Well, itâ€™s been five days since I installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit as a dual boot setup with Windows XP Pro. I must admit, I was not all that enthusiastic about the coming of Vista from the beginningâ€¦but with decent OEM pricing I said why not.
The install went smoothly and I was up and running in what seemed like no time. At first, I had a few very inconsequential driver problemsâ€¦but nothing any worse then when I had switched to XP years ago. It didnâ€™t take long to resolve.
After my drivers and other software was installed and running correctlyâ€¦it was time to start â€œsettling-inâ€ and customizing the OS to my desired look, feel, and behaviors. Finding certain settings, which I could have found on XP in my sleep, was a little frustrating at times. With a little patience and resourcefulnessâ€¦it became easier and easier until it dawned on meâ€¦I LOVE VISTA!!!
Vista is so fresh, fluid, and newâ€¦so pleasing to the eye. The more I keep using Vista, the more I notice improvements over XP. I can already tell this will be my favorite OS of all the others Iâ€™ve had.
The whole â€œVista nightmareâ€ talk was like a â€œdÃ©jÃ vuâ€ experience from the â€œXP nightmareâ€ talk. I remember all the people saying they would not switch to XP because of incompatibility issues. In reality it was no big deal when I upgraded to XP. Now the same talk about Vista and the same realityâ€¦no big problem whatsoever.
I had thought I would be using XP for quite a while as a phased Vista in. Everything is going much better then planned. Now, when I boot into XP, it feels a little antiquated. XP has been a great workhorse for many years but I think the time has come to say goodbye to an old friend. Itâ€™s time for a fresh horseâ€¦