Windows Vista

Hi, SolidWorks 2006 SP5.1 I know it's not recommended but has anyone tried running SW2006 or 2007 on Vista. If so what happened. I need a new computer and it will be used for
many things other than SW and it seems crazy to specify it with XP but if it has to be then I guess that's what I'll have to do. I understand SW2008 will run on Vista but I can't wait and anyway I don't like to upgrade too soon and usually stay a year behind. I haven't even got around to installing 2007 yet. Your views are appreciated ... Roger
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Search this group for "Vista" and you will get a lot of authoritative comments with specific details.
I personally would not do it.
Vista doesn't have SP 1 out yet and expecting Swks to be up to speed on a moving target in support of Vista is expecting a bit much.
Pioneers to take the arrows, and sometimes they get to the Sutter Mill site in time to scoop up the gold, but...sometimes it is fools gold instead.
Good Luck - Bo
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I have to ask what it is about VISTA that requires you to go that route? It really isn't clear that it is the future for CAD. XP works.
I have a friend that runs VISTA. There is a lot of software he can't run. Can you afford to repurchase software you already have?
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Vista more cost effective? This survey took place before Vista had a decent installed base and seems to be based on things that a lot of people never do.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136865/article.html http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html
There are OS that you can own: http://badvista.fsf.org/what-s-wrong-with-microsoft-windows-vista
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Vista has crippled Google also, I can connect to any other site, except any one with Google in it, with one exception, www.news.google.com
I hate live search! Give me Google back! I hope Google sues the pants of Microsoft, with this blatant attempt, to shut Google down!
I am going to install, SW2007 Office pro, today and will get back.
I have played with vista for the last 3 days and I can say, that once all of the eye candy and the other crap is removed, it is just as fast as XP. I don't care, what it looks like, I just want it to work.
There is only one BIG annoyance at the moment and that is the constant nag screens about changing a setting or letting something run. Grrrrrr!

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Well, SW2007 does work on vista business, but the realview graphics don't. You do have to be logged on as administrator or run Solidworks as an administrator.
Realview does work now with the latest nvidia drivers.
I will keep testing!

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One thing you can not do, is upgrade, the service packs! Otherwise everything seems to run ok, so far.

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I setup a Vista Ultimate system and a Vista Business x64 system to test our current software here at the office. Solidworks 2007 SP2.0 works on both installs but is a bit unstable. The install on the Business x64 with Swks 64bit is the better of the two, but it has some graphic problems that we have not been able to solve and it still isn't quite as stable as under XP. Now when I talk stable, I'm refering to Solidworks and not Vista. Vista has only given us one hard crash since November, and that was a beta release.
Overall, get a copy of XP is you are working with Solidworks.
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