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Vista Sucks Chefs Chocolate Salty *****

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by wee papa smurf, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Seriously, does anyone actually like vista? if i replace my operating system with xp will i lose all my files?
     
  2. Aran

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    No; yes.
     
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    Might want to post this question to people who know the answers to the technical question. Try the tech forum. But I don't believe you will lose any files at all.
     
  4. Aran

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    If you don't back up your files, installing a new operating system will wipe them for you, gladly.
     
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    I've always backed up my files when I install operating systems but I've never needed to restore those files unless I chose to wipe then install. If you choose just to install the OS only, personal files should remain intact.
     
  6. uoBuoY

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    Microsoft hasn't supported XP for almost 18 months. Which means XP might not have drives for new hardware.

    If you have new hardware check with the manufacturer to confirm that XP has appropriate drivers.
     
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    Yeah, totally, nobody's using XP anymore, so I doubt ANYONE'S providing drivers... It's totally a dead OS, dudes.
     
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    I have Vista on one of the laptops. Don't do it.
     
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    He already has Vista. He wants to upgrade to XP.
     
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    I like vista, with a few tweaks it's not a bad OS.

    Here's what you can do to make it easier to deal with...

    Don't like that pesky UAC? Start > Accessories > Run > type in msconfig hit Run. Go to the Tools tab and click "Disable UAC" and Launch. On your next Reboot UAC will be gone.

    You can speed up things a bit by going to the Boot Tab clicking Advanced Options and if your using a multi-core processor check the box for "Number of Processors" and selecting how many you have.

    Do those 2 things or even if you don't want to kill the UAC there's a even better way though it's a bit annoying..

    Go to Start > Control Panel (Needs to be in Classic View) > Administration Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options > User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode > Change it to Elevate without prompting.

    This will leave UAC's security in check without the Pop Ups.
     
  11. Arch Magus

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    XP or you're a monkey's uncle.