I did have 4 gb’s of ram w/ 2 sticks of 2 gig each, after I pulled 2 gb out it solved that problem.
I was getting a (out of range) error on my new 26" Westinghouse monitor, they apparently were using a defective dvi to hdmi cord. They refused to warranty the cheap cord made in China. I was instructed to use the vga cord which works until I get my quality built cord from newegg tomorrow.
When I started downloading the vista updates, which there were 50, my computer would lock-up. I finally removed the dvd burner and that resolved the problem.
After the updates, I installed the other 2 gigs of memory and the dvd burner.
I was getting pop up signs telling me that I could not listen to my cd’s, I kept x ing out these signs and it eventually let me listen to the cd’s. I have not tried burning yet on this system.
I went from 2000 pro to the vista 64 bit and my feelings are still mixed about my judgment in this move.
I believe vista is slower than 2000 was, it also has disturbing signs that keep popping up, it tries to ask and tell you everything, I am not a child and am able to use my own judgment in what I am doing. I am still learning how to shut some of these intrusive acts down.
There are also some great features in vista that are beneficial to me. I am in my mid 60’s and the eyesight is not what it used to be when the resolution of my monitor is set at 1920x1200. It has a zoom feature in startup that I set to 150% and a page setting that I have set at larger, I can now read the print without glasses. These settings revert back to a medium setting when you close out, but have settings so you do not have to reset it every time you want larger print. I’m not sure if xp has a password manager, but vista does.
I didn’t intend for this to turn into a review, but wanted to stress my feelings. I haven’t tried my programs on here yet, except for kaspersky and nero, plus a couple other programs, I will wait till sp 1 is offered as an update before trying the rest.