How to choose between windows xp and vista for my note book?
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I'm buying a note book and I prefer vista. I heard that there are many problems with vista till date and so it is recommended to get XP and upgrade to vista. Is it still valid now? If I upgrade from XP to vista, will it be a waste a hard disk space? Will it consume too much of my hard disk space? What is the recomended spec for my note book if i want to run vista smoothly

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A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least: A modern processor at least 800MHz¹. 512 MB of system memory. A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable. Windows Vista Premium Ready PCs Some Windows Vista Capable PCs have been designated Premium Ready. These PCs will provide an even better Windows Vista experience, including the Windows Aero user experience. Features available in specific premium editions of Windows Vista, such as the ability to watch and record live TV, may require additional hardware. A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least: 1 GHz 32 - bit x86 or 64 - bit x64 processor¹. 1 GB of system memory. Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory minimum ², Pixel Shader 2. 0 and 32 bits per pixel. 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space. DVD - ROM Drive³. Audio output capability. Internet access capability
Stick with XP. Vista s. Trust me
I want to share to you this, my friend bought a notebook, it has a pre - installed Vista Home Basic, and of course have a minimum system requirement to run Vista, so it runs smoothly, BUT! it has the MINIMUM system for Vista right, meaning, it sounds like you can use it just for Vista alone, get what I mean? So, this is my advise to those who still want to pursue to enter the Vista World : - especially for the notebook users, DO NOT BUY A PC WITH JUST A MINIMUM SYSTEM TO RUN VISTA!
Vista has many versions, the best version costs the most however is also pretty good. For a laptop, note that although vista isn't a hundred percent compatible with everything, firms are catching up fast since it is the newest OS. Vista also allows you to reformat your hard disk and reinstall vista without a CD which is pretty useful if you're on the road. As of NOW, XP is better than Vista. However give it a few months and XP will become obselete. Not that I have anything against XP As for specs - So long as you have a great deal of ram and extra memory on your computer since vista takes up alot, you can't really go wrong. Visit collegeminds.net for all your school related questions!
totally xp but remember every one has its one problems!
if you want to use vista, prepare urself to invest in terms of memory, graphics and hdrive. i would advise you to use windows xp. it is well supported, stable.compared to vista

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