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Those of you running vista know what I'm talking about. Mine is currently 3.6 but that is because my video card doesn't have drivers, I expect it to goto at least 5.6 once I get those installed (as that is the next lowest number on the page) :cheesy:

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LOL I think when I had RC2 on my desktop I garnered a 2.5, due to having PC2100 memory and only having 1.5 GB to boot, and also because I have an older Nvidea 6200 256MB AGP card.

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I finally got my copy of regular vista business, (the business N edition didn't have 'any' multimedia stuff) and i've got a 4.1, held back by my processor and hard drive read speed. the next number is my RAM, at 4.6.

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My video card is what's holding me back at 5.8. I have two Quadro FX 4500s but apparently Vista isn't yet capable of SLI mode. Everything else is 5.9.

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well, my cpu has 4.2 rating, memory has 2 (i'm running on 512ram),grapchics has 1, on gaming it has 1, and hard disk 3.6.

I'm thinking of upgrading to 1g of ram, but i can't do much about everything else.

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well, that's your problem there. your graphics are probably not fully supported. what is your hardware?

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I have 3 I tried the downloaded FX5700ve drivers from Nvidia and they say there is no supported hardware ...................ho hum

Tried to get the windows rotating as in all the TV shots but to no avail

The more i use it the more i dislike it

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well, i lost a lot of faith in the experience score system. I updated my graphics card drivers to the actual ATI ones, because i was getting crap framerate, and after, was getting much better framerate naturally. but, when i re-ran the score test, my graphics score dropped 3 points. i went from a 4.1 overall with 5.9 gfx, and after it dropped to 2.9 overall.

I guess if i wanted better numbers, i'd revert the drivers, but, the computer as a whole operates a lot better even.

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:o O.K. You got me. What is the Vista Experience Score? I just completed a small network at home and installed Vista on all machines. It runs sweet in my estimation. For a switch, Bill "borrowed" the "look" from Steve. Nice touch. Got rid of the iMac...it's fun but not very functional. Vista has it all. And for the nay sayers who complain about bugs, et al, not to worry, all takes time.

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I think you're the first person who has managed to put a positive spin on the fact that so many elements of Vista are blatant rips of OS X.

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Having just bought a vista machine for my workplace yesterday i must say that i am very unimpressed. When i turned the machine on i got a windows is preparing to start up for the first time message which it was on for 2 minutes then it went to a pretty blue/green screen and vista's new pretty spinning wheel busy mouse cursor came up and was on this screen for around 20 minutes doing what appeared to be nothing so i went on to other things and let the machine do its thing.

Once it had finished with this process (whatever it was) the machine rebooted and went to a screen saying windows is now inspecting your hard ware. It stayed on this screen for 5 minutes. Then it switched to a screen that looked very similar to the screen you get on a new Mac (not suggesting anything im just saying its a little suspicious) only on a mac it does not take half an hour of the machine doing nothing to get to this stage.

And then another reboot......

After another 6 minutes or so booting up i was finally into the OS and ready to make all the restore disks.

Now given it could have been the specs on the machine that was causing this long delay

512mb Ram
1.7ghz processor

However it seems to me that with every new OS microsoft releases the minimum requirements increase by crazy amounts especially as a machine with almost identicle specs running XP pro was set up across the room from me in half the time.

Over all i am not impressed with what i have seen of vista and its high dependency on having good hardware in order to run properly Unlike OSX which can run well on some of the really old Macs.(I am currently typing this on a Powermac G4 400mhz 256mb running Tiger)

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Why are people so negative about vista, I've had the best expirience. I haven't had any problems with it. and I don't have high end machines. Aero is like nothing apple has done, they don't have those fancy effects, transparent windows, flip 3d, any of that. Vista also offers a lot of new useful features like the inline search.

One more thing, there are about 140 million windows users. How many mac users are out there? how many linux users? yeah, that's what I though. If macs are so great, how come very few people have them?

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it takes over 10 mins for vista to boot up on my P4 with 1gb ram - after adding 2gb more ram to make 3 gig it now takes about 6 mins.

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jbennet, I have a laptop with a p4 hyperthreading, 486 RAM and it takes me one minute or so to boot up. It has to be your configuration or something.

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Having just bought a vista machine for my workplace yesterday i must say that i am very unimpressed. When i turned the machine on i got a windows is preparing to start up for the first time message which it was on for 2 minutes then it went to a pretty blue/green screen and vista's new pretty spinning wheel busy mouse cursor came up and was on this screen for around 20 minutes doing what appeared to be nothing so i went on to other things and let the machine do its thing.

Once it had finished with this process (whatever it was) the machine rebooted and went to a screen saying windows is now inspecting your hard ware. It stayed on this screen for 5 minutes. Then it switched to a screen that looked very similar to the screen you get on a new Mac (not suggesting anything im just saying its a little suspicious) only on a mac it does not take half an hour of the machine doing nothing to get to this stage.

And then another reboot......

After another 6 minutes or so booting up i was finally into the OS and ready to make all the restore disks.

Now given it could have been the specs on the machine that was causing this long delay

512mb Ram
1.7ghz processor

However it seems to me that with every new OS microsoft releases the minimum requirements increase by crazy amounts especially as a machine with almost identicle specs running XP pro was set up across the room from me in half the time.

Over all i am not impressed with what i have seen of vista and its high dependency on having good hardware in order to run properly Unlike OSX which can run well on some of the really old Macs.(I am currently typing this on a Powermac G4 400mhz 256mb running Tiger)

I don't know how old you are, but IN THE BEGINNING Microsoft OS was on a floppy. As the program grew, so did the size of the media required to hold the code. Exactly what did you think when Vista came out, that it woudl be SMALLER. Reality check! Also, patience is a virtue, especially when you may not have done quite the research you needed to do to determine if you had the right "goods" to accomodate the software. It's all good, time will tell.

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jbennet, I have a laptop with a p4 hyperthreading, 486 RAM and it takes me one minute or so to boot up. It has to be your configuration or something.

Clean install on a bog standard Dell D5150 + more ram. Only non MS thing on it atm is ATI gfx and intel chipset drivers for vista

When idle vista is giving me 60% CPU and 700 ram with NO aero.

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it takes over 10 mins for vista to boot up on my P4 with 1gb ram - after adding 2gb more ram to make 3 gig it now takes about 6 mins.

My computer boots in 1 minute 12 seconds........with 3GB of ram I suspect it may stand up and kiss me.
Thats from being off the second I push the on button, it does its bios check and then discovers my sata and i typed my password as quick as I can.
When all Icons have appeared in the taskbar 1m 12s

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I have almost exactly the same setup as jbennet. it takes me 1m 40s from bios to browser window.

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My computer takes a really long time to boot because I have a PERC raid card ... apparently hdds attached to raid cards take a long time to come up.

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yeah ive got iton my mobo and to install vista (it wanted a goddamn driver floppy!) i had to set my SATA RAID to legacy (ide speed) mode

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When idle vista is giving me 60% CPU and 700 ram with NO aero.

I turned aero off and when idle it uses 0-3% CPU and 400-500 ram. Before I turned aero off, it usually sat around the same thing except it consistently used around 500 ram. Not sure why yours is using so much..

As far as your slow boot problem.. Event viewer should show exactly what is causing it to take so long. I was having problems with my startup and shutdown times and event viewer logs any of either of those if it feels it took too long. I went in and found out what the main issue was and disabled that program. I still have a few things slowing it down, but nothing too bad.

I know you've probably already checked there, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.

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