Monday, January 29, 2007

Windows Ultimate Extras

The first 2 "Windows Ultimate Extras" for Vista Ultimate became available via Windows Update today: BitLocker and EFS Enhancements and Hold Em Poker Game. However, the much anticipated Windows DreamScene is not available yet.

I was unable to play the new "Hold Em Poker Game" on Nighthawk because a fully working device driver for my NVIDIA 8800GTS graphics card is still not available. And the natives are getting restless over at the NVIDIA Forum. A full scale revolt is not unlikely if January ends without a G80 driver available from NVIDIA. Heads will roll.

ATI has released their Vista drivers but there is still no support for my TV Wonder 650 which is "Certified for Windows Vista" amd "Ready for the Future with a Windows Vista on your PC." I guess the future isn't here yet.

There were also 7 "Updates for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems" including 1 Important (KB930857), 5 Recommended (KB929777, KB929427, KB931573, KB928089 and KB929685) and 1 Optional (KB929735). Installing these and the Windows Ultimate Extras required 2 restarts of Vista.

International users of Vista will be very happy to know that 15 Windows Vista Ultimate Language Packs are also now available via Windows Update: Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.), Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish).

The great hunt for Vista device drivers continue...

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