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Old 03-01-07, 04:01 AM   #61
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Default Re: Vista Application Compatibility Thread

Thought I would toss this here. I found it interesting:

"The 4GB is the Process Memory limit. You have been able to run 64+GByte on a Xeon box for years (desktop chipsets tend not to have enough memory slots to go this high). Each process gets its 4GB with either a 2 GB Kernel/2GB user space - or the 1GB Kernel/3GB user space mentioned by the parent.

Since most environments run more than one process, they can take advantage of the extra ram assuming their total amount of allocated space is above 4GB. For that matter, I used to run a 32bit version of BSD 5 years ago that ran on a Dual PIII system with 8GB RAM. Basically we ran 2 caching processes of 4GB each, and some smaller processes that added up to a memory load of 8GB."

What you get with a 64bit operating system is a theoretical 64bit address space for each and every process. In reality different processor architectures offer somewhere between 40 and 48 bits worth of physical address space (Good for almost a Petabyte of RAM). 64bit is really only useful for a few VERY large applications such as Database, a few imaging processing apps, and some massive number crunching... Your average desktop OS application has no need for more than 32 bits, and in fact most of us would actually have slower machines with a 32bit user space.

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http://slashdot.org/articles/07/02/20/2213231.shtml

Further reading seems to indicate x64 will give you access to all memory your system can hold and in an unpaged fashion. I am definitely trying x64.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/...OPcurve_1.html
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Old 03-14-07, 02:52 AM   #62
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Default Re: Vista Application Compatibility Thread

Guys a quick note;

The AHCI driver is part of Vista so if you have your SATA drives in IDE mode and want to switch to AHCI do the below registry edit:

1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
2. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
3. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
4. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Msahci
5. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

Source:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

Then go into your BIOS and set AHCI for your SATA drives. Upon boot Vista will install the proper driver and you'll be set.
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Old 03-18-07, 09:02 PM   #63
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Default Re: Vista Application Compatibility Thread

More interesting stuff. This time on x64 Vista security. This does impact application compatibility:

"When a program of any kind attempts to modify the kernel on a system running PatchGuard, which is already available in 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows XP OS, the computer produces a blue screen and stops all other Windows applications from running ...

The company specifically said that it is using an element of the kernel meant to help the OS support older hardware to bypass the feature. The loophole allows the company's tools to infiltrate Vista's kernel hooking driver, and get out, without the OS knowing the difference."

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2036585,00.asp

Another good article on kernel security that paints a more positive picture for MS:

"Patching fundamentally violates the integrity of the Windows kernel by replacing actual kernel code with unknown third-party code. As a result, patching introduces problems in three primary areas: reliability, performance and, most importantly, security."

http://www.windows-now.com/blogs/rob...ows_vista.aspx
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Old 04-14-07, 01:01 PM   #64
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Vista to be force fed to folks in '08.

http://apcmag.com/5835/vendors_in_no...h_xp_for_vista
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Old 04-19-07, 06:42 AM   #65
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Is there a list summerizing the games that are compatible with Vista so far (with latest nvidia drivers of course) ?
the search leads me to alot of topics & kinda confusing.
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Old 04-19-07, 07:21 AM   #66
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Is there a list summerizing the games that are compatible with Vista so far (with latest nvidia drivers of course) ?
the search leads me to alot of topics & kinda confusing.
That might be a rough one. There are some like STALKER that run just fine on mine with the .exe tweak, that won't run on one of the other guys (can't remember his name) with an almost identical setup as mine.

Lotsa trial and error going on.
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I would like to add Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault will not run in Vista. Crashes as soon as gameplay begins (can load into the game but not play).
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so wich programs do work in VIsta
well all that works for XP canīt work i vista but i need a good firewalll and a good antivirus for Vista
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I would like to add Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault will not run in Vista. Crashes as soon as gameplay begins (can load into the game but not play).
I just noticed this, two months later, but MOH:PA runs ok for me on Vista 32-bit.
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Tried yesterday evening on Vista RTM x64 on GF8 with 100.54:
- BF 2 : ok
- BF 2142 : ok
- Rainbow 6 : Vegas : ok

All the nv4 and G80 demos from nvidia work fine on that config.
Of course I own just about every game talked about here, but the 2 in the above quote is my bread and butter and I'm glad to see they work.
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i need to know what applications not games! work with Vista like Antivirus FW

that kind of stuff and if
some smaller games like Gamehouse bigfish games for example work?
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