Upgradation Window XP to Vista

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1. Can I Ugrade operating system with Window XP to Vista without disturbing my stored files

2. Will Pentium-IV will support Vista



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ASKED: August 14, 2010  4:48 AM
UPDATED: August 18, 2010  4:33 PM

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most of the time people will do backup to their files before moving to another platform. it is for safety.

if it is me, I would rather stick to my windows xp.

pentium 4 do support vista, but it will be great if you have more ram on your pc or else it will lag..

stick to windows XP is better for Pentium 4. Not just Pentium 4, the device drivers comes with that machine may not all vista ready.

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  • Kccrosser
    Why would you go to Vista? Why not go to Windows 7? Your data files will be intact, but you may encounter problems with some applications when do upgrade your OS. Some older applications do not comply with Windows Vista and/or Windows 7 security management mechanisms. You may want to look at the Windows Vista application compatibility lists and see if any of your favorite (or critical) applications have known issues. Windows Vista Application Compatibility site My personal opinion is that Windows 7 is a much more stable (and better performing) platform than Vista.
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  • Jawad12345678
    You can upgrade to Vista, but you'll be unable to use its features uninterruptedly cos it requires atleast a 1GB ram to run, and atleast 2GB ram to run smoothly. Despiteof Vista, you can upgrade to windows 7, which is even better and requires less ram as 1GB or 1.5 GB will do for it. Its not all it also consumes less space on hard disk, and comes with all drivers. For your first question, Yes, you can upgrade without altering your files to windows 7. But I would suggest you to backup files on a USB stick or somewhere else before altering the platform.
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