Vista 32 or 64?

  cubud 20:06 05 Feb 2007

Hi all

I own an Acer Ferrari 3000 with a 64 bit processor in it. I recently reformatted my laptop and installed Windows XP 32 because XP 64 was giving me too much grief.

I am now considering installing a dual boot Vista so that I can check the applications I write actually work on it.

My questions are:

01) Vista seems to use a lot of 3D, how can I check if my laptop's graphic card is up to it?
02) Should I go for 32 bit or go back to 64 bits?
03) I quite fancied the Home Premium edition, but the "Upgrade Advisor" recommends the Business edition. The only "business" things I need are

03A) Wireless networking to the Internet.
03B) ActiveSync
03C) IIS for writing + debugging webservices etc in .NET

So will I need business or will Home Premium do?



  Jimmy14 20:33 05 Feb 2007

Activesync is not compatible with Vista and won't be in future. They released Windows Mobile Device center which succeeds Activesync and is excellent to use as I have tested it on home premium and ultimate with my HP IPAQ. See here,
click here
The upgrade advisor should have told you if your graphics card had enough ram to run Aero which is 128Mb dedicated minimum. I think you should go with home premium.

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