I've recently upgraded my PC from XP to Vista Ultimate. I partitioned my hard drive using GParted to give me two partitions so i can dual boot XP untill i get used to vista. The install went fine, and vista seems to be running well so far. I have activated it with my product key, so everything is up and runnng without any problems.
On the Vista rating screen, my PC is currently showing as having a rating of 2, but this is because of my graphics, which is currently onboard. All other ratings are at least 4.
I figure that i should be ok with my current setup, as i do not use the PC to play games at all, so is there any need to update to a graphics card?
The only issue i have experienced has been that my monitor will occasionally lose the signal from the PC completely. I am sure that this is not to do with my monitor, as when the signal has been lost i have plugged the PC into another monitor, and there has still been no signal. The signal then seems to come back after a while, or rebooting the PC brings back the signal aswel.
Could this be caused by the video card at all?
A final question...what are the best antispyware programs to run on vista? I have tried SpywareGuard, but i dont think its compatable as i get an error when the program runs at start up.
I am already running Avast for anti virus.
Thanks in advance for your help!