Vista had another major failure today, but it seemed to automatically recover from this one. After it rebooted it blamed it on video hardware. So I downloaded the latest nVidia 8800 GTX Vista 32-bit drivers (which came out today – 100.65). They didn’t install so well (ie: there were errors and stuff seems to be missing) and I don’t currently have an nVidia control panel. This may be because I have to run everything in “Run as Administrator” mode to get crap to install. Anyway, the video seems to be working and I’m kind of afraid to reinstall the drivers because more stuff might break.
FYI: This “Run as Administrator” stuff is really annoying. If you play World of Warcraft make sure you select “Run as Administrator” when you run World of Warcraft for the first time on Tuesdays because if there is a patch you can’t install it without doing this. So if you forget the patch will fail and you’ll have to do it again as administrator.
One last thing… maybe this should be its own entry, but Vista and iTunes are not working so hot after this weekend’s fiasco. I can run it, play my purchased songs, etc… most of the time. Sometimes iTunes just sits there while I press play over and over, laughing at me but playing no music. I’m not sure what is causing this closing and relaunching seems to fix it sometimes and when that fails a reboot has, so far, always done the trick. I hope Apple delivers a Vista version of iTunes soon.