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Vista or XP?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Doug Brott, Feb 15, 2008.

Vista or XP?

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  1. rkcoll1

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    Thanks Steve, I like everything else about Vista but just can't stand UAC. Like you said, if you have common sense you don't need windows double checking your every move. Thanks again.
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    You're welcome, enjoy a UAC-free PC :)
     
  3. tomcrown1

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    I voted for Vista because SP1 is due in march. From what I have read SP1 makes Vista at last a better op system then XP.
     
  4. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I have SP1 on Mrs. Smiddy's XPS one and it seems to do wonders for it.
     
  5. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    i just ordered a new xps with vista, will it come with SP1 or do i need to install it
     
  6. phat78boy

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    Chances are you will have to load it when you get it. X64 SP1 was released this week, X86 is still a few weeks away. That is assuming you get the updates thru Microsoft.
     
  7. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    thanks, do i just download it from their website, and how do i know which version i currently have
     
  8. Sirshagg

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    For me (personal) - Vista
    For my office (business) - XP
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    yup, I'm still in that category .. I should get a new work PC later this year (I hope) and I'm not sure yet if it will have Vista or XP.
     
  10. phat78boy

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    When you boot up Vista, there is welcome center that shows up. If you click "show more details", it will give you the major information about your system.

    The windows update built-in to Vista is an actual program now. It is where, when available, you will be abled to download and install SP1.
     
  11. smiddy

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    Work here is so slow, I don't have the latest IE for XP, so I won't expect a Vista Machine until the turn of the next century. :eek:
     
  12. BaldEagle

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    SP1 for Vista is not released yet except in Beta. I'd skip the beta and wait for the release of the finalized version. When released if you have auto updates activated it will download when available without doing anything assuming you are hooked up to the internet.
     
  13. dave29

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    thanks for the info guys
     
  14. Zepes

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    XP only

    Some software that I use is sketchy on Vista.

    besides, my PC is the way that I get my food.....wait... maybe I could go on the Vista Diet
     
  15. phat78boy

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    SP1 for Vista X64 has been released to windows update. It is the official finalized release.
     
  16. BaldEagle

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    ???

    This is from yesterday:


    "A little over a year after the first appearance of Vista, Service Pack 1 (SP1) is nearly ready for download." http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2192557,00.asp

    Did a search on microsoft's site and only could find beta. What am I missing?
     
  17. BaldEagle

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    Just found this on Microsofts site:

    "On February 4, 2008 Windows Vista Service Pack 1 was released to manufacturing. TechNet Plus subscribers can now access Windows Vista SP1 in the Top Subscribers Download section on the subscriptions home page. Windows Vista SP1 will be available to the public in mid-March via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center."

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/bb738089.aspx


    SP1 for Vista is not available to the public until mid March.
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    I've always thought it would be cool to make it to the next century, but alas it would take a miracle of miracles for that to happen .. I'd be 132 :eek:
     
  19. phat78boy

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    I have technet, but have updated X64 Vista systems with Windows Update. Nothing special about the machine, just ran the Windows Update.

    Here is a link confirming... http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/21/microsoft-lets-loose-vista-sp1-for-x64-based-systems/
     
  20. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Weird, me I'd be 137-ish. But who's counting?! :lol:
     

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