is vista worth it? 24 replies

Please wait...

emonkies

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

17th July 2003

0 Uploads

15,096 Posts

0 Threads

#21 11 years ago

I am currently playing Tribes:Vengeance and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and I have no problems playing either one. In fact I would say my Vista experience has been pretty painless.

My big complaint is all the DRM crap shoved down our throats.




Exploder

Flames on fire?

50 XP

14th February 2004

0 Uploads

4,357 Posts

0 Threads

#22 11 years ago

It's worth getting for a new PC, but not worth upgrading from XP, for now at least. Also I don't like how it has to lock up for a minute after starting up each time despite hacing 2GB RAM.




>Omen<

Modern Warfare

50 XP

1st January 2005

0 Uploads

7,395 Posts

0 Threads

#23 11 years ago

That being said, if you DO buy an upgrade version of Vista, MAKE SURE you get the retail one, preferably at least Vista Home Premium if you want to use a TV tuner card. If you buy an OEM version you weill get screwed if you ever replace your MB, as the liscense key won't work for such a hardware upgrade anymore.You can as well buy a retail upgrade version even if your XP version is OEM, at least generic OEM anyway. I'm not sure they allow upgrade purchases on name brand OEM copies.




-Slick-cRiSsI

MoHFiles Vice-Site Manager

50 XP

13th December 2006

0 Uploads

1,488 Posts

0 Threads

#24 11 years ago

Well I am quite happy with Vista and with XP. I have Vista on my laptop and XP on desktop and both are cool. Vista kinda sucks for gaming but maybe that's only because I don't have a good Graphic card. Vista runs really smoothly with 2BG Ram and XP runs really fast with 1GB. If you aren't really a gamer like me and like graphic and just browse the internet I would go for vista till I haven't find any problems with it yet and the 'design' is cool. Both are equal I think




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#25 11 years ago
>Omen<;3873150That being said, if you DO buy an upgrade version of Vista, MAKE SURE you get the retail one, preferably at least Vista Home Premium if you want to use a TV tuner card. If you buy an OEM version you weill get screwed if you ever replace your MB, as the liscense key won't work for such a hardware upgrade anymore.You can as well buy a retail upgrade version even if your XP version is OEM, at least generic OEM anyway. I'm not sure they allow upgrade purchases on name brand OEM copies.

In fairness, OEM versions cost (just over) 1/3 of what the full retail versions do. In other words, you can (almost) buy Vista for three computers for the same price as buying retail for one. The restriction is annoying, but it's not like you'll lose a full blown £320 retail version of Ultimate if you change the motherboard. The other catch is that if you buy OEM you can only get 32-bit or 64-bit, not both. So there's no playing it safe with 32-bit for now, and upgrading to 64-bit later...one or the other.