I have been trying to make Vista work for 9 months. Preparing to re-format and do somethings else next week.
Good luck... you have my sympathies! It's a PITA!
I just downgraded to Xp Professional from Vista Ultimate! And all I can say is WOW!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!! All of my problems are gone now!!! YES!!!
I have a custom built pc. Its Asus P5B Deluxe board, E6600 Intel CPU. 3GIGs of Mushkin Performance Pro Memory, Vista x86 edition will not recognize 4 gigs...
I was really trying to make it to work for 2 month. Reinstalled it like 5 times. Always did a clean install. And I finally gave up!
Problems I had with Vista Ultimate are:
Blue Screen Of Death
Takes like 15 minutes for it to start, not all the time though, even after turning almost everything off in msconfig startup option.
Internet Explorer keeps freezing up.
Simple copy and paste takes forever.
System clicks for some reason, feels like the harddrive is dying on you. I have 6 harddrives in my system.
Sometimes it will not shutdown, when I press shutdown, or will not restart. Takes forever...
After a few days when installed vista, computer becomes extremely slow.
I updated the bios, installed all new vista drivers, did everything I possibly could to make it to work. No luck =(
Most of the software that I use worked on it, so there is no complains.
I can't beleive Microsoft charges $400 for Ultimate Vista and it is so not ready! I think Windows Millenium was so much better. I didn't had so many problems with it.
I installed Windows XP Professional Back! And WOW! I can actually get something done now. I don't have the time fighting with Vista.
If you never tried Vista yet, my advise to you: DON'T even bother! At least untill SP2 or SP3 comes out. And I have a feeling that they will never make it to work. Its just takes too many of your system resources.
Anybody outter had similar problems with Windows Vista?