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Vista vs. Windows XP


Vista vs. Windows XP

  1. Vista

  2. XP

By Haaskev000 ยท 76 replies
Nov 2, 2007
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,764   +2,433

    Shell Game...Which One Is The Money Under....!


    The irony here is that money spent for XP or Vista ends up in the same pocket anyway.

    Last months (aptly, nay ironically named) "security updates" for Outlook Express and IE-6 locked my machine out of the internet altogether. Now, that's really secure!!! If you can't connect, you can't be compromised, no one could fault the logic there. However, you just have to wonder what was the reason. It would be all too easy to read a conspiracy theory into it. (I didn't, conspiracy theories give a headache. Moreover, I just automatically assumed incompetence or disinterest on the part of M$ ).
    As I thought I read here on TechSpot, M$ is going to sell OEM XP licenses for an extra few months, (past January), due to demand for XP and lack of consumer enthusiasm for Vista. If this isn't so, somebody please tell me, cause I'd like to buy an OEM copy of XP Pro just to save for one of those rainy days you spoke of.
  2. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Posts: 369

    I like having a legit copy of XP because restoring drivers is a pain when you restore every three months. Need a lab of computers for their own seperate functions.

    I heard about MSofts vista keys causing people to call back and re-register their product key # so perhaps the Crack has already begun.
  3. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    Its true about the vista keys. I work in retail and had to call microsoft for a customer to get the activation key because he thought we were selling him a dodgy product.
  4. LuckyM

    LuckyM Banned Posts: 66

    wow what an angry debates here. have you all seen don't give up on vista trick? i prefer XP. my boyfriend has vista on his laptop, just because it was already installed when he bought it. and we though, well that's vista, but new things are supposed to be better etc etc. and guess what, it's 5 months now, and we still are not used to using it! i'm not talking about all the technical details, but vista is so inconvenient.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    I've been using Vista since Feburary, I don't have any problems using it. I don't know what people are trying to do that find using it hard, sure things aren't always in the exact same spot as XP, but they are there and the help in Vista is actually useful (unlike xp and everything prior) if you can't find something.
  6. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    I agree, people make to much of a deal about its "so called SUPER loads of problems"
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    it's not really got that many problems, just that backward compatibility is a bit poor and apparently it's slower than xp sp2, which i would agree with (info from here)

    other than that it looks good and some people just find it hard to get used to new things
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    And when XP came out it was slower than 98se, games were optimized for 98se, ect. What hurts Vista on these forums is the sheer number of members that were less than 12-14 years old when XP came out, so they never had a very established knowledge base of how 98 was and how XP was when it came out.
  9. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Ya i agree now never mind.
  10. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Posts: 369

    Well i've done 95-2K upgrades and yeaa even those are a pain in the @$$. The thing is the average pc user will just get lost in vista because the GU-Interface is more advanced. 2K-XP is not a bad leap..But XP-Vista is confusing, esp with dumb pop ups asking for permissions.

    Over-all I would stick to XP regardless but eventually im sure to have a Vista machine, it's inevitable.
  11. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    I like the advanced control of Vista, the only downside is the system resources it can eat. It also seems a lot harder to get malware on vista than xp
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,764   +2,433

    The "Best" of both Worlds......

    You can always shut off the "Aeroglass". This will give you a copy of Vista that works like XP, but nags like a wife.
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    You can turn off UAC too, then it doesn't nag anymore than XP. And of course it uses more resources than XP, several years of hardware advancements seperate them. If you are that concerned about resources then you don't have a computer that can handle Vista, try Windows 2000 instead.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,764   +2,433


    That's just cold....! (ROTFLOL)
  15. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Everyone has a different opinion , I voted for Windows XP but if Mac OSX 10.4 or 10.5 was up there I would definitely wouldn't have voted for XP.
  16. Reapers

    Reapers TS Rookie

    operating systems

    windows xp


    Stability with drivers and software.
    The startup is resource is not consuming on cpu.
    The graphics arent taking up big resources.


    Can not support direct x 10 (built for vista only)
    Does not have the latest security allowing security threats like trojans and viruses and hackers.

    Windows Vista


    Supports the latest security
    Supports Direct X 10 and the latest graphics


    Resource consuming on cpu on startup from services,aero style and the rest of the effects
    Compatibility Issues- Drivers Such as Sound and Software like Antivirus (However this may change in time due to availability of service packs and updates)

    (personal opinion) The graphics look like a mac operating system if i wanted one im sure i would have got one
  17. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Posts: 369

    Well hmm winXP does not support DX10 then WHY the heck are game like WIC and COH playable on XP DX10 machines?


    Nothing wrong with WIN2K, But personally I would not install it on my own machine.
  18. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

    I will have to go with Windows Vista, but do not take me wrong. This is only for now, since I haven't used XP in about 10 months. However when XP SP3 comes out, I'm dumping Vista, since the DX10 is all just a gimmick so far, and Crysis can also be played in DX9, with almost 95% of the exact same effects as in DX10 very high mode.
  19. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    I have Vista 64-bit and I am perfectly happy with it.
    There are some annoying bits and some old 32-bit software (like Zonealarm) won't work. Also I can't find out how to switch autorun annd stuff on but hey.... I still like it.

    This happens every time a new OS comes out, just wait and it'll get better. Of course, on the other hand, that philosophy did'nt work for WIndows ME :)
  20. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    ok this is a quick reply so I will make it just that, I like Xp because I know Xp, now I know that vista has a tendency to eat up all of the resources but if the computer it is running on can support all of the crap it does fine I guess I will learn a new O.S.
  21. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Posts: 369

    Well people are forced to learn a new OS because these new machines come out with vista. But im XP for now until VISTA is not perfected but more solid. But you can customize Vista to your likeness which is not bad @ all.
  22. Reapers

    Reapers TS Rookie

    yeah at least you can turn vista into the xp style or any visual style you like at least that somethink.
  23. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    Thats probably why they designed it that way so you can make it look like Xp, they try to make it so there is little reason for people to complain about having to learn a new OS
  24. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    We just don't live in a perfect world where everything is 64-bit 100%, it's still a 32-bit world with some 16-bit applications and games still hanging on. Next round-up 128-bit, 256-bit, 512-bit 1024-bit an so on..
  25. xbaitx

    xbaitx TS Rookie

    XP Pro for the win! (does'nt enjoy the vista on his laptop)

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