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Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

  1. #21


    Doris Day Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    Frank wrote:

    > Former captain of the Enterprise wrote:
    >
    >> bill gates still uses XP pro at home... ;-)

    >
    > LOL...Not the last time I was there he wasn't.
    > Frank


    Hey, Frankie boy ... tell us why you use an Open Source application like
    Mozilla to post here? Shouldn't you be using Outlook Express (or the
    rebranded "Mail") and remain a true Windoze Fanyboy?

    Love and Kisses,
    Doris

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  3. #22


    Frank Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    Doris Day wrote:

    > Frank wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Former captain of the Enterprise wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>bill gates still uses XP pro at home... ;-)

    >>
    >>LOL...Not the last time I was there he wasn't.
    >>Frank

    >
    >
    > Hey, Frankie boy ... tell us why you use an Open Source application like
    > Mozilla to post here? Shouldn't you be using Outlook Express (or the
    > rebranded "Mail") and remain a true Windoze Fanyboy?
    >
    > Love and Kisses,
    > Doris
    >


    Oh Doris, don't make me laugh! You're so narrow minded recently. Don't
    let that weight gain get you down.
    We still love you even if there is more to love.
    Frank

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  4. #23


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6D89559F-8A86-4EF9-9FB5-DA595A486865@microsoft.com...

    I've successfully run 32 bit versions of Vista on every computer I've tried
    it on, at last count over twenty. On a couple I had a hard time finding some
    of the drivers. I've had less success with 64 bit versions but only at
    finding drivers. If drivers are available I've had very few problems.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca



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  5. #24


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    My Vista installs are up to over 70 at this point. I have had only one that
    caused concerns, and that was due to sub par hardware. But, the customer
    insisted - against my recommendations.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

    "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    news:uUuJCqwgHHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:6D89559F-8A86-4EF9-9FB5-DA595A486865@microsoft.com...
    >
    > I've successfully run 32 bit versions of Vista on every computer I've
    > tried it on, at last count over twenty. On a couple I had a hard time
    > finding some of the drivers. I've had less success with 64 bit versions
    > but only at finding drivers. If drivers are available I've had very few
    > problems.
    >
    > --
    > Kerry Brown
    > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca
    >
    >



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  6. #25


    Kevin Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    I LOVE IT. It's been running just fine on two PC's here for 2 months. I
    would NEVER go back.


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:O9fkyywgHHA.4520@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > My Vista installs are up to over 70 at this point. I have had only one
    > that caused concerns, and that was due to sub par hardware. But, the
    > customer insisted - against my recommendations.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    > Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    > (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    >
    > Quote from George Ankner:
    > If you knew as much as you think you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    > "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    > news:uUuJCqwgHHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6D89559F-8A86-4EF9-9FB5-DA595A486865@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >> I've successfully run 32 bit versions of Vista on every computer I've
    >> tried it on, at last count over twenty. On a couple I had a hard time
    >> finding some of the drivers. I've had less success with 64 bit versions
    >> but only at finding drivers. If drivers are available I've had very few
    >> problems.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kerry Brown
    >> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    >> http://www.vistahelp.ca
    >>
    >>

    >



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  7. #26


    Vusta Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?


    nsag, get someone to do it for you.

    - Vusta

    "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6D89559F-8A86-4EF9-9FB5-DA595A486865@microsoft.com...
    :I am trying but:
    : Drivers do not all work or only work partly.
    : Consistent networking with XP machines is impossible, particularly sharing
    : printers.
    : Internet media streaming hiccoughs while XP machines on the same network
    : with the same sources never lose the stream.
    : I am logged in as the administrator but am frequently told I do not have
    : administrator privileges for simple file maintenance chores.
    : Photoshop filters that work under XP do not always work under Vista.
    : I am truly astounded that Microsoft thought this dog was ready for the
    show.
    : Must be Balmer.
    :
    :



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  8. #27


    Steve Thackery Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    Like many other posters, my Vista (Home Premium) has worked really well. I
    installed it on brand new hardware, so there would be no problems with
    legacy kit.

    In terms of bugs, I've noticed the problem with very slow file transfers
    over the network (known to Microsoft and being worked on). I installed the
    latest graphics driver (which, like most, is still technically beta) and saw
    a major slow-down, so I rolled back to the one that came in the box and all
    was well again.

    Oh, and it won't sleep properly (apparently like 99% of other
    installations!).

    I think the user interface is a great improvement on XP. Gone are the
    patronising "My" prefixes; gone is the hideous Fisher-Price colour scheme;
    gone are the dreadful sound schemes. The animations and eye candy are
    subtle and elegant, unlike many of the demos I've seen on Linux.

    Personally I don't mind the UAC prompts. They are a nuisance during the
    first few days whilst you are installing apps, fiddling about and generally
    setting things up, but during "normal" use they really don't come up all
    that often. I quite like the idea that the system lets me know when
    something that could be "dodgy" is about to happen.

    I've studied the technical content on Channel 9 and am very impressed by the
    significant engineering improvements under the hood, which should make it a
    much better OS in terms of security, reliability and resilience. I expect
    to see Vista settle down into a really solid OS over the next year or so.

    Meanwhile I'm using it with the full range of MS Office apps, Paint Shop Pro
    for graphics, Delphi and Visual Studio for software development, IE7 for the
    Web, plus a few other bits and bobs. I don't use it for games, so can't
    comment there.

    Over the coming months I expect to see the few bugs I've commented on above
    get flushed out. All in all I've had a very satisfactory experience and
    like Vista much more than XP.

    Steve



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  9. #28


    Bram Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    I've posted it before:
    Vista is running extremely smoothly on my PC. No problems at all.
    Actually it runs much better than XP when it was first released. All
    in all I'm very happy with it - going back to XP seems like going back
    into time. It just feels so dated after you've gotten used to Vista.




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  10. #29


    Hertz_Donut Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?


    "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6D89559F-8A86-4EF9-9FB5-DA595A486865@microsoft.com...
    >I am trying but:
    > Drivers do not all work or only work partly.


    You *MUST* use the *VISTA* drivers for the version of Vista that you have.
    *ANY* other version of drivers for *ANY* other version of windows wil not
    work.

    > Consistent networking with XP machines is impossible, particularly sharing
    > printers.


    Funny, I have a network of 5 computers, 2 printers, and 3 NAS boxes, and
    they all work fine under Vista.

    > Internet media streaming hiccoughs while XP machines on the same network
    > with the same sources never lose the stream.


    Have you tried setting priorities, changing the channels and other routine
    fixes when having network "hiccups"?

    > I am logged in as the administrator but am frequently told I do not have
    > administrator privileges for simple file maintenance chores.


    This is normal for Vista. It is part of UAC. If you had done *ANY*
    homework before installing Vista, you would know that. User accounts are
    not granted Admin priveleges carte balnche...it is part of the enhanced
    security protocols of Vista.


    > Photoshop filters that work under XP do not always work under Vista.


    Because they were written for Windows XP. Read the next sentence very,
    very carefully:

    Windows Vista is not Windows XP.

    Now, I'll type that for you again, this time read it very slowly:

    Windows Vista in not Windows XP.

    It any of this beginning to make sense to you?


    > I am truly astounded that Microsoft thought this dog was ready for the
    > show. Must be Balmer.


    I think it must be you. You sound like you can barely manage to turn your
    computer on. Maybe you should limit yourself to something a little less
    challenging, say an Etch-A-Sketch.

    Every "problem" that you describe is easily fixable if you have half a clue
    as to what you are doing.

    On second thought...maybe you should just give it all up and take up the
    Yo-Yo.

    Honu


    >
    >




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  11. #30


    PMK Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    Oh you mean that system with the Spinning Circle of Death? The only
    way I can get anything done on my new Toshiba notebook is in a XP or
    2003 Server VMware virtual Machine. There is a VMWare beta that is
    Vista compatible that seems to work well. I can avoid many, but not
    all the Vista problems that way.

    I can't burn DVDs in a virtual machine but that only partially works
    under Vista anyway.

    I got to find the time to look for XP drivers for the notebook some
    more - so far no luck.

    Peter

    On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:03:57 -0700, "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I am trying but:
    >Drivers do not all work or only work partly.
    >Consistent networking with XP machines is impossible, particularly sharing
    >printers.
    >Internet media streaming hiccoughs while XP machines on the same network
    >with the same sources never lose the stream.
    >I am logged in as the administrator but am frequently told I do not have
    >administrator privileges for simple file maintenance chores.
    >Photoshop filters that work under XP do not always work under Vista.
    >I am truly astounded that Microsoft thought this dog was ready for the show.
    >Must be Balmer.
    >


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