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twharms 06-14-2006 07:30 AM

First Post From Windows Vista!
 
I just got done installing Windows Vista on my machine, and this is my first post from the new OS. Haven't tried to install the Desktop Manager yet, was hoping maybe someone else was already running it on Vista and could provide some advice.

twharms 06-15-2006 07:16 PM

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Oh come on guys one of you has to be running vista

mrogers 06-15-2006 07:30 PM

Heck no. Every time I've tried to install it something bad has happened. First, it blew up my boot sector and refused to allow me to put GRUB back on there to manage booting to my other OSes. Later, the second time, it blue screened on install every time. The third time, it just refused to find any "valid partitions" even though there was a whole empty hard drive for it. The last time I tried to install it, my video card fried. I think it's an omen. No Vista for me.

DoomBringer 06-15-2006 08:24 PM

Ive got it but no time to play with it. If RIM wrote their drivers correctly it should work.

twharms 06-15-2006 08:30 PM

well i got it running just fine, still a little too nervous to put my DM on it... it's slow....and when i say slow i mean like evolution slow. anyways, just thought i'd see if anyone had any luck or anything

DoomBringer 06-15-2006 08:48 PM

I'm running x64 version on a shuttle that overheats easily. Installing it on flaky overheating hardware was FUN! Anyhow, does BDM even work on 64bit stuff as it is?

EricaJ1074 06-15-2006 09:01 PM

I have run the upgrade advisor and it is telling me I need 15 GB of space but I only have 12.40 GB. I also will need to upgrade my graphics adaptor in order to run the Home Premium Version. I wish I could cause XP Home is giving me fits about being corrupt.

twharms 06-16-2006 08:06 AM

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Sounds like you might want to back up your really important stuff and reformat

twharms 06-16-2006 08:14 AM

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I'm running a p4 1.7ghz overclocked to 2.6, 1gb ram, ATI X1300 and about 1.5 terabytes of hard drive space, and vista is still way slow

HuwSy 06-16-2006 08:22 AM

Iv tried it several times at different points in its development but all the builds are far too slow. I got desktop manager installed on beta 2 but could not get it to detect the Bb even when it finally found my usb ports.

lord_jefe 06-16-2006 08:46 AM

Where are you guys getting your betas from?

twharms 06-16-2006 08:57 AM

we're getting them from the windows vista website

twharms 06-16-2006 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HuwSy
Iv tried it several times at different points in its development but all the builds are far too slow.

What build did you use?

twharms 06-16-2006 08:59 AM

ooooo this is my 100th post!

jibi 06-16-2006 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lord_jefe
Where are you guys getting your betas from?

Beta 2 and RC1 will be public betas. The version available is the Ultimate edition.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/default.mspx

I've got it running up here at work on an Athlon XP 2400+ (2.0GHz) with 1GB of RAM and some 64MB nVidia video card - works fine, and I don't really notice any unexpected slowness.

Desktop Manager installs just fine on Vista. The drivers provided by RIM install the handheld just fine. The interaction between Vista and the handheld does not work - the handheld is not detected, despite the non-Vista drivers being installed (getting the USB is not sufficient error on the handheld). Desktop Manager is also not compliant with Outlook 2007 Beta 2 (atleast not in cached mode configured for an Exchange-residing mailbox). With Desktop Manager 4.1.1, it atleast will open up - previous versions of BDM just crashed with Office 2007.

At any rate, with the release of Beta 2 to the public for Vista, and RC1 within a few more months, I think RIM needs to jump on the bandwagon and release software and driver support for both Vista and Office 2007. As of now, no new code will be added, thus we're pretty much in the final stages of the OS (bug fixes will be made, but that should affect driver design and support for attached devices).

twharms 06-16-2006 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jibi
some 64MB nVidia video card - works fine, and I don't really notice any unexpected slowness.

That kinda seems to be the problem...people with nVidia have no problems, but if you have an ATI card, you're kinda screwed

HuwSy 06-16-2006 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twharms
What build did you use?

all that have made it to msdn so far since the pre beta 1, they do seam more stable but still all as slow as the last on a 1.6ghz

twharms 06-16-2006 10:26 AM

what are your system specs?

HuwSy 06-16-2006 10:48 AM

Tried on both the following.

1.6ghz (2000+)
1gb 2700 ddr ram
ata 133 60gb hdd
radeon 9600xt 128mb

2.8ghz (celeron)
768mb 2700 ddr ram
ata 133 40gb hdd
intel 855gm 64mb sma

Liv 06-16-2006 12:25 PM

I definitely would be open to installing it...when I get my new laptop, I am going to make sure it is vista compatible. All of the sony viaos are vista ready.


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