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Old 02-21-2007, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a new machine. I'd like to install Vista vs. XP. I'm scared though. Maybe someone can answer my questions.


1)what if I build a new machine and my video card driver doesn't have a vista driver?? Will my puter work??

2)vista is a DVD. Will it automatically reconize a DVD drive?? with XP my dvd drive didn't work untill a DVD drive was installed.

3)will my games work?? BF2, classics like RC Tycoon, Fear, ect
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both nvidia and ati have vista drivers

i dont understand your 2nd ?

yea they will run fine
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When I go to buy vista on newegg it says vista DVD. with xp my dvd player doesn't work untill it is up an running and my dvd rom driver is installed. Will my dvd rom be bootable?????
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1) Chances are, you'll have a vista driver, or at least a driver that will work in Vista. Just stick with a 7x00 or 8x00 nvidia card, and it will be ok.

2) Yes, Vista will recognize just about ANY dvd/cd/hd-dvd drive without having to load any special drivers.

3) Yes, your games will work.

Don't be scared.
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I'd stick with XP for at least a few months. You might have video card drivers, but there are plenty of other things Vista doesn't have drivers for.

Namely motherboard chipsets, sound cards, other PCI cards.
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Asus has a "vista ready" mobo. I think I might go with that to possibly eliminate some hassels.
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Or listen to Apokalipse. I highly agree with him.
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if you're scared about vista, then you should be terrified of XP, lol. XP had its horrible moments too you know. all OSs go through a period of time where the are all buggy and need a lot of fixes.
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the difference is XP long ago went through that period it despite it's downfalls is most definitely now a stable operating system. the dvd should be bootable.
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dont know what u mean about the dvd drive, do you mean you cant boot from it? if you can, then you will be good.
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