So I just got Vista Home Premium version along with a new seagate 250GB HD. I wanted to keep XP on my old one for programs that I have trouble with, but you can't do that I found out because the OS's will fight over some resource folder.
Anyway all is good besides having to physically having to go in and disconnect the HD that you don't want to use ATM.
Oh, also I told the lady at the story that I wanted the 64-bit version and she kindly told me that both are in the same package and that seemed to agree with the install instructions I read on the interweb, and the instruction mannual states "make sure you know weather you want the 64-bit version or 32-bit version before you start the installation process. To me this implied that during instalation it was going to promt you to dicide. Yet it didn't... So at the end of installation it puts up the wait sign and says it is looking up your computer hardware and I figure that it will now notify me that I can use the 64-bit version, but it doesn't. So now I am at the desktop and I find out under <my computer> <properties> that it is in fact the 32-bit version. So I get the internet up and running and off I go to windowsvista.com/64-bit, looking for a download to speedilly get my 64-bit's of goodness. We all know in a story like this that that was not going to happen. As it turns out you have to order a new DVD directly from microsoft, that takes 10, ya you heard right 10 days to get here, and costs a extra $10 bucks, if you want it in 5 days then it comes out to $17 bucks. I have to go through all this hassle after I just forked over $230 for the original DVD (32-bit version). Wait ... wait I'm not done yet. For the cherry on top I caneven use what I have for much more then internet serfing because I have no drivers because I would have to get the 32-bit versions, then delete them and put in the 64-bit drivers when they get here, which quite frackly would be a pain in that #%$ and would uglify pristine OS and HD.
So I have some question for you since you devoted enough time to read that might as well put in a bit more, eh?
So only for people that have upgraded to the 64-bit from the 32-bit did you have to reformat the HD or is it more like a normal program install?
Also any new news about vista now is it any better?
Originally Posted by Amocholes
Originally Posted by keithp
I like Windows XP media center. Thats the best version of windows.
Yup! Home version is good too.
People were saying the same thing when Windows 95 came out about 3.1. Then when 98 was released 95 was the best. When XP was released it was 98. (Nobody really liked ME which was just a trumped up version of 9
Very true! know your history folks.
Originally Posted by Teneras
personally i doubt any games companies will risk trying to use Direct X 10 because they know that alot of people are gonna hesitate to get vista.
People (Americans especially) love to complain, but in the end all of the products they want are on Windows so they use it anyway.
Originally Posted by millenniumman75
The thing I don't understand is that there are THREE versions of Vista: Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate.
Not anymore. There is Home, Home Premium (media edition), Business, and ultimate. Although what pissed me off is that Ultimate is the only one where it comes with the 64-bit version as well.
P.S. Eeekk!!! I don't have a word prossesor anymore so know spellcheck