Windows XP or Vista Tags: CPUs Gaming Windows Vista Windows XP Last response: July 27, 2009 7:56 PM in CPUs Share neroir July 27, 2009 9:52:34 AM I've just bought a new QuadCore9550. What SO should I install? Vista64 or XP64? The system will be used mainly for gaming purposes More about : windows vista | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove englandr753 CPUs Expert July 27, 2009 10:23:33 AM Your question should be Vista or Windows 7. Do you have XP apps (not games) that you need to be able to use? If so, windows 7 has virtual XP mode built in where Vista doesnt. Forget XP. No support for XP in the near future and going Windows 7 will pave the way for direct x 11 capabilites for your gaming needs in the future provide you get a direct x 11 video card as well. | Report abuse xaira CPUs Authority July 27, 2009 1:26:08 PM if ur asking the question, then ud better be safe and go with xp, win 7 is comming out soon and ull be alot more comfortable with that than vista | Report abuse nahid08 July 27, 2009 2:20:57 PM I have already found that some shops are selling Windows 7 with Crack. What about those W 7? Did not it come out very early ! | Report abuse Related ressources Enabling file sharing from a Windows 7 to Windows XP/Vista Machines - Forum Windows vista to Windows Xp , now no sound - Forum I HAVE WINDOWS XP CAN I RUN VISTA ? - Forum Windows xp/vista drivers on W7? - Forum How to add Windows XP entry to Windows 7/ Vista boot manager - Forum Ask the community Publish xaira CPUs Authority July 27, 2009 7:46:59 PM dont buy cracked windows wait for msoft to release it, or wait for a retail or oem crack | Report abuse elmo2006 July 27, 2009 7:53:00 PM Stick with your current OS, if not go with Vista SP1 x64, then decide to switch to Windows 7 x64. I'm sure you don't want to be waiting around for the next 3 to 4 months for an OS to be released. Dat's what I say. | Report abuse Helloworld_98 July 27, 2009 7:56:47 PM ^ SP2 is out so it might be better if he sticks with vista64 SP2. and then wait for all the kinks to be taken out of win7 x64 and get that. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Windows XP or Vista> Related ressources: ForumNeed to convert a dell xps 1210 lap top with windows vista home prem to xp ForumWindows XP to Vista /7 for cheap? Forum500w PSU ForumWindows XP and vista joint?? ForumDvd rom windows vista home primium ForumGood idea to use Windows XP or Vista 64-bit with e8500 or Q9650 CPU? ForumIntel pressured Microsoft into misleading Windows Vista Capable label! ForumSoundblaster XFI and Windows Vista Please Help! ForumDoes Windows Vista Reduce Overclocking? ForumAU8830A2 on Windows Vista? ForumWindows Vista Audigy 2 treble problem ForumCPU speed re[prting in windows vista More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !