Vista beta

  [DELETED] 12:08 09 Jun 2006

Morning all:

I have just finished downloading and transferring to CD disk the Vista beta.

Has anyone already done so and run it? Would be obliged for any comments and suggestions from other users; I will reciprocate (try spelling that this time of day) with any comments I have.

Thanks all!

  [DELETED] 12:12 09 Jun 2006

I am still downloading it....

But my friend has finished downloading, and is now installing.

When he is back on MSN, I will ask him how he got on with Vista and post back

  [DELETED] 12:17 09 Jun 2006

thanks matty: tell him to make sure he has the "key" handy!

  [DELETED] 12:21 09 Jun 2006

I would scrupulously check my system restore point prior to loading ;-))) Saves all the 'OMG! my computer is knackered coz I loaded a Beta' posts.


  [DELETED] 12:26 09 Jun 2006

System Restore won't be a lot of use! From click here

"In addition, once you install Windows Vista Beta 2 (or RC1) you cannot roll back to the previous operating system installation—you will either have to acquire and install the final released edition of Windows Vista or reinstall a previous edition of Windows."

  [DELETED] 12:29 09 Jun 2006

Installing to a partition should be the easiest 'recovery' option. Or the likes of Acronis or similar.....

  [DELETED] 12:29 09 Jun 2006

I am personally going to use Acronis to backup my system onto my other drive, remove the cable to the other drive and partition my c: drive and install Vista that way...

  [DELETED] 12:33 09 Jun 2006

Whoops: there are a number of items on my computer which will need new drivers and updates; including my TV card! (Not with my intention of recording every World Cup Match: I don't think so.

Also I used their VistaUpgradeAdvisor which okayed my system, apart from one item!

Under the circumstances, I am going to wait till I am snowed in and bored out of my skull to install again!

However, please keep me informed! If you are not "football-mad". lol

  [DELETED] 12:36 09 Jun 2006

Incidentally, I have two 120Gb hard drives so I could always have reversed the process and a 250Gb external drive and I might... buy another drive and install Vista on that as a clean install1 (Just before the snow!)

  [DELETED] 16:52 09 Jun 2006

asrock mobo, 2.4 athlon, 512 ddr, 60gb hdd, installed vista without a glitch, only 1 flag for the audio, ondoard sound, vista did a search for the audio drivers and downloaded and installed ok.

Appears to run very slow on this puter, had glitches with installing anti-virus, which failed(30 day trial of nod32) and also explorer kept locking up.

Other than that, its running ok.

  [DELETED] 17:01 09 Jun 2006

thanks Jim: noted.

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