I know that Vista is only a beta version at present, my system is an Advent desktop with an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Chip. What advantage would I be likely to gain by upgrading to the Vista 64 bit version when it finaly becomes a viable (I use the term loosly!) comercial product. At present I am still on xp-home sp1 which works fine for me as I use 3rd party security programs instead of relying on microshafts.
Jak_1 if you feel you need to keep up with all the latest changes in the pc market,then I feel that one has to jump onto the vista bandwagon. I have installed a beta version of vista,exactly for that reason. You can now download ,now given free ,from MS their Virtual PC program.This is one method for running dual systems.If your system gets into trouble then you can revert back to a previous stage.
Remember some people are still working with Win98! This is more difficult and troublesome than working with XP.And MS has now ended support for it plus ME.
I did give the Vista 64bit a try but found nothing would work with it even when everything was ok with the 32bit version,you should remember there isn't much software available that works with the 64bit version.
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