locked
Windows Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  •   Would up grading to windows Vista from windows xp be suficent.
    Friday, April 4, 2014 3:09 AM

Answers

  • Sufficient for what?  There can be problems:

         The last time I upgraded, there were no drivers for the printer I was using.  Are all the drives you need available?
         Will all your applications run on Vista?
         Is your hardware (memory, CPU, hard disk) adequate for Vista?  (Don't fool yourself into thinking you will be happy with just the minimum configuration.)
         Are you willing to learn the new interface (it is just similar enough to confuse you)?

    Friday, April 4, 2014 8:22 PM
  • Best option is Windows 8.1, if your hardware does not supports Win 8.1 then go for Windows 7.

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Monday, April 7, 2014 5:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Upgrading to Vista from XP is sufficient from the point of view of Windows updates only.

    As per other posters, you need to consider that a move like this would land you with the same problem approx 3 years from now once Vista goes end of service.

    It would be best to make your decision based on compatibility of drivers. Most items still come with drivers that work with vista but very few that are actually supported with vista. Supported drivers is the critical one as if the drivers are not supported then you will find yourself with difficulty getting support for other hardware.

    I would recommend if you are not going to go for Windows 8 or 8.1 then Windows 7 is a good alternative.

    Regards,

    M


    If you find my information useful, please rate it. :-)

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 11:47 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • For Vista, you will have until 04/11/2017.  So for the next three years, yes.

    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    Friday, April 4, 2014 3:14 PM
  • Sufficient for what?  There can be problems:

         The last time I upgraded, there were no drivers for the printer I was using.  Are all the drives you need available?
         Will all your applications run on Vista?
         Is your hardware (memory, CPU, hard disk) adequate for Vista?  (Don't fool yourself into thinking you will be happy with just the minimum configuration.)
         Are you willing to learn the new interface (it is just similar enough to confuse you)?

    Friday, April 4, 2014 8:22 PM
  • Best option is Windows 8.1, if your hardware does not supports Win 8.1 then go for Windows 7.

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Monday, April 7, 2014 5:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Upgrading to Vista from XP is sufficient from the point of view of Windows updates only.

    As per other posters, you need to consider that a move like this would land you with the same problem approx 3 years from now once Vista goes end of service.

    It would be best to make your decision based on compatibility of drivers. Most items still come with drivers that work with vista but very few that are actually supported with vista. Supported drivers is the critical one as if the drivers are not supported then you will find yourself with difficulty getting support for other hardware.

    I would recommend if you are not going to go for Windows 8 or 8.1 then Windows 7 is a good alternative.

    Regards,

    M


    If you find my information useful, please rate it. :-)

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 11:47 AM
    Moderator