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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful Book, March 10, 2007
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This review is from: Windows Vista All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Paperback)
I found the book Windows Vista All-in-One Desk Reference quite helpful in learning the new features of Vista. I wish I could say the same for Vista. It is a memory hungry, slow dog of a system. It was definitely released before it was ready. If I knew what I know now about drivers, slowness, and lack of a great deal of backward compatibility in the 32-bit version, I would have stayed with Windows XP Pro. Anyway, the book is a great help for me to use when I encounter some the silly built in features of Vista. Buy the book, if you plan to use Vista. It will help keep you sane.
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Initial post: Mar 19, 2007 2:40:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 19, 2007 2:43:38 PM PDT
I was thinking of upgrading my computer to be able to handle Vista. I will appreciate it if you tell us what kind of computer did you have?
Was vista slow becasue you had an older system? perhaps not enough RAM or an old slow processor? If vista will be slow a 3 gig processor I would rather wait awhile and get a vista with my next computer purchase down the road.

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2007 5:50:18 PM PDT
C. Johnson says:
I have a HP laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0 GHz processor and 2 GB of ram and Vista runs faster on it than the XP running on my 2.33 GHz desktop with 1 GB ram. If you go to Vista, you have to have at least 2 GB of ram or it isn't worth doing.
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