Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Vista Babbles

More than 2000 programmers…

Just like the programmers, were the bugs.

*The most prominent feature of Windows Vista is its cost, it is more costly than earlier os versions.

* Vista doesn’t get stable on primary computer, even after swapping out all the bad memory. This same PC has worked with and continues to work with Windows XP just fine.

*Even with the good memory in the computer, it locks up every hour or two and forces to hard shut the system to reboot.

*DVD playback in Windows Medial Player or Media Center will only play in interlaced mode making it VERY ugly.

*IE7 embedded Windows Media Video playback won't support anamorphic video and forces the video to play in 4:3 modes as oppose to widescreen 16:9 mode.

*Vista bug puts a snag in network traffic when music is playing. It looks like Vista users that have noticed a slowdown in network traffic while they were playing music

*Default hybrid sleep mode is very annoying if system crashes because on the next reboot, it takes minutes to reload a gigabyte from hard drive and it stays that way until you shut down properly shut down Vista.

*Minor changes in hardware will sometimes prevent Vista from booting up. So much for the great driver independent imaging model

* File Replacement Dialog Is Mouse Only

Copy a file and paste it so that you'll get the Copy File prompt for "There is already a file with the same name in this location." Now, without using the mouse, try and execute one of the options. Sure, you can TAB to each of the options, but you can't hit ENTER to actually execute one; you have to click it with the mouse. Also, as a side note to this buggy dialog, TAB allows you to tab to the different "buttons," but the cursor keys only allow you to switch between Copy and Don't copy - leaving "Copy, but keep both files" out of the cursor key loop, even though the cursor keys let you go up off the "Copy, but keep both files," it doesn't let you get back to it.

Not only that, but when on right click and pasting some file, the file replacement dialog is shown, but isn't the active window! No Window is active! You have to mouse click the dialog to even get it to accept keyboard input.

*Standard User Can't See User Pictures

If you are logged on as a Standard User, and UAC is on, going into the User Accounts and selecting "Manage another account" prompts you for the Admin password, then once in the list of accounts, only the guest account has a picture, the rest are blank.

*End Task Opens Behind Task Manager

If you press CTRL-ALT-DEL to task Manager, it runs "Always on Top" by default. Choosing a "Not Responding" program and selecting "End Task" causes the resulting dialog to appear behind the Task Manager.

*Microsoft has released a security patch for Windows Vista to resolve the vulnerabilities on its small desktop applications, Vista Gadgets, which could allow an anonymous remote attacker to run code with the privileges of the logged on user.

And at last, don't forget to check this out,

1. Go to start>control panel>other>system maintenance>system>advanced system settings> startup recovery> uncheck the automatic restart.

Result...... same thing...restarts on shutdown

2. Done a selective startup by only allowing certain programs to run on startup ...to diagnose program conflicts maybe?

RESULT...... same issue

Movie Maker HDV preview is shifted downwards until you toggle widescreen preview.

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