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Vista finally ships!

While Vista officially shipped at the end of January, 2007, I've had nothing but frustration with its reliability since I got it with my brand new laptop.  I've really had a bad experience with the product.  I've had random hangs of various applications and its been rather frustrating.  Honestly, the product felt very much like it was rushed out the door. Granted, I am a developer, but I could hardly go an hour without a crash or a hang.  Then, last week, like a bolt from the blue, MS released the new performance and compatibility updates.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194 

I installed them and it was like night and day difference in my system.  I'm not quite sure what exactly this resolved, but since then, I haven't had any issues.  This has been awesome.  Its like Vista has finally shipped.

Posted: Aug 13 2007, 08:09 PM by Wallym | with 5 comment(s)
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Scott said:

Nope...SP1, that's when Vista ships! This just makes it bearable until then.

# August 13, 2007 11:30 PM

w4x said:

Thanks it helps me too

# August 14, 2007 1:49 AM

Granville Barnett said:

Only problem I ever had with Vista was it blue screening when coming out of sleep on my Dell Inspiron 6400 - this was using a pre RC build.

Apart from that I've been using Vista on several machines since Beta 1 and many builds in between and its been rock solid!  Glad its ok for you now :-)

# August 14, 2007 11:45 AM

Chump said:

It must be the laptop then.  I've had zero problems with Vista and I've been using since Jan 2007 on my Dell Latitude D810.

Glad to hear it fixed you up.

# August 14, 2007 1:28 PM

Aaron Seet (icelava) said:

Hey Wally, so your problem is largely stability. Have you felt any performance improvements? in which areas?

# August 16, 2007 8:40 AM