I reformatted the laptop and using my MSDN Universal subscription decided to install Windows Vista Ultimate as my operating system of choice. Thanks to my excellent file management practices (nicely complementing my good data design practices), backing up my projects and personal files took all of 30 minutes. I downloaded Windows Vista and I was off running to the races.
The install process was especially smooth. Friends reported that
The only issues I have had so far have to do with my legacy programs. My HP printer will not install a driver, thus it’s practically worthless to me right now. I also use a statistical analysis package called STATA for my economics research, and that program would not install correctly on
All in all, Vista appears to be a great step forward and I look forward to showing it off at the