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Anyone able to run Vista successfully?

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#1
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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Former captain of the Enterprise

#2
bill gates still uses XP pro at home... ;-)


"Frank" <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote in message
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> 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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Julian

#3
"nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I am trying...


snip.

Yes.
 

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Frank

#4
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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#5
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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Colin Barnhorst

#6
Yes.

"nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>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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Mike Hall - MS MVP

#7
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.
>
>


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#8
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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Richard Urban

#9
Yes!

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"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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Retired

#10
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
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>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
"Drew" <sheba3169@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
news:6368CFD3-16BF-4080-B95E-176670A2DBA4@microsoft.com:

> 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.
>>
>>

>
>


People will always complain when they have a problem but very seldom
will they say anything when things are working good. So that is why
we rarely see any positive remarks in here. It's just human nature,
we all tend to focus on the negative things in life.

Vista works great on my system. Could it use more RAM sure it could,
but quite honestly I am not buying PC800RDRam for this 3 year old
MOBO and it does run well enough for me until I get a new PC. Did I
get annoyed with the UAC dialogs when I was installing
everything.....sure it did, but now I rarely get them.

Am I more willing to accept change then most? Probably

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Hope this helps
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Dave Cox

#12
"Drew" <sheba3169@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
news:6368CFD3-16BF-4080-B95E-176670A2DBA4@microsoft.com:

> 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.
>>
>>

>
>


People will always complain when they have a problem but very seldom
will they say anything when things are working good. So that is why
we rarely see any positive remarks in here. It's just human nature,
we all tend to focus on the negative things in life.

Vista works great on my system. Could it use more RAM sure it could,
but quite honestly I am not buying PC800RDRam for this 3 year old
MOBO and it does run well enough for me until I get a new PC. Did I
get annoyed with the UAC dialogs when I was installing
everything.....sure it did, but now I rarely get them.

Am I more willing to accept change then most? Probably

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Dave Cox

#13
Dave Cox <dcox1961@gmail.com> wrote in
news:Xns9917B23B828B4dcox1961gmailcom@69.28.186.121:

>
> People will always complain when they have a problem but very
> seldom will they say anything when things are working good. So
> that is why we rarely see any positive remarks in here. It's just
> human nature, we all tend to focus on the negative things in life.
>
> Vista works great on my system. Could it use more RAM sure it
> could, but quite honestly I am not buying PC800RDRam for this 3
> year old MOBO and it does run well enough for me until I get a new
> PC. Did I get annoyed with the UAC dialogs when I was installing
> everything.....sure it did, but now I rarely get them.
>
> Am I more willing to accept change then most? Probably
>
> --
> Hope this helps
> Dave
>
>


Damn Vista made me, double post!!!
I'm taking this back!


lol

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#14
On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:03:57 -0700, nsag 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.


I have advised a large number of people to wait for SP1 - at least.
 

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Iplant

#15
Outside of problems with ATI AIW card; not one major issue!
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"nsag" 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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#16
"Frank" <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote in message
news:epekwytgHHA.1244@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> 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
>


once again, if you were Pinocchio, your nose would have circled the globe
and poked you in the ass by now.

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Doris Day

#17
nsag 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.


Here's your solution my friend ...

http://lunapark6.com/ubuntu-704-feisty-fawn.html

Love and Kisses,
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Frank

#18
john wrote:

> "Frank" <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote in message
> news:epekwytgHHA.1244@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>
>>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
>>

>
>
> once again, if you were Pinocchio, your nose would have circled the globe
> and poked you in the ass by now.
>


Is that a testimonial?
Frank
 

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Doris Day

#19
john wrote:

> "Frank" <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote in message
> news:epekwytgHHA.1244@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> 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
>>

>
> once again, if you were Pinocchio, your nose would have circled the globe
> and poked you in the ass by now.
>

Actually his nose has been poking Frank in the ass all along, since he's had
his head up his ass as long as he's been around this newsgroup.

Love and Kisses,
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Doris Day

#20
Frank wrote:

> 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


Just your type Frankie boy...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nc4MzqBFxZE

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