View Full Version : vista with old hardware?

04-06-2007, 02:25 AM
im running on windows 2000 now because i dont really like xp or vista but...ive come to the conclusion that its been like 7 years and im planning on just getting vista soon...

im upgrading my comp and under the specs on some video cards and stuff it says "windows 2000/xp"...and some others say "vista ready". so im wondering if the ones that dont mention vista will work with vista on my comp...im guessing they will...if not thats really _____

04-06-2007, 02:56 AM
Microsoft is already being sued for allowing hardware to be labelled "Vista Ready" when the only Vista version it can run is Vista Basic.
Do not even consider running mid to upper Vista versions on marginal hardware, it is designed for use with powerful modern hardware, not the old stuff.

04-06-2007, 03:19 AM
ok so thats sumthing i really have to make sure of and look into..but how exactly do u know it works good on and version of vista?...maybe ill just get xp for now..newer games are saying only cp and vista now so i need at least xp

04-06-2007, 03:25 AM
but...idk how old is old hardware?... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16813128012 and a 2.13 ghz core 2 duo...yada yada..lol would that work with vista you think?

04-06-2007, 07:52 AM
Here are the official minimum specs for Vista PCs:
You would want to exceed the Vista Premium Ready requirements.
Read all the footnotes also.