Oziexplorer-Windows Vista

Submitted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:00
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My laptop of 5 years has crashed, am looking at getting a new one, however it will have the windows vista (home) on it and not windows xp.
Have heard of problems with vista running oziexplorer.
Is anyone able to tell me if there is a problem and if so has the problem been solved?
My set up is laptop under seat, VGA 10inch touchscreen on dash using a Haicom gps mouse type unit sitting on the dash..Cheers and thanks - The nugget..
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Reply By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:05

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:05
You can still get plenty of laptops with a XP backgrade option
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Reply By: Member - Broe (WA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:10

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:10
There is going to be another OS bought out that will supersede Vista and is due to be released 2-3rd qtr 2010. It basically builds on XP. Vista has been one of the biggest commercial flops Microsoft has bought out. Did you know that only an estimated 4.2% of business's world wide already running XP purchased Vista?


Broe
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 23:01

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 23:01
It's Windows 7 and it is the version of Windows that Micro$hit SHOULD have released instead of Vista.

According to reports it is much better than Vista and takes out much of the crap. I have 4 PC's all running XP Pro and have never taken the leap to Vista. Looking to buy a new PC soon but will definitely be waiting till Windows 7 is released later 2009.

You are completely correct on business not going Vista. We have 4,500 PC's at my corporation all on XP. We only move up when it is worth it. We rolled out with Win for Workgroups 3.11 then went to Win95 then to Win 2000 and recently to XP. Vista will be skipped altogether.

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Muddy
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:29

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:29
You already own your copy of XP and as the lappy has died and you won't be reselling it, load XP on the new one using your existing product key.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:38

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:38
Hopefully he got it on a disc as most lappys have the OS in a partition on the HDD which is bloody hopeless if the machine dies.


You can however hook it up to another machine and copy it off.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 07:44

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 07:44
True. First thing I do here at work with a new lappy is burn a set of install disks for future reference. Need them at EOL anyway to re-image for re-sale.

That said, there's lots of copies (legit) of XP available on various torrent sites.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:39

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:39
No problem at all, all levels of Vista.

Vista compatibility was fixed ages ago...nothing to worry about.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:45

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 17:45
lol, i should mention ages ago is October 2008....the development version is listed as Vista Compatible.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 22:08

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 22:08
same, never any problems.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 18:22

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 18:22
If no XP downgrade is listed as an option just ask. I got my Dell with XP instead of the advertised Vista.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:36

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:36
Nugget,

From the OziExplorer website:-

OziExplorer Version 3.95.4q and later versions are Vista compatible. If you are having any problems, check the Help Menu / About option in the software for the version you have installed.

Bill.


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Reply By: Patrol22 - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 22:05

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 22:05
Be running Vista since it came out. It was installed on the new Dell desktop I bought and have experienced just one software incompatability problem and that was with the Sony software running my now old fashioned video camera. Ozi did have a glitch but Des fixed that pretty quickly. Gotta say I've found Vista easier to use than I ever found XP to be (and I still use XP at work on the corporate network and my work laptop).
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Reply By: Member - desray (WA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 22:40

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 22:40
Go the XP . Vista has to be the biggest pile of s++t going. I have had heaps of problems with compatibility , Wont work the printer had to buy a new one , wont work with this program buy another ,ect ect. Some good bits on Vista but is really a BIG pain
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 23:16

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 23:16
HP have just released the Mini 2140 which is a netbook. Not the fastest machine but great for travel and available with Vista (with optional downgrade to XP) for $1099.

Cheers
Muddy
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 23:24

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 23:24
My HP laptop of nearly 12 months has vista, and had no problems with it.
Set up ozy a few weeks ago, and then spent 2 weeks in the centre of oz, pounding the sh$t out of it on thousands of k's of corrugations.
All working well at the moment.
Loaded the 1-50 topo maps for SA tonight, hell you can almost see what colour undies are on the line !! LOL

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: time waster - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 07:06

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 07:06
Hey Pesty what other maps do you have I also live in SA and have fair assortment of the states always looking for more.

Vic high 10k
Vic 25-50k
Sa 25-50k
NSW 25-50k
Tassie50k
Hema250k
Natmap

Cheers
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