Re: Upgrade Advice.
> Can anyone give me some advice on upgrading from an XP machine to Vista.
> The machine is completely capable hardware wise (2gb RAM, Big HD, Dual
> Core processor, Nvidia 7600 GT graphics card) but when I tried to do the
> upgrade all that happened on the first boot up after all the file transfer
> / installation process were complete was a very fleeting glimpse of a BSOD
> and instant re-boot.
> I can't even get the machine to boot into safe mode to do any sort of
> I'm guessing that there is something a bit low level that is conflicting,
> I need to update the graphics card drivers, printer drivers, and USB ADSL
> modem drivers, and according to Vista Upgrade advisor there may be
> problems with Intellipoint software under Vista. The only other things
> that could be conflicting are the Anti-virus (AVG) and firewall software
> So my questions - Should I upgrade the drivers before or after I upgrade
> to Vista, the documentation from the manufacturers doesn't give a positive
> answer either way.
> Also, should I disable (or even remove) the security software, and
> re-install it once Vista is loaded.
> Any help anyone has (are there any good websites with upgrade advice)
> would be appreciated.
> Fortunately I have been able to roll the update so all is not lost, yet!
My advice is simple. Don't do it. I have puttered around with it a bit and
Vista does not have much to offer but more eye candy. It is not stable
yet, wait for SP1 or longer. XP was trash before SP1, like most M$ os's
since W95 or NT 1.21. Besides almost all new machines are 64-bit capable
but 64-bit Vista and XP are driver hell.
Gegen dummheit kampfen die Gotter Selbst, vergebens.┬*┬*