Well, Gene, it does not help much, but thanks for the reply. I am not going
hunting for RC2, and I fully understand why MS is not making it available. If
it is RTM, then obviously, they are not interested in customer feedback from
RC1 or RC2. Besides, what feedback is there to give? "Product X does not work
on Vista - MS response: contact Product X support and ask them to upgrade
Anyway, that is not the issue. The issue is that while the OS may be good
and stable, and contain lots of new stuff including security fixes, it is
totally useless to me if I cannot run my existing programs on it. And I doubt
that by release date in January, there will be much difference. Right now, I
cannot run my Norton AV, I cannot print to my new Dell 3010cn printer, I
cannot run Adobe CS2, and on and on.. These are not archaic programs or
devices - imagine if I tried some of my older stuff?!? It seems everything I
try to load onto it fails.
So, it is back to XP for me.. at least for another year. Hopefully, by then
all the 3rd party developers will have their act together.. and hopefully, it
will not cost me an arm and a leg to have to buy new products or upgrades to
get them to run on Vista.
"Gene Fitz" wrote:
> Well Paul,
> You are using RC1, and RC1 has already been outdated as far as the test
> platforms go. A lot of things didn't work correctly in RC1. However, if you
> have a torrent setup, you may be able to find RC2, which your RC1 key will
> still work on. RC2 is much more stable, and should give you fewer issues.
> I'm sorry I can't give you more help, and I understand that it can be
> frustrating. I don't know why Microsoft is still offering RC1, when RC2 has
> already been released to the public, and they have already gone RTM with
> Hope this helps :-)
> "Paul" wrote:
> > Ok, I am giving up. I thought the RC1 was going to be stable enough to do
> > some decent testing, but every program and application and driver I try to
> > install fails. Can't print, can't scan, can't run any of my programs.
> > Yes, it is a nice looking OS, but who needs an OS that nothing will run on?
> > Most application shops have officially stated that they have not updated
> > their programs for Vista yet. Yes, the release date is supposed to be
> > January, but I am guessing that it will be at least another year until all
> > the programs I have and use have been Vista-sized.
> > So, good bye folks.. I am dumping this and going back to XP for at least
> > another year!
> > --
> > Paul