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Anyone using Vista and Steam?

Discussion in Everything & Anything started by retslag1, Aug 27, 2007

  1. Feb 21, 2007
    So this september,my rotations start, and I have a rotation, or clerkship in Hoisingtion, KS. Its 4 hrs from KC, so my school set me up with an apt there. So I will be stranded in the middle of nowhere, KS for a month. I have recently gotten a laptop from Dell. Of course the cheapest solution was to get Vista.

    I get. So, I was wondering if anyone is using Vista and Steam. I was probably gonna install it on my laptop, and was wondering what experiences ppl have had.

    Didn't ck have a nightmare with vista and steam? Anyone have anything good for me to look forward to?

    I know I wont be working 24/7 while at Hoisingtion, so I'd like to hop on PF now and again to relieve some stress :smile:
  2. Jun 29, 2007
    there has been reports of ALOT of problems :razz:
  3. May 27, 2007

    give it a few months to a few years to make it all better... or a little better.... its gonna take about a year or two before im gonna get it
  4. Jun 29, 2007
    i don't hardly use windows :razz:

    i am a windows guru but i am using Linux about 80% of the time
  5. Feb 21, 2007
    grr, this is no help :frown:

    I didnt have a choice to get vista on my laptop. So far, I've had no problems with it. Though I've only installed Firefox and Open office.

    Well hopefully it'll work. If not, then i guess I wont be on the server for the month of September.

    Anyone else have experience with vista/steam?
  6. Jun 29, 2007
    i will see if i can install and test it
  7. Dec 30, 2006
    Im using vista right now and its a nightmare. You have nothing to look forward too.
  8. Apr 9, 2007
    what are u talking about its so stable its not funny this is the best operating system made my microsoft and oh my god look at all the pretty colours i see blue green yellow and .. some red also :razz:

    But on a serious note Steam works but as Windows vista is memory dependent i hope u got 2gigs of ram because ur going to be in for one hell of a time attempting to play.

    Right-click the steam shortcut, compatibility tab, open menu, select Windows XP 32bit service pack 2 (Or anything that sounds like it SP3 is out to beta testers already so...) click apply. And it should run... However dont get ur hopes up for xfire its still extremely buggy in vista in-game does not work what so ever.

    Hope this helps
  9. Feb 21, 2007
    ah. It does kyle, thanks. I started downloading CSS last night. It'll take forever but I'll get it on my laptop eventually. I got 2 gigs of memory, cuz I heard vista was a memory hog. I'm sure it'll all be used too.
  10. Dec 30, 2006
    You enjoy vista retslag!!!!!
  11. Feb 1, 2007
    I use both with no problems.
  12. Feb 21, 2007
    Thx ck. The Win XP option via dell was $150 more than vista.

    Good to hear lazy.
  13. Dec 30, 2006
    Why would they charge more for xp?
  14. Apr 9, 2007
    Marketing... "Hrm why should i get the new one if its 200 dollars more ill get windows xp instead."
    So they flipped it now vista is like 150 for ultimate and xp pro is still $400. In 2011 when windows xp is discontinued/microsoft is no longer supporting it, then expect a major price drop.

    Windows vista is like Windows ME it should not have been released. (beta 3 of windows vista was fine but when the new theme Aero came out... it was a bloody mess.)
  15. Posts
    Thank you all for silently convincing me NOT to buy Vista.
  16. Feb 21, 2007
    lol. well i've gotten on PF twice on my laptop using vista/steam. No problems so far :smile:

    I leave tomorrow for Hoisington, KS for a month. wish me luck! This is the beginning of me working 60 hrs a week (or whatever my attending doc works). I'll get on when i can.