I'm currently struggling to get my PC to install XP SP3 so I'm considering forgetting about doing that and just installing Vista. What I'm concerned about is that the MS updates for SP2 have now stopped so could that cause problems for me?
When I bought the PC it had XP Media Centre loaded but it came with a free Vista upgrade disc however I never loaded it as I'd heard bad reports about Vista. My PC is HP Pavillion with 2GB of RAM.
Do you think I should finally make the upgrade or would I be better off sticking with XP?
Windows XP is not always better than Vista. Note the word always. Vista with the right specs is quite good. It needs RAM. Anything less than 2 Gb and you get a poor experience. It alld epnds on your system. Have you considered Windows 7?
I agree with the FE, skip Vista as it will struggle with your spec and go direct to Windows7 which will work comfortably.
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