The reason I think I am having problems is I have installed a 32bit version of Vista on my 64bit machine. This was done because all the other machines I have installed it on are 32bit. Now I am in a pickle – my audio will not work on the 64bit as the drivers I have are 64bit but the platform is 32bit.
There are Vista drivers available but they are 32 and 64 bit flavours, the problem arises as the drivers have been written specific.
I beta tested XP and it was far more stable than Vista – I have found that moving files on a network causes problems, permissions change to a degree that I can’t open word docs transferred, even with the CACLS command. The only way I have found is to boot to safe mode and add local accounts.
I like how Vista defaults to the cursor in the named account, as where else would you place it? Saving files to specific locations is a chore renaming system files is a no no but these will change I’m sure.
Just loaded it this afternoon, pleased that it connect straight up to my router/adls without a hitch, it even installed my realteck '97 codecs, but I don't use the onboard sound card, but a soundblaster audigy2 nx, did have problems sorting this out, as they have beta 64bit drivers but not the 32bit driver. But after several hours of playing around it is up and running all be it without the 5.1 working.
The worst bit is I hope this computer doesn't crash, because I can't remember what I did to sort it!!!!
Just loading in my application to see what does and doesn't work....
But so far I like the way it works and looks, so if things progress well then I'm first on the list when it's fully released..