Experience with Windows Vista RC1

Experience with Windows Vista RC1

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Since I've been running Windows Vista RC1 (build 5600 for x86) on all of my primary machines, I figured I'd share a few more tidbits of information about some of the programs I run:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 2 - I only use Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2, and so far, they both work fine.
  • DxO Optics Pro 3.5 - I was able to install this by using the program compatibility wizard, but when I try to run it, it fails. I contacted DxO, and they haven't yet tested on Windows Vista. I haven't tried their 4.0 Beta yet, so it might work.
  • Windows Live Writer - installed and working fine. I'm actually using it to post this blog entry.
  • SyncBackSE - installed and appears to be working. I've only tried the standard "backup" settings, and I haven't tried to schedule a nightly backup yet.
  • Flash Professional 8 - installed and working fine so far.
  • QuickTime 7.1 - installed and runs fine, both in and out of the browser. The only thing missing is the glassy look in the standalone application.
  • CuteFTP 8 - installed and runs fine. When exiting the application, I receive an error message, but it doesn't seem to cause any problems (this has been reported to GlobalSCAPE).
  • VirtualCloneDrive - I've always been a fan of Daemon Tools, but it doesn't seem to work in Vista (correction: just noticed they released a new version that claims Vista compatibility). So, I've been trying VirtualCloneDrive, and it works well. It's a great tool for mounting ISO images, and it's free.
  • SilverFast Ai 8 - great scanning software that works without a hitch.

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the contents, but you might also want to check out the Windows Vista RC1 Software Compatibility List that's being maintained as a wiki.

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  • I have Illustrator CS2 saving file problems too. Can't save anything with text :(

  • when u save, you would have to uncheck  create pdf and use compression.

  • Here's the solution for the saving problem, you have to find the CMaps folder and copy it into another one. found on http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bbd130c

    >>>Hello, may be late but still solution.

    In fact illustrator CS2 PDF save problem (compatibility or as PDF) solution is related to fonts (when not related to transparency problem described on this thread), and here is a workarround:

    1.-Downolad and install Acrobat reader 8.0.

    2.-Found Acroread CMaps folder,usual location:

    ->C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Designer 8.0\Fonts\Reqrd\CMaps

    3.-Copy that folder (CMaps) to Adobe\Font\Reqrd, usual location:

    ->C:\ProgramFiles\Common Files\Adobe\Font\Reqrd\

    **Overwrite if required so you get:

    C:\ProgramFiles\Common Files\Adobe\Font\Reqrd\CMaps

    Thats all, open or reopen your illustrator and then you can save on PDF

    Thanks Kingsley Szeto this is your solution.


  • Hey guys, I know this stuff is all from a long time ago, but I think I just solved the problem in a really easy way. Right click on the Illustrator icon, then select properties. Under compatibility, select run this program in compatibility mode for XP. I saved a file as a pdf and it finally worked!

  • I can only get white insignificant Icons for all my saved illustrator CS2 files (and also for the other adobe applications) in Windows Vista. Before in Windows XP the adobe files got their for every application, typical, easy recognisable icon.

    This feature is really irritating me.

    Is their any possibility to change this?

  •  SolidWorks 2007 SP0.0 and Illustrator CS2 is not compatible with Vista.. at least on my computer.

    Is there any way that I can get some other downloads to make them work..?

    At the worst case possible, I'll be installing XP after formatting my vista

  • hey...

    had erroe 1406 while instalin various software on windows vista...tried changin admin settings n etc but nuthin wrkd...finally reformated my comp...n somehow everything installs fine...

    it mite not be the solution for all but it worked for me...just reformated it n could instal all software without ne problems....

    hope this comes in handy for whoever might have similar issues

  • when i run illustrator cs2 i get a note saying i can not use it because i don't have administrator privileges...i tried to apply a solution i read hear about going to  properties but i cant find compability at the bottom... don't have that any other solution??

    Please help

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