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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 May 02, 2006, 04:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 02, 2006, 04:49pm EDT

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"System that Runs XP at Blistering Speeds, Slows to a Crawl Running Vista" What a Joke, Anyone know of Any system that Runs XP at blistering Speeds, Not me, not Since SP2 came out, SP1a and below the OS ran at blistering speeds, after SP2 it slowed to a Crawl. Hell even with my Buds A64 X2 4400 system with latest drivers/bios, even patches still runs slow. Thx MS for the OS that is even slower than Win 98SE.


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Michael A. May 02, 2006, 04:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
...

From the second I type in my password until my system is all ready to go usually takes about five to seven seconds. After that, everything runs quickly and without incident. Sometimes I don't reboot my computer for weeks and yet it still runs fine.

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A_Pickle May 02, 2006, 06:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
Seconded. My computer runs just fine.... really snappy.

*cough*

Bitmap May 02, 2006, 06:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
Agreed. I've never known my machine to lag when running only Windows.

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Claude Whitlock May 02, 2006, 07:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
XP a slow ????? You dont know how to set up your computer. There is no two ways about it. I have installed XP on 450 mhz machines and it runs just fine .....
I have have done 100s of installs and unless you have only 64mb of RAM or if you do not take away some of the bells and whistles with those pre-1000mhz machines... XP is super fast..

james s May 02, 2006, 09:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
im running windows XP pro, without any SPs, on a pentium 2 450MHz with 384mb ram....

at blistering speeds. seriously, no issues at all.

A_Pickle May 02, 2006, 11:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
Yeah, my grandpa runs it on a Pentium II 300 MHz with 384 MB SDRAM. I'm not being smart -- he really does. : /

B May 03, 2006, 03:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
If Vista doesn't live up to my expectations I'm definatly gonna sit back and enjoy my current setup. It took too long to get my norton ghost image JUST the way I like it.

Mike L. May 04, 2006, 10:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
"It took too long to get my norton ghost image JUST the way I like it."

Lol, tell me about it man. I'm litterally creating new images like every two months because of either new drivers that come out, or whether it be that I find out that there's things that I was never going to use.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp May 04, 2006, 11:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
I usually dont have a problem speed wise with my 64-bit system. With my Athlon XP setup, now thats another story. WIth 2GB of RAM, its still runs slow ass**t.

Norton Ghost is something that I need to get.

B May 05, 2006, 07:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
Lol, tell me about it man. I'm literally creating new images like every two months because of either new drivers that come out, or whether it be that I find out that there's things that I was never going to use.


Mike your right it NEVER ends lol. Drivers, updates, patches, changed settings, new programs...You gotta re-image ever week to stay on top. But since my image is over 20GB I don't got that much time to waste. I'll usually make a new image every month or so.

Norton requires alot of time and a little effort, but the end result is DEFIANTLY worth it. I don't ever got to worry about my software failing me. Virus, Trojans, fragmentation and any other random software related problems is no problem for Ghost. Thank God for that. :)

Mike L. May 05, 2006, 02:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
You're right about that, it is worth it. Since I do alot of experimenting on my PC, it's nice to know that whatever I screw up, I can always lay my image right back on -- clean and with no problems. I really need a second computer, lol.

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SNGD May 24, 2006, 12:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Windows Vista, a true resource hog?
my xp sp2(MCE) pc ran fine until I got a worm/trojan that not even AVG can remove!!!! oh well. I'm just glad is wasn't my new PC.

If this new vista OS offers nothing special or important over xp then I see no reason to get it, but knowing microsoft they'll stop supporting xp soon after the release of vista!

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