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Windows 7: Windows XP to Vista - Better for gaming?

04 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows XP to Vista - Better for gaming?

Basically I'm at a stalemate with myself. I know well about Vista's issues - but what I'm wondering is from a gaming point of view. I'm currently running Windows XP Professional SP2 (my Windows 7 disc is 64 bit only and won't run on this rig 'till I upgrade the CPU =( ) and essentially I'm wondering - is Vista any better for gaming? For the record, I've an ATi Radeon HD 4350 graphics card.

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04 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

This board is not for support or advice running Windows Vista, hence the name Windows 7 Forums.
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04 Jul 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

we'll try to help anyway.

how come your windows 7 disc is 64bit only? i've got two discs in my package (but only one key)...

my advice is to stick with xp for now. vista will give you access to directx10 (for what it's worth), but your graphics card isn't the most powerful.

any reason why you aren't on service pack 3?
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04 Jul 2010   #4

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
we'll try to help anyway.

how come your windows 7 disc is 64bit only? i've got two discs in my package (but only one key)...

my advice is to stick with xp for now. vista will give you access to directx10 (for what it's worth), but your graphics card isn't the most powerful.

any reason why you aren't on service pack 3?
OEM comes with 1 DVD.
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04 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Yeah I figured that about DX10. As for SP3, where I am theres no cheap broadband package available yet so untill then, I cant get it. :/
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04 Jul 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

From a purely gaming standpoint you are probably better off with XP than with Vista. Vista needs more resources than XP. Just for the record: There are really no issues or problems with Vista at this point in time. I run a couple of Vista and a couple of Windows 7 systems and find less problems in Vista than in Windows 7.
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