This week I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7.
Beautiful. 60 FPS in Dal all the time, and my average CPU usage has dropped by about 30%. I’ve never seen my computer run so beautifully.
I loved it so much that I talked my boyfriend into doing his too.
For some reason, his totally appropriate and compatible video card (GeForce 9500gs) with its all new compatible updated drivers is showing up as not capable of running aero effects. Which seems to have wider reaching repercussions than it really should. For example, neither windows media player nor windows media center will run at all. The windows experience index won’t calculate, and there are more parts of windows than you think that depend on having that calculation to run. Just to be contrary, the damn thing is even running aero effects (which supposedly it is not capable of running) about half the time. And for some totally harebrained reason, which MS tech support says may or may not be related, he can’t keep a stable internet connection. And the sound craps out randomly.
This has persisted through an upgrade install, and two reformats/clean installs.
MS tech support, as previously mentioned, doesn’t seem to know exactly what the issue is.
He may have to revert back to Vista and get his money back.
The last two days with a very angsty boyfriend who has tried every imaginable solution and still has a borked up PC… well they haven’t been two of my most pleasant days. Especially since I feel guilty for talking him into it in the first place.