XP or Vista ‘Downgrade’ – an Onsite Opinion

July 8, 2008

Recently, an Onsite business client asked which Microsoft operating system we recommend on new laptops.  Our client’s daughter is preparing to leave the area to attend Duke University and she is ordering a new HP laptop and printer.  Our client is XP literate and uses a custom network application to track his business inventory.  He has experience with some of Vista’s incompatibilities with applications and drivers.  He was concerned with potential Vista problems for his daughter while she is attending Duke

In Onsite’s opinion, if you’re a home/student user purchasing a new PC or laptop for general use with Microsoft Office 2007, than Vista problems with drivers and custom applications are not a concern.  We recommend Vista instead of seven year-old XP for an end-to-end Microsoft solution, especially if the printer has Vista driver support.

New PCs, laptops, and peripherals provide drivers designed to work well with Vista, especially since the release of SP1.  If you’re NOT accessing old business applications, accounting systems, or printers, than most would contend Vista is the operating system for you.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.


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