"Vista Service Pack 1 testers requested"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by EU XP user, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. I installed it on my wife's old GE MixMaster and the blade spin like crazy.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 26, 2007
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    Tom Lake Guest

    My wife's KitchenAid needs a dough hook upgrade before it'll run Glass.

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Jan 26, 2007
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  3. Your post makes little sense to me.
    I do not connect my computer to any TV and do not have a 40" TV new or
    otherwise.
    My desktop with old video card has Aero, but not my 2+ year old laptop.
    But both run Vista fine.

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    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jan 26, 2007
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    EU XP user Guest

    EU XP user, Jan 26, 2007
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  5. Glass breaks in my dishwasher from time to time too.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 27, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    This message is being sent from Vista Ultimate RTM on a system that is
    almost 5 years old in a dual boot with XP. Nothing new or Vista certified
    for the hardware on this system. The video card does not have a WDDM
    driver, but otherwise everything else works fine.
     
    Rock, Jan 27, 2007
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    Eric Guest

    It was very clear to me...

    About any recent pc can run Vista, but the poster is trying to point out a
    mayor issue:
    if you want the "whole new experience, as hyped on TV" you will have to
    invest heavily:

    a classic laptop does not come with 1 GB of RAM, nor a videocard supporting
    3D Aero,
    nor the ability to play HD-DVD's, so why bother with Vista basic?
    XP is running stable and without issues here.

    And like the previous poster said, this 'full Vista experience'
    means spending lots of cash on new hardware, especially if you want to watch
    HD-DVD's

    BTW: my 2004 scanner, printer, and about 10 software programs cannot be used
    at all with vista:
    - no hardware drivers
    - programs incompatible or presenting "issues"
    (source: Vista Upgrade advisor)


    I so no compelling reason to upgrade from XP: I never had any security
    issues with XP-SP2
     
    Eric, Jan 28, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    There has been no significant release of Windows since the beginning for
    which every single pre-existing hardware device had drivers available on day
    one. Manufacturers will develop the drivers for their current products
    first and older products second. Many of the products you have problems
    with may well have drivers and patches over the next few months.

    If you are the type who wants the latest and greatest technology in your OS,
    then why wouldn't you want the latest and greatest in your hardware to
    match? That seems to me to be an illogical expectation.

    Finally, I wish Microsoft had totally disregarded compatibility with
    anything pre-Vista and given us an operating system that was not hamstrung
    at all by compatibility issues and, instead, took full advantage of the very
    latest state-of-the-art hardware.

    Dale
     
    Dale, Jan 28, 2007
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    Robert Firth Guest

    Maybe not in the past, but look at the new laptops sold now. Even the
    cheapest laptop Dell sells is Vista ready. Even Dell's cheapest desktop
    selling for $359 is Vista ready and Vista preloaded. This isn't cutting
    edge stuff. This isn't a new thing. Even older computers are Vista ready -
    but the best experience is on a modern computer.

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    Robert Firth, Jan 28, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    I agree. At most, any decent PC built new in the last few years would need
    more RAM - perhaps $100 or so.

    Users who aren't willing to pay for the latest don't really want the latest.
    That is about like me getting pissed that my old CRT 27 incher won't play
    HDTV.

    Dale
     
    Dale, Jan 28, 2007
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  11. BULLSHIT
     
    thetruthhurts , Jan 29, 2007
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