Well, doesn't sound like much of a smooth install, but successful never the
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"Chris Altmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I thought I'd share my general impressions of the install process of Vista
>Beta 2. Here goes.
> My test machine is a P4 2.4 GHz on a Intel D865PERL MB with 1GB RAM and a
> 80GB 7200RPM HD. Not sure what my DVD drive's speed is but it's relatively
> recent. Video card is a FX5200 with 128MB RAM.
> Overall installation took about 40 minutes and it appears to have found
> drivers for everything but the onboard RealTek audio.
> The first couple of minutes of the install were kind of worrying as it got
> to the static "Aurora" background screen with a stock mouse arrow and
> appeared to sit there with no activity for a couple of minutes. I was
> close to resetting when it displayed "Please Wait" and a hourglass for
> another minute or two. I don't know if it was my hardware (I'll have to
> check if my DVD drive lights are working now that I think of it), but some
> on screen feedback would be nice at this point.
> After that I got the first dialogs asking for the product key and time
> zone (or was that later?) and to select/setup partitions. I deleted my old
> partition and installed in that space. The "checklist" dialog came up and
> I left it to its thing.
> There may have been 1 or two reboots somewhere in this next segment, and
> the order might be wrong (I didn't think I was going to write this at the
> time and didn't make notes).
> I got a rather XPish screen at one point (the one with stripes at the top
> and bottom and text in the middle band, but in shades of gray). I don't
> know what it was for but keeping the look from the earlier steps would
> probably be a better experience.
> At another point I got the animated Aurora effect while a progress bar
> "progressed". This was the most disappointing part of the experience. It
> was sad to see the animation strain to keep any semblance of framerate
> while whatever background processes "progressed". If that can't be fixed
> for release, I'd just drop the animation altogether as it just looks silly
> in its current state.
> (The next 2 steps also happen on normal bootup, preceded by a lone
> progress bar from the old boot logo screen. I think the orb animation
> should be extended into that period)
> Then I got the shiny orb on a black background. Very pretty but way too
> short. And it seems out of place during the install process because of the
> next step
> Then I got the static Aurora background again with various status
> Then it faded out and the desktop faded in fully rendered (except for the
> sidebar). That was a nice touch. I'd like to see that effect when resuming
> from sleep too.
> That's it! I guess my point is: keep the look of the various steps
> consistent, and show some sort of feedback on every screen that can update
> smoothly given the real work being done behind it.