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Why should an avg ( maybe below avg) user, switch to Vista?

by notsotechno / May 7, 2007 8:52 AM PDT

Why should I switch to Vista?

I have no problems with XP. (It was an improvement over 98 for me, only from the standpoint of less fequent needs to re-boot.) I have little need to purchase new software, but I do update the old stuff and purchase Turbo Tax yearly along with the freebe version of Quicken. I "own" Quickbooks 2001, use it for bookkeeping only (I use Medlin for Payroll), and have no need need to upgrade.

So, I'm just your average/below avg user that does little surfing, but depends on my computer for business amd personal financial assistance.

Considering that I would need to upgrade to a new version of Quickbooks and, that I would have to download a number of "new" drivers and software so that my existing hardware/software would be Vista compatable, why should I upgrade to Vista?

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You probally shouldnt

based on what you say and use it for, seams you would be wasting a lot of money. Xp will be around for quite a few more years before they stop supporting it. If you are happy where you are at, dont do it.

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(NT) Agreed! If It Ain't Broke....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 9:43 AM PDT
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Don't upgrade just yet

I have recently bought windows vista home premium, even with my experience with it, I seriously suggest that you do not upgrade to vista yet. I say this because there are few programs,and devices that are compatable with it at this time. Vista may have added security but there is know point in getting it yet.

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I bought a new notebook
by glb613 / May 7, 2007 8:44 PM PDT

with Vista because I wanted a smaller and lighter computer. I have install all of the programs I used with my XP notebook and everything is working fine. I still have a desktop running XP and have no plans to upgrade.

Unlike some who have posted here, I like Vista and haven't had any major problems or conflicts. But, I don't have old programs or peripherals I'm trying to use.

If you still want to upgrade, make sure you find out if everything you own is compatible. If they aren't, be prepared to buy more than just Vista.

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