worth upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by gehan, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. gehan

    gehan Guest

    is it worth buying the upgrade for vista now or waiting a couple of months
    until the creases have been ironed out?

    thank you
     
    gehan, Feb 4, 2007
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    Byron Hinson Guest

    Crashes are really mostly driver issues with companies who didn't get theirs
    ready in time. I have to say hand on heard for the 2 months I've been on
    Windows Vista the only crashes I've had are due to my ATI drivers.
     
    Byron Hinson, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. gehan

    Dale Guest

    It depends on how you use your PC. Most home users will be fine with Vista.
    If you're a high-end gamer, you may run into more driver issues than less
    intensive users. If your livelihood depends on your PC, I suggest not
    upgrading your production PC at all but to run Vista and your current OS on
    separate machines until you are sure everything you need is working on
    Vista.


    I have had no technical issues with Vista but others have. Overall, though,
    there is no need to rush into it either.

    Dale
     
    Dale, Feb 4, 2007
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  4. Depends on the age and specs of your PC. If it's newer, then you might
    be able to get the performance you want from it. Post your specs and
    we'll let you know how it will fare.

    As for do you NEED the upgrade? Probably not if your PC does everything
    you need right now. Security is a big thing in Vista, so that might
    warrant an upgrade.

    Dustin Harper

    http://www.vistarip.com
     
    Dustin Harper, Feb 4, 2007
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  5. gehan

    Saucy Lemon Guest

    'Depends on you, your situation, and the hardware. If you depend on your
    computer for livelihood etc. etc. don't feel you have to rush any decisions
    ...

    But is Vista itself worth the $100 USD price of the upgrade? Sure it is.
    Lots of new stuff .. improved security, games etc. etc. a nice package.

    Saucy Lemon
     
    Saucy Lemon, Feb 5, 2007
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  6. gehan

    Rock Guest


    Do some research before you make the plunge, and only upgrade if you have a
    need. Don't just do it for the sake of it, unless of course you want the
    fun.

    Run the Vista upgrade advisor. Spend some time in these newsgroups getting
    informed. Research your computer on the computer manufacturer's web site
    for Vista compatible drivers. Check the web sites for hardware device
    manufacturers if any of the hardware is retail, for Vista drivers.

    Check the software vendor websites for your installed software for it's
    compatibility with Vista.

    Then make a decision on the upgrade. Backup up your data, image the XP
    installation prior to doing the upgrade if that's what you're going to do.

    I worked with Vista through the TechBeta and have been running it since it
    was RTM on a system that is almost 5 years old in a multiboot with XP. I
    like it, and it runs well, but you need to decide for yourself if the
    upgrade is suited for you.
     
    Rock, Feb 5, 2007
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  7. gehan

    Gene Guest

    In the end, it is up to you. There are very few issues I have seen with
    Vista since RC2. For the most, if you computer is good for it, which you can
    find out by going to
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx
    And it will check your current system to make sure you are ready for the
    upgrade. It will tell you, not only what hardware upgrades you may need, but
    the current programs you are running now that will not run on Vista. Good
    advice.

    Now, if you system is up to par, and your software is kosher for Vista, you
    will have little to no upgrade problems. And Vista should work as expected.
    Past that, the only issues will have are the user issues, learning the
    system and newer features.

    Also take note of the editions. If you buy the Vista Basic upgrade, you
    should see very little difference from what you see in XP, A little
    prettier, a couple more options, but all in all, no major differences.

    Home premium adds the Aero, Media center and other advancements, and of
    course,
    Ultimate is everything but the kitchen sink.. I wouldn't recomment Ultimate
    unless you are an advanced user, because things like the Advanced Networking
    tools and the Bitlocker, most average users will not need. The ultimate
    extras may be cool, but I doubt worth the extra $150. However if you are
    using mulitple computers, and using one of them, as I am, for a media hub,
    then you would want to have one Ultimate computer and using the Family
    Upgrade Pack licensing. So that you can have a hub and remotes. Just an
    opinion. Off subject, but you know how computer people get..

    Hope this helps :)
     
    Gene, Feb 5, 2007
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  8. gehan

    gehan Guest

    thanks every one for the support.

    i am a heavy gamer and do have an ati radeon card, but my computer is high
    spec. also the features of vist are so very appealing. it looks like ill get
    in a month just to avoid any major issues, but i am on the edge of my seat.
    thanks again

    and also just to say in the uk, even the upgrade price is 190% of what you
    guys pay in the US.
     
    gehan, Feb 5, 2007
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  9. out?

    I don't think it will make any difference to the media you buy will it?
    Not until SP1 comes along and you can buy VISTA complete with SP1 -- if
    it's like XP and XP with SP2 ?

    Now if your question was whether you should wait a couple of months
    before you install it ...... <g>
     
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 5, 2007
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  10. gehan

    gehan Guest

    your second question was what i was implying. of couse i wont buy it until i
    plan to upgrade, but i do understand the actual thing i buy wont change. its
    just that there may be updates for it ready when i install it.
     
    gehan, Feb 5, 2007
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  11. More updates, more drivers and more important still: more knowledge <s>
     
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 6, 2007
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