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#1 Sep 14 2008 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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FORMAT YOUR HARD DRIVE!

That's right ... If you're as bored and antsy as I am right now you might as well put all that antsy, bored energy to good use. Back up your files and scrub that hard drive REALLY REALLY well. No amount of defrag'ing and registry cleanup can make an old install new again. Just do it!

Here I go .............................................................

C:/>format c:

Well ... not quite (you would be much better advised to use the tool on the Windows disk!).

I'm also shopping around ... and going to pick up ...

This...
... this ...
... this ...
... and maybe even *GASP* this!

My birthday is on the 26th and traditionally it's the one time I year I upgrade my ring Smiley: grin

Money is gewd right now!

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#2 Sep 14 2008 at 1:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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You're willingly upgrading to Vista? o_O; Wow... Everyone I've talked to hates the OS. It's more effed up than Windows normally is.
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#3 Sep 14 2008 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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ya, anytime i see someone having problems with games there always running vista.
#4 Sep 14 2008 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Yayaya I know ... I probably won't get it.

I've been a holdout for a long time now ... I don't mind XP, but next to the functionality of my Mac, I just feel like I'm living in the dark ages. Of course, the thought of my O/S taking VIDEO RAM away from my games (I run with dual monitors, and to run Vista the pretty way takes VRAM!!!) is ABSURD! OSX looks amazing and has no reliance on 3d graphics RAM...
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#5 Sep 14 2008 at 1:57 PM Rating: Excellent
Jordster da Basher wrote:
...No amount of defrag'ing and registry cleanup can make an old install new again...


Is that a fact?
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#6 Sep 14 2008 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Wordaen, Keeper of the Banstick wrote:
Jordster da Basher wrote:
...No amount of defrag'ing and registry cleanup can make an old install new again...


Is that a fact?


No I guess it is not.

I'm sure there are a select few (perhaps including yourself) with knowledge far superior to my own ... But for the average computer user, it's a fact of life.
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#7 Sep 14 2008 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
#8 Sep 14 2008 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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You're willingly upgrading to Vista? o_O; Wow... Everyone I've talked to hates the OS. It's more effed up than Windows normally is.


I've been running Vista for a month at least now and I have to say, I have really no complaints with it. If anything it isn't Microsoft who screwed it up, it's the manufactures that can't put out a decent driver to support the OS. But having Vista is <3 for me. Being able to use 4GB of RAM is a godsend. No slowdown at all for me.

As for stuff I get to do while waiting for Tuesday is to see how this tiny hurricane that whipped through Ohio is going to affect my work week and how it may affect my chance to play WAR on Tuesday.
#9 Sep 14 2008 at 9:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wordaen, Keeper of the Banstick wrote:
Is that a fact?


Never know when Word is lurkin' round the corner, waiting to jump in!
#10 Sep 15 2008 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been on 32-bit Vista for almost a year. As long as you have the hardware to support a hungry OS, it is as stable as XP was for me, and offers a few really nice features the average skill techie will appreciate.
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#11 Sep 15 2008 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Ive been on Vista for a year or so now and i like it for then XP

Its always hard changing from one OS to a different OS because your no longer familiar with it... its like a old lazy boy.. sure it has a few stains on it but.. it sure is damn cozy and a new lazy boy just is not the same... sure might be a better one... but just not the same

once i figured out Vista I started to enjoy it
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#12 Sep 15 2008 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
It isn't Vista's abilities that bother most people, it's the sheer number of incompatability problems that people don't like.
#13 Sep 15 2008 at 1:30 PM Rating: Excellent
I dislike not being able to work in the registry for things without sacrificing a small farm animal, giving away my first born and spending endless hours setting permissions that I should already have as admin. Like a usb device that fails out, blasting out the key and reconnecting fixes it in XP most of the time. Vista gives me grief every time I do that.
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#14 Sep 15 2008 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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It isn't Vista's abilities that bother most people, it's the sheer number of incompatability problems that people don't like.


Just to let you know, MS knew there were going to be several incompatibility issues with Vista. They actually prepared for it though. Right click on the program that's screwy, "properties," click the little "compatibility" tab up top and choose "run in compatibility mode for" and you can go all the way down to Windows 95. I've gotten old school games my daughter likes to play that used to just shut down.

I'm not advocating Vista, my favorite OS is still 98SE, but like the wolf man said,
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its like an old lazyboy

You'll get used to it after a while, but it's going to take some time and regular use. The alternatives...don't use it, or cry about it.

Computers are always changing. I may wait a year or so for them to get the bugs out, but I like to stick pretty close to the times, at least for technology. I finally let my obsession with EQ go now that they've completely screwed up the PVP server with all these expansions. But then again, SOE never listens to their players. Mythic seems like they actually give a damn.
#15 Sep 15 2008 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea Vista hasn't ever given me troubles except on the laptops that have crappy video cards. And boy were they problems. On my gaming machine though I don't have any troubles. It all runs good enough for me and I can play wow at full settings, plus firefox in the background and playing music.

Oh and I just started using dual monitors and that works great too.
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