RAM needed?

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David Sherman

For those who are using Vista, how much RAM are on the machines?

I have tried 512 megs and 1024 under a Virtual PC session/

Machine isn't repsonding to anything.

I click on Explorer and get error message the Windows Explorer isn't
responding. Then it wants to collect inforamtion to identify the
problem.

I saw the Microsoft rep. run Vista on 512 meg. VPC session. And it
responded OK.

thanks
 

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Zack Whittaker

Under Virtual PC it's awful - it can be done but it's barely worth it. If
you want to run it in a virtual environment, use Microsoft Virtual Server
2005 R2.

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"David Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> For those who are using Vista, how much RAM are on the machines?
>
> I have tried 512 megs and 1024 under a Virtual PC session/
>
> Machine isn't repsonding to anything.
>
> I click on Explorer and get error message the Windows Explorer isn't
> responding. Then it wants to collect inforamtion to identify the
> problem.
>
> I saw the Microsoft rep. run Vista on 512 meg. VPC session. And it
> responded OK.
>
> thanks
 

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Depends on which build you are using and it depends on which build the MS
Rep was using. 5112 and up 5270 ran well in VPC, some persons had access to
Virtual Machine Additions that enabled certain functionality to work
properly with Vista in VPC. I would recommend avoiding VPC though and try
either Virtual Server 2005 R2 or VM Ware Workstation 5.5. Virtual Server
2005 R2 is a free download, so thats worth trying out at first, although the
user interface is horrendous, does not support USB devices either, neither
SCSCI.

You need a MSN Passport:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...78-B022-4F56-AF96-7B95975DB13B&displaylang=en
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"David Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> For those who are using Vista, how much RAM are on the machines?
>
> I have tried 512 megs and 1024 under a Virtual PC session/
>
> Machine isn't repsonding to anything.
>
> I click on Explorer and get error message the Windows Explorer isn't
> responding. Then it wants to collect inforamtion to identify the
> problem.
>
> I saw the Microsoft rep. run Vista on 512 meg. VPC session. And it
> responded OK.
>
> thanks
 

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David Sherman

I installed it on machine with 2 gb. of ram. I can understand why 2
gb. will not be enough memory.


On Sat, 22 Apr 2006 19:08:43 -0700, "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Depends on which build you are using and it depends on which build the MS
>Rep was using. 5112 and up 5270 ran well in VPC, some persons had access to
>Virtual Machine Additions that enabled certain functionality to work
>properly with Vista in VPC. I would recommend avoiding VPC though and try
>either Virtual Server 2005 R2 or VM Ware Workstation 5.5. Virtual Server
>2005 R2 is a free download, so thats worth trying out at first, although the
>user interface is horrendous, does not support USB devices either, neither
>SCSCI.
>
>You need a MSN Passport:
>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...78-B022-4F56-AF96-7B95975DB13B&displaylang=en
>--
 

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Jason

2gb of ram should be more then enough. Not sure why you are having a lot of
problems with the install. I hope that when the Beta 2 comes out in aprox a
month or so, you will be ok.

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"David Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I installed it on machine with 2 gb. of ram. I can understand why 2
> gb. will not be enough memory.
>
>
> On Sat, 22 Apr 2006 19:08:43 -0700, "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Depends on which build you are using and it depends on which build the MS
>>Rep was using. 5112 and up 5270 ran well in VPC, some persons had access
>>to
>>Virtual Machine Additions that enabled certain functionality to work
>>properly with Vista in VPC. I would recommend avoiding VPC though and try
>>either Virtual Server 2005 R2 or VM Ware Workstation 5.5. Virtual Server
>>2005 R2 is a free download, so thats worth trying out at first, although
>>the
>>user interface is horrendous, does not support USB devices either, neither
>>SCSCI.
>>
>>You need a MSN Passport:
>>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...78-B022-4F56-AF96-7B95975DB13B&displaylang=en
>>--

>
 

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Ed Dixon

I finally got it to work in VPC on a system with 1GB of ram. Issue was
preparing the virtual disk prior to Vista install.

Ed

"David Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> For those who are using Vista, how much RAM are on the machines?
>
> I have tried 512 megs and 1024 under a Virtual PC session/
>
> Machine isn't repsonding to anything.
>
> I click on Explorer and get error message the Windows Explorer isn't
> responding. Then it wants to collect inforamtion to identify the
> problem.
>
> I saw the Microsoft rep. run Vista on 512 meg. VPC session. And it
> responded OK.
>
> thanks
 

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Tom

Im going to be annoying :D

VMware Server Beta 2 is a free download - and it supports USB devices...
Best of all, its free -
i use it to test Linux operating systems before installing on a physical
machine - its got great performance and runs on XP Home :-P

Tom

"Ed Dixon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:eQpQjV%[email protected]
>I finally got it to work in VPC on a system with 1GB of ram. Issue was
>preparing the virtual disk prior to Vista install.
>
> Ed
>
> "David Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> For those who are using Vista, how much RAM are on the machines?
>>
>> I have tried 512 megs and 1024 under a Virtual PC session/
>>
>> Machine isn't repsonding to anything.
>>
>> I click on Explorer and get error message the Windows Explorer isn't
>> responding. Then it wants to collect inforamtion to identify the
>> problem.
>>
>> I saw the Microsoft rep. run Vista on 512 meg. VPC session. And it
>> responded OK.
>>
>> thanks

>
>
 

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Ed Dixon

I have had poor results with VS thusfar.

Ed

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"Tom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Im going to be annoying :D
>
> VMware Server Beta 2 is a free download - and it supports USB devices...
> Best of all, its free -
> i use it to test Linux operating systems before installing on a physical
> machine - its got great performance and runs on XP Home :-P
>
> Tom
>
> "Ed Dixon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:eQpQjV%[email protected]
>>I finally got it to work in VPC on a system with 1GB of ram. Issue was
>>preparing the virtual disk prior to Vista install.
>>
>> Ed
>>
>> "David Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> For those who are using Vista, how much RAM are on the machines?
>>>
>>> I have tried 512 megs and 1024 under a Virtual PC session/
>>>
>>> Machine isn't repsonding to anything.
>>>
>>> I click on Explorer and get error message the Windows Explorer isn't
>>> responding. Then it wants to collect inforamtion to identify the
>>> problem.
>>>
>>> I saw the Microsoft rep. run Vista on 512 meg. VPC session. And it
>>> responded OK.
>>>
>>> thanks

>>
>>

>
>
 

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Zack Whittaker

Virtual Server all the way :o)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=28331

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"Paul Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> http://ursine.ca/Top_Posting
>
> Tom wrote:
>
>> Im going to be annoying :D
>>
>> VMware Server Beta 2 is a free download - and it supports USB devices...
>> Best of all, its free -

>
> Linkage?
>
> --
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Christopher L. Estep

"David Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I installed it on machine with 2 gb. of ram. I can understand why 2
> gb. will not be enough memory.
>
>


I've run it (every build up to 5365) natively with 1 GB, in a VM (VMWare 5.5
WS and Parallels 2.1) with 512 MB. PC is a P4 2.6 Northwood-C, ASUS P4C800E
Deluxe mobo, dual DVD burners (one SL, one DL) and dual HDs (200 GB SATA, 80
GB PATA). Graphics are via ATI's AIW 9700 Pro (which would normally also
supply NTSC over cable). Other hardware is Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
(supported with Creative beta drivers), Logitech Communicate STX (supported
with native drivers, oddly enough), and ATI HDTV Wonder (supported with
native drivers, but unusable due to NTSC requirement for ATSC support).

LAN support is solid (onboard Intel/PRO1000CT supported natively).

The AIW only has 128 MB, but supports Aero Glass just fine.


Christopher L. Estep
 

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

He didn't ask for that, could you answer the persons question?
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"Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Virtual Server all the way :o)
> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=28331
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
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> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "Paul Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> http://ursine.ca/Top_Posting
>>
>> Tom wrote:
>>
>>> Im going to be annoying :D
>>>
>>> VMware Server Beta 2 is a free download - and it supports USB devices...
>>> Best of all, its free -

>>
>> Linkage?
>>
>> --
>> Paul Johnson
>> Email and IM (XMPP & Google Talk): [email protected]
>> Jabber: Because it's time to move forward http://ursine.ca/Ursine:Jabber

>
>
 

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