The installation went really smooth. I just booted up the box with the Vista intallation DVD in the drive, and installed Vista on a newly created partition (not the partition WinXP is on). And, it setup dual boot automatically. It couldn't have been easier. Oh, yeah, and it only took 15-20 minutes for the install; that really beats the approximate 1 hour WinXP takes.
Vista runs extremely smooth and the overall experience feels smother than WinXP Pro on the same pc. The specs of my pc are:
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Processor
- 1GB DDR2 800Mhz RAM
- 300GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
- NVidia GeForce 6600 Video Card w/ 256MB DDR Video Ram
I haven't had any major issues with running the 64-bit version of Vista yet. The only issue I've encountered is that my sound card doesn't work due to not having a device driver for it. I am however downloading one from the manufacturer.