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    Going back to XP

    I currently have 2 computers at home both running Vista but I am seriously thinking of taking them both back to XP. Both machines have a pretty reasonable spec, my laptop is a Core 2 Duo T5550 with 4 gig of ram running Vista Home Premium and my desktop is an Athlon 6000+ X2 with 3 gig of ram running Vista Ultimate but at times they feel sluggish and unresponsive and as for file transfers between the 2 I'm not even going to go there...... So I was wondering what your thoughts are on this before I spend this Easter weekend doing some major rebuilding.

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    Are they both on SP1 as this fixed (well, attempted to) the file transfer speeds with Vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Are they both on SP1 as this fixed (well, attempted to) the file transfer speeds with Vista.
    Both are running SP1 along with all the latest updates and it hasn't done anything to improve file transfer speeds. I moved 5 gig of files last night off my laptop onto my shared external drive on my desktop machine and when Vista finally finished complaining about me not having permission to do so the actuall transfer took almost 2 hours

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    Ouch, that's scary

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    Tell me about it and forget about trying to stream a movie between the 2 machines its a complete no go even over a wired network.

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    It might be worth trying Windows 7 first, I think build 7077 is the latest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW View Post
    It might be worth trying Windows 7 first, I think build 7077 is the latest.
    I had thought about Windows 7 but wasn't sure as to how stable it is as I do quite a bit of work on machines, particularly my laptop.

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    It's very good indeed from my experience with it; far more useful than Vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    It's very good indeed from my experience with it; far more useful than Vista.
    I'm with kmount, give 7 a go.

    We've been testing it quite a bit, I have (7068) as dual-boot on my laptop and work machine. The only problem was detecting a firewire card on install.

    One bloke in the office has been suing 7000 since release with no crashes. Copy performace is up, well most things are up... server managment pack is available and i'm even going off xp. Time to play with 7077!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    I'm with kmount, give 7 a go.

    We've been testing it quite a bit, I have (7068) as dual-boot on my laptop and work machine. The only problem was detecting a firewire card on install.

    One bloke in the office has been suing 7000 since release with no crashes. Copy performace is up, well most things are up... server managment pack is available and i'm even going off xp. Time to play with 7077!
    I have 7000 which is the version released to the public (I think). Where does 7077 come from? Is there an official way to get it?

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Where does 7077 come from? Is there an official way to get it?
    No official way, but its on the net... I dont think i can say here, but its not hard to find. 7077 is meant to be 7015 RC1.

    All official keys work and they active properly, so MS isnt exactly going out of their way to stop new versions being tested by the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    I have 7000 which is the version released to the public (I think). Where does 7077 come from? Is there an official way to get it?

    GJE
    Not yet no.

    Anticipated May release for the RC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_s View Post
    the actuall transfer took almost 2 hours
    Ouch, I'd be looking at the network drivers as I can move 2GB of files Vista to Vista over wireless in about 15 minutes.

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    why is a person with a tux avatar not running linux?

    I've tried vista and hated it. For business and personnal I still use XP (our CRM ran rubbishly in vista anyway) as well as Ubuntu (about to change over to Mint6 - give it a try)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Ouch, I'd be looking at the network drivers as I can move 2GB of files Vista to Vista over wireless in about 15 minutes.
    I do have the right drivers for both of the machines but I find that when running XP the same amount of data takes about 15 mins.

    @ midget - I run Linux as well but I need to use Windows as well.

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