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Vista: Cloudy

2007-08-07 15:03:08.434665+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

After struggling install Microsoft Windows Vista on to a computer, Matthew Schenker discovers a machine into which he can load Vista.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-07 17:49:53.819823+00 by: meuon

I bought a little laptop with it pre-loaded, just to avoid such issues. It runs Ubuntu 7.04 80% of the time.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-07 18:34:48.791921+00 by: ebradway

I've yet to find anyone who has successfully installed Vista and everyone I know who has bought a computer with it preloaded has either already wiped the drive or has asked me for an XP cd.

Microsoft has had compatibility issues in the past, but this really, really takes the cake! It's almost as bad as the trial version of Office 2007 scanning your hard drive and "upgrading" all your documents so that when the trial expires, you can no longer read your documents with your old version of Office.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-08 07:28:14.691017+00 by: topspin

I went from WinXP Pro to Vista Premium (on a media-dedicated Shuttle XPC) and was told I couldn't upgrade and needed a "clean install," so I agreed to let it do whatever it needed to do.

When the smoke cleared and the latest annoying boot music played, my media files smiled back at me from uniquely named [Rick's Music, etc] directories I'd created under Win XP Pro.... not from "windows.old" but right where I'd kissed them goodbye on the C: drive. I did a double take, smiled, and fired up some Alison Krauss Live to keep me company while I tweaked settings and such.

Shrug. I don't mind Microsoft being clueless sometimes.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-08 13:36:16.949267+00 by: ebradway

Okay. There's one (so far) contented Vista user. Any others out there?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-08 14:12:18.921249+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]

My new laptop came with Vista Premium preloaded, and I haven't switched it to XP. The reason? I needed a Vista machine for software testing. Would I switch it if I didn't need it for that purpose? I dunno. Vista really isn't that much different from XP, especially if you disable a lot of the stupid graphics. I'm sure we'll see methods for disabling the sandbox environment in the near future, too.

I almost forgot to add that, while I may not switch the laptop from Vista, I *definitely* won't be switching my desktop from XP. Vista may be pretty, but not THAT pretty.