posted on Jun, 18 2006 @ 01:56 PM
Everything is working well, but it takes more than 2 minutes to reach the login stage.
After the login things work a little slow sometimes, but nothing special.
I also suspect that the problem is the disc I used. I kept Windows XP installed on drive D: and installed Windows Vista on another partition, F:, and
the disc operations in that partition are a little slow in XP, too.
As an aside, the fact that I installed Vista on the F: drive is a little confusing, because Vista says it is on drive C:, but that drive is F: on XP,
so all the drives (I have 2 discs, each with 2 partitions) get the names changed between XP and Vista.
From what I have read AVG does not work very well with Windows Vista, so I installed Avast, and it is working without any problems.
I installed one program that came with the motherboard, Asus Probe, that shows the temperature of the CPU, motherboard, fan speed, etc. It is working,
but instead of remaining near the clock it also stays on the menu bar.
I then tried to install Office 2000, but as I only have right now the CD images (a friend of mine is supposed to give me the CDs back since Easter
2004, but I have made a copy first) but I could not find any program that can create a virtual CD drive. I tried Alcohol, Daemon Tools and a tiny
driver from Microsoft that is supposed to work with XP, but none of this worked.
I will install, or at least I will try it, SQL 2000 and Visual Basic 6, my everyday work tools.
I forgot to add that I have to use 2 different network cards because in XP my onboard card is not working, but it works under Vista, and the other
card, a cheap Realtek 8029, does not have Vista drivers.
[edit on 18/6/2006 by ArMaP]