Vista and me
I first attempted to install Vista on my home desktop purchased in 2002. See the image below for specs.
Downloaded from Microsoft and utilized supplied key once I was registered.
- Eager to run some quick test scenarios on the new OS.
- Liked what I had seen about the UI, and the "new" features incorporated.
- Had read differing views as to Vista's success but wanted to evaluate for myself.
- As a loyal Windows user from Win98 and on I assumed I would join up with Vista.
Searching for a Solution
Searching for the error I tracked people in a similar situations, and the same solution came up again and again: "Buy a new DVD drive!". Could they be serious? Just to install Vista I would need a new drive, that is insanity!
New reports are emerging that approximately 19-20,000 drivers will be included on the installation dvd. If this is indeed the case I must assume that drivers for a standard dvd drive will be included in this package. With Vista having a system that is "Vista-capable", "Vista-compatable" or "Vista-fantastical" can mean any number of things, but what it truly means won't be clear for another few months.