To download or not to download...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by h83r, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. h83r

    h83r Guest

    I'm not sure about if this is the right place for this thread, but if it
    isn't, I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

    Anyway. So here's my question.

    I have a Windows XP, and was thinking about downloading the Windows Vista
    RC1[the BETA Version Microsoft is offering]. Now, I downloaded the"Advisor",
    and it says that the Basic Edition would be great for my PC, though some
    programs might not run due to compatibility issues. I'm having problems
    making a decision on whether or not to download Vista.
    I was thinking about making a Restore Point before downloading Vista, and
    then if things didn't work out after downloading it, just restore my computer
    back to Windows XP. Now, me not being a computer expert and stuff, I'm not
    sure if things would go back to the way they were if I restore it. So, if
    anyone could clear things out for me, it'll be greatly appreciated. Thank you
    for your help[if you give some that is ;)], and sorry for the inconvenience
    once again.
    h83r, Oct 3, 2006
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  2. Ah, no. Vista is not a new screensaver; it is a new operating system. When
    you install it, it replaces your old one, including System Restore Points.
    You cannot simply uninstall or do a rollback if Vista isn't for you.

    This will help you, especially the warning in red:
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Oct 4, 2006
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