Changes in Vista RTM

Thu, November 16, 2006, 02:55 PM under Windows | Vista
I’ve only been running the latest RTM version of Windows Version 6.0 (Build 6000) for 4 days and I’ve been trying hard to find new stuff that wasn’t there in RC1 so I could blog about it... Unfortunately, I am not having much luck... all my demos work fine and I can find no new features (unless you count increased speed and stability as features). Of course, I was expecting that, but I was hopeful there would be something new...

So when you install Vista (it is available right now on the msdn subscriptions page) expect almost no new features. I say "almost" because there are a few new desktop backgrounds to choose from, a whole bunch of new icons used for various built-in apps (e.g. mail, sidebar) and a complete new set of sounds (I like them, very subtle... very zen-like) :-)

Also, FYI, I went for an upgrade from RC1 and it worked fine (same is not true for RC2, which is why I did not install that on my main machine ;-)). The only thing the upgrade lost was my Quick Launch icons/apps and some other setting (which embarrassingly I don’t remember now!).

BTW, I also removed Office 2007 B2TR and installed the RTM (you cannot just upgrade that). Absolutely no issues there except I also had to remove some other apps that made the installer think office b2tr was still installed.
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