{Request}Review on Dell XPS M1210 running Windows Vista Ultimate or Home Premium

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  1. benna

    benna Notebook Evangelist

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    Dear all,

    i dont know if it is wrong to post request here, bu any way i'll ask. can anyone who is running Windows Vista Ultimate or Home Premium on their M1210, please post a review on the Performance, and other conditions. is there any problems on the machine.

    Thanks in Advance
    Benna
     
  2. Ben Stafford

    Ben Stafford Administrator NBR Reviewer

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    I recently installed Vista Ultimate on my M1210. I have a Core Duo 1.83 GHz processor and I did upgrade my RAM from 1GB to 2GB before I installed it, but you'll probably be fine if you have 1GB of RAM.

    Many others on this forum have installed it as well.

    Things run just fine, including all the graphical "features". So far, I'm pretty pleased.

    If you search this forum, you'll find some guides on getting all the drivers installed, etc. I had no problems getting everything working (including the Verizon Wireless card that I have, webcam and card reader).
     
  3. shocka

    shocka Notebook Enthusiast

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    i got mine with vista ultimate, and i just had my first blue screen error crash "Partial Memory error"? ...happened while i was doing a full system virus scan on norton and while trying to set up my wireless network at skool.

    Not a fan of the over hyped gadgets ....i just use the weather, processor and ram gadgets...it just takes up space on ur desktop
     
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    I'd disable UAC and the sidebar if I were you. Totally useless.
     
  5. benna

    benna Notebook Evangelist

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    Did that BSOD happened again?
     
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    shocka Notebook Enthusiast

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    wuts UAC and BSOD?
     
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    Percybut Notebook Consultant

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    Depends on what applications you use.

    I use the GNU C++ compiler and cygwin all the time, and cygwin has lots of problems under vista, so I am not upgrading to vista in the near future... not until cygwin developers fix all the issues under vista. (cygwin's chmod doesn't even work under vista due to the vista security feature; this pretty much disables installation of many components of cygwin :S)
     
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    as far as the bluescreen as soon as i uninstalled norton internet security/antivirus and installed avast all my problems went awayand have not seen a bluescreen since everything works wonderfully with ultimate and it seems faster than xp, gaming seems a little worse as far as frames but most are playable
     
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    UAC=user account control
    BSOD=blue screen of death
     
  10. iPPi

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    Good to know that Vista runs well. It's not surprising, I mean the M1210 is a very powerful machine and has a very capable video card for its size.
     
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