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    Why does Microsoft want us to move on?

    I mean come on Microsoft, all I wanted was a dual-boot, or can't you handle that?

    Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Windows XP that is bootable so I don't have to install it using Vista?

    Well, I'll get back to using Ubuntu ta ta
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    lol

    I'm sad that microsoft wants us to move past XP as well. I have no will, nor money, to buy a new system so that I can move onto Vista.

    I think I'll just hold out for the newest OS that microsoft is claiming will be out in a year or so. Hopefully Vista will become just like Windows ME and we can all forget it happened.
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    Where'd you get the one you have that isn't bootable?
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    Agree with Aradon, I do not have the inclination to pay out for a new system just to use Vista. Even then, I have tried Vista in stores and on my sister's laptop, and I don't think it has anything that I don't have already in XP. I'll just stay with XP until it no longer works.

    In the meantime, I have been evaluating some Linux distros off and on. Ubuntu, Fedora, and SuSe are all looking good.

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    Either get a second hard drive, or create a second partition on your existing drive. The first option would be preferable. I am 99% certain that you can dual-boot XP and Vista.


    Or, it's entirely possible that I'm completely clueless. Who knows.

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    In my experience all XP CDs are bootable. Are you sure you’ve set this up correctly in the system BIOS?

    I personally like Vista, but it has a few filesystem flaws which hold it back. As a regular user of both (due to a sexy new computer I bought which the ‘love of my life’ hijacks regularly), I can say Vista is really nice once you get used to it.

    Disk space is a cheap commodity nowadays, and it’s perfectly possible to do it on separate partitions (I’m sure you can even use a partition as a centralized base for your documents). But I wouldn’t do it without a copy of a decent Linux Live CD in case things mess up. Which they sometimes can.

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    I love Vista, well half of it, Vista seems half finished, I can still see some icons and button styles from windows 95!

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    it'd just be nice if the rtm actually supported the bluetooth features from rc2
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    Ugh, I'm building a new system atm. I actually cannot stand vista, makes me feel sick using it. But, my new PC will have 4GB of ram... posibly more in the future. And the only way I'll get my PC to recognise all of it is to go vista. I'll still be using the windows classic skin though. No point in all this new fancy stuff it really isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynch01 View Post
    Ugh, I'm building a new system atm. I actually cannot stand vista, makes me feel sick using it. But, my new PC will have 4GB of ram... posibly more in the future. And the only way I'll get my PC to recognise all of it is to go vista. I'll still be using the windows classic skin though. No point in all this new fancy stuff it really isn't worth it.
    Not true. To utilize 4 or more gigabytes of ram you have to use a 64-bit operating system. 32-bit Vista won't work with it either. There is a 64-bit version of Vista and XP. I'm using 64-bit XP on my computer, it works great.
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    I heard Microsoft is currently developing OS 9 or 7 BETA.

    Ill try and find it...

    Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7 and it was Windows 7.
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    Windows 7.0 is after Vista, and yes probably has been in development for a bit. Hopefully Vista will be the ME of the modern era (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aradon View Post
    lol

    I'm sad that microsoft wants us to move past XP as well. I have no will, nor money, to buy a new system so that I can move onto Vista.

    I think I'll just hold out for the newest OS that microsoft is claiming will be out in a year or so. Hopefully Vista will become just like Windows ME and we can all forget it happened.
    I will never forget. This Vista crap-OS I'm running on has scarred my computer life forever.

    Haha, and yet Microsoft can't live with the fact that their work on Vista was all a waste at the moment.

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    I love vista and hate XP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJack View Post
    I love vista and hate XP!
    Poor fellow. Nil Desperandum. They'll probably find a cure.

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