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    Vista to XP mmm......

    Getting a laptop sometime this week - its a HP pritty high end.

    Will have Vista installed on it upon arrival - questions is???

    Keep Vista or not?

    Only going to be using the laptop for light internet use, word processing and occasionally dvd viewing. Is it worth the hassle of switching.....

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    you bought a high end HP laptop for word processing, dvd's and internet use.
    You deserve vista !

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    rofl!

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    It was free with a mobile contract......

    Don't have the choice, your just giving it

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    I'm just about to use the DVDs helpfully enclosed with 2 new Tosh laptops to upgrade Vista to XP Pro... I can't be doing with Vista at the moment

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    I've got it on my new work desktop pc and it's growing on me. Still finding my way around a bit but don't dislike it as much as when I had the beta.

    On the whole I'm not sure I see huge advantages to it but if it were me I'd probably just leave it on the laptop. I got my son an HP laptop at Xmas and it was real pain to find XP drivers for everything.

    Given your usage it's probably not worth the faffing.

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    To be honest for your usage i'd stick with Vista for now and only change if you really don't like it. I've been using Vista at work and generally it's ok as a standalone it seems to become a pain when rolling out in a network environment.

    Would be interesting to keep UAC turned on for a while and give some feedback it seems to of improved with SP1 and newer apps seem to work better with it.

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    Use the best desktop OS... Server 2008! Vista functionality, decent performance, stable.

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    Use the best desktop OS... Server 2008! Vista functionality, decent performance, stable.
    Mm- i like the basic idea but what do you mean by Vista functionality?

    And although we all (well most) want to avoid vista as much as possible wouldn't the price be a bit prohibitive?

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    PS And is actually out yet?
    PPS My Fujitsu supplier says that FJS have told them that they will continue to provide twinload machines after June (e.g Vista pre-installed with an XP Pro upgrade disc packaged with it.

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    or just buy from Dabs,
    I find that there stuff is 6 months out of date.. at least... but not marked down prices!

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    I'd be tempted by Server 2008 myself, alot faster but you've got a high end lappy there so Vista should be grand, it's really not worth the hassle putting on XP just for the basic tasks you've outlined, if you were gaming and a game didn't run on Vista then fair enough but it's not worth paying for XP when Vista is fine for all that stuff - I got a HP Compaq Presario V6642EM for Christmas and bought an upgrade to Vista Ultimate - would never look back at XP anymore. I VM alot and the fix for copying folders is the only improvement that I needed for home use.

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