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Old 03-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I'm looking for some help picking my OS. I'm getting a new gaming rig, but I can't seem to decide between Vista Home or XP SP3 Home. I'm going to be playing a lot of games on the new rig and I was leaning towards Vista because it supports more than 4GB RAM plus it has DX10. A big question I have is, can I transfer files via a flash drive from a computer with XP on it, to my computer with Vista on it? The other question I have is simple: which OS would you guys recommend? Thanks a lot!!
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vista all the way. just be sure to get 64 bit vista.

yes to your first question
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Vista and yes you can transfer files from xp.
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Alright cool. I know there's SP1 and I think SP2 is coming soon right? When I buy Vista is it automatically upgraded to SP1 or do I have to do that myself? I'm going to be ordering the 64-bit off of Newegg. And is SP2 going to be really good?
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Sp2 won't be anything major, but it should be a good service pack.
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Mak would know more about SP2, lol. SP2 will end up being an update you can get later...and when you get Vista SP1, it's bundled.
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I have Vista 64-bit Premium and i can't STAND using XP!!!
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I'm voting for Vista 64-bit
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Can you actually still buy XP, anyway?
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yeah, it's just about as expensive as vista though, so IMO it makes no sense to buy it.
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