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What do you guys suggest i do before i install the RC1? should i go as far as backing up everything? or will creating a system restore point work? also, can i install this on a virtual machine?

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ok, i need a freeware partition manager to do that right? any suggestions? and how big of a partition?

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You can download Paragon Partition Manager 2005 for free here.

Then, get a serial code from Paragon here.

Thats what I did, now I just have to take the chance of losing everything on my computer this weekend when I try it out.

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You could also install another HDD and make it the master.

If the partitioning software screws-up you have lost your contents of the HDD.

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hmm, i do have a secondary computer that never gets used, its got a fresh hardrive in it too. does the vista rc1 need to upgrade from windows xp or can it install with out an xp first on the hdd

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well then, ill just move that harddrive over to my better computer and install vista on that. is that possible? to have two seperate hardrives with two operating systems running one on each? or do i have to fiddle with the slave/master setup?

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Can be either.  You need a high end graphics card and over 512MB RAM.

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If your meaning the card to have 512MB of RAM on it then thats wrong. Vista *ONLY recommends cards with DirectX 9.0 and with 128MB and at least... 128-bit. Vista recommends to have 1GB of RAM to run but you need more like 2GB.

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it actually depends on whether you want to run only the core features or features available in the premium editions...

Windows Vista Capable PC (minimum):

- 800MHz processor

- 512 MB of system memory

- DirectX 9 capable graphics processor

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC (minimum):

- 1 GHz 32-bit/64-bit processor

- 1 GB of system memory

- DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel

- 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space

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it actually depends on whether you want to run only the core features or features available in the premium editions...

Windows Vista Capable PC (minimum):

- 800MHz processor

- 512 MB of system memory

- DirectX 9 capable graphics processor

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC (minimum):

- 1 GHz 32-bit/64-bit processor

- 1 GB of system memory

- DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel

- 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space

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15GB of free space? Dang...

My PC can run it but I'm buying more RAM. I'll have a total of 1536! You can't go wrong here.

CPU - AMD Athlon Xp 2000+ 1.6ghz

RAM - Total of 1536 *PC2700

Graphics Card - PowerColor ATI 9600PRO 256MB of RAM DDR 128-bit 400/400mhz *DirectX 9.0

Hard Drive - 80GB WD 7200RPM 2MB

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