Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:28 PM
Vista was highly misunderstood, but it was Microsoft getting back to its UNIX roots and they did a good job. I've heard Vista being coined as the Windows 7 beta - I liked the beta in allot of ways more than 7. Vista was huge and demanding running like a tank where if you look at 7 the wrong way sometimes it wants to curl up and crash. Many obvious features for networking and systems monitoring have been buried and in some cases looks foreign telling me that there were two different development teams and they weren't communicating entirely - or so it appears. It literally took me six months and three full installations of Windows 7 to get all of the kinks rolled out.
Yeah - update your drivers, but make certain that anything that looks like intel PCI Bridge is updated first or you will pay with all kinds of random system kernel crashes and erroneous DLL reports in your system dump files at recovery time. Ask me how I know this...
Nice to know you're still alive James.
Between Windows 7, building a low end workstation and entry into college I've had zero percent life - I have both my Math courses split between two separate sessions so I might actually be able to move around on the web again for a short time.
PCI Bridge is what links everything together on the mother board and without it properly being updated it can cause Windows 7 some serious problems as the kernel is more tuned in 7 than in Vista. This explained why my system would crash because of a hard drive then ten minutse later it was my audio card followed two hours later by a virtual directory that I was not even aware that it existed. Got ugly real quick and so did my language. After it was all said and done I had to go and get all my software reactivated because my system was registering different I.D.s so things like Adobe CS4 Premium didn't work anymore - I was livid.
Check those board drivers Jim - seriously!
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