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    Welcome To Vista

    Welcome to the long-awaited era of Microsoft Windows Vista. We all will make every effort to help Vista users to smooth out the "rough spots" as we make the transition to this new operating system. Good luck in your journey!

    A word of caution may be called for at this early time. Sometimes, maybe often, at the start of a new operating system cycle, there will be those who "acquire" a copy of Windows Vista from a source not legally authorized to provide the product to the public. The Lounge and its volunteer staff cannot condone or provide support assistance in such cases. Please be careful of your "source" AND remember to register your copy of Vista with Microsoft for your long-term protection.

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    I'm sure I'll be forced into it eventually. For now, the exorbitant retail price and lack of need will keep me away. Maybe it's just me... but I remember getting excited about XP, and this time, I just don't care. Not for that price, anyway.
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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    Mark,
    I tend to agree with you on this and for the same reasons.
    I seem to have seen the comment: "Vista won't be for everyone".
    Right on.
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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    I'm of the same mind as you and Bob.... I admit, I have grown to really like Vista albeit its few idiosycracies. But the cost factor is a biggie for me and which is why I won't be upgrading anytime in the near future. And since I don't play the Lottery, that future could be quite a long time. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/giggle.gif>

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    Thanks for the welcome to all of you. As one who will have manufacturer installed Vista Ultimate, I'm sure that all of you will get to know me all too well. And away we go.

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    I was an early adopter of XP and it was a very bad experience for many or most of us. I had the RTM copy of Vista from early December, but kept postponing installation 'until SP2' at least, or so I said, but curiosity and very few bad reports finally got the better of me, and I like it very much on the one computer I have it on.

    As for cost, I would suggest that that is part of the cost of a new computer, since most of us need a more powerful computer to run the thing anyway. Get Vista when you get your next computer, whenever that may be. Incidentally, I'll be keeping an XP as well, since I have programs with that that Vista won't run. Something as simple as a download accelerator cuts the download time of giant files to a fraction of what it takes under Vista.

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    <hr>Something as simple as a download accelerator cuts the download time of giant files to a fraction of what it takes under Vista.<hr>
    To be fair, the same can be said about any O/S in regard to downloading files. There are several Vista-compatible 3rd-party download managers that work the same way as they do on XP. I've tried several and currently use "Internet Download Manager". Aside from the sometimes faster download speed/time, the Resume feature which most all have is worth using them, IMHO. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    Cost can be a nasty surprise when it comes to a user's existing third-party software as well. A significant number of programs issued a patch for Vista free of charge (with many yet to come or be approved by MS if they work with Vista), but others required registered users $100 or more for exactly the same program with the exactly the same specs, with the only difference being that it will run under Vista.

    If you're running XP you can keep track of which is which and how much it will cost to convert by closely watching the updates, service packs, and so on for your own programs. Some Vista features, such as Backup, may suit your purposes as well as your present third-party software. Download the free fixes even if you don't have Vista yet, and keep them available. I have only run into one updated program so far that is exclusively for Vista: all the others will run on XP as well.

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    I really am a dummy when it comes to the computer but I'm trying. I have Windows Vista and my anti-virus is about to expire what I would like to know is, I bought a copy of the Window Vista for dummies and I'm trying very hard to understand the helpful info it is giving me there. My Norton Anti-Virus is about to expire within a few days and I found the info. about how to download the AVGfree 7.5 edition and did it. Now here's my question does the AVGfree automatically take over the Norton because they are both popping up on my computer or will it stop once the Norton has expired? Also, I have Myspace and Yahoo Instant messenger on my computer how can I keep them from automatically popping up on my computer? I've tried doing the msconf. but to no avail it is not working for me.

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    You will have to uninstall Norton Anti-Virus, then install AVG. If uninstalling from the Add/Remove Programs control panel fails, download and run the Norton Removal Tool.

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    I go to the Windows Vista tips and tricks and I get a biography page on someone/

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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    Dave,
    That's a nice list of Vista stuff.
    I DID notice ( as did trebor ) that the link to Tips and Tricks takes you to a biography of "John The Yank Harrington"

    Edited to add: a soon as I posted this, I noticed that the link was gone. You must have just deleted it?
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    Re: Welcome To Vista

    Yip, <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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