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MSN Premium incompatible with Vista x64

nnicko

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Hi! I built a new system a couple of months ago centered around Vista Ultimate 64-bit. I use MSN Premium as my browser. (Hey guys, don't pick on me! I've used MSN ever since I got Verizon DSL. I'm used to it and happy enough that I haven't taken the time to research other browsers.)

Well, it looks like the time has possibly come. I've been having several problems including recurring messages telling me MSN has to close down. This morning I called Verizon MSN department and was told that they just got a message that MSN Premium is not compatible with Vista x64 and that I should remove it. He said MS might try to make a patch but don't count on it soon.

At the moment, I don't plan on immediately removing it. (I can live with the occasional problems (as long as they don't somehow screw up my OS).

Any comments on good browsers that work with Vista x64?

Thanks!

P.S. The tech also told me not to use IE8 while it is still beta as there are some x64 issues still to be resolved.
 
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    3Gb PC2-5300 DDR2 @ 667mhz
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    XFX Radeon HD 4770 512mb GDDR5
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nnicko

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IE 8 has been finalized. You can download and use it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Internet-explorer/default.aspx

In my opinion, would quit using MSN Premium and use IE 8, because once you have a problematic area it tends to get worse and generally finds it way to other areas as well. Give IE 8 a shot.
Thanks for the reply. I currently hav IE7 and I don't like it's toolbars at all. I'll give IE8 a try. Hope it's better than IE7. I was just looking at Firefox reviews and videos. This looks real good.

P.S.Regarding the tech who told me not to use IE8 beta with Vista x64 it looks like he's not keeping current.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78-T
    Memory
    Crucial 4GB 240PIN DDR2 DIMM Unbuffered
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3300 GPU
    Sound Card
    On-Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron 24" L246WP-BN
    Screen Resolution
    Native 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate SATA 320GB
    PSU
    Enermax Pro 82+ 625W
    Case
    Lian LI PC65
    Cooling
    4 80mm (2 front,1 rear, 1 top) + PSU fan
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse II
    Internet Speed
    Verizon DSL 3Mbps download 768Kbps upload
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#4
I used IE 8 RC 1 untill the final version came out. Downloaded IE 8 and used it for a day. It was slower than 7 was in load up time. It took 8 to 10 seconds to load my home page. So I uninstalled it and went back to 7, since then I have given opera and firefox a go. I really like the firefox with the vista skin. Looks a lot like 7 and way faster than 7 is for me any way. Good luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+ 3.0ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M4N78 Pro
    Memory
    3Gb PC2-5300 DDR2 @ 667mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon HD 4770 512mb GDDR5
    Sound Card
    VIA HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual monitors: HP W1907 LCD 19" and Gateway HD Display 19" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320 x 2-GB Hard Drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 80 plus 500 watts
    Case
    Ultra E-Torque ATX Mid tower clear side w/2 120mm fans
    Cooling
    Thermaltake MaxOrb cpu cooler w/120 mm blue led
    Mouse
    OEM HP
    Keyboard
    OEM HP
    Internet Speed
    Download 6885 kb/s upload 367 kb/s
    Other Info
    Optical: Super Muliti DVD burner w/lightscribe, Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800

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