does my old P4 qualify for Vista Basic

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  1. GeeNeeYes

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    Aero Glass | Vista Standard | Vista Basic
    the three terms that made my head swim in never ending circles

    As the question being asked may ruffle a few hardcore moderating-happy digit members, i would like to clarify that this query is also a little informative for the un-informed and noobs.
    I also have seen the STICKY on VISTA requirements posted here..

    As Vista is said to require very high-end hardware specifications, i was wondering when I could afford such systems with the graphix cards and all fancy addons... i can not :(

    BUT now i read an article on a reputed vista-related site that even a PC with such low specifications WITHOUT a graphics card would be able to run Windows VISTA albeit the fancy user inteface would be restricted to a basic style visual theme. :eek:

    So I am wondering whether the system with following specs would be able to run VISTA or NOT ?????????? :( :confused:

    P4 1.69GHz
    128MB + 64MB SD RAM
    SiS650 internal display adapter 32MB
    MicroStar MS-6524 mainboard
    40 GB HDD
    Liteon DVD writer
    and other usual peripherals

    SO CAN THIS SYSTEM RUN WINDOWS VISTA ?? :rolleyes:

    please try to give a geniune answer with proper information
    i have no desire nor monetary savings to UPGRADE.. so please dont advise me such.. :D
    i would have posted this question in QnA section but this section is more relevant and suggested by the description of QnA.

    I couldnt reproduce the article but have pasted some other related information that i did find...
     
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    aquamatrix New Member

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    you wont be able to use aero. nut vista basic will run
     
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    No it will not"run", it will only CRAWL & the experiance will b unpleasent, that is putting it mildly...sorry mate u wanted honest reply n the honest reply is ur sys memory is way too low+u need atleast a 7300gfx card...although u don't want 2 hear u need to spend aprox Rs.5000 worth of upgrade on memory + gfx card
     
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    no cant run vista on this confrigatiion...........u will need atleat 512 mb ram...to run any theme of vista.Even u wont be able to install vista with this confrigation.But after upgrading ur ram...u will be able to use vista basic theme.
     
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    Third Eye gooby pls

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    @GeeNeeYes: Upgrade your pc to run windows vista..
     
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    U need at 512MB of ram to run Vista( even d basic one ) and u need a gfx crd if u want d eye candy (i.e Aero )
     
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    Upgrade to at least 512MB of ram.......even then the performance in basic will be very poor...

    To just run Vista get a 512MB ram and a 6200 for aero...
     
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    yes a graphics card is must for aero theme.But sm latest high end motherboard graphics card support vista aero theme.
     
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