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Sooo...I'm trying to install the trial, but I'm having issues with partitioning. Does Vista have to be on a specific partition on a disk? Iirc, Xp needed to be on the first partition of the first harddrive. Does the same go for Vista?
i don't think it matters because vista and server 2008 are kind of the same but it i was you i would install virtual pc 2005 "free from microsoft" and download there trial of server 2008 virtual hard drive.

its easyier to install and less of a mess if you want to junk it.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
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Oh well, I just trashed my xp install (was starting to get funky anyways..). I only use it for games anymore, and I'll play them in the trial.
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fyi. don't install xp on what was a vista drive without format, they have different verison of ntfs that make xp go crazy.
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fyi. don't install xp on what was a vista drive without format, they have different verison of ntfs that make xp go crazy.
I remember hearing something about that, so I partitioned and formatted with gparted from Linux. Hopefully Vista didn't decide it needed to format it again

I kinda like server 2008...it doesn't come preinstalled with that much junk.
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that is a plus, i need to look into it more, what are you using server 2008 for?
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that is a plus, i need to look into it more, what are you using server 2008 for?
Right now I'm using it for gaming and checking out vista primarily. I do most everything else in Linux.

Now I have a question about graphics in Server 2008. I've tried both 175 and 169 drivers, but whenever I go into bf2142, it usually is choppy for a couple seconds when I go into new areas, or first start playing. I also did the Cinebench openGL test and it gets a little more than half the score of XP 64 (I would run 3dmark06 too, but it doesn't work). Is this common to all versions of Vista or is there something I need to enable/disable?
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did you turn on DirectX on? and turned Performance Options from "background" to Programs and did you install you chipset drivers?
Edited by BlitzNwl - 6/14/08 at 3:54pm
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did you turn on DirectX on? and turned Performance Options from "background" to Programs and did you install you chipset drivers?
Where would I go to turn DX on? I think it's on, but just in case...

btw I got 3dmark06 to work (needed 64bit openal installer) and I got 9461. Ouch. I do have my cpu clocked down to 2.33 (from 3.2) but it only should have taken off about 1000 points based on previous results. I got 12,364 before in xp64 (at 3.2ghz)

Edit: Links to results:

Vista: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=7102277
xp64: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5864677
Edited by Gauvenator - 6/14/08 at 4:00pm
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i reloaded server 2008, look like they took awhile that option, but go SYSTEM, go to "Advanced system setting" then "Performance" then "advanced" then lcik on "programs" thats should help a bit, but i'll look into some more over the week and see if i can find anything else out.
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Vista drivers work on 08. Although, not all games work on it. Most do but Call of Juarez...not so much. But then again, it's pretty easy to get others to work. You can unlock Aero and other nice Vista stuff too. (Superfetch, Sidebar[with some hax] Media player, etc)
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