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      02-27-2007, 04:55 AM   #1
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Anyone actually using Microsoft Vista yet? I'm installing the Ultimate version on the laptop right now.
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i've had a play but my computers are all gonna be staying on XP for a while until Vista is well and truly tried and tested...

it is a nice piece of kit tho, especially the ultimate version

did you get ure company to pay or summat? that aint a cheap bit of kit
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      02-27-2007, 05:40 AM   #3
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      02-27-2007, 05:42 AM   #4
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i had one of them "windows vista capable" stickers on my laptop which meant that when it came out i got an upgrade for free... so i got a homd premium package through the post but they made me pay postage...

premium aint bad tho for £15 - but like i said, i'm sticking on XP for a while for work
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I bought a new PC in January and will be sent a free upgrade to Vista disc in March apparently. When I say free, it's going to cost 10 in postage...for a disc...

I see that there's an online petition on the Downing Street site, due to the huge difference in price between the UK and America. Computer Shopper forums have the debate for anyone interested.

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Its quite nice!! I installed it and at first wasn't impressed. It felt like every 2secs the system would freeze and the mouse pointer wouldn't move (Sony Vaio laptop). This was really frustrating!!! :mad: Anyway, got it hooked up to the internet and downloaded and installed 12 patches (some optional) but one was a Sony driver update for I/O devices...and now it works very smoothly, and I'm quite impressed. Will take a while to figure a few things out but yeah, its not bad at all
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It also takes a while to settle down as it indexes everything on your drives so the "new" search feature works like it should.
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i was using it for a few months and then the other day it crashed. it has something to do with a CD driver... its just dumb. I'm an IT guy to and it pisses me off. Now i'm back to using XP pro for a while
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did you get ure company to pay or summat? that aint a cheap bit of kit
We have a Volume License Key for unlimited use, but your right, it aint cheap.
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on it since last year with the rc-versions and love it.
will buy the official one soon
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how do you get the one fro free? If you have the vista capable sticker on your computer?
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I am running it at home and work, but at the end of the day it is just Windows XP with a fancy bodykit!!

Although - unfortunately the bodykit is badly screwed together and falls off sometimes and you also find the your old wheels dont fit anymore :-)

Seriously though I find my new Dell core 2 duo with Vista business quite buggy. I have either a BSOD or lock-up every couple of days. XP was much more stable I think.
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