I'm glad everything is showing up, that makes it easy for you. Are you into computers more than say, a typical user? Just curious, since you downgraded to XP yourself and must have had your reasons. I was lucky and my neighbors had a PC business that started when I was about 6 years old. Their daughter was my age and we grew up together so naturally they would show me things on the PC and of course, showed me DOOM. Yep, I was about 7 then I believe, and that is when I fell in love. Now I'm just a console bashing PC enthusiast who always says "If it ain't broken, tweak it!"
Anyways, I could never understand why Dell would put Vista in computers that clearly cannot handle it because normal users can actually notice the slowdown compared to their 5 year old PC. Other than the mole shoving it down their throats and forcing them to sell Vista on the computers. I actually bought Vista, and it was the first time I ever actually paid for an operating system. I'm running it on an AMD Athlon 6400+ Black ed. Dual core 3.2 ghz processor, 4 GB (Only 3 GB in 32bit OS's) of DDR2 PC800 RAM, and 2 ATI HD3870's in Crossfire all strapped into a DFI 790FX motherboard. Vista rating 5.6 out of 5.9. When I overclock it easily hits 5.9. Anyways, Vista when tweaked properly and set up correctly with the right gear FLIES and looks incredible. I love eye candy But the thing is, it cost me 2800.00 in parts to get Vista this good and the average user has nothing close to these so its no wonder people hate it. Plus with Superfetch, Indexing, Search and Windows Defender services up and running the HDD never shuts up! ***CHURNCHURNCHURNCHURN***** 24/7. But once you turn them off you free up so much memory it literally doubles or triples in speed.
Kind of off topic, I'm sorry but hopefully it interests someone. woot, woot!
I need Dusty Keys to take 3rd tonight. I've been praying to the woot God, woot, and have been doing the deeds of said God for the unmitigated wisdom possessed by him/her to be used to manipulate the outcome of the vote in our small, insignificant area in the Galaxy known only to the rest as, the Internet.
If I don't see you no more in this world, I betcha on the next one you'll know me! Don't be late!