Author Topic: Windows Vista, A Review.  (Read 8410 times)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2008, 01:51:57 pm »
Vista de twista. Installing x64 in a moment.. scared allready.

EDIT:After fiddling about with it for couple hours... seems like load of bollox lol
I love the smoothness of my xp.. i love how things work.. Vista aint quite there yet,
and ill cry the day im forced to move on it completely.
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[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2008, 07:12:25 pm »
Well.. i guess its growing on me. I like the gadgets now that i have a decent set that works for me.. it has some nice features.
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[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2008, 08:05:30 pm »
I am a fan of the gadgets too, have a calendar, time, weather and race pictures up.

Hey Jarkko, throw the CPU monitor up, does both needles move for you or just one?

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2008, 08:24:54 pm »
Both, but im using this one:

http://www.gadgetsforvista.net/Gadgets/Tools-and-utilities/Multi-Meter-Dual-Core.html


EDIT:Tried quickly the default. the other needle is for the RAM. I prefer the one i gave link to, has both cores+mem and looks nice.

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2008, 08:46:54 pm »
Sweet, thanks m8 downloaded and installed. Looking good :)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2008, 09:05:54 pm »
I have one question of the gadgets. Is there a key to bring the gadgets in front? It feels a nice feature but id like to bring em to front pressing something from keyboard often.

EDIT:lol poor wording reveals the fact im very tired.

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2008, 10:28:57 pm »
Isn't it the left ctrl key? ... not in vista at the moment (cos it's pooh for gaming) so can't check

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2008, 01:18:23 am »
There is a sidebar properties setting that sets the bar on top of all other windows. I am not aware of how to command the sidebar at will to appear on top of other windows. Tried Pete's suggestion however it didn't work or I didn't do it right.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2008, 05:37:24 am »
These make using Vista so much nicer.  thumbs up

Windows Key + Spacebar: Show Windows Sidebar
Windows Key + D: Show Desktop
Windows Key + Tab: Flip 3D Windows
Ctrl + Windows Key + Tab: Flip 3D which stays on desktop, you can then scroll with up, down, left and right keys
Windows Key + E: Opens Explorer window
Windows Key + R: Opens the Run dialogue box
Windows Key + T: Tabs between running applications on the taskbar
Windows Key + F: Opens the search window
Windows Key + G: Gives the sidebar the focus and when you press this key combination again it tabs between the gadgets on the sidebar
Windows Key + L: Locks the computer
Windows Key + U: Opens the Ease of Access Center
Windows Key + M: Minimizes all windows
Shift + Windows Key + M: Undo minimize windows
Windows Key + X: Opens the Windows Mobility center
Windows Key + Number: Press the Win key and then choose a number of the applications that are in the quick launch task bar. An example would be if second icon on the taskbar (starting from left) is IE, you would press Windows Key + 2 and it will launch IE.

All was required: 10 seconds of google. lol

[SJ]kramer5

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2008, 05:40:10 am »
Quote
All was required: 10 seconds of google.


Damn if you give out secrets like this, My business is ruined lol

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2008, 05:57:26 am »
lol

Damn this.. i installed Vista on my slow HD as i thought i wouldnt prolly use it much.. But now that i mean to use it more i most likely need to install it to a fast hard drive.. how to get rid of the old install properly so that the boot will work as supposed?  :grrr:

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2008, 07:44:18 pm »
Supermega irritating, the way it asks confirmations for everything. Im copying files and it like asks the same question in different ways for 4-5 times.  :burn him:

lol

Im starting to like it though.. so much that i stripped my xp to minimum, installed Vista again to a faster hard drive.. and now its my main OS i guess.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2008, 01:30:00 pm »
Vista is literally raping my pc, using often 60-90% of my 4gb ram, the indexing is crunching my harddrive all the time if i use it or not, and like last night it was eating processor, using 96% of the memory, and i got no understanding what the hell was taking all the resource. So im gonna boot vista, only problem is its installed on a HD which i cannot format, and it has locked the folders so i need to find a way to remove all vista stuff from xp, which i havent succeeded in so far.

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2008, 01:37:17 pm »
Might be easier just to cut your losses and make a Dual Boot system?

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2008, 01:38:48 pm »
Might be easier just to cut your losses and make a Dual Boot system?


I have dual boot, i want rid of Vista for good.

EDIT:ok i have enough space to save what i need and just format the partitions that have Vista shit on them.. still will have the stupid boot menu on start, cant even remove it with the tools provided since from vista 64 bit disc  the utility wont work in xp. Vista is shit, i have truly proven that. Microsofts policy with drivers, The amazing amount of load of bollox that mainly take resources. Its kinda cool at first but damn, i dont need or use most of the crap it has in it.. like gadgets.. was there one i really got any advantage of? hardly. DX10 is cool, but not enough, just not enough. Reminds me of Millennium edition, it could be just as fucked right from install as Vista. (i remember once had to install it 3 times until it worked right) lol
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[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2008, 01:46:18 pm »
Well good luck with that Jarkko :)
I'd probably have a fiddle with Partition Magic, but there seems to be an easier way

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2008, 01:50:36 pm »
I didnt do an upgrade install m8, but thanks for trying. :yep:

Ill see if this one works. :)

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/MoveOnBoot.shtml

EDIT:Well that removed nothing.  :grrr: :grrr: :grrr: :grrr: :grrr:
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[SJ]Swordy

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2008, 02:08:29 pm »
Do you have a Disk per OS or just partioned the 1 Hard Drive??

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2008, 02:53:59 pm »
Do you have a Disk per OS or just partioned the 1 Hard Drive??


3 hd, each in one partition. but as i said i dont want to formad cause it would mean moving 400gb of files back and forth.

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2008, 04:03:54 pm »
Hi. Try this to remove the Vista Boot Menu VistaBootPRO_1.0.0.exe, off to the doctors for some pain medication for my back and saw this post. I hope the tool works for you.

Here is a linky

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2008, 04:27:08 pm »
Hi. Try this to remove the Vista Boot Menu VistaBootPRO_1.0.0.exe, off to the doctors for some pain medication for my back and saw this post. I hope the tool works for you.

Here is a linky


Thank you. :)
And good luck with the doctor.

(im going to keep vista for now, for DX10 stuff but definitely wont be my main OS.. Saying my tweaked XP is smooth would be a huge understatement, im loving it.. and dont need Vista now that ive seen what it is) lol

[SJ]Fleischi

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Re: Windows Vista, A Review.
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2008, 08:31:42 am »