Re: Thoughts So Far
Since you chose the 64-bit version you may have more problems finding
drivers. You already did with your X-FI but you found the 64-bit drivers
online. Remember you will need the 64-bit drivers for everything and they
must be signed, so some won't be available.
"Verger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My mobo finally arrived yesterday and so I was able to assemble the
> lot and install Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
> So far so good. I have had no trouble installing this thing on a
> single harddrive. Since everything is pretty different in Vista I had
> some trouble getting my cable connection to work but actually, if I
> remember days long gone it used to be tougher and what is 'long'? It
> took me just 15 minutes of fiddling in unknown screens to get it to
> There are some glitches. But those are gfx driver realted and they may
> be gone if I fiffle around a bit, the second monitor showed a coupkle
> of times distortion, colorly lines and stuff. seems ok now.
> I have not had any problem with hardware so far, that means the Point
> of View 8800 GTS 640MB works fine if you download the 64 bit drivers.
> The SB X_FI had some problems, it refused to install drivers from the
> cd saying this OS was not quite right. But downloading the driver from
> their website was easy enough and now it seems cool.
> I installed Neverwinter NIghts 2 after having it here for 6 months
> waiting for this PC to happen. But EAX isn't avalaible for enabling.
> Look into that later.
> Total Commander is fine. I should reread the problems it hasd because
> some things are not working quite integratedly.
> Everything is very fast. Netscape Navigator opens fast as does
> anything. I just installed, well, copied the whole Agent dir from DVD
> via my old XP to Vista and it nees little installation, it just works.
> I have to say I sisabled that useraccount thing to avoid those popups.
> I am old and wise and know PC's and threats well enough to be able to
> avoid pronlems.
> Soon I will install two Worlds. see how that looks. NWN2 is amazing, I
> tried it for fun on my old FX5600 but it would hardly run. Now,
> Now I must see to my Eudora email. When that runs, I am a happy dude.
> That is vital to me. Already migrated my mp3 files with some more to
> be burned to DVD-RW so i can move the lot.
> And than slowly but steaily, seeing what old software I really need,
> want and see what works. Much will fall by the wayside. But I got my
> old PC right here so...
> No printers tried out or my old Agfa scanner. I don't use it much. The
> Epson Stylus Color 660 is ancient now. But somehow I bet that Vista
> will let me use it :-)
> It seems benign enough.
> Knick on wood cause something is bound to piss me off today...after
> all, it remains M@.
> And that Areo stuff, very slick. And the flip 3D cool. Wasm't turned
> on though.
> "What are we in time going by"-- Mountain ( For Yasgur's Farm)