Well Vista did something surprising

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rick Hallman, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Rick Hallman

    Rick Hallman Guest

    Well I installed and activated Vista on an old computer with minimal specs.
    (Abit KT7A-Raid, Athlon 1400, Soundblaster Live 5.1, D-Link NIC, ATI Rage
    Fury Pro AGP, 40 GB HD, 512 MB Ram). It didn't run very well and it didn't
    recognize the old ATI video card so it ran as a generic video card. I got
    tired of the hang ups so I slapped together another motherboard combo from
    some spare parts and tried it again. I figured that I would have to do a
    clean install since all the hardware changed (Soyo KT600, Athlon XP 1900+,
    512 MB DDR 2100, Nvidia FX 5200, Onboard sound, Onboard NIC). I didn't have
    anything to lose so I let the original installed OS on the 40 GB HD try to
    boot up the new setup. Well surprise, surprise - Vista accepted the new
    configuration and changed all of the drivers to reflect what it was now
    running on. Vista probably took 10 to 15 minutes to download and install
    all of the drivers and I had to ignore a premature reboot notice until it
    installed all the other devices. After I did reboot the setup, I received
    an activation notice that only 3 days were left to activate Vista. So I
    clicked the activate button and was soon legal again. (2 lives used - 8
    Rick Hallman, Aug 14, 2006
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    Andyistic Guest

    Did you also notice that Aero-Glass now works with Flip-3D?

    -- Andy
    Andyistic, Aug 15, 2006
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  3. So its suprising that it did something good?
    John Jay Smith, Aug 15, 2006
  4. Rick Hallman

    Rick Hallman Guest

    Yes, I have transparent effects now and screens fade out and in. The main
    benefit is that it doesn't hang up several times during each use.
    Rick Hallman, Aug 15, 2006
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