Successful burn, Successful install, Nice OS

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by gs, Jun 20, 2006.

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    gs Guest

    how did you turn off the aero glass feature?

    I like to know how so I can turn it in my virtualized version. it is taking
    too much performance hit.
    gs, Jun 20, 2006
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    jonah Guest

    Well done I am proud of you, safe beta testing.
    Mozilla Firefox will install no problem v1.5x is what you need.
    Adblock & NoScript make is pretty bulletproof. I did not like IE 7
    either I ditched it along with UAC which was a major pain in the bum,
    Get as cheap 128MB card, I use a very ancient Aopen NV 5500 card,
    works fine, cost £15-00

    jonah, Jun 20, 2006
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    Travis King Guest

    Get an NVIDIA FX5200 or FX5500 (they're very cheap) and you can have Aero
    Glass. They're less than $50 or $40 U.S.
    Travis King, Jun 20, 2006
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    Todd Guest

    I used the directions posted here by Andre to use Nero Express to burn the
    iso file to a DVD. I did have a problem with the DVD that was packaged with
    my new DVD drive, but when I used a HP brand DVD +R 8x it worked fine.

    I used the Vista boot disk to delete the partitions on an old hard drive
    (Western Digital 136AA 13601.1MB) and created one new partition and
    formatted it as NTFS, and did a clean install. My main home drive is
    physically in the computer, but I have disconnected the data ribbon from it,
    so that Vista can't somehow reach out and corrupt it.

    It took about 20 minutes for "Copying Windows files", about 20 minutes for
    "Expanding files", about 5 minutes for "Installing features" and Installing
    Updates, maybe 5 minutes to reboot, and 5 minutes for Completeing

    Then after another reboot, it came up and ran. I find the performance to be
    acceptable, even though my overall performance rating is 1.0. I have 512MB
    of memory and a 1.5 gig processor. My display driver is running on the
    Vista generic drivers. I'm pretty sure Nvidia doesn't have Vista drivers
    for a board as old as mine (AGP 1) although I havn't checked.

    Vista has built in drivers for my printer (HP Deskjet 890C) and I printed a
    test page after connecting it.

    Later this afternoon I got the Microsoft Windows Vista DVD in the mail, but
    as I said I did the install from the iso file I downloaded and burned to a

    I am using Windows mail to read the Vista general newsgroup, and to send
    this post.

    I also used IE7 to browse the internet. It works pretty well. I am not
    nearly as offended by the changes from Windows 2000 which I use and Windows
    XP which my wife uses, as I expected to be after all the complaints that I
    have seen posted here.

    I don't like Windows Explorer as well, but I certainly find it usable.

    I can't see the Aero glass feature, because of my old Video card, so I don't
    know about that, but overall, my first impression is good.
    Todd, Jun 20, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    Control Panel, Personalisation. Click on Visual Appearance then the
    "Open Classic Properties". Select Windows Vista Basic from there.
    Conor, Jun 20, 2006
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