i'm looking to purchase an (Acer aspire M3630 PC) it already comes pre-installed with (windows vista home premium edition) my question is, will using this new windows operating system be compatible with most VSTI plugins on the market today??? i'm a musician who needs to use piano plugins on my PC, i've checked out the system requirements but some only quote windows XP, and then say "vista ready" what does the vista ready mean???
Or would it just be a case of uninstalling windows vista, and then installing windows XP for for the plugins to be compatible???
I'm running a Vista Home system here with Sonar 7 and have zero problems with most VSTs. The one exception seems to be KP1-based products, and it's not a VST issue, but something to do with NI's authorization scheme, NI Service Center, and Vista's User Account Control not grooving. I might one day get to the bottom of it.
KP2 stuff works just fine though (GPO, JABB, COMB), as does ARIA.
Vista-readiness on PCs indicates that their system specs are (quasi-) capable of running Vista's massive bloat. On software products it likely varies, but I would infer that they have been tested successfully on Vista, and their code has been modified to comply with the new security operating procedures, if necessary.