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Old 09-12-2007, 09:14 AM   #41
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Re: People using Vista without issues
The only problem so far is that it's TOO %^$% EXPENSIVE
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:24 AM   #42
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Vista Ultimate x64, no issues here. Well aside from, "Surprise! The app you always thought was 32bit is actually 16bit!" but I still have an XP machine for thosel. And of course the DirectSound/EAX business. Since I upgraded I never once thought "Gee, I shoulda stayed with XP.."
Thats pretty much why I stayed 32-bit. I have no problem switching to Vista, but I'd rather not also have the 64-bit switch happen at the same time. Too many incompatibilities.

What programs of yours are 16-bit though? Besides old games I haven't got any.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:25 AM   #43
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10 minutes? What is the hardware like in those machines? My laptop boots in a few seconds basically, a minute max.
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- AMD Turion 64, max 2.2 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache
- 768 MB of RAM, DDR. The machine specs say 512, but Windows and Linux report 768, actually.
- 80 GB hard disk, swap rarely used by Linux, don't know about Windows.

Desktop:
- Intel Pentium IV 2.96 GHz
- 1024 MB of RAM, DDR. Down to 970 something due to graphics adaptor chip's memory stealing "feature".
- 160 GB hard disk, swap NOT used by Linux. Windows dead.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:43 PM   #44
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The only problem so far is that it's TOO %^$% EXPENSIVE
Well, both XP AND Vista are about the same price, or at least OEM copies seem to be. Just all depends on what you want to build your system around.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:39 PM   #45
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The only problem so far is that it's TOO %^$% EXPENSIVE
Vista is $10 more than XP over here.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:35 AM   #46
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Hmm, another interesting thing - Vista handles network logins better. I'm setting up two new Optiplex 745s (identical hardware). We have our network so that when you login after joining the domain it installs some managed software like Office 2003 and Norton.

The XP machine took 2 restarts for my admin login to actually recieve admin rights (kept giving errors for program installs) and the third it finally noticed the managed software policy before logging in.

The Vista machine is installing the managed software on the very first reboot. It also catches my admin rights immediately.

Definately more efficient I'd say.
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:45 PM   #47
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I'm pretty tired don't feel like hunting around for an answer so here:

How do you disable the ever annoying permission requests from Vista whenever you want to install or run a program or practically do anything My friend's laptop has this all the time and I just streamlined everything for him but that always slowed me down.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:07 PM   #48
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I still haven't moved over to Vista. Microsoft gave me a free copy of Home Premium which i'm dual booting, but I've had this XP install for a year now, and i'm pretty much just too lazy to bother to go and install all my programs on Vista.

It's really nice all in all, but I really didn't like the new explorer folder layout.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:14 PM   #49
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Well, I do like using Vista on my laptop, but I just don't see this as a nice desktop OS...yet.
However, my laptop's still strong enough to handle the high-end Flip 3D and Aero glass, so I'm not complaining:



Yes, even tho I have the Ultimate edition of Vista, that's because that was one of the only versions that had features that were designed for a laptop, and stuff like that. It was more worth getting than the business edition, imho.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:20 PM   #50
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I'm pretty tired don't feel like hunting around for an answer so here:

How do you disable the ever annoying permission requests from Vista whenever you want to install or run a program or practically do anything My friend's laptop has this all the time and I just streamlined everything for him but that always slowed me down.
Control Panel-->User Accounts-->select your account (if not already selected)-->Turn User Account Control on or off

This will, of course, reduce Vista's security down towards XP's level, where everything will run with admin privileges. If you have UAC on, even in an admin account, everything will run with standard privileges unless you press OK/Allow on that annoying dialog.

But considering how annoying it was implemented, I won't blame you much for disabling it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:33 AM   #51
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I'm pretty tired don't feel like hunting around for an answer so here:

How do you disable the ever annoying permission requests from Vista whenever you want to install or run a program or practically do anything My friend's laptop has this all the time and I just streamlined everything for him but that always slowed me down.

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk...r_activate.htm
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:29 AM   #52
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Thanks guys.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:13 PM   #53
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Just had vista ultimate for 2 days.
How did you that?

Anyway
As for games i havent had a issue with Stalker or Source based games.
Runiing smooth at 1680x1050 and looking good.

But bioshock and the UT3 demo is giving me headaches,

Bioshock had no sound,until i found the compatibility tab.
Then i had a mouse lag problem which i fixed by disabling Vsync.
Then i wanted to take screenshots,which required altering my ini file.(all i added was "f12=shot")


Now it doesnt run half the time and when it does,i cant change the resolution without crashing.

UT3 demo doesnt keep settings.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #54
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Just had vista ultimate for 2 days.
How did you that?

But bioshock and the UT3 demo is giving me headaches,

Bioshock had no sound,until i found the compatibility tab.
Then i had a mouse lag problem which i fixed by disabling Vsync.
Then i wanted to take screenshots,which required altering my ini file.
Now it doesnt run half the time and when it does,i cant change the resolution without crashing.

UT3 demo doesnt keep settings.
Hold down the windows key and press the TAB key. As for problem regarding Bioshock and UT3 - I haven't had any at all. Are you running a dual core AMD? If so install the timing fix found on the bioshock CD.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #55
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Thanks
Intel QUAD core LGA 775 and a intel mobo with integrated sound.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:28 PM   #56
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I have no problems with the Ut3 beta/demo.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:12 AM   #57
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Yeah, running Vista on my almost two-year old laptop, and seems to be running Vista without a hitch. I'm probably not gonna use this for gaming, that's for sure, but at least it'll become a great DVR for my cable box (without those high fees if I had a DVR box), since I have Vista Ultimate and a USB WinTV TV/FM tuner. Could work out all right, I'm quite sure...along with that external HDD.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:30 PM   #58
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What sort of burning software works well with vista?
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:58 PM   #59
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What sort of burning software works well with vista?
I use free easy burner
http://www.download.com/Free-Easy-CD...html?tag=lst-1
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:11 AM   #60
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Thanks.

I wasnt going to shell out 80+ for roxio or nero just to burn a iso.

Saw this,might be better,might not work in vista at all?
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:22 AM   #61
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Seems version 0.43.1 works with Vista.
http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/?page_id=5
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:06 AM   #62
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So far she's been running nice, but I do have one question for fellow Vista users - does Vista keep losing your folder views? Mine does, even the "Computer" and "Programs and Features" views are getting lost. I have to manually change them back.

This is apparently a widely known issue with no solution, although I've read with some registry tweaks you can "reset" the views to windows default. Seems like a pain.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:36 PM   #63
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Haven't had that problem at all.
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:59 AM   #64
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When I tried Vista, it would always lose my configuration settings for programs. I was dual booting with XP. But I don't dare just use Vista due to that frustration/danger.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:35 AM   #65
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Well, we all know that most of the problems now may be a thing of the past when SP1 makes its debut.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:03 AM   #66
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Well, we all know that most of the problems now may be a thing of the past when SP1 makes its debut.
Actually many of SP1's fixes are already available to download, just not directly from Microsoft's update process. I had to download one of them to solve some issues. SP1 is actually pretty tame in fixes, unless they are holding some of them back until the official release.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:13 AM   #67
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Well, I dunno, I'm gonna wait for M$ to officially announce something via a Windows Update notification or something of the sort, maybe it may probably pop up at the time... I'll keep my eyes peeled. The way you explain those pre-updates makes it sound rather shady, gotta know if they are really legit.
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