What version of Vista will you go with?

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What version of Vista will you be choosing?

  1. Home Basic

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. Home Premium

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Business

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Ultimate

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Enterprise

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Starter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
By DonNagual
Dec 14, 2006
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  1. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Can you still play old games like Half-life 2 and Counterstrike: Source on Vista? If you cant then I wont upgrade... I'll give up Vista for those games :D
  2. Nukey

    Nukey Newcomer, in training Posts: 114

    well the list of games that won't run on Vista is becoming smaller and smaller.

    Yes I can confirm both of those games do run on Microsoft Vista.

    Clicky
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,565

    DirectX 10 won't be compatible with earlier DirectX versions, and it won't be released for Windows XP. For backward compatibility with current games and hardware, Microsoft plans to include DirectX 9L in Windows Vista.

    Source
  4. Nukey

    Nukey Newcomer, in training Posts: 114

    Hmm, that somewhat suprised me.

    It seems at the moment that the RTM version of Vista has a good compatibility with games anyway... Im confused now knowing that the majority of games on Vista seem to run okay.
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,565

    Sounds like it already has DX 9L included in it then. That would be my assumption anyways.
  6. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    my POVs..

    i see no point in upgrading/getting vista unless you at least get home premium as the base line - you're mainly paying for the features (note: Aeroglass) here to be worth it.. exception is unless you have a crappy old celeron with cheap graphics card on it..

    who damn... those screen shots look awesome!!

    If you plan on getting a cheap version of vista, get the windows XP cd now! i know that retailers here in Aus are selling them with the upgrade guarantee thing which means you buy a windows XP Home/MCE/Pro/upgrade (excluding academic versions) and get the corresponding version of Vista (Home B/home Prem/Business) and only pay for shipping and handling fees ($47AUD odd bucks i think.. can't remember..).. so in other words its basically free lol.. i don't know about how other countries are handling it..

    Re. software compatibility.. just wait a few weeks before/after release and most vendors who's software are worth the money should have a patch ready for Vista.. like how it was done in the past, since vista's core is totally different from XP's..

    probably won't be able to get vista until i purchase my new laptop probably well into the next year..
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +257

    I am running the final version of Vista Enterprise and I haven't run into a game yet that won't run on it. With more time comes more testing...
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