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Anthony Cumia Shows You How To Install Vista

I’m a huge fan of the Opie & Anthony radio program on XM Satellite Radio, have been for years, and over the last week, I’ve heard show host Anthony talking about his experiences with Windows Vista. Anthony’s had a lot of trouble, running into unsigned drivers, video card drivers that have worse performance in Vista than in XP, and a constant Blue Screen of Death before every install.

Now, before you think Anthony is some dumb radio jock, understand this: The PC is question is a top of the line brand new system, installed with an impressive four gigabytes of RAM, and Anthony is an experienced PC gamer, meaning he has spent a lot of time upgrading and tweaking computers, so he knows as much as any expert computer user. There’s no reason even a novice shouldn’t be able to install Vista on a computer that shipped with a “Windows Vista Capable” sticker when it was bought.

So, frustrated as all hell, and not needing a refund (he is a millionaire), Anthony did the only logical thing, and in this video, he shows you how he finally installed Windows Vista:


The video has been watched 1,260,000 times on a variety of sites and been featured on Gizmodo and Microsoft’s own Channel 9. Maybe somebody from Microsoft could take ten minutes to call him (given that millions of people listen to his radio show) and try to figure out the problem?

If you’d like to listen to the show discussion about Vista, I recommend last Tuesday, where before buying Vista, Anthony explains how it is an essential upgrade, and only an idiot would not get it, as well as Wednesday and Friday, where he discusses Microsoft’s awful Indian call center and the hell he went through trying to install it.

Here’s some of the audio, via this blog:

Anthony Vista-1

You can hear the Opie & Anthony show weekdays on XM Radio, or on many local CBS radio stations, all morning long. The show can be downloaded (including those shows I mentioned) from All episodes can be easily found on bit torrent as well, including on a dedicated O&A tracker that I won’t mention (unless you email me).

February 7th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General, Windows, Humor, Vista | 2 comments
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  2. It’s too bad he didn’t check on the Net first. There is a known issue with Nvidia motherboards and 64-bit machines with over 2GB RAM. You have to take out 2GB of RAM, install Vista, install the hotfix, and then put the 2GB back in.

    Comment by Robert McLaws | 2/7/2007

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