any comments on upgrading from XP SP3 to Vista SP1

  Paul2008 15:43 03 Aug 2008

Would like any SHORT comments that anyone would like to make about the advantages or disadvantages of upgrading to Vista Home Premium SP1 - (excluding cost) on new Dell notebook.
Have been an XP user for years (SP3) and "Why should I upgrade" - if upgrade is the right word :-).
Thanks anyone!


  PO79 15:45 03 Aug 2008

Vista has a great many fans, and a equal amount of detractors. In short for complete backward compatibility I would opt for a dual boot option.

  Stuartli 16:49 03 Aug 2008

If you are happy with XP then stick to it - it's a generally stable and reliable OS.

  jack 17:19 03 Aug 2008

If you are happy with XP
There are many for and against but the issues are minor except for some drivers for older hardware like printers and scanners
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  DieSse 20:04 03 Aug 2008

The big disadvantage is that you don't know what might break/not work/run much slower - until you do it. Then it's too late.

And it's different - things are in different places for no good reasons, so you've got a learning curve too.

An utterly pointless change IMHO.

  Paul2008 15:06 06 Aug 2008

Thanks for your feedback, folks

  sunny staines 15:25 06 Aug 2008

i would reformat and have a clean install.

clone the xp drive first so you have the option of going back easily.

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