: Question for IT peeps using vista (or anyone else that has experience with this)



Sinister Angel
02-07-08, 10:12 PM
Can administrators actually kill all processes with Vista? It pisses me off to no end when I'm logged in as administrator and get a wonderful "Access Denied" message trying to kill a ghost process.

Linux ftw.

AirJigga25
02-09-08, 08:24 PM
Can administrators actually kill all processes with Vista? It pisses me off to no end when I'm logged in as administrator and get a wonderful "Access Denied" message trying to kill a ghost process.

Linux ftw.

Traverse City!!???

ha, I've never used Vista and I hope I never have too. I have not idea about that shit. Exchange 2007 is the only new MS product worth upgrading to. XP is fine with me...and I'm sticking to it. SQL 2005 is good too but can't hang with Oracle. Vista... :bigroll: Where's that thread about everyone hating vista?

BigJon
02-09-08, 11:41 PM
i had the same problem sinister angel... i still have not figured it out.. so i just down graded to xp..

slk230mb
02-10-08, 08:56 AM
Did you turn the User Account Control off?

AMGoff
02-10-08, 02:37 PM
You won't find too many IT folks running Vista. Why? The same reason you won't find too many running anything else - they'd have to learn something new.

Just remember, these are the same people who ran out and bought a bazillion copies of XP while they still could.

Perhaps once he's done trying to buy Yahoo, Ballmer could come out and help!

eldorado99
02-10-08, 04:15 PM
I actually went out and got Vista specifically so I could learn it. It may be crappy, but I still need to know how to use it. I do hope they release some major updates that actually make a difference soon. SP1 doesn't actually do anything but take all the updates from launch to now, and wrap them all up in a nice little package. There is almost 0% new content in it.

slk230mb
02-10-08, 06:35 PM
I actually went out and got Vista specifically so I could learn it. It may be crappy, but I still need to know how to use it. I do hope they release some major updates that actually make a difference soon. SP1 doesn't actually do anything but take all the updates from launch to now, and wrap them all up in a nice little package. There is almost 0% new content in it.

That's not entirely true.


Microsoft Releases Vista SP1 to Manufacturing

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Last Monday Microsoft announced that it had released Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing. But wait! Don't go looking for it just yet! Microsoft also announced that it would still take till mid-March before SP1 would be available to consumers. The reason for this delay is that SP1 is not ready.

OK, this sounds a little silly, so let's listen to what Microsoft's Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President; Windows Product Management had to say:

"Our beta testing identified an issue with a small set of device drivers. These drivers do not follow our guidelines for driver installation and as a result, some beta participants who were using Windows Vista and updated to Service Pack 1 reported issues with these devices. Because the issue was with the way the drivers were installed and not the drivers themselves, the solution was simply to reinstall the drivers. While this worked fine for our more technical beta testers, we want to deliver a better experience for customers as we make the update broadly available."

"While we know that most customers who update from Windows Vista to SP1 will NOT be affected, our approach is to improve the experience for all our customers. To do this, we will begin making SP1 available through Windows Update in mid-March, giving us time to work with some of our hardware partners to make adjustments to the installation process for the affected drivers. As SP1 gets delivered through Windows Update, we will only offer it to PCs that we detect don't have any of the affected device drivers installed. We're taking the next month or so to continue our work of identifying as many of these devices as possible."

The Release To Manufacturing (RTM) at this stage allows computer manufacturers to start producing new PCs with Vista SP1 pre-installed, and it will allow Microsoft to start producing Vista SP1 DVD's.

So by mid-March the stand-alone installer should be available for download, but it will be massive: around 550MB. Around mid-April users who have set Vista to automatically download and install high-priority updates will receive the service pack, except for those with the affected device drivers.

Microsoft has not publicly identified which drives are causing problems with SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e71f0083-1013-4f9c-a3f9-c56e7120a5e9&displaylang=en#filelist

eldorado99
02-10-08, 06:48 PM
Well, I guess it does change pretty quickly, last I heard it wasn't going to be much of an update, but I'm glad there might actually be something to it.

Now I know to check on Leo Laporte's research a little more thoroughly ;)

BigJon
02-10-08, 11:38 PM
i liked vista but it uses way to much memory and just didnt like any of my hard ware even though my pc is vista capable... or maybe it just doesnt like me hmm i hope they can fix the flaws in it and i will thinkabout going back to it.. and updating my ram to 4gb