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post #21 of 29
i know it wasn't the best analogy, but you get the point. i'm just amazed at how forgiving most Vista users are. if any other part of your computer was that unrefined, people would be up in arms and threatening class action lawsuits.
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post #22 of 29
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sorry. he asked for my opinion and i gave it. it would be dishonest of me to say i've had positive experiences with it so far.

and i think most of you Vista users are much better people than i am. for the kind of money most of you spent on it, i would expect a much more refined OS. you guys keep saying things like, "it's good, considering how new it is." come on. if you bought a new car and it was able to drive on 90% of the streets in your city, would you consider that acceptable? would you forgive the automaker for making a partially-working car because it's a new model? i wouldn't. i can't afford to pay for junk.
I have yet to have a single compatibility issue with Vista.
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post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the comments and feedback, this is what I was looking for.

Thanks for the hardware list Modki, much appreciated. I am fairly certain that my buddy is using onboard video...

... I have a 7600 that might be able to handle the task...?

lol... no Aero Glass (I think that is what it is called) for him...

Additionally, he may not have enough System Memory...

I will find out Sunday.

Thanks again for the input so far.

If anyone has Vista that runs on a mid-range AMD system, please let me know what your experiences have been like.

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post #24 of 29
With UAC always asking for the admin password, why not just log in as administrator?

I know from a corporate security standpoint, that's a no-no. But for basic home use, why not?

Note that I am not yet a Vista user...but my default XP pro login has admin permissions, which should do the same thing.
     
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post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
With UAC always asking for the admin password, why not just log in as administrator?

I know from a corporate security standpoint, that's a no-no. But for basic home use, why not?

Note that I am not yet a Vista user...but my default XP pro login has admin permissions, which should do the same thing.


Yeh that's what I'm wondering. I'm about to get Vista in a couple days. Hopefully if you're logged in as Admin you don't have as many problems.
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I am logged in as admin and have UAC off. . .no problems whatsoever
 
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post #27 of 29
you can run vista basic on 1 gig or ram easy premium and above needs 2, I have not upgraded but i only had one major problem with vista and it was fixed by driver updates from logitech. I would reccomend switchin as i like it alot more and there is nothing i cant do in vista that i could in xp. Game performance is a little less but nothing really that noticable to me. And you can upgrand then do a clean install from the cd which is prob your best bet.
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post #28 of 29
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If anyone has Vista that runs on a mid-range AMD system, please let me know what your experiences have been like.
Runs fine over here with only 1G of Ram on this rig. I can play Test Drive Unlimited and many others fine at pretty much max settings (no AA/AF at the worst). I tweaked the startup so when the computer is left idle or gaming, the OS only uses 27-29% of my 1G of Ram and this is with using avast!, but I can tell more RAM would definitely allow me max my games out.
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my neighbor has a comp with 512 memory and onboard graphics running vista basic. It runs okay to slow for me but on gig would make it run awsome.
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