Thank you. I've been waiting for another release, and it's getting better. Installing to an older 64-bit desktop (lshw attached) with a Dell 17" flat panel, native resolution 1440x900. Have installed both 32 & 64 bit versions successfully but not without some problems.
GUI installer does not work with this hardware, quits with "cannot display this video mode, optimum resolution 1440x900 60Hz". This problem has existed since version 7.1.
CLI installer worked on both 32 & 64 bit versions but with common problems.
Using predefined partitions (I have 12, plus attached usb thumb drive). Does not display all partitions and getting to 2nd drive was a kluge, but I got there. Also, "Back" & "Next" buttons not displayed - movement keys got to their positions and select worked.
32 bit install hung at "Processing Tasks, Setting Passwords, `100%". Grub not installed. Reboot, try again, installed OK. Reboot, login as me, everything appears to work OK - menus, wifi, etc. Then I found your post,
grabbed the 64 bit version, and started over.
64 bit CLI went OK, no more problems. Reboot into GUI, login as me on X, nothing works - no wifi, nothing selectable. Reboot into TUI, login as root, startxfce4, everything works. Started wifi, enabled for all users, saved, and logout. Then login as me, startxfce4, now everything works. Reboot into GUI, everything still works, and here I am. Similar to behavior on verions A1.4 - less painful, but perhaps that was because of my prior experience with A1.4.
One last problem. Partition selection during install does not appear to provide a means to define new mount points. I keep all of my personal files in a large partition I call and mount as "common" with directories accessable vi symbolic links. After booting into my new 6472B1 system, I added this partition to my fstab, identified by UUID, as were the other partitions. System could not find or mount it - "no such partition or disk". Rebooted, same behavior. Verified UUID and fstab line, changed UUID to device name, now "mount -a" finds and mounts the partition.
Hope my experience can help others. I like Vector - fast, light, complete, based on latest Slackware - It has and does what I need.