Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Chris, Feb 27, 2007.
what are you talking about? there's no need to do anything with your bios to run Vista.
You can run in to some driver related issues with an out of date bios when running vista.
ok, but still, why would you need to switch between different bios to run Vista and XP?
well you should always keep your bios up to date anyway, but there is no need to switch constantly lol.
I didn't catch on to his post at first. lol
So I installed Vista last night. 4 hours to install, many headaches with shit not working and now that it's up and running, I'm thinking "Is this it?". I mean it's pretty and all, but I was expecting more I guess.
sticking with XP another year at least, I am
What version did you install?
I just read about the feature where you can use USB drives as RAM. I like it a lot more now. That's some cool shiznit!
lol ready boost is the bomb for sure.
honest opinion.. can I run Vista with 512k ram..?? and what will "I" as a normal surfer.. not programmer notice difference in switching from XP pro to Vista
It'll be slower than a granny driving a Toyota Echo. Most of what you would notice would be cosmetic, as in window transition effects etc. The interface is quite different. I'm not sure I like it yet. For one, windows don't open maximized by default and I haven't found a way to implement that yet.
Yeah it sucks, as far as i know there isn't a folder open to open all windows maximized. I think you have to pretty much maximize every windows you open, and when it opens next time it SHOULD maximize.
Also Chris...the amount of ram is only a part of the puzzle, it is the quality of the ram that makes a big difference. What processor do you have on the computer as well?
Just make sure this box is checked in the Folder Options and it should open maximized the next time.
Forgot to mention that! +rep
I'm sure the "open all windows to max" is a reg hack. I couldn't find the checkbox anywhere last night.
Well i ordered the new work laptop on friday and got vista on it. We'll see how it runs when i get it in 2 weeks.
IMO I wouldn't judge vista based on an OEM installation of vista. OEM operating systems are soooo loaded up with junk that performance suffers a ton. Heck...at idle my memory usage on the new computer was 70% with the Dell OS. I installed my copy of windows vista and i get 30% usage at idle now.
been playing with Vista a little bit on an older system and the biggest problem I've had is getting more than 2 channel audio. the MS drivers for the nForce2 boards only does 2 channel and nvidia doesn't have drivers for it. popped in an Audigy 2 and the Creative Vista drivers only do 2 channel, WTF?!?! so with a little searching I find that you can use the XP drivers to get 5.1.
did you run through the audio setup to set it to 5.1?
Right click desktop - personalize - Sounds
Click on playback...highlight your audio device you are using and choose configure.