i’ve been planning from over two monthes to install Vista on my Laptop which is

-1.8 GH 1MB L2 cache Celeron processor

-1.5 GB Ram

-120 GB HD

-Intel Graphics Media Accelerator up to 224 MB (i dont know why this particular number ๐Ÿ™‚ )

i took all this time planning because i hate to install windows when my current one is working fine ๐Ÿ™‚

and now even my windows was still working fine but i wanted to get used to it before the faculty year starts.

any way..

it have been about 10 hours since i installed it

it seems nice.

working smoothly till now

i cant feal that the side bar is making a load on the system

the thing that iritated me in the side bar in the slideshow Gadget i cant remove a pictures source folder i’ve added

i found a clipboard manager Gadget which i needย extensivelyย “as i am a developer” ๐Ÿ˜›

the animations are nice

my first impression was that it is nice

but….. ๐Ÿ˜€

1-after working for a couple of hours i found the memory usage raise from 4x % to 7x % or 8x % which i didn’t likeย 

but somehow i’m prepared for things like that from people’s talking about vista

2-what i was not prepared to is that it consumes my disc space in a strange way ๐Ÿ˜

i’ve installed it on a 20 GB drive

i’ve heared that it may take 10 GB

and when i was installing it, It said it will take 6 GB -BTW i was happy to see that-

at first it took 9 GB after i installed some small essential programs (pdf reader, CD emulator … etc )

then after those couple of hours i found 4 GB remaining on C:/ ย :O


i googled that and found that Vista has alot of means to use space ๐Ÿ˜€ as :

-Volume Shadow Copy: This is biggest reason for “missing” space in Vista!

-Essential System Files

-Temporary/Working Files

-Recovery Partition

-Copies of Installation Media


not good

i even didn’t install the Visual Studio yet.

ok…install VS in another drive ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

but thats one day ๐Ÿ˜€

i hate to see the ย “Low Disk Space” message

ok lets continue!

3-My user account is of type Admin

i installed Deamon tools lite as CD emulator and when i first tried to open it it displayed a message ย  ย  “please use local administrator account”

what !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the best solution always is “www.google.com” ๐Ÿ˜€

and the solution for this problem was to Right click on the shortcut and choose “run as Adminstrator”

:@ I AM AN ADMINSTRATOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!

but it worked -nice solution for a stupid problem :D-

4-i didnot know how to run the IIS on the machine

of Course Google :d

Control Panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows features on or off

5-i found something called the Resource Monitor

where i saw something called Hard Faults which is bouncing up to 148 fault/sec

“I have 1.5 GB RAM and Vista uses 79 % of it and it still swaps Memory to disk” ๐Ÿ˜€


Hard Fault == Page Fault, but MS must have it’s own names ๐Ÿ˜€


Till now thats it -execluding the confirmation security messages(s)(s)s ๐Ÿ˜€ –


i dont know if i’m going to get used to that or just go back to my XP SP2 which used 30 % of memory and 60 % at most

i think i’d give it some time….