Vista upgrade

February 21, 2007 at 11:57 pm 2 comments

Windows Vista UltimateOh yeah, I upgraded my main PC to Microsoft Vista Ultimate yesterday. (Not on snowy Monday as I had planned.)

I didn’t do a bare metal install; I just restarted the PC, put in the install DVD, and let it take completely take over my C: drive. Of course, not until after I confirmed the nightly backup was done and I had everything I needed – not always the same thing.

How did it go? Not bad, the only driver I was missing post-install was the nVidia nForce Audio. I just right-clicked it in Device Mangler and told it to update driver and it went out and found one. I also installed Office 2007 which went fine.

I’ve got the PC backup to a productive state now, every program or utility I’ve needed to install has installed and functioned just fine on Vista.

I’m really trying to like the Vista Sidebar but it’s tough because I was using the Google toolbar before the upgrade and there were more and more useful Google gadgets than there are Sidebar gadgets. So far, anyway.

Vista runs just fine on my AMD Athlon 64 3200+ with 2GB RAM and a Radeon 9600 128 MB video card. I really like the way it looks and the presentation bits.

Look for more posts in the coming days on the good things about Vista and also as I find (and hopefully fix) the little things that I know are going to bug me. Like the IE7 menubar quirk I blogged about here.

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Entry filed under: Hardware, Software, Tech Adventures.

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