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View Poll Results: What will be your next operating system, or what will you continue using?
Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger 2 2.90%
Windows Vista (Build 5308) 24 34.78%
Windows XP SP2 (Build 2162) 41 59.42%
Linux Slackware 10.2 6 8.70%
Windows 98 SE 0 0%
Windows 2000 SP4 2 2.90%
FreeBSD 6.0 0 0%
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Old 21 May 2007, 12:12 PM   #16
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something like Vista Transformation program that will make your "Vista" program run like XP.
No, it will only make it look like Vista (well, sort of), nothing else.
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Old 22 May 2007, 04:53 AM   #17
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Hi Anonymez & Chewy,

Thanks guys ...

Chewy, I was thinking of Laptop ... and the only one that still offers laptop with XP is DELL ... and I sure as heck WILL NOT pay twice as much for a Dell when I can buy one from HP or someone else for half of the price.

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Old 22 May 2007, 06:00 AM   #18
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Vista Transformation Pack 6 is what you are talking about...I used it for a couple months, it was OK but I like the uxtheme's better.

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Old 22 May 2007, 07:16 AM   #19
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I tried it a while back, found it more sluggish than if the PC was actually running Vista (the thumbnails, task switcher, sidebar, etc).

I guess it's to be expected though, Aero relies heavily on graphics hardware.
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I had no problems with it after I did a little tweaking...basically turning off the sidebar and the orb fixer (can't remember the name of it), but it worked just fine and didn't seem to tax my system any more than usual. I just got tired of the black theme thingy, now I'm running a Mac OSX skin which is clean, sleek and sexy.
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Old 22 May 2007, 10:22 AM   #21
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Hi guys,

My buddy had run me the wrong path ... I thought he had a software that would Convert Vista back to XP ... and I would have been interested in that.

But now I am thinking the heck with that too ... since it might clubber the Windows Registration code then I will be out of luck for any automatic upgrades.

Also my Buddy was wrong ... he never had Vista to begin with ... his brother just had reinstalled an XP and put the Vista TP6 pack that Loco mentioned to make it look like Vista.

Hey Loco ... did I undersatnd you correctly and you are using a "Mac" skin on Windows OS!?!?

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Yes you did.
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I had no problems with it after I did a little tweaking...basically turning off the sidebar and the orb fixer (can't remember the name of it), but it worked just fine and didn't seem to tax my system any more than usual. I just got tired of the black theme thingy, now I'm running a Mac OSX skin which is clean, sleek and sexy.
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That's just the way I roll Night
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Old 29 Sep 2007, 04:48 AM   #25
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Paul Thurott Windows Vista Clean Install Method

Think I'll stick with XP Home...
Well I ve found out that if you have XP Pro you can only upgrade to the Vista Biz Editions or Ultimate, of course after I bought the Home Premium Upgrade Edtion from Worst Buy for $160, slap me someone!!

You cant do the CLEAN installs with an Upgrade Edition, as I tried that too, its polites installs then asks you to buy a full version later

The link above workaround really makes a mess of the OS but it does work

Best bet is to buy an OEM-Vista Flavor as these are full versions cheaper than the upgrade edtions check newegg out

Yes MS is being a real PITA with the whole Upgrade B$
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