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    im new and want to put vista in my car if i can. need help

    the system i have been thinking about getting this. http://cgi.ebay.com/Carputer-P4-2-6g...QQcmdZViewItem

    it has about every thing a person would need but i don't think it can run vista because of the video card in it. my thing is i have looked every where it seems that i go online like tiger and newegg. where do you guys get the carputer parts? i want to run uatx bored with the am2 amd chip. but i don't know what cases i can put them in and i don't know any thing about car power supply's for this setup. but i like the one that comes with that computer i listed. i build normal computers all the time. so if some of you could help me out and point me to places that sell these parts that would help a lot. mp3car doesn't have the uatx boards or i just can't find them. do any of there cases take uatx boards?
    what a good hard drive that can be in a fast moving car and not drive from bumps and turns ? thanks for all the help .

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    why do you think you need to run Vista?

    And to learn, I suggest doing some research here. A great starting point: New to CarPCs? Don't know where to start?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Vista is unsupported on all the frontends. Streetdeck and RoadRunner both have issues with Vista. I can't remember what the SD issue is, but with RR it has to do with the new way Vista directs sound output. It is program oriented instead of line oriented.

    And what would the advantages of Vista be in the car? I see the XP startup logo, and then a quick flash of the desktop and then into the frontend. You will never notice what is behind the frontend.
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    well its like why not use vista. i use i tunes for my music so don't know how street deck or roadrunner is even going to be able to read my music. i don't know how to convert it back to whatever those programs can read. i read that newb thing all ready. so can some one point me the way to where you find uatx boards and the cases you guys are using? even if i don't go with visa at first i want to use it some day. plus im going to run my aem ems throw the carpc to so i well see the desktop more. im puting in a 8" widescreen in my integra. what did you guys think about that carputer from ebay? thanks for any help you can give

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    You can get microATX boards at any computer store.
    Try Best Buy, Fry's, Circuit City or a local mom-n-pop computer store. For online, try Outpost.com, Directron.com or Newegg.com (all reputable online resellers with good pricing and variety).

    And most users go for miniITX, which is even smaller than microATX. You can get miniITX from a number of sources, both in person and online.
    I suggest becoming friends with Google and Pricewatch. Searching is fun, and it's how you'll find good deals. Trust me.

    That carputer from Ebay is just a SFF Dell Optiplex (probably refurbished) and a Carnetix power supply (also available here: http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...Code=PWR%2D026). You could easily find or build the same thing cheaper than the sellers BIN price.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    There are some strong pros and cons to using Vista on your carpc. There are software incompatibilities, or at least inconveniences, and it can be fairly resource intensive (make sure you have a decent amount of RAM or you'll be hating life). However, it does offer additional power management options, it is quite stable, and you can run the Origami Experience Pack, which I've found to be quite slick as a front-end. Just my $.02.

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    Itunes does not run on vista last I heard.

    Not interested in itunes or vista personally and the above may be out of date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3 View Post
    Itunes does not run on vista last I heard.

    Not interested in itunes or vista personally and the above may be out of date.
    I think your all might Celery might have a bit of a problem with the Aero effects.
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    meh the new itunes works fine for me on vista, i just dont see why you would install something with so many incopatiblities in a carPC, it wont boot faster, ou will need at least 1.5gigs to make it run as nice as a typical carpc, you will never see the aero affects (cuz.... you would be running a front end), the mysql based searching will never be used, nor will the enhanced security on vista.. most carpc hardware (like the radios, xm radio, and all of that jazz) wont work on vista, no drivers coming for any external sound card (to my knewledge) for vista...


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    Yep iTunes runs fine. Aero doesn't really have a place on the carpc, unless you aren't going with a front-end... the new version of Media Center in Vista is pretty slick as a front-end too.

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