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    Default Vista privileges and never changing defaults

    Hi there!

    I'm loving the Vista RC1 so far bar two little niggles... one is that theres still alot of manufacturers out there that don't support Vista for the devices I have installed... they're slowly popping up though and I've nearly got my system working as I want it.

    The biggest niggle however is that I've not been able to alter things like default programs. I use Opera as my browser and everytime I start it up it asks if I want to make it the default. I figure maybe for the RC1 they stopped all non-MS software from becoming default... which is kind of odd in my mind but plausible. However... I also use MS Outlook (not Express) and that refuses to set itself to default no matter how many times I tell it to. Also I set my POP3 password to save to my password list, but it asks me EVERY time I check my email to enter my password.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this or even just WHY it doesn't work so I can shrug my shoulders and move on knowing it's a release candidate issue? I have tried altering defaults manually via control panel, but even this doesn't seem to work.

    Any help greatfully appreciated.

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    Default Re: Vista privileges and never changing defaults

    Buy it, since it has now been released. It's most probably got more in it now.

    And the probs you're having may have been fixed.

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    Default Re: Vista privileges and never changing defaults

    Hehe buy it?

    It IS in budget but not yet! What with getting over Christmas and everyone having summer weddings and then with tax due in February... it's all good... as I said I do plan on buying it soon and can put up with these niggles for now... but niggles can be oh so frustrating!

    Anyone else had these issues and know a fix?
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    Default Re: Vista privileges and never changing defaults

    you do know of course release canidates (RC) disable them selves after a period of time.
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    Default Re: Vista privileges and never changing defaults

    Yes... this (to the best of my knowledge) won't expire til mid year... which is plenty of time for me to rub a magic lamp and get a genie to flick me a cool grand

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    Default Re: Vista privileges and never changing defaults

    Apparently that'd been fixed in RC2
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