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Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

  1. #1


    nsag Guest

    Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    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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  3. #2


    Former captain of the Enterprise Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    bill gates still uses XP pro at home... ;-)


    "Frank" <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote in message
    news:OvPwhptgHHA.3424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > nsag wrote:
    >> I am trying but:
    >> Drivers do not all work or only work partly.

    >
    > Well that's your first clue on what to fix. Drivers are supplied by the
    > hardware/software manufacturer not by Steve & Company.
    >
    >> Consistent networking with XP machines is impossible, particularly
    >> sharing printers.

    >
    > Are your printer(s) physically connected to XP or Vista or do you have a
    > stand alone printer sharing device?
    >
    >> Internet media streaming hiccoughs while XP machines on the same network
    >> with the same sources never lose the stream.

    >
    > How much video ram do you have in the Vista setup?
    >
    >> I am logged in as the administrator but am frequently told I do not have
    >> administrator privileges for simple file maintenance chores.

    >
    > Simple file maintenance chores such as...?
    >
    >> Photoshop filters that work under XP do not always work under Vista.

    >
    > That's a Photoshop problem although all of mine work under Vista including
    > working under PS CS3.
    >
    >> I am truly astounded that Microsoft thought this dog was ready for the
    >> show. Must be Balmer.
    >>

    >
    > You mean Ballmer?
    > Fun guy huh?
    > Frank




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  4. #3


    Julian Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >I am trying...


    snip.

    Yes.


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  5. #4


    Frank Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    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

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  6. #5



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    I'm also "trying" for 1 month now and I've failed to find anything of value in Vista.. beside the bugs that you mention, there are so many annoying things in this OS, it is almost useless..

    Frankly is there 1 person in here who can say that Vista make their computing life easier and better ? The list of problems would be 1 full page long . Going from WinMe-98 to XP was marvelous, but XP to Vista is painful.

    That administrator privilege thing is so incredibly annoying, as you've said we are logged in as an administrator , why ask for permission to install Microsoft live messenger ?

    Why does Micro$ has to provide a media player and they can't even provide a registry cleaner-fixer. We have bought an Operating System , no need for an OS full of useless gadgets. I am trying hard to find some useful stuff about this OS, but i can't find anything good about it... except for memory management which Vista use plenty of... I'm about to loose patience and reinstall XP. That stupid Aero gadget that interfere with just about everything that we want to do ( video, games) is of no use at all. Who is using this rolodex thing as of yet ?

    I have spent a few hours with the microsoft support guy, he helped me a lot to understand this OS, but still, I totally hate it.

    When I think that I fix computers and XP is a living, I can't picture myself having to support this piece of crap for years to come...

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  7. #6


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    Yes.

    "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. #7


    Mike Hall - MS MVP Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    The show works for me..


    "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.
    >
    >


    --


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/




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  9. #8


    Drew Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    As I have posted many times in response to questions similar...I have been
    running Vista since pretty much 12:01 on January 31st and the RC's and
    Beta's before that.....On my machine or any of my friends machines we really
    have had no problems.....Some friends run Ultimate some run premium and I
    run Business...Some of these are upgrades and some are fresh installs Mine
    is a fresh install in a raid0 on twin 160gig Seagate Barracudas'...System is
    smooth and very fast and stable...The following is only to explain how
    things are working

    My rig consists of :
    Intel 2.66gig core2 processor
    Intel "Bad Axe 2" D975XBX2 motherboard
    4gigs of Kingston HyperX DDR2 800
    PNY 7900GS graphics card...until ATI releases there DX10 cards and then I
    will get 2 of there cards and crossfire them..
    Onboard Sigmatel High Def audio connected to a 5.1 system...Clear and works
    awesome
    Connected to a Linksys router and also have a network laser printer (Both
    run with no problems)
    I run many games both new and old and they all run very smooth
    I run AVG antivirus from Grisoft and it is working perfectly
    Antispyware is Sunbelt's Counterspy and is no problem
    My Logitech Quickcam Ultra also works great in Windows Live messenger
    I run many different programs on this system

    All in all I am really not seeing any problems but since I read these
    newsgroup posts every day I do see that people are having
    problems...Remember more people are NOT having problems then are...I feel
    bad for these people and wish I could or did have more knowledge so I might
    help more....I hope you get your Vista running properly soon so you can sit
    back and enjoy it as I have.....Have a great one !!!








    "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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  10. #9


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    Yes!

    --


    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!

    "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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  11. #10


    Retired Guest

    Re: Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

    You might go to the web page of the device manufacturers to check for Vista
    compatible device drivers, and there may be new Vista compatible versions
    (or updates) for the apps you are having trouble with.

    I was able to get Vista working just fine. Here is a run down of my
    experience.

    My copy of Vista is Vista Home Premium. My hardware is a home-built desktop
    with 512 MB of memory, a 40 GB hard drive, a floppy drive, a CD drive, a DVD
    drive, and a CPU running at 950 MHZ. I use an Ethernet cable connected to my
    router in order to gain access to the internet through my cable modem. This
    computer does not use wireless, which has been problematic for some users.

    I know this hardware sounds very minimal, especially the CPU speed, but with
    the applications I am using it runs efficiently and quickly.

    Here is what I did:

    A clean install of Vista (deleted all hard drive partitions, reformatted the
    hard drive, and installed Vista). Earlier I had tried a system upgrade from
    XP to Vista, and ran into all sorts of problems. A clean install will force
    you to re-install all applications and all needed data files, after Vista is
    up and running, but it is far less troublesome.

    Turned off UAC to avoid a constant barrage of "helpful" messages while
    setting up my Vista system..

    Removed Defender from the startup list for the same reason. It's still
    there, but will not begin running at startup. I'm not sure if Defender is
    that intrusive, but I didn't want to deal with it at the moment.

    Changed the workgroup name from WORKGROUP to MSHOME so that this computer
    would be able to communicate with other XP running PCs on my home network.
    The default workgroup name for Vista is WORKGROUP, while the default name
    under XP is MSHOME. In a home network, all computers should have the same
    workgroup name. You could rename the workgroup name for all PCs in your home
    network to something more secure, rather than use a default name - as long
    as ALL PCs have the same workgroup name.

    Downloaded and installed an anti-virus program called AVG free from Grisoft.

    Downloaded and installed an anti-spyware program called Ad-Aware (free) from
    Lavasoft.

    Installed Microsoft Office 2003.

    Downloaded and installed all updates from Microsoft for Vista and Office.

    Downloaded and installed all updates for AVG Free and Ad-Aware.

    Performed a full system scan with AVG Free and Ad-Aware.

    Chose the "classic" option for the Control Panel and also for the Start
    button. This makes Vista seem more familiar to me.

    Selected the single click option for my mouse (just my preference).

    The only glitch I experienced was that my (quite old) CD-ROM drive was not
    recognized. This, however, may have nothing to do with Vista. Could be a
    loose power cable to that device, or whatever. I haven't used it for over a
    year.

    All device drivers were recognized, and no errors show up under the Device
    Manager. I was halfway expecting my Nvidia driver to give me problems
    because there have been reports that some Nvidia drivers are not compatible
    with Vista. However, mine was accepted without a problem. The graphics card
    is an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440 with 64 MB of onboard memory.

    Prior to reaching this successful goal Vista's User Account Control (UAC)
    was causing way to many delays with its "helpful" messages. So I turned it
    off and was then able to do all of the above without interferences.

    I plan to keep UAC turned off for a while, until I at least have become more
    familiar with Vista. In the meantime, AVG Free and AD-Aware are providing
    all of the protection I need.

    Is my system performance adequate? For what I do, it certainly is. I surf
    the internet, download files from the internet (even large ones several
    hundred MBs in size because I use cable, which allows for fast downloads),
    use E-mail - including photographs as attachments, and use the Office
    software.

    Gaming is something I occasionally do, and my system is not adequate for
    some of the more advanced games - but does just fine with Microsoft Flight
    Simulator and similar packages - that is, it did OK with Flight Simulator
    under Windows XP. I haven't tried it out with Vista yet, but probably there
    will be a performance hit when I do.

    Hope this is of some help to you.



    "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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