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Should I upgrade to Vista


skirmish

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Hi there

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?

Thanks in advance
David

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Woolwell

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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?

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kristain

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Windows xp has been always better/faster than vista. Get go with XP

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skirmish

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Thanks for the advice.

Is that the method also to transfer emails to Vista?

I suppose I could copy my important emails to any web based email client and then send them onto my new Vista or Win 7 email software?

Just one query that hasn't been answered. Is my computer at risk if I stick with XP and just it's SP2 which is not now being supported by MS?

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chub_tor

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I agree with the FE, skip Vista as it will struggle with your spec and go direct to Windows7 which will work comfortably.

Yes you can transfer all your emails to Windows 7 Live Mail, even the POP3 accounts but you will need to do a bit of work first by exporting them to a memory stick or CD, then set up the accounts in LiveMail before importing them back in.

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mooly

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I use web based email so never had to transfer emails from system to system... sure someone will know though.

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