Windows Vista

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by ZeWarrior, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. striderx

    striderx GBAtemp Regular

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    Lots of compatibility issues. Mostly in networking for me.

    It takes forever to enumerate every device on the network and seems to do it often.

    I have networked printers and a networked all in one. The AIO drivers are a subset of the XP versions (blame HP I guess for that). If I haven't printed or scanned with these devices for I while, Vista forgets that they're installed and I have to reinstall the drivers.

    I own a copy of Ultimate, but now I'm waiting for Vista SP1 before I try installing it again. :/

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  2. funwithplaydough

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    I'm using Ableton 6 and most of the Native instrument VSTi plugins without any problems on Vista. My friend is running Innuendo and some random VST instruments without issues as well. Only problems I ran into was with some older video editing programs, so I had to google myself some newer versions.
     
  3. rhyguy

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    Well, i only like the graphical changes in it
     
  4. jelbo

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    What's causing the RAM eating is called SuperFetch; it loads regularly used apps into RAM for faster starting. Can be turned off though.
     
  5. yus786

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    how do i turn it off mate?

    regards

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  6. Spikey

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    So how many kittens did you just kill? [​IMG]
     
  7. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

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    He killed 3 kittens.
     
  8. jimmy j

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    Native Instruments are #1, I'm not surprised their stuff works ok.

    Still, I'm currently running XP pro and I turn off all the windows visual effects so everything can be dedicated to running audio, instruments and fx. What's the point in me buying Vista when it's main selling point is the visuals?
     
  9. arctic_flame

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    It breaks devkitPro. Sure, there are workarounds, but it "just works" on both XP and Linux.
     
  10. ZeWarrior
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    Actually, back when I made this topic I only had OS X and XP installed on the macbook. Now I have OS X and Vista. Before OS X and XP ran fine with 512MB of RAM but since I installed vista I literally HAD to get 2gb of ram for it to run smoothly. Yet it still gets a few crashes a day. Anyway I like Vista but not as much as XP. Still I wouldn't go back to XP's GUI EVER. Compared to Vista's/OS X it's just so ugly.
     
  11. KarmaUK

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    I used it for a day, but it ate FPS so I reinstalled XP, however this was about 2 weeks after retail was released and there may have been some updates.

    Just for the record it's not a problem with my PC, (X2 4400+ at 11x250, 2x1GB OCZ Plat at 1:1 and 2x7950GTs stock, (yes ok they aren't not DX10 but there's enough GPU power for sure)) and I did a little tweaking.
     
  12. ZeWarrior
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    Your way behind, you need to upgrade to a E6600 or higher^ The X2 can't compare to an overclocked E4300
     
  13. kellyan95

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    Have I mentioned how much Vista x64 Ultimate rocks? Well, it does. And faster than XP if you know what you're doing (patches, tweaks, vlite, ect...)

    Playing Portal at 60FPS with max settings right now. Also rocks.
     
  14. Azimuth

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    Sorry but tweaks don't count, comparing stock XP to Vista tweaked is unfair. Why not compare XP tweaked to Vista tweaked?

    Portal rules!
     
  15. kellyan95

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    I'm talking about a medium level XP tweak to high level Vista, IE what you can do without extra software. All the bells and whistles off, no unnecessary services/apps, ect
     
  16. ZeWarrior
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    I bet you turned off Aero though right^
     
  17. kellyan95

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    Most of the time, yes. But I often have a truly kick ass theme. Black Aero with the BioShock menu video (HD, ripped) running with Dreamscene as my background, along with a sidebar with a multitude of amazing gadgets
     
  18. Linkiboy

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    Aero automatically turns off if you go full screen.

    I'm also playing Portal at max settings MINUS motion blur with an average 8500GT. Vista isn't a hog :\
     
  19. KarmaUK

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    Maybe if all I cared about was benchmarks, which in the past I did go though a phase of. I used to buy every generation of GPU and every overclockers dream CPUs, ie an AXP-M. With a lucky order I was actually one of the first people in England to get a X1800XT 512mb on release I was that keen on buying everything. Then one morning it just got boring after setting a new forum 3DMark05 record of 20k, and I starting spending money on my car instead, I haven't been to an overclocking forum since. [​IMG]

    The X2 isn't a bottleneck so it doesn't warrant a new motherboard, RAM and CPU, and Vista certainly doesn't. Yet that is!
     
  20. Mehdi

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    Can you screen it? [​IMG]
     
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