Upgrade to Vista

Blueboy wrote on 11/21/2008, 6:06 AM
My new workstation came with XP Pro, and a disk to upgrade to Vista. I don't know if it's 64 or not.

I requested XP because I was told it's more stable for editing. I have been reading some of the topics in this Forum and it appears that there are benefits to Vista 64.

I'm not a technocrat, just a 74-year old fart that always has to located close to a toilet facility.

I would appreciate your guidance. I assume the upgrade does not reformat the drive.

Again, Thanks


Kennymusicman wrote on 11/21/2008, 12:46 PM
The upgrade won't format your drive, but it will "park" your windows into a backup location, and tryi and migrate your stuff over for you.
I've not had any bad experiences this way - out of the few machines I've upgraded for people.
It's pretty self-guiding on the process - just reserve a few hours since it can take a while
Blueboy wrote on 12/10/2008, 9:54 AM
The upgrade failed. I haven't been able to start Vegas or DVDA since the upgrade. I'v folowed advise on the forum and still no luck.

I'm going to upgrade to 64 and try 8.1.

Geoff_Wood wrote on 12/10/2008, 5:47 PM
I'd have stuck with XP - not too late to go back ?

Little to be gained from Vista, apart from potential difficlies.