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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2009, 08:53:26 PM »
A simple answer to this thead is this:
There's nothing wrong with Vista that Windows 7 can't cure.
 ;D ;D ;D Just get out your checkbook and you too can fix Vista.  ;D ;D ;D

Do you mean that I have to get a Visa card to fix Vista ??? ;D

I found this interesting
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Windows 7 may come with a Steep Price

So far most of my predictions about Windows 7 have been right on the money.  Microsoft has scaled back the number of versions. Computer manufactures confirm they’ll have Windows7 installed on machines in time for Christmas. Unfortunately, the one thing I may have been wrong about was the price. I expected the price of Windows to come down but I was too optimistic.  The best thing going for any “I’m a PC” campaign is price yet Microsoft seems to think if Apple can gouge customers they can too.
http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2009/05/windows-7-may-come-with-steep-price.html

That's what OEM software is for. Compare this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116469

To this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116485
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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2009, 09:01:04 PM »
Yep.  The only thing you'll be missing is OEM support, which is pretty useless anyway!

Gotta love newegg!

This site has some good prices too http://www.softwaremedia.com/.  I've purchased SBS 2008 from there the day that it came out, and it was fast shipping with a decent price.
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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2009, 12:22:27 AM »
Yep.  The only thing you'll be missing is OEM support, which is pretty useless anyway!

Gotta love newegg!

This site has some good prices too http://www.softwaremedia.com/.  I've purchased SBS 2008 from there the day that it came out, and it was fast shipping with a decent price.

Looks like a good site Scy, Yep, gotta love newegg, I just ordered a little something to help speed up my rig, and give me some extra room.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2009, 01:31:12 AM »
Well IE froze every 5 minutes so I switched to Firefox.

And I believe this computer has only crashed once. But that was when I got it, so a while back.

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2009, 05:17:23 AM »
Nice Marc!

I saw some 1TB drives on sale (OEM) for close to 80-90 bucks a little while back though.  Hopefully you get their newsletters!

650GB should be pretty nice though!  Get a couple of them and put them in RAID 1, and have a nice little redundant mirror for a LOT of info...
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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2009, 09:56:58 AM »
To get this back on topic
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Vista SP2: Readers Report Big Jumps in Free Disk Space

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 went final earlier this week, with numerous fixes and tweaks to improve performance, bolster security, and squash bugs. But some PC World readers are seeing another welcome change to SP2: a lot more free disk space.
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/06/01/vista-sp2-readers-report-big-jumps-free-disk-space

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2009, 10:00:40 AM »
A simple answer to this thead is this:
There's nothing wrong with Vista that Windows 7 can't cure.
 ;D ;D ;D Just get out your checkbook and you too can fix Vista.  ;D ;D ;D

Do you mean that I have to get a Visa card to fix Vista ??? ;D

I finally received my income tax rebate and will splurge it on Windows 7 when it comes available.

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2009, 10:06:34 AM »
There is an alternative which you'll find at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/
It may take you a little longer to complete the download however.  :)
My server isn't as fast as M$.  ;D

It was going to take about 9 hours so thanks for the offer though.

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2009, 01:14:49 PM »
YoKenny,
Thanks for the link to Vista SP2.  Has anyone else downloaded and installed it and had any problems?  I am having no problems with Vista SP1 at the present time, and don't want to cause any.
If it does get rid of all restore points, than what happens if installing it causes problems.  You can't go back to SP1?  I don't like the sound of that.
If anyone has Magic Jack, does it cause any problems with that application?  Mine is now working great and I depend on it a lot.
RoRo ???

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2009, 02:01:20 PM »
There is an alternative which you'll find at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/
It may take you a little longer to complete the download however.  :)
My server isn't as fast as M$.  ;D

It was going to take about 9 hours so thanks for the offer though.

I must have offered the needed incantations to the west as it is downloading from the Microsoft site now with their Download Manager.

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2009, 05:00:48 PM »
To get this back on topic
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Vista SP2: Readers Report Big Jumps in Free Disk Space

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 went final earlier this week, with numerous fixes and tweaks to improve performance, bolster security, and squash bugs. But some PC World readers are seeing another welcome change to SP2: a lot more free disk space.
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/06/01/vista-sp2-readers-report-big-jumps-free-disk-space
I just installed SP2 last night, and it gave me 30 GIGABYTES BACK!!! Not a joke.

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2009, 09:19:56 PM »
I've had SP2 ever since the beta came out. Everything working fine. But i have to say SP2 install did not gain any extra space for me. Probably because i have shadow storage, system restore, hibernation file and all the similar crap i never use turned off. I'm guessing SP2 install removes those old restore points and system backup files etc. Has anyone tried running compcln.exe(sp2 cleaner) after SP2 install and see if any extra space was gained ? I'm asking cause it's possible that sp2 runs it after it's finished. I just don't know as i didn't pay attention to my hdd space after i ran it.

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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2009, 01:26:55 AM »
I must have offered the needed incantations to the west as it is downloading from the Microsoft site now with their Download Manager.
I have Windows 7 installed and I read that it did not have Windows Mail and that the email would be backed up and now I can't find how to open them as they are individual .eml files.

Does anyone know how to retrieve the email?

Edit: Panic averted as I found Windows Mail but the Vista Calendar has gone.
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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2009, 02:52:49 AM »
Won't Windows Live Mail do the job importing the Windows Mail data?
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Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2009, 04:39:35 AM »

You should had windows vist for a very short time  :)
Sharon

I must have offered the needed incantations to the west as it is downloading from the Microsoft site now with their Download Manager.
I have Windows 7 installed and I read that it did not have Windows Mail and that the email would be backed up and now I can't find how to open them as they are individual .eml files.

Does anyone know how to retrieve the email?

Edit: Panic averted as I found Windows Mail but the Vista Calendar has gone.