Jack Poison wrote:

geeky123 wrote:Although I have a copy of Windows Vista through my Msdn subscription and am dying to install it, I hear some pretty negative reviews on the web.

Firstly, almost everyone says that upgrading from  xp is a bad idea and i should do a clean install.  This is not an option in my case since i have a lot of programs installed and i dont want to spend an entire week backing up and reinstalling them again.

My laptops config is -
Core Duo 2 ghz
1 gb ram
ge force go 7600 (128 vram)
5400 rom sata hd

The vista upgrade advisor says it will have problems with my sound card and bluetooth.

Will this setup give a reasonable performance with Windows Vista?

I have heard from a lot of people that Vista is super slow and that the nvidia drivers are way too buggy right now.


So with all these comments I am a little afraid to go ahead with the upgrade.

What is your opinion?


Out of curiousity, where are the "negative reviews" from?


Here are a couple of them -


This one in channel 9 itself -
http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=258159

This one doesnt look too good either -
http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/vintagevista.ars

On the other hand, I would love to see some positive reviews of Windows Vista Wink