Yesterday I was tired of reading blogs about Vista and I decided to get some hands-on experience and started to install Windows Vista (build 5219)on my machine. First I made a new partition of 30 GB and formatted it as a NTFS partition. Then I burned the iso file and let autoplay do the job.
23:09 I'm still in Windows XP and the installation screen started to show up. Then I entered the product key and accept the license terms.
23:10 The next screen ask me which type of installation I want. I chose the custom installation procedure. After that I had to choose on which partition I want to install Vista.
23:19 A few minutes past away and Vista finishes the first installation step and went back to XP. It's time to reboot!
23:21 After rebooting an another boring blue screen awaits me.
23:22 That's odd? At the boot up screen it shows up two different boot menu's. I think the first one is trigger by Longhorn and the second one by Windows XP.
23:23 C' mon Vista show me some nice screens....Vista answered my call and showed me a black and white longhorn screen:).
*During the installation I noticed that my wacom tablet it's still functioning...kewl.
23:35 Ok were back again and a blue screen showed up with a brilliant Microsoft progressbar. The progressbar is filled up over and over agian. What's the point of having a progressbar like this. hmmm
0:20: Yeah baby the wait is finally over. But then the screen suddenly freezes. hmm not so nice. A hard reset will do the trick.
0:36 At the reboot screen I kept my fingers crossed. Yes this looks good:) I'm in Vista!!
Hey what's he doing? Aha Vista is installing a driver for my LinkSys USB Wifi Adapter. Let me fill in the SSID and the WEP key. Ok I'm connected to internet right now.
1:00 After playing with Vista for about 24 minutes I found out that my Vista has some issues:
1. The fonts are a little vague. I turned the clearType off but it got even worser.
2. My Nforce 2 chipset is not fully recognized. This gives me problems with my embedded sound and network card.
3. Shuwdown freezes my computer.
1:01 My girlfriend: Hey what ya doing so late?? Come to bed and get some sleep! Yes madam! ;)
To be continued!