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Big Hard Drives...

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jollyjeffers

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General update...

Had to spend the last couple of days focusing on my dissertation demonstration which was this afternoon. Worked out pretty well I thought - think they got the general idea that my project did something clever, which will hopefully translate it into a good mark. I could really do with a good mark - 55-65 is all I require but a high 60's or low 70's means I can get a first-class for my degree. Which would be nice.

With that out of the way, I intend to finish up the vertex cache demo. Not a lot to be done on it, but a few little tweaks here and there and some updated source code. Probably wont get to look at that till tomorrow at this rate.

My entertainment this evening is a full backup of my system. One of those chores that has to be done every now and then I suppose... but still, clocking up at 10 DVD's its gonna take a few hours and is hardly exciting [headshake]

Although, as a random bit of trivia...

In digging around my "downloads" partition I realised why making it particularly big was probably a bad idea - I've got gigabytes of general crap clogging it up. I blame my fast internet connection.

The Windows Vista beta program and MSDN subscription are primarily to blame - seems I've got eight ISO's of various builds totalling over 23gb [oh][oh][oh]

Once I've got my system backed up I'm going to try yet another install. 5308 worked once, but not on a reinstall... 5342 and 5365 were both DOA. Now we're upto 5381... I really want to get back on with some D3D10 work [sad]. It's been over a 100 builds since it last installed and worked stabily on my config.

Seems that my SATA/RAID array is confusing Vista, so if 5381 is DOA as well I might try disconnecting it from my motherboard during install. I'm quite worried that this will screw up the partitions and RAID mirroring, hence the full backup first.
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Good luck on 5381 :)

BTW, did you post in the beta NG's and bug your problem's? If so, what did the MS people say?

The latest build for me 5381, is actually shiet compared to the last one... Really shitty performance, and is a step down from 5365... It's only an interim build, and I only have to wait until May 22 for the next build ("official" Beta2?) at the WinHEC... Can't wait for that build, and I hope it brought the stability and performance that 5365 did... 5381 is just a monster.

Oh, I had the same ISO problem you did haha... I caught the problem early, but I had every build since 5270, and all of the documentation, videos, etc etc... Made my Beta folder nice and large... I think I lost 10 gigs on those things alone...

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Good luck on 5381 :)
Thanks, but unfortunately too late - it died the same way as 5365 and 5342 [cry]

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did you post in the beta NG's and bug your problem's?
Nope. They've not received a single bug report from me regarding failed installs. Not because I don't want to (I've got the reports sitting on my desktop [rolleyes]) but because Beta Client won't recognise FTM on WinXP. I've tried EVERYTHING that was suggested by MS and other BT's to get it working but it wont.

Thus theres little chance of it getting fixed.

Cheers,
Jack

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Have you tried the steps here ( http://board.iexbeta.com/lofiversion/index.php/t37611.html )

And also redownloading the latest beta client?

It would be a big bummer if this inability to install continues on throughout the builds. You should email Wendy at least and tell her your problem (that you can't install Vista and that FTM won't work)

Let me know how it works out.

~Brian Hughes

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General question, Jack:

How the hell are you doing those lovely boxes in Visio?!!

J

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Have you tried the steps here ( http://board.iexbeta.com/lofiversion/index.php/t37611.html )
Nope, shall give them a go when I get time.

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And also redownloading the latest beta client?
Redownloading, reinstalling, (re)uninstalling... so many combinations I've lost count [lol]

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You should email Wendy at least and tell her your problem
I spammed the beta newsgroups last night with details... see if that gets me anywhere. Failing that I might well get hold of someone at MS to see if they can help me...

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How the hell are you doing those lovely boxes in Visio?!!
You mean the "container" boxes with the slight gradient heading?

It's a standard one in "Borders and Titles (Metric)" - "Border Small", about half way down the list.

hth
Jack

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Hot Damn!

Cheers, Jack! I always ignored the stuff in Borders and Tiles for some reason... :S

J

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