Peter Petrov’s Weblog

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Windows Vista x64 problems May 21, 2008

Filed under: Vista — ppetrov @ 5:26 pm
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Vista32Vista64Vista x64 causes me a lot a problems.

On my work I have to install some UI controls and component from a leading vendor( I won’t mention its name) to be able to build out application. The problem is that the suite don’t support Vista 64. PSPad is my text editor of choice also has problems running on V64. Now I have installed Vista32. Vista64 is a little bit sluggish compared to the 32bits version.

Now everything works like a charm. My VS2008 runs blazing fast and it’s a real pleasure to work. The same is true for VS2005, SQL Management Studio etc.

The world(or just Windows plus many more tools and programs) isn’t just ready to run on 64 bits hardware. These tools causes more problems then they try to solve.

I will definitely stick with 32 bits.


New Laptop – HP 6710b May 20, 2008

Filed under: Laptop — ppetrov @ 10:57 am
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HP 6710b LaptopI switched to a new machine. It’s a laptop from HP. In fact it’s 6710b. My old computer was a desktop machine and despite that it was 2 years old, it was a nice one. Here is some specs

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7500
  • 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • 160 GB 5400 rpm SATA
  • 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA BrightView

The new laptop comes with Vista Business 32/64. I have installed the 64bits version. A bunch of HP crapware comes preinstalled including Norton Antivirus. I have problems uninstalling the antivirus but there is a tool – Norton Removal tool – which helped me to solve the problem.

Now I am very happy with this baby.


My First Post May 9, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — ppetrov @ 1:15 pm

Stay tuned.