I took 2GB RAM out of the machine (to take it to 2GB), then finished the installation, ran Windows Update, and added the RAM back in.  All seems well.  That was a LOT easier than slipstreaming my own Vista installation!

Here are the details for my Vista score:

  • Processor = 4.9
  • Memory = 5.9
  • Graphics = 3.4 (haven't installed my aftermarket cards yet)
  • Gaming graphics = 3.0 (same as above, but I don't really care about this one)
  • Primary hard disk = 5.9

I'm sure I'll end up having several posts about my Vista experience while I get software installed.