Which would you opt for on a new PC, XP SP2 or Vista ?


As it stands now, which would you opt for on a new PC, XP SP2 or Vista ?

Poll closed Nov 26, 2007.
  1. Would keep Vista

  2. Would reformat and load XP SP2

By ravisunny2
Aug 28, 2007
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  1. As it stands now, which would you opt for on a new PC, XP SP2 or Vista ?
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    if vista sp1 wasn't on the way then i'd put xp sp2 on because vista looks nice but it pretty annoying at times. seeing as sp1 is supposed to be out in a couple of months i'd probably leave it how it was. i'm using vista at the mo and i say bring on sp1
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    XP all the way for me. Gotten to know all its foibles and problems well.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`d opt for XP at the moment. However, once the first service pack arrives for Vista, then I`d probably start using it. Let`s face it, we`re all going to end up using Vista at some point.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    ms wants everyone to use vista and i think more people will do after sp1

    eventually they'll probably do some big thing to make people use vista, but i don't know what ;)
  6. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595


  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    actually thinking about it, most of the pc's sold in this country with vista on aren't really good enough to run it, so specifications would probably tell me what to do :D although knowing what i know i'd fork out for a decent pc.

    hoping for a new build in a few months, we'll have to see :D it's not exactly gonna be a quad core 3gb ram beast but it's gonna be fairly good ;) should be able to get an amd athlon x2

    a bit off topic but oh well :D
  8. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    i would take vista
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,022   +612

    I like Vista but a very important factor for this question will be the specs of the PC.
  10. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Xp professional is the one for me,thats what i use all the time,vista is memory hungry and some other stuff aswell.No point of reformating and that because it will take ages thats why i'll just stick to the good old xp.
  11. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    well if you bought a new pc and wanted xp you'd have to reformat and vista is memory hungry but if you have enough memory it's not really a problem, that's one of the reasons you have to check the specs of the pc
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I was running vista with 4 Gigs of ram on my ddr2 mobo, it was upsetting how much resources it needed. Now I have this p5k3 board, and im definately afraid of Vista now, I paid 650usd for 2 gigs and cant afford another two, just to lag around my desktop again.
  13. rickk1

    rickk1 Banned Posts: 68

    To me, Vista is basically Windows-Me all over again. What a nightmare! My advice is to stick with XP. It is definitely more stable, fewer problems, and more user-friendly.
  14. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,971   +10

    Seems like it's going to take a little longer than that.
  15. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    I just built a new gaming PC last week and installed Windows XP Home. Eventually, I might go with Vista in a future build but not at this time.
  16. Dabears

    Dabears TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Windows XP for me.
  17. majorblenks

    majorblenks TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Yep, XP all the way. Vista looks good, but im not liking all these software compatibility issues im hearing with the old games and such
  18. Barney_Calhoun

    Barney_Calhoun TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I had too. The built in video card sucked on vista.
  19. rickk1

    rickk1 Banned Posts: 68

    Just for the record, I reformat every 9-12 months regardless of what operating system I have installed. I've had XP now since 2002 and love it. I've tried Vista but hated it. Why do I reformat so often? It keeps my system clean of all c_rap in it and it makes my system a healthier system too. I've noticed it runs alot better by doing this too.

    Doing this also gives me the chance to refresh my backup as well and to enusure it works.
  20. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,971   +10

    Thank you, every one, for your opinions.

    I've decided to go with XP SP2.

    I'll probably move up to Vista when their second SP comes along.
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    If this was more into the future and vista wasn't crap any more because windows stopped being lazy and fixed all the security issues and bugs i'd keep it, for now i'll stick with XP ;)
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,455   +1,758

    Yes to Both.......

    If I were going to buy a PC, I'd give Vista it's chance. If that proved unsatisfactory, I jamb XP in it. If I were going to build another machine tomorrow, I'd probably opt for a copy of XP Pro 32 bit. I'm a simple man, with simple needs.
  23. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TS Enthusiast Posts: 101

    XP SP3 is on all my PC,S I said no to Vista.......

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