Talk:Windows Vista

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Ey Ren

Summary

Success running SL under Vista

System

ASUSTEK G2 Laptop

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (1994 MHz)
  • Memory: 2047 MB
  • OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista (Build 6000)
  • Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
  • Graphics Card: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1700

More info

SL failed to run with the default driver. I modded ATI Catalyst 7.8 with the free tool from Driver Heaven (took me less than 10 minutes). The instructions says to install MSXML 4.0 - I installed MSXML 6.0 and ran the tool without problems.

Benja Kepler

Summary

Catalyst 7.3+ upgrade recommended by AMD for viewer crash when using Catalyst 7.1 and Vista

System

Dell Dimension C521

  • CPU: AMD (Unknown model) (2304 MHz)
  • Memory: 2046 MB
  • OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista (Build 6000)
  • Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
  • Graphics Card: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series

More info

The first time I tried SL on my Vista machine, the viewer crashed. I found this on the AMD support website

After updating to Catalyst 7.4 I was able to load SL.

Summary

Various problems using non-Administrator account in Vista

System

as above

More info

Strange things seemed to happen using a non-Administrator account under Vista that went away, with the same viewer, when run under Administrator, such as:-

  • VWR-953 Separate XML settings file not created
  • VWR-1269 Video slider is blank

While logged into the non-Administrator account, the view can be run 'As Administrator', as well as logging into Administrator to run it from there.