I installed Arduino 011 alpha on a Vista laptop. Everything usually works fine but occasionally while uploading to the Arduino board (Decimila), Windows just locks up & nothing can be done except force a power-off reboot. It only happens about every 20 uploads or so--haven't detected any pattern except it's always during an upload. Has anyone else observed this?
One thing I should mention is that when I plugged the board into the USB for the first time Vista seemed to locate and install the appropriate drivers (two of them) all by itself. The instructions said to download the drivers and point Windows to them, but that didn't appear to be necessary. Maybe that's the issue (wrong drivers)?