there is NO upgrade path from XP. No upgrades. No upgrades????

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Pete, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    So I am told there is no upgrade path to Vista. Is that true from what you
    know?
    Second: I have one meg of RAM. Is that enough to run Vista Aero?
    Tks.
    -Pete
     
    Pete, Sep 13, 2006
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  2. Pete

    Evan Platt Guest

    No. I upgraded from XP to Vista Beta, then RC1.
    One meg? Or one gig?

    One meg? No way. One gig? It will run. It will be slow, but it will
    technically run.
     
    Evan Platt, Sep 13, 2006
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  3. Pete

    jwardl Guest

    Comments below...

    YET. There is an upgrade option, but it's shadowed out.
    I assume you mean one GIG. If so, plenty.

    No guarantee though that all your peripherals will work, though. You might
    want to run the latest Upgrade Advisor to check on those.

    Note that a number of video cards out there will work with Vista, but that
    doesn't necessarily mean they'll provide access to the new Aero interface.
    Vista runs fine without that -- you just don't get the fancy special EFX.
     
    jwardl, Sep 13, 2006
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  4. Windows Version 3.11 needs 4 Megs.

    8 MB strongly recommended for 386 enhanced mode.

    Remember the Memory DOS takes from your total amount of Ram.

    ...... Welcome back in 1993
     
    Sascha Benjamin Jazbec, Sep 13, 2006
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  5. Pete

    Mamamegs Guest

    Evan Platt explained :
    I'm currently running Vista with aero on one gig of (dual channel) RAM,
    and it runs smooth as a babies bum.... :eek:)
    In fact, is even a bit faster then XP on the same machine.

    --
    Mamamegs.

    I reject your reality and substitute my own.
    (Adam Savage)

     
    Mamamegs, Sep 13, 2006
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  6. Pete

    Mamamegs Guest

    It happens that Sascha Benjamin Jazbec formulated :
    lol
    Doesn't time fly...

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    Mamamegs.

    I reject your reality and substitute my own.
    (Adam Savage)

     
    Mamamegs, Sep 13, 2006
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  7. Pete

    Pete Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    Which version of DOS do you mean? :)
    My bad. I did mean Gig.
     
    Pete, Sep 13, 2006
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  8. Pete

    Pete Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    Great. My machine only has 1GIG of RAM. You say "plenty" which is good news,
    but on what do you base your statement?
    Tks.
    -Pete
     
    Pete, Sep 13, 2006
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  9. Pete

    jwardl Guest

    Again, comments below:

    TWO things. First:


    (from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx)
    A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:

    A modern processor (at least 800MHz1).
    512 MB of system memory.
    A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.

    Second:

    I have a gig -- it works fine, runs smooth and quick -- **MUCH** more
    quickly than Beta2.

    Or, to quote an in-joke from a previous job:
    "Works good -- lasts a long time."
     
    jwardl, Sep 13, 2006
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  10. Pete

    Pete Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    Nothing is more true than experience. ONE meg it is then. Tks.
    -Pete
     
    Pete, Sep 13, 2006
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  11. Yes, Windows XP can be upgraded to Windows Vista if the versions match. You
    can't upgrade XP Pro to Vista Home, you can't upgrade XP Pro to Vista Home.

    Whether or not you get Aero depends on your video display card, not the RAM
    in your computer.

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    Richard G. Harper, Sep 13, 2006
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  12. It is NOT shadowed out if you start your installation from within XP.

    I upgraded from Windows XP just fine.
    Personally, I advise 2gig if you want all the features of Aero.
    You will need a DirectX 9-capable card with a minimum of 128meg
    DEDICATED Video Memory to use all the features of Vista Aero.

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    Donald L McDaniel
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    Donald L McDaniel, Sep 13, 2006
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  13. We all make a "faux pas" from time to time, Pete. You're definitely
    not alone it that.

    But the future is rapidly catching up with us, it seems.

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    Donald L McDaniel, Sep 13, 2006
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  14. Pete

    Chupacabra Guest

    I'm running RC1 on my home PC with 1GB of RAM, and it's perfectly
    acceptable. I would say it's equally as fast as XP, perhaps even faster
    with a 1GB ReadyBoost USB drive that i just added :)
     
    Chupacabra, Sep 14, 2006
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