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Old 03-09-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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I just got a new Dell computer and it has Vista installed.

What garbage! I am about to reformat it and install XP.

Are there any Pros to Vista over XP I am missing?
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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Are there any Pros to Vista over XP I am missing?
Yeah, it keeps Gates as the world's richest person...

I read the other day there are about 950 BILLIONAIRES in the world now.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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I just got a new Dell computer and it has Vista installed.

What garbage! I am about to reformat it and install XP.

Are there any Pros to Vista over XP I am missing?
Well I don't know your level of experience, but just a word of caution when it comes to reformatting a new Laptop/PC. Some new systems have a partition that is the "recovery" image. If you go to reformat and install a new OS be aware that you may be stepping on your recovery image. Even though they give you a "Recovery CD" sometimes all that does is just copy from the recovery partition to the active partition.

 
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:04 PM   #4
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I thought you still used WIN 95?
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:22 PM   #5
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I thought you still used WIN 95?
don't be ridiculous. it's 3.1.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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I miss DOS.

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Old 03-09-2007, 08:32 PM   #7
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It'll always be DOS if you have to insert a disk to load...
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:13 AM   #8
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It rips off even more features from OS X.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:15 AM   #9
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I thought you still used WIN 95?
That was the last OS that worked without any flaws for me!

Im slowly adapting to Vista, and just have to upgrade by graphics cards and RAM. Time will tell.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:21 AM   #10
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don't be ridiculous. it's 3.1.

Wouldn't it have to be 3.1x, since he's networked to the internet? Or was it 3.11?
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