george you are a welth of information, keep it up. ----- Original Message ----- From: George Bell To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 4:56 AM Subject: [ddots-l] Re: VISTA - Don't fall into my trap. The overall figures are here, but I'll try and find out what the application limit is. http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.asp?qid=3743 George. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gordon Kent Sent: 25 April 2007 06:03 To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ddots-l] Re: VISTA - Don't fall into my trap. Frankly I am getting disenchanted with m-audio ever since they were bought out by avid. Unless somebody can give me a compeling reason, I don't plan to move to vista any time soon. Does the 32-bit version of vista still have the 2gb memory limitation for any one application? Gord ----- Original Message ----- From: Mike C To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:35 PM Subject: [ddots-l] Re: VISTA - Don't fall into my trap. Hey george, sorry that things aren't going well for you. I'm sure, that things will work themselves out in the next couple of months. As for me, everythings including all my music gear except the stupid M-audio project mix, which M-audio has bluntly told me that they don't know when there going to come up with th update. However I think there just beeing plain old lazy, as they stated on their web site that they have been working with Microsoft and Vista for a year or so, I'm sure it doesn't take a year to develope the drivers. Edirol, and Presonus, and the audio card which Cake ships is having drivers for Vista, even echo audio, and Tascam have developed or will be releasing drivers by the end of the month. ----- Original Message ----- From: George Bell To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 6:42 AM Subject: [ddots-l] Re: VISTA - Don't fall into my trap. Hi Mike, The driver isn't the problem. The Motherboard and BIOS just will not support Vista - PERIOD. Which is a decidedly stupid statement, since I've been running Vista on it for over a year. It's an ATI Radeon Sapphire X1950 Pro (512MB), which not only requires an available 45 amps on the 12 volt rail, but a connection to the Power supply also. The only reason I got the stupid thing was to produce better screen shots for these sighted guys who want to look at pictures in the Help files I author. George. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike C Sent: 24 April 2007 11:34 To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ddots-l] Re: VISTA - Don't fall into my trap. George what Invidia card do you have, I may be able to send you the correct driver. I have the Invidia g force 7900 that was one of the things that scared me at the begginning. Low and behold I was able to find the driver manually at Invidia web site. My version of the driver is as of March 2007. While George is correct in saying that buyers be ware, I have had very good luck in using Vista thus far, and realizing that the auto feature doesn't work under Vista, I think in some cases that's bettter in that you could altimatly use the narrator to open up the CD and run the settup of any software. I use to find the stupid autorun feature a pain in the you know what, as most of those autorun screens were in accessible to blind users anyway. take for instance Sonar. I also love Vista in that when you actually make a video card change, Jaws doesn't crap out and give you a video intersept maniger, it actually still works. when considering all the security protection that Vista so far has to offer, I'm sticking to it, and eventually I'm sure all the bugs will be worked out. This business of going back to XP doesn't interest me at all. If you remember Xp went through the same problems. ----- Original Message ----- From: George Bell To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:58 AM Subject: [ddots-l] VISTA - Don't fall into my trap. Cross posted, so apologies if you see multiple copies. Just in case anyone is thinking of upgrading their system to VISTA, beware of making the same mistake I have. (Even if, to you, it is a fairly new system!!) I'd been in the Vista Beta program almost since day one. At that time my Fujitsu Pentium PIV, 2.66GHz was barely a year old, and one of their "current" top end models. All through the beta, and right up to and including the current updated release, everything has been fine with Vista Ultimate, except for the nVidea video card. That was the one and only warning I got from even the latest version of the Vista Upgrade Advisor. And so I was delighted to get a gift of a new ATI card, fully Vista compliant with a nice 512 MB in it. But oh dear! The system saw the new card, but when the system re-booted, it died. Having spent a major part of yesterday trying to get this super new AGP card installed, it turns out that the Fujitsu Siemens motherboard in my PC does not officially support Vista. Consequently ATI dropped the support case like a hot brick. Fujitsu themselves don't want to know, as they say the Scenic Series was discontinued before Vista was released to Joe Public. Little wonder DELL are re-introducing a range of systems with XP installed! George Bell.