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Vista Project II


So I have installed the OS but there is a lot of tweaking and things to work on. And after fooling around with the machine I realized there were other driver problems that I had to deal with.

Driver Issues:

  • Ethernet port (Not Recognized)
  • Sound Card (Not Recognized)
  • Linksys Wireless-G Adapter (Wasn’t Recognized even after downloading the Vista driver)

Driver Update:

  • Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT (Driver Updated)

My machine was only displaying at 1024 by 768 but after the driver update I was able to get to 1600 by 1200 which is just beautiful, and I updated the Linksys driver and after finding it, it worked flawlessly.

I have to say that I am enjoying playing around with the OS and messing around with the settings, they are taking a different approach to how things work yet you feel there is some similarity. There are some improvements, but my system isn’t the highest system and it isn’t low but you do feel its a bit on the heavy side.

Computer Stats:

  • Pentium 4 3.4 GHz
  • 2 GB Ram
  • GeForce 7800 GT
  • 74 GB 10K Raptor
  • 160 GB 7.2K WD

I completely formated the machine, but I forgot about the second hard drive so I had to format it in the Device Manager, but it was a bit different then the usual way but still familiar. Also the help files are more helpful then before which is good, since I’m always looking for different tools. Overall I think its a good OS but still needs some work regarding driver support and the way things work. I don’t think I am even scratching the surface of this OS and there still a lot to mess around with.

I installed a few more gadgets for the side bar and I installed Firefox 2.0 and a couple of plugins. I will be getting Office 2007 to install later next week. I will continue messing around with it.

Pending issues:

  • Ethernet Port
  • Sound Card