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Install Vista on Dell optiplex gx 260

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Are you satisfied how Vista works on Optiplex gx 260?

I am in doubts if it is worth upgrade this desktop to Vista, cause as far as I see on other PC - Vista really requires much more than MS declares in min system requirements...

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    thanx i think i have got the same problem > now i m also conviced that its better to use the Xp in the old box

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The big problem you will ever face with Windows Vista using optiplex gx260 is the screen resolution...This is a great hurdle in the upgradation of Windows...You're also to keep in mind that there are some softwares which are not compatable with Vista like folder lock etc...So I'd suggest not to shift to Vista...XP is still the best option...allowing multiple tasks to perform securely, faster and without any compatability issue...Enjoy using Windows XP...

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First of all uninstall vista display softwear then install it again from you board xp drive cd it will install the driver then don't do restart your pc and check the display settings you will watch there is 1024 x 768 resolution will apear then you can select it but when you do restart your pc you will again revise that process...

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I'm assuming these are your specs for a Dell optiplex gx260:

Specs: 2.26-GHz Pentium 4, 512MB DDR SDRAM, 40GB hard drive, integrated Intel 845G graphics chip set, CD-ROM drive, six USB 2.0 ports, 15-inch CRT

The biggest reason *not* to go to Vista would be you need a graphics card (that's Vista compatible) to get Vista's Aero interface, an integrated graphics will just not do.

Second, although vista has been shown to be more secure (albeit not much) than Windows XP, it's really about compatibility with your other software, which Vista just lacks.

Not to mention the hassle of finding Vista compatible drivers for your computer. Check with Dell on this.

Overall though, and this just my opinion, I personally wouldn't go to Vista, your computer specs are pretty old, and the amount of reinvestment you need to run Vista is the deal breaker.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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