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    XP or Vista

    Silly question really... getting new admin pc’s to run sims, fms, office 2007 and the old OCR register reader over the holiday. Should I install XP or Vista?

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    Which do you prefer?

    What are all the other machines in the school - XP, Vista or Mixed?

    Does all the software run under Vista?

    Meh, personally I'd stick with XP, but that's just me. I'm weird like that, I mean I prefer Apples for god sake

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    Depends really, i'm guessing everywhere else in school is running windowsxp so i would stick with that until you plan on upgrading to server 2k8 and windows 7

    Thats my personal thought, suppose it does really depend on weather your comfortable in giving them vista and supporting all the problems it chucks at you.

    But i would personally wait until windows 7 get's released and you do a Complete/Partial site upgrade.

    James.

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    XP, wait for a 6 months after Windows 7 is released then upgrade to that. Everything will have been ironed out. Vista is alright, just hogges system resources, so remember extra spec if you do go Vista.

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    +1 for XP as well... have had some weird issues with vista.

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    Stick with XP as vista and the document and settings vs users directory can cause issues.

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