I had used Vista for months, I had a ligit copy. However, while it looked pretty it was utter garbage. I've never been more frustrated with a system. My laptop was definately capable of running it having a Core2 Duo and 2 gigs of ram, but I just couldn't stand it. So I'm back to XP Professional.
XP HOME for me, I used to use a pirate copy of Pro but then MS brought out WGA so I went and bought Home and like it better than Pro, very easy to use, abit prone to viruses so a good av/firewall needed. very compatible with all my hardware, printers,scanner and camera and I don't seem to have any problems with drivers so I'm quite contempt,also it works mint with Norton Ghost.
I have tried Vista Ultimate and Home Premium but they are not for me yet till I upgrade my computer plus there are no drivers available from Epsom for my scanner.
Arrizx pm me about Vista I might be able to help you.
XP Pro (Genuine OEM) that I got with my Dell Laptop.
I also had Vista Home Premium 64 bit installed and activated - from a torrent (ISO of 32 and 64 Vista all in one). But the security apps I normally use don't work on 64 bit Vista so I stopped using it. Plus I can't get my printer working, and some games. I'll switch to Vista for good once everything is compatible. Seems to run faster than XP though.
I use Vista.
I like it, I don't know why everybody trashing it all the time. I never had a problem with it. That makes me wonder what are people doing to their computer that it crashes all the time ? Illegal downloading ..