Well I took the plunge last week and rebuilt my home PC from ground up. Backed up all the data and dove in!
My 3 year old HP machine, 3 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM works really well. Very fast, faster than my old XP build **caveat – the XP build was not best optimised after 3 years**. It recognised my old GeForce 5200 and Aero works well. My sound card is running fine on a beta driver from Soundblaster.
Things that don’t work:
- My HP Photosmart 7760 Printer
- Norton Anti-Virus …. and I did install the 2007 version immediately after installing XP before doing anything else …. and it still didn’t work. The fix from Symantec was to uninstall and re-install. And guess what that didn’t work either. Live One Care is now in place and working nicely.
I’ll blog more about it in coming posts. I also took the opportunity to build 2 partitions and now dual boot with Ubuntu so will be doing some posts on that adventure also!