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  # 263237 11-Oct-2009 09:45
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glad im not the only one :o
i ended 98% of my startup programs and also deleted 80% of vista's crap services that i never ever use.
i am running faster now, also i modified the 'terminate' function so my laptop shuts down in about 7 seconds ^^

in the meantime im hanging out for windows 7 lol better not be too expensive :o




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  # 263239 11-Oct-2009 10:17
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b0untypure1: glad im not the only one :o
i ended 98% of my startup programs and also deleted 80% of vista's crap services that i never ever use.
i am running faster now, also i modified the 'terminate' function so my laptop shuts down in about 7 seconds ^^

in the meantime im hanging out for windows 7 lol better not be too expensive :o


Windows 7 won't see more memory than Windows Vista if this is a problem with the BIOS or chipset capabilities.





 
 
 
 




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  # 263291 11-Oct-2009 17:25
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my system is capable i hope =]




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  # 263310 11-Oct-2009 19:26
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b0untypure1: my system is capable i hope =]


no it wont unless you go 64 bit, which constitutes a clean install as you cant upgrade 32 -> 64 bit OS




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  # 263327 11-Oct-2009 20:33
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oh so your saying i need vista 64bit?




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  # 263333 11-Oct-2009 20:49
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yes thats the botten line if you want it to actually display more then 3.somthing GB of ram you need a 64 bit OS.

 
 
 
 




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  # 263390 12-Oct-2009 06:05
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oh ok thanks i get it =]
ill get windows 7 64bit.
anyone know the release date of this?




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  # 263393 12-Oct-2009 06:40
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And you are aware of the pros and cons of switching to a 64bit OS, particularly in regards to software compatability?


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  # 263401 12-Oct-2009 08:39
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the funny thing after reading this is that ive got a pc with 1 gb(2x 512 ddr400) in it running 32-bit vista but for some reason it keeps trying to tell me it has 4 gb... and i have no idea how




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  # 263459 12-Oct-2009 12:11
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sbiddle: And you are aware of the pros and cons of switching to a 64bit OS, particularly in regards to software compatability?



Although I am sure there are some programs that have issues (I know a few codecs are not available for 64bit OS) however on my main PC I am yet to find a app that has an issue.
The closest I have found is the Navman Software which says on the disk that is does not support Vista 64 and yet is running fine under W7 x64!Cool

I have been running Vista x64 since not too long after release and other then some hardware manufactures being slow on driver releases (creative I am talking about you!) it has been great.







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  # 263521 12-Oct-2009 16:19
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sweet 22nd it is =]




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  # 263609 13-Oct-2009 03:23
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hellonearthisman:  Have you tryed running linux on that to see if the hardware can map the ram.  If it doesn't support the 4GB ram as advertised then you should be able to get your money back or a store credit for something that works as advertised.

Some of the 3GB ram could be used by the laptops videocard ie 128MB


well i give up :) sony ... bleh

having said that, at a few dollars over $1000 last year it was and still is(!!!) the cheapest laptop with 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor. otherwise yeah i would've asked for a refund long ago




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  # 264134 15-Oct-2009 19:53
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i have never liked sony laptops :o




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