Summary of experience so far


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deebs

(re Windows main: should all three options [Comment, Question, Suggestion]
have a voting option?)

Route taken on this computer:

XP Pro > Upgrade to Vista 32 bit > Install of Vista 64 bit

The upgrade option seems quite clunky once installed. Removing video carad
drivers and other stuff left over from the upgrade route seemed to provide a
more stable and swifter platform.

Doing an install of 64 bit Vista to a different platter with dual booting
options to 32 bit upgrade or 64 bit fresh install showed without an doubt at
all that the 64 bit was far better in almost every respect.

Although backing my data to an external hard drive was completed before
trying any of the Vista options it looks as if no data has been lost at all.

For a while access rights to my data seemed a bit tight with a requester
appearing to confirm that the data could be changed. However, either by
design, by Vista or by some other circumstance this is now ok - the
requesters no longer appear.

On the downside SnagIt 8 (upgraded from SnagIt 7) no longer appears to be as
friendly or useful as it was before (I'll pop them an email asking for a 64
bit variant, might as well ask I suppose?)

This may have been partly due to purchasing a single user version of the
software. I chose to remove a fully working version from the 32 bit side
and install it on the 64 bit side but it seems some complexities of the
software key came into play plus a lost UNIDRV.DLL that the install could
not find and "might make Windows unstable".

The trial works but SnagIt printer is not installed. Workaround: FastStone
Screen capture utility
 
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ko van Zeeland

(re Windows main: should all three options [Comment, Question,
Suggestion] have a voting option?)

Route taken on this computer:

XP Pro > Upgrade to Vista 32 bit > Install of Vista 64 bit

The upgrade option seems quite clunky once installed. Removing video
carad drivers and other stuff left over from the upgrade route seemed
to provide a more stable and swifter platform.

Doing an install of 64 bit Vista to a different platter with dual
booting options to 32 bit upgrade or 64 bit fresh install showed
without an doubt at all that the 64 bit was far better in almost every
respect.

Although backing my data to an external hard drive was completed
before trying any of the Vista options it looks as if no data has been
lost at all.

For a while access rights to my data seemed a bit tight with a
requester appearing to confirm that the data could be changed.
However, either by design, by Vista or by some other circumstance this
is now ok - the requesters no longer appear.

On the downside SnagIt 8 (upgraded from SnagIt 7) no longer appears to
be as friendly or useful as it was before (I'll pop them an email
asking for a 64 bit variant, might as well ask I suppose?)

This may have been partly due to purchasing a single user version of
the software. I chose to remove a fully working version from the 32
bit side and install it on the 64 bit side but it seems some
complexities of the software key came into play plus a lost UNIDRV.DLL
that the install could not find and "might make Windows unstable".

The trial works but SnagIt printer is not installed. Workaround:
FastStone Screen capture utility

The (Snagit) problem you are describing is due to the need of a signed driver.

If you have a printer installed first all is working normal.

ko van Zeeland
 
D

deebs

ko said:
(re Windows main: should all three options [Comment, Question,
Suggestion] have a voting option?)

Route taken on this computer:

XP Pro > Upgrade to Vista 32 bit > Install of Vista 64 bit

The upgrade option seems quite clunky once installed. Removing video
carad drivers and other stuff left over from the upgrade route seemed
to provide a more stable and swifter platform.

Doing an install of 64 bit Vista to a different platter with dual
booting options to 32 bit upgrade or 64 bit fresh install showed
without an doubt at all that the 64 bit was far better in almost every
respect.

Although backing my data to an external hard drive was completed
before trying any of the Vista options it looks as if no data has been
lost at all.

For a while access rights to my data seemed a bit tight with a
requester appearing to confirm that the data could be changed.
However, either by design, by Vista or by some other circumstance this
is now ok - the requesters no longer appear.

On the downside SnagIt 8 (upgraded from SnagIt 7) no longer appears to
be as friendly or useful as it was before (I'll pop them an email
asking for a 64 bit variant, might as well ask I suppose?)

This may have been partly due to purchasing a single user version of
the software. I chose to remove a fully working version from the 32
bit side and install it on the 64 bit side but it seems some
complexities of the software key came into play plus a lost UNIDRV.DLL
that the install could not find and "might make Windows unstable".

The trial works but SnagIt printer is not installed. Workaround:
FastStone Screen capture utility

The (Snagit) problem you are describing is due to the need of a signed
driver.
If you have a printer installed first all is working normal.

ko van Zeeland
Thank you for your reply Ko it is very much appreciated.

Of the two printers I have available one supplier is not too keen on
providing drivers for 64 bit Vista whereas the other is profoundly
apologetic and has asked me to keep a look out on their website (Lexmark)

By some strange coincidence or otherwise SnagIt 8.1 is now running very
well partly due to the wonderful support services extended to me by
TechSmith.

I do mean to drop those two names into the post (Lexmark and TechSmith)
 
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ko van Zeeland

Thank you for your reply Ko it is very much appreciated.

Of the two printers I have available one supplier is not too keen on
providing drivers for 64 bit Vista whereas the other is profoundly
apologetic and has asked me to keep a look out on their website
(Lexmark)

By some strange coincidence or otherwise SnagIt 8.1 is now running
very well partly due to the wonderful support services extended to me
by TechSmith.

I do mean to drop those two names into the post (Lexmark and
TechSmith)

Glad it is working and yes I know about the support from Techsmith, it is
always a good one.

ko van Zeelan
 

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