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Considering upgrade

by ib1-2 / March 4, 2007 1:02 AM PST

I am considering upgrading XP to home premium and it was suggested installing vista in a second partition giving a choice of OS when booting up. Is this the consensus of others who have upgraded and once everything is working as it should do you just delete the original XP partition?

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by Eggman / March 4, 2007 5:49 AM PST
In reply to: Considering upgrade

If you are going to up-grade to vista. May I suggest that you run the compatable test first.
You might need to install a new vidio card.
Anothe problem I've run into if you have a scanner does the mfg. offer updated drivers. The same with your printer. When XP came out it took HP for one, 4 months to offer up-dated drivers. This time they state for quite a few printers & scanners sorry your product is too old & we will not be offering updates.
Plus if you duel boot which is fine except everytime you boot into XP Vista will deleate all the System restore points it has created.
I'd suggest reading a lot more posts here as to problems encountered by others & give suppliers a chance to offer up-dates to printers & scanners & other programs you might want to use.

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by ib1-2 / March 5, 2007 3:41 AM PST
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Thank you for the info. I have done the compatability test and only my aged scanner doesn't seem compatible, but as I'm replacing my scanner & printer for an all in one jobby this shouldn't be a problem.

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if your computer can take it go for it
by benjiko / March 5, 2007 12:29 PM PST
In reply to: Eggman

make sure you have 2 gig+ of memory, that seems to be the most recommended. i have 1 gig of memory and i can see why i would need 2 (planning to do that and my vid card upgraded too, came with the computer and it sucks lol). expect to get problems with some things, but if you want you can consider yourself a tester for microsoft and send them informed problems that you have that they can start working on. if you just want it to go well and not mess with the few but appearantly bothersome problems then wait a few months. otherwise i say if your computer can dish it out, then go right ahead.

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