Vista Installation Experiences

Well I took the plunge last week and rebuilt my home PC from ground up.  Backed up all the data and dove in!

My 3 year old HP machine, 3 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM works really well.  Very fast, faster than my old XP build **caveat – the XP build was not best optimised after 3 years**.  It recognised my old GeForce 5200 and Aero works well.  My sound card is running fine on a beta driver from Soundblaster.

Things that don’t work:

  • My HP Photosmart 7760 Printer
  • Norton Anti-Virus …. and I did install the 2007 version immediately after installing XP before doing anything else …. and it still didn’t work.  The fix from Symantec was to uninstall and re-install.  And guess what that didn’t work either.  Live One Care is now in place and working nicely.

I’ll blog more about it in coming posts.  I also took the opportunity to build 2 partitions and now dual boot with Ubuntu so will be doing some posts on that adventure also!

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