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    My PC was running with 4GB, and it was amazingly quick, but I managed to delete the BIOS of my Asus mobo, and my temporary replacement mobo makes my system BSOD with anything more than 2GB, so I am stuck with just 2GB for a few more weeks

    4GB is definitely the way to go.

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    you "deleted your BIOS" ?!?

    Bad flash or something?
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    I used the Asus 'auto update' tool... it deleted the BIOS, then crashed...

    I went out and bought an ECS mobo from PC World... not the wisest move in the world.

    The worst bit... I needed to RMA it to OcUK... which was a game and a half!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRuss View Post
    I used the Asus 'auto update' tool... it deleted the BIOS, then crashed...

    I went out and bought an ECS mobo from PC World... not the wisest move in the world.

    The worst bit... I needed to RMA it to OcUK... which was a game and a half!
    Bought it from PC world and RMAd it to overclockers?...that is some feat
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    I had a play with 4 gig in my machine the other day using Vista x64. Makes a huge difference. It seems to be the sweet spot for vista as 2GB is for XP.

    Be buying another 2x1GB myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy3536 View Post
    Very useful info guys, might move up to 4gig myself!
    There has been quite a few on here with difficulty installing vista with 4gig fitted.
    Yes, there is an issue with Vista. Install with 3 gig or less, install all patches, then install the last of it. Microsoft has this in thier support site. (just went through it). Would be nice if this was provided in writing with the product
    I used to have something here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Retail vista home premium for 51 quid delivered....seemed silly to let that pass
    Isn't that for the EDU version?

    Shame i can't prove i'm a student
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunwitch View Post
    Isn't that for the EDU version?

    Shame i can't prove i'm a student
    Yes it is. Nobody has asked for any confirmation of studentyness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Yes it is. Nobody has asked for any confirmation of studentyness.
    It's supposed to be done at the point of sale. If no-one bothers to ask at that point you're home free basically.

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    Well, I do have proof if anyone does ask..but they didnt, so it looks like you might be right...could do with sourcing an original 64 bit disc now, <oi >
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    I thought the student edition worked by buying the case off the shelf which contains only a form inside. This is then filled in, signed by someone senior at university, school etc. to confirm that you qualify for this product and then send it off for the disc(s). Mind you, this was for MS Office so Windows might be different...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Retail vista home premium for 51 quid delivered....seemed silly to let that pass
    Never used an upgrade disc before, but let's say there is a problem with your HDD and you have to format it.... how do you go about re-installing windows? Do you have to first re-install XP and then install Vista from the upgrade disc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    Never used an upgrade disc before, but let's say there is a problem with your HDD and you have to format it.... how do you go about re-installing windows? Do you have to first re-install XP and then install Vista from the upgrade disc?
    Nope...A clean fresh install can be done with just the upgrade.
    If you google it you will find out how.

    Also...its NOT illegal as one of the 'Head-Honchos' (cant remember his name) actually described how to do it at a conference when Vista was launched.

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    Yeah an upgrade disc can be used to do a full install. The trick is not to add your serial when prompted, but to put it in when you're finished. You can use Vista for 30 days with no serial or activation. Though it will bug you about it.

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    Ah right.... do you all find Vista to be okay then? My brother un-installed it after a few weeks because loads of his stuff was incompatible with it and it generally annoyed him, but if most of the issues have been ironed out then it might be worth a look at £51. Are there many games that don't work with it? I mainly play BF2, Trackmania nations, FEAR, Medieval 2 and HOMM5 if that's any use...

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    I play BF2/BF2142/Oblivion and they all work fine.

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