Windows Vista Upgrade/full

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  1. up2ditime

    up2ditime Well-Known Member

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    I ain't sure what the difference between buying a upgrade or a full version
     
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    i think upgrade is where you can only install it once and full is where you get the disc to use as many as you want.
     
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    I don't think so.

    As far as I'm aware, upgrades are to upgrade from say a version of XP or another version of Vista, so it'll require the OS it upgrades from to be present on your hard drive.

    Buying the full thing means it does not require any OS to be installed on it previously.

    Hope this helped!
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    the upgrade version just means you need to instal the OS in trial version first and then reinstall it from the upgrade to the full version...

    that may be illegal though...
     
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    To be honest..... dont get Vista.... there are so many gaps in the OS plus the main thing that is F**king Vista up is a virus called " the blue pill "
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    viruses are a ----ty reason, it's pretty much only cited by peopel who are ignorant...

    gaping holes in compatibility and a performance hit are valid reasons though
     
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    dont get vista yet cuz u cant download all programs
     
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    Why?
     
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    To faraz0990,
    Bullcrap. That's not true.

    The difference between full and upgrade is, that when you buy upgrade, you must have a earlyer OS on your system, probably XP home/---, so you can upgrade your OS to vista. Full means you can install it on any pc, as long as your pc meets the minimal requirements.
     
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    The upgrade disk is simply upgrade from 2000/xp without deleting any of your files...Ive done it...The full can choose between upgrade or fresh install

    Arbiter
     
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    Check to see what you want to run is supported by Vista. I have had no compatibility issues with it so far and I had it for a month now. Hell even photoshop 6 runs for me. IT IS more secure than XP, its been stated by a few security experts that it is, but yes there are viruses for it. Just dont go to bad sites, pirate stuff, and click links in emails then you should never get a virus.

    Vista speeds up computers too. I see my computer running more smoothly with vista than it did with XP for some reason. All this "OMG you need to upgrade your comp to run it" is crap.

    Now I would get the full version, just to save the hassle if you want to format later, you dont need to install XP first and all the other stuff. If you do get full, get the OEM version to save some money
     
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    you say vista runs faster then XP, but isnt vista MORE bloated with stupid ---- then XP?
     
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    I thought that too, but its running smoothly for me. Mainly because when you run it for the first time, it does performance testing and sets Vista to run as smooth as possible for what kind of performance you get.

    And imo, its not as bloated as XP. The removed some stuff which I think is where most of the speed improvements come in.

    Also, I dont know if its something else, but when I had XP on one HDD and Vista on the other, I noticed that Vista also increased my download speed. On vista, the highest I got was 2.2MB a second for 5 seconds. but in XP, I could only get up to 700kb/sec
     
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    they added a lot more than they removed.

    a windows XP disc uses around 600mb of space. a vista disc uses around 3500mb.

    and the reason it's faster would be it's aggressive memory caching.

    moment you open up a memory hungry application, you'll see your performance take a major crap when you run out of RAM have to start using pagefile.
     
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    I play games and use photoshop on it and I see no performance drop
     

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