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I just dont know what to say...

I have been running 3 Vista Ultimate x64 rigs w/ SP1 (2 desktops [dual boot], and 1 laptop) and can only sing its praises. I have noticed reasonable performance gains, especially in explorer copy operations... and have yet to experience a single crash (even to desktop from gaming). I am also running legacy NF4 chips, that are known to be fickle with vista... and still no problems.

hey go figure...
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Biggest difference I found was file transfers. Cut them down to like 25% the amount of time it used to take.
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Any IT department worth their pay always rigorously checks any new software or update before implementing it onto their systems. This is typical of software deployment in institutions and corporations.
bingo
Besides, the benefits outweigh the risks involved greatly for a university to upgrade their entire network with SP1......they need to test further I'm sure.
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bingo
Besides, the benefits outweigh the risks involved greatly for a university to upgrade their entire network with SP1......they need to test further I'm sure.
You think any risks are worth it for thousands of computers across a huge network? Tsk tsk, good thing you don't run a company!
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You think any risks are worth it for thousands of computers across a huge network? Tsk tsk, good thing you don't run a company!
No I was saying that it's not worth the risk.....LOL. Eventually after the IT department tests the SP for compatibility with all the university's software, they will need to update, as I'm sure there are a number of security hotfixes involved with SP1.
I guess it came out wrong.....I meant that the risks outweigh the benefits
I took a long nap today.....
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University of Pennsylvania tech staffers are advising faculty and students not to upgrade their computers to the new service pack for Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s Windows Vista operating system.
I am a University of Pennsylvania tech staffer. The department and I suggest you install Vista SP1.

I work for Penn State (Rescom). I do student computer repair. We are REQUIRED to install SP1 on all Vista machines that we touch, unless there is some specific issue. We then test the computers to make sure that all seems alright (all drivers re-installed properly). If something is wrong, we need to fix it.

However, this is only for student computers. Not school computers. (I don't think we even have any Vista school computers)
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
The experts have spoken
Obviously because all high school and college tech departments are teh 1337 exp3rtz



Obviously no offense meant bruestle2.

However, the tech department at my school, where we are all forced to have tablet PC's, is incredibly lacking, especially with the amount of students (about 1400 boys). I'm essentially the student tech person everyone goes to when the tech department refuses to help them, which is most of the time.... sigh
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Please be advised.

Vista SP1 combined with The new Radion 8.3 Driver edition killed my system. It messed up the master boot record where I could not boot XP or Vista. Did a mem chk and found that all 4 gigs of ram was fried. I had to replace my hard drive. I am waiting on my new ram. OCZREaper DDr2 800 OC'd to 1066. New HDD is installed and formatted. Microsoft is getting another call. I have a couple of new Slogans for you guys.

Vista....... The new ME
and dont forget
Vista makes ME look Goood.
Vista...........Satans operating system.

I want Dx 10 for XP Bill.....and hurry up with 7.
Seven better be released on be on Easter Sunday and code named Jesus edition.
Unstable RAM is will easily kill an MBR, which is why the only way any one should ever test for RAM stability is via a boot able disk so it does not touch the OS.

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Originally Posted by Poser View Post
I just dont know what to say...

I have been running 3 Vista Ultimate x64 rigs w/ SP1 (2 desktops [dual boot], and 1 laptop) and can only sing its praises. I have noticed reasonable performance gains, especially in explorer copy operations... and have yet to experience a single crash (even to desktop from gaming). I am also running legacy NF4 chips, that are known to be fickle with vista... and still no problems.

hey go figure...
Haha, yeah try and alt-tab from a game into Rivatuner to change your fan speed on the fly while running XP.

SYSTEM MELTDOWN

I love my Vista x64.
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