Chris Pietschmann

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I have Windows Vista Ultimate x64 installed in a dual boot with WinXP Pro

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.

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