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To Vista or not to Vista, that is the question...

Post by DaddyRabbit » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:22 pm

"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?"

Whether to embrace the vast chasm that is the "new" and bravely venture as an explorer of fortune onto the sea of uncertainty or to remain nestled in the calm breast of "things that just work" and WindowBlinds?

Tell me Horatio (and anybody else) what path would you take?

In short, I ran Beta 2 on my last rig (A64 3500+, 1 gig etc) and the only issue was my HP PSC 2175 All in One would'nt work and several programs were incompatible.

I don't NEED it but you know how that is for a geek....
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Post by maj0r_pawnage » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:13 pm

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Post by moon111 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:15 pm

When XP came out, one of the biggest driver problems I had doing tech support was for HP products.

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:01 am

not to vista that is the answer
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Post by ibleet » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:12 am

Not just yet at least!

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Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:51 am

I'm going to say the same thing I've said all along, wait till SP1 :P (or at least some decent driver support)

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Post by DaddyRabbit » Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:24 am

DMB2000uk,

Said the same thing to myself a thousand times <gr> but I get that "early adopter" itch every once in a while.

I tried Beta 2 for a while and, for the most part, liked it. But I've since built a new PC...

Maybe I'll just dual boot awhile :)
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:13 am

Still dual booting here with XP and RC2 Vista........;) I'll wait till SP1 is out before I put out the cash for a retail copy of Vista though............ 8)

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Post by Bigedmond » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:43 am

I got a copy of vista home premium from newegg fro 120. I only went vista because i built a brand new system, and so far i like it. Only the video card driver is a problem when it comes to opengl games. Games that are direct3d work flawlessly.
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Post by Darkstar » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:10 pm

I did preliminary beta testing on it (RC2) and had all kinds of problems, many of them mentioned here. I liked it and thought alot of the improvements ( and eye candy) were nice. BUT......like most people are saying, wait for SP 1 before using it, there are too many problems with it right now.

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Post by kenc51 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:42 pm

The only problem I'm having with Vista is, I can't fold with my GPU :x

I still dual boot with XP though

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Post by Baddad53 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:36 pm

If you do MP gaming ...wait...if you just do MS Office go for it. DX10 is the anti-OpenGL so you would expect them is not care about it at first. If enough of us wait for them to get it all right...it should be a good up-grade in 2008.

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Post by DaddyRabbit » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:55 pm

Well, like a dummy (I've done this before :cry: ) I decided to go for it and got the Ultimate Upgrade (plus the Office 2007 Home/Student edition). Tried to upgrade my existing install but no go, I got a "this product cannot be installed on this computer" type of error. Did a clean install and a clean "custom" re-install to bypass the old version checking and now, so far, it's working well. My Steam backup won't restore however so I am re-downloading the works... :axe: , had to re-install Guildwars, haven't launched Office 2007 yet to deal with the infamous "Ribbon" but it's coming.

Next, how do I import my old Outlook PST file into Windows Mail (at least my old email messages) since "Transfer Files and Settings" didn't "Transfer Files and Settings" but really took a long time to NOT do anything...

Thanks for the input all, I might be sorry I didn't heed it... That's what they make Acronis for (I'm not totally stupid :lol: )
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Post by Nitromorph » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:10 pm

no vista, too many crappeys right now, i have been messing with it since the beta and am going to wait until it is a more functional os before i waste more time with it.

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Post by toolegit2quit » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:12 pm

Ditto to what Nitro just said.
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Post by danijelzi » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:07 pm

You might need Vista when DirectX 10 games are released, since there will be no DX10 for XP (I think). If you want to play DX10 games, of course...

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Post by Illuminati » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:13 am

I went to Vista Ultimate 64-bit and so far the only problem I have is with HP printer support. Neither of my HP printers have compatible drivers for Vista...

Hopefully they will get that sorted out soon.
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Post by DaddyRabbit » Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:31 pm

I have the same issues with my HP PSC2175 "all in one". It has limited functionality and isn't very stable. HP gives me a list of recommended new printers to buy however... :axe:

I think I will partially take their advice and buy a new printer. Samsung make the CLP-300 which is a nice little color laser HP won't be getting any more of my business...

I am also having the occasional stability issue with my Nvidia 8800GTS using the 100.25 driver I think it is but Nvidia is working fast and furious to get the issues with Vista fixed.

The lack of DirectSound (and 3d audio in a LOT of the games I play) is probably my biggest peeve at the moment. I may just yank the X-Fi and go with the onboard Sigmatel for now as I don't see Creative making much movement in the driver area.

All in all I'm liking it so far, wish I could say the same for Office 2007 :cry:
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Post by Sovereign » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:21 pm

I have no issue with Office 2007, use it daily for school tasks. Vista Business runs well on my laptop (see sig). Furthermore, I don't game on my laptop, and don't plan on putting Vista on my game rig till this nasty cloud of suckiness subsides a bit (i.e. sometime around SP1)
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Post by DaddyRabbit » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:15 pm

My main issue with Office 2007 is the DIFFERENCE. But I'm starting to see hoe I can customize the UI to my needs, it's just very different...
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