Re: Vista Ultimate installation problems
I only "scanned" your post - however the Advisor usually has two outputs -
one details applications, drivers, etc., that may not function afterwards
and may require reinstallation - the second details those items that must be
removed prior to installations of Vista.
The issue of Sonic (Roxio) drivers has been well documented. As for the
updates - quote " Did it again, and still can't install half of them. And
doing some of the language updates took forever! I left my computer on at
night and they
still were not done in the morning,"
You start your post by explaining that you know your way around computers
friend only a layman would attempt to download twelve language packs - and
for what reason!!
Understand that many updates are optional - it is not necessary to download
every update - doing so will keep you up half the night downloading and
Finally - how many times has it been stated and repeated - uninstall
anti-virus programs prior to installing the OS.
"casawaikiki" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I just installed Windows Vista Ultimate on my laptop. I have a Toshiba
> Satellite Intel Centrino with dual processor and 1G of ram. So nothing
> should have too many problems with. What is my computer still level? I
> owned about 7 computers in my life. I can do pretty much everything but
> programming. I'm not a computer nerd, but I'm smarter than any of my
> when it comes to computers. I'm not trying to be technical here, only
> speaking in layman's language.
> The upgrade took about 2 hours. I installed it on top of Windows XP so I
> could keep all my files and settings. Everything seemed to go smooth. I
> the Advisor before hand and deleted the programs that Vista said were not
> compatible. The advisor had no big issues. I logged on and found out my
> antivirus from Computer Associates no longer works. I am trying to figure
> out. I've tried to do a complete uninstall of my antivirus but it would
> accept it. So I did a reinstall but still no luck with the latest program
> from Computer Associates website. The website says there are issues to
> be resolved. I can tell something is really messed up. So I will figure it
> out later.
> Also have a few drivers not working. Nothing seems to affect the computer
> now though. I guess I will find out later when I actually use the drivers
> question. I did restart once and it immediately told me I had a driver
> problem. I clicked cancel and it popped up again. I click cancel and it
> popped up again... it did it 4 times! So that was kinda irritating. The
> was from Sonic. I'll find out if I need it later. It doesn't affect my
> computer use now.
> Also Windows Defender is a part of Vista so it found a way to block all my
> network connections with my family computers. Spent a hour trying to fix
> but just decided to turn it off so I can make network connections.
> And I did the Windows update. It said I needed 8 critical updates and 12
> optional updates. This is a mess. I downloaded the updates and half of
> failed. Did it again, and still can't install half of them. And doing some
> the language updates took forever! I left my computer on at night and they
> still were not done in the morning, so big problem here. So I'll ignore
> updates for now.
> As for the computer... everything works the same. I don't see any increase
> in speed as everyone talked about. I don't see any quicker start up.
> have to wait. To be honest... I see no improvement. Why did I spend $340?
> will probably end up doing a clean install because so far.. only the
> Well, the computer does move smoother... thats the only improvement I see.
> tried to do the photo gallery because Microsoft bragged about it so much,
> when I went there and told it to browse my photo folders... it said it
> slow down my computer a bunch while it brings them to the Photo Gallery?
> not sure what it was doing, but I didn't have time to wait for it to
> all my photos, which are in the thousands. It felt like it was moving
> The old windows exployer is much faster and easier to work with. Maybe
> learn the tricks on how to use the photo gallery later since I paid big
> for it!
> End result. Not worth the money. I have other computers in my home I
> to upgrade too. Microsoft has a family plan that allows any Ultimate owner
> buy 2 additional keys for $49 each. That is the main reason I got the
> expensive Vista Ultimate. But for the improvement I see now that I've had
> Windows Vista for about 15 hours.... it is not worth it.
> My only other option is to do a clean install and start from scratch. Then
> can see if that is the best way to use Vista. ...... not happy! I guess
> do that later today because I'm getting tired of trying to patch this