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TitusCicero

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I use to have Vista 32 installed and I just recently installed Vista 64. There are a few features I had with the 32bit version that I do not have with the 64bit version. FIrst that I was able to have the Areo view with the 32bit version which is now not available (the transparent dialogs and other stuff.) Also when I did a control-alt-tab when I was playing video I could see the video in the application change dialog. I no longer have that feature either. Both the 32bit and 64bit were sp1. Any ideas why I am missing features in the 64bit ulimate version that I had with the 32bit version? THanks.
 
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Please list the 32 bit version of Vista that you have............
............and then list the 64 bit version of Vista that you have

Different versions come with different features.
 

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I am not sure. I received them via a college software program.

THe iso image for the 32bit version is: en_windows_vista_x86_dvd_X12-34293

The 64bit version is: vista_ultimate_sp1_x86-x64_activated

I installed sp1 on both of them.

I hope that helps.
 

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I am wondering what other features I am missing that I am unaware of.

Also, something weird, my windows experience index is 1.0. It says my "Desktop performance for Windows Aero" is 1.0. But I have an XFX GeForce 8800GT. I installed drivers from Nvidia. Should I install the drivers that came with the card. Maybe that would solve my problems?

Thanks
 
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I am wondering what other features I am missing that I am unaware of.

Also, something weird, my windows experience index is 1.0. It says my "Desktop performance for Windows Aero" is 1.0. But I have an XFX GeForce 8800GT. I installed drivers from Nvidia. Should I install the drivers that came with the card. Maybe that would solve my problems?

Thanks
Refresh the rating. I think they all come defaulted very low.
 

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Didn't work. :( Tried downloading the software drivers from XFX for the video card but they want a serial number and I am @ work going through remote desktop so I am unable to get the serial number. :(

Stupid, why does it matter if I have a serial number? ARGH Why would I download XFX drivers if I don't have an XFX card. ARGH

Any other suggestions?
 
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Where did you get the ISO images from? It sounds like you have downloaded them by torrent. Is this right?

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Again, I am a CIS major in college. I am part of the MS Scholar program or whatever it is called. I get ALL MS software for free (or more like part of my tuition which isn't cheap.) Anyway I got the ISO images from MS direct. The 64 bit version, I actually slipstreamed in the SP1 and therefore, obviously, made a new image...so the image name is not the original.

EDIT: Does anyone here us the NVidia reference drivers for their GeForce 8800GT card? The drivers I downloaded have no options to it when I go to properties of the card in device manager? Seems unusual.

And if anyone knows where I can get a serial number for the XFX GeForce 8800GT I would be grateful. Though I guess I can see the admins frowning on that.
 

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I installed the XFX GeForce Drivers and the Windows Aero Feature appeared to be available. Once the Aero was used the crtl-alt-del thumbnails and live video re-appeared. The Windows experience index increased to 5.8 gor graphics from 1. Is that good?
 
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