Re: OT: Vista
- From: Harry Krause <harry.krause@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 10:41:39 -0400
So you took an old laptop and put the latest operating system on it.
That was smart... Did you even bother to check the memory
Naaaa.... Most likely didnt check to see if the video was even
Naaaaa.... Lets face it. Installing Vista on old equipment is a
all the way around. Unless its 6 months to a year old I wouldnt
wasted the time.
If you think XP works great on that laptop, you should try windows 98.
I am sure it'll be blazing fast on there. Can't do crap with it but
On Apr 11, 2:23 am, "Mike" <M...@xxxxxxx> wrote:As most of you know, I was a tester for Vista, and basically warned folks
off of it. Well, yesterday, in preparation of our trip to Disneyland with
the kids, I pulled out my 4 year old laptop. It doesn't get much use lately,
and was loaded with a bunch of stuff that was bogging it down. My goal here
was to have a machine that would play DVD movies, and play my son and
daughter's favorite games.
For kicks, I decided to load Vista, since I never had it on this machine,
and I was gonna format the drive anyway. To make a long story short (too
late), I spent HOURS searching for drivers to get my machine to work. The
hardest ones were the audio drivers, and since a movie or game with no audio
would suck, it was pretty important.
Great, finally everything seems to be fine. That was until I tried to load
an online game (Toontown), and everything went to hell in a handbasket.
That's my son and daughter's favorite game right now, and it'd be perfect
for the wind-down period after the park. Try as I might, it kept producing
an "unspecified error."
Oh well, forget that one, let's try another. This one had different errors,
but the result was the same... no workie. Aint this wunnerful!
Bottom line, I formatted the drive again, and XP Pro is re-installing as we
speak. I've been around computers for 25 years, so I know what I'm doing. I
really don't mind all of this, it just takes some time. If I were your
average computer user though, I'd be tearing up the tech support line!
Vista may work for many, but if it doesn't do what YOU need it to do, it's a
waste. Unfortunately, there's no way to know until you install it, and there
is NO uninstall.
OK I'm done. :-)
Sheesh. Why the snotty tone?
Most of the "advanced" VISTA video features can be shut off, if you like. The key to VISTA, though, seems to be memory. The mo' the betta'. At least one gig, preferably two.
I've seen VISTA running just fine on some low-end machines at the big box stores.
- Prev by Date: Re: Weather
- Next by Date: Re: You're All Invited... (Too late, party is over.)
- Previous by thread: Re: OT: Vista
- Next by thread: Re: OT: Vista