can manage i know the inside o fit pretty good just the wiring hope it doesn't act up on me !
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