PuterDudeJim..........MIA!!

Gonna be a few days...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by PuterDudeJim | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

   Hey Guys and Gals!   In lieu of my recent promotion to Master Apprentice Extraordinaire (lol) I got an early Christmas Gift! My awesome wife got me a new Desktop PC for getting that promotion! I now have 2 gigs of memory and all kinds of storage space, and a really crappy OS called Vista to learn! Lucky me! (yeah, right) So, I will be MIA for a few days while I get this new rig all setup and networked with my notebook, and my wife's notebook. I am told that networking with Vista is a real %ITCH, so, if anyone has any helpful ideas on that subject, please post here, or email, or PM. I would break this up a little, but when I hit the enter key, I get a ding, and nothing happens. I suppose I could insert a line break. I have a few DX themes to work on for some recent WBs. I will get back asap, but probably just in and out for the next few days. Again....any networking knowledge will be greatly appreciated. I have a Vista Home Premium desktop, and 2 XP lappies. HELP!!!  

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Wizard1956
Reply #1 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:44 PM

Got Vista now huh? Well,there goes my testing job,you will be able to break them yourself now.(jk)

Seriously though,I hope things go smoothly for you.Personally,I like Vista simply because it works for me.I have no tips for networking but my mothers XP  and Vista rigs were networked(wireless) and seemed to work quite well together.

Thuglifejunior
Reply #2 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:01 PM

Howdy Jim, my son's Laptop is Vista and I use netgear to run my network at home/work, all on XP, all I did was look for the network on his wireless built in connection, type in my password and hey presto, his Vista laptop was jacked right in alongside all of my XP Desktops, no problem, I dunno if this helps or not, but it wasn't quite the itch you refered to earlier Ha Ha...cheers Jim, and while I have your undivided attention, I would just like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Godspeed and Godbless my friend, have a great one....your friend The Thug

ZubaZ
Reply #3 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:07 PM

TweakVista can be your best friend as you start with Vista.  Do it.

PuterDudeJim
Reply #4 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:14 PM

Well I had Vista on my laptop when I had the old PC with XP and when I would try to access Vista things from my XP rig, I was told I did not have permission to access. The shared folders. Right now, I can't access MY Music folder on Vista, FROM Vista. Vista won't let me access my own My Music folder....I hate Vista!!!!

PuterDudeJim
Reply #5 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:17 PM

TweakVista can be your best friend as you start with Vista. Do it.
 


The forums are screwed...lol. The enter key does nothing but make a ding noise. Anyway, I have used Tweak Vista to turn off UAC. Will it help with permissions, and networking?  I will Do It...Thanx!

ZubaZ
Reply #6 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:27 PM

Will it help with permissions, and networking?
It will help some.

As far as sharing . .set up through  Control panel | Network and Sharing Center  then you can right click on a folder to share easily.

DrJBHL
Reply #7 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:31 PM
PDJ come home to WC I miss you! Hey! That's a great present. Talk with Fuzzy about how to 'fix' Vista. I'm reaslly happy about your promo, mate! You deserved!!! "As far as sharing . .set up through Control panel | Network and Sharing Center then you can right click on a folder to share easily." Zubaz This is the best way to do it....and definitely do the "TweakVista" thing!! You won't regret it. Zubaz earned some karma with these....Be generous, he really could use some.
ImStein
Reply #8 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:03 PM

Sweet Jim....glad you got a new toy. Hate to see you MIA though, because of it.

 

Hey, Doc...becareful giving Zubaz karma....I have heard that your disappear when you do that...but that is just a rumor.

 

Immy shuts up now, since Zubaz is helping her with TM3 suites

WeatherBound
Reply #9 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:06 PM

Well I had Vista on my laptop when I had the old PC with XP and when I would try to access Vista things from my XP rig, I was told I did not have permission to access. The shared folders. Right now, I can't access MY Music folder on Vista, FROM Vista. Vista won't let me access my own My Music folder....I hate Vista!!!!

 

I had the same problem like you said above and to add to that i could not print things with the network printer.

How I solved it. Some people may laugh.

I installed windows live one care anti virus and firewall.  All problems solved using Live one care.

I used the trial for live one care solved all network and printer problems. I was sold on it and have had no problems with anti virus or firewall issues.

I am not trying to sell you live one care but worked for me.

Head ache was gone as soon as i installed it.

Good luck PDJ

 

BluesBrother
Reply #10 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:08 PM

im sorry you have vista..i mean congrats mate     wow she bought comp just for that? amazing. sounds like a swell person.  ive had so much trouble with vista in past but still i hold onto it. i belong to a vista forum, if need me to relay any info i can do that for you  

starkers
Reply #11 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:57 PM

wow she bought comp just for that?

Hehehe, then just imagine what a box of chocolates and dozen long-stemmed roses would do.

Congrats on the new PC, Jim, and I hope you get many years of use and enjoyment from your new rig.

I splurged out yesterday and got the missus a Compaq Presario CQ60-120TU with a 1.6ghz Celeron dual core, 2gb RAM. 160gb HDD and Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 4500 MHD.  It says on the box that it has Vista Home Basic installed but it looks an awful lot like Home Premium to me.

It's funny, I go out to buy a TV, Air-con unit, a digital camera and a 5.1 sound system and come home with a laptop as well... the whole lot came in at under AUD$2200, and I ain't bitching none cos I got a good deal on the entire package for the bulk buy and get $200 off my next purchase into the bargain.

CarGuy1
Reply #12 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:08 PM

I fixed my printing problems by setting up an XP file and print server in the back bedroom. Now everyone in the house can access the printer and media collection. Cool thing is I can even access my mp3's wirelessly with my pocket PC while mowing the yard. 

 

MadDeez
Reply #13 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:13 PM

i don't know why vista has the the my music, my pictures, my documents, my videos, and other 'my' folders. you can't use them! instead, use the music, pictures, documents, videos and other non-my folders.

PuterDudeJim
Reply #14 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:55 PM

wow she bought comp just for that?

Hey, she bought me Adobe Design Premium CS3 just because she likes my work and wants to see me do well. She loves me, and supports me. The Adobe did cost more than the PC...lol.  As for the vista thang, I managed to get Vista to share the printer Don, but here's how I had to do it: Once I got to where I could see the other computers from the Vista rig, I opened My Network Places on XP, and opened Printers and Faxes on Vista, and dragged the printer over to the XP folder. Now I can print from the XP laptop. I know this sounds funny, but it worked. Now back to installing about 300 programs on this bad boy, like I used to have on XP. Then I will need to find drivers for some of them. Then I will see if I can get DX to work on Vista. My tester says he hasn't had much luck with DX and Vista.  See Yun's later! 

 

casualtraveller
Reply #15 Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:09 AM

File and network sharing is so much earier on vista in my opinion

Printer sharing - just make sure you and the laptop are on the same workgroup - enable printer sharing in the network area and set it on the laptop - its simple

File sharing - much the same - you can right click the folder and go to sharing options

The key is the workgroup on vista - as long as this is fine the rest falls into place

Vampothika
Reply #16 Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:26 AM

thats really cool jim.......enjoy yr new pc!!!! vista is okay... i like it.

DrJBHL
Reply #17 Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:06 AM

starkers
wow she bought comp just for that?

Hehehe, then just imagine what a box of chocolates and dozen long-stemmed roses would do.

Congrats on the new PC, Jim, and I hope you get many years of use and enjoyment from your new rig.

I splurged out yesterday and got the missus a Compaq Presario CQ60-120TU with a 1.6ghz Celeron dual core, 2gb RAM. 160gb HDD and Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 4500 MHD.  It says on the box that it has Vista Home Basic installed but it looks an awful lot like Home Premium to me.

It's funny, I go out to buy a TV, Air-con unit, a digital camera and a 5.1 sound system and come home with a laptop as well... the whole lot came in at under AUD$2200, and I ain't bitching none cos I got a good deal on the entire package for the bulk buy and get $200 off my next purchase into the bargain.


Good on ya mate! Nice thing for you t'do!

 

Mirsguy
Reply #18 Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:31 AM

Hey Jim! Congrats on the promotion and the cool new toy!

I have found networking with Vista very easy. Just turn on network discovery, and you should be able to see every machine accessable. You can also map other computers user accounts as drives. If you have any specific problems or questions, you can e-mail me.

Wizard1956
Reply #19 Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:45 AM

My tester says he hasn't had much luck with DX and Vista.

Must be talking about his other tester,it's been playing ok on this jukebox.

 And wouldn't PDJ be a POW(prisoner of Windows)?

starkers
Reply #20 Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:59 AM

Good on ya mate! Nice thing for you t'do!

Yeah, it was the least I could do after all she has done/given me... not ter menshun 'avin' t' tolerate me curried cabbage barks all these years.

A decent camera is something she has been wanting for a while now, being the piss-farty thing she was using was only 3.2 pixels and bugger all zoom to speak of, so it was a given that we'd replace that this Xmas.  The laptop, however, took her quite by surprise and she's all over the moon about it.  While it is something she has wanted ever since being hospitalised last year and not getting her PC fix, I decided that she had waited long enough and just got it cos the deal was just too hard to pass up while I was in the spending mood... and an added bonus is that I get $100 caskback from Compaq as well

Both items will come in very handy in early Feb 09 as mrs starkers is going to Tasmania for a month to be with her daughter, who is expecting a baby around about then.  As I will not be going (my step-daughter still hates my guts for forcing her 3 years ago to recant a so-called rape story to stop a man being convicted of a crime he did not commit), mrs starkers will be able to keep in touch and send me photos of our new grandchild taken on her new camera via her new laptop.  Who knows, maybe one day the girl will realise it was the right thing to do and forgive me for it, so that I too may see the child first-hand.  We'll see, but in the meantime I'll stay at home so as to not upset the apple cart, rock the boat or throw a spanner in the works.

On a different note, I've hooked up my second rig with XP Pro on it to the new TV...and like WOW, it really is something to see our games in all their glory on a 32" screen... and the 5.1 surround sound is absolutely superb through this new system, so it's a totally immersive experience and I don't see the rig ever being hooked up to the 19" again.

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