"Benjamin_500" <Benjamin_500@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have XP Pro, its quite good a little slow here and there despite the high
> end output of my computer( 2.6ghz core 2 duo E6600, 2GB Ram 2x 250gb HDD
> pci-e card more fans than you can count ) I get along fine, apart from a
> issue i have been fighting with ASUS, but thats nothing really. but is it
> worth upgrading to Vista, one thing i noticed is that it takes 40GB on
> install thats a large jump from XP, i guess ill have to get a bigger main
> drive? 500gb or something. Also my G/card is directx 9 do i have to get
> or will vista work with the 9 card (ATI x1950xtx pro 512mb MSI Build) i
> the full adobe suite cs3, word 2007, a few other industry video and
> programes, divx and a load of games (mainly titles within the last 5/6
> so i put the question to you again, should i upgrade??
You have a lot of money invested in some expensive software. Make
absolutely (and positively) sure that it will run under Vista. There have
been some issues with Adobe and Vista. As an example, my copy of Nero 6
Ultra is not supported under Vista. When I ran the Windows Vista Advisor it
reported only a problem with my scanner and nothing else. No indication
that Nero 6 would not work in Vista. Same for my copy of Zone Alarm Pro.
It is not supported under Vista. There goes about $120 out the window for
both of those applications.
You will have to check each application to see if it is Vista supported. A
hassle, to be sure, but the only way to see if you are going to have some
problems if you upgrade to Vista.
Vista may need 40 GB of free drive space to install, but it certainly does
not occupy anything close to that when the installation is through. You
will want a video card with DX10 to get everything out of Vista that it is
capable of. That alone may cost you $100 or more depending on if you want
512 MB of video RAM or not.
Your current 2 GB of RAM is what I would suggest as a minimum performance
requirement for Vista. I am personally considering adding at least one more
GB of RAM to my Dell, which has 2 GB on board at this time. Bottom line,
it's a decision you will have to make for yourself. I've had my Vista
system for about two months or so and I'm just now beginning to get
comfortable with it.