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I absolutely hate Windows Vista, it is a slow behemoth. Whenever I use it I just get so mad that Microsoft could actually release this junk.

If there is anyone out there who actually likes Windows Vista and thinks it is fast (supercomputer users excluded) let me know!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2009 11:07:26 »
I do. I might be the only one.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2009 15:02:18 »
I tweaked mine to shut off a lot of the standard features.  It seems to run just fine. I also have a computer running XP with a lot of tweaks.  That also seems to run just fine.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 02/06/2009 15:11:02 »
No problems here. Except 'the user' of course.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 02/06/2009 17:48:55 »
I tweaked mine to shut off a lot of the standard features.

I recently shut off indexing on Vista,
previously the hard-drive ticked like a ***king clock, now it actually goes silent.

There is third party software to slim down Vista like Vlite but I doubt it is approved by Uncle Bill.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 02/06/2009 17:54:06 »
I very much prefer XP myself.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/06/2009 18:06:45 »
I prefer XP under any circumstances ;D ;D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/06/2009 20:57:36 »
Wash your mouth out ! don`t even say the Vword  :-X
Fistula is more appropriate: pain in the bum and crap everywhere.

Resource hungry and slow, and the hardware compatibility is (still)poor


On the bright side It has prodded people to look at open source.

At one place we had evaluation machines, and there are applications that just won`t run, or run so slowly as to be useless. A big enough company that IBM rewrote the bioses of some laptop models specially for them to increase disk access speed for a particular application. It hasn`t improved on recent samples of V

XP itself is in some ways not much of an "improvement" on win2k especially as totally win 32 API compliant legacy programs  don`t always run properly. Compatibility was a pain especially in networking.
 2000 did what it said on the tin, and as well as being stable it was sting free to network with unix/linux or macs.

Ho hum windows seven is sampling and vista should be swept under the carpet soon. I hope they have learned their lesson and listened to their customers.

They said they were withdrawing 2k and IBM and HP started shipping linux machines to fed up customers who had just upgraded from NT and weren`t going to change to anything MS after only 2 years, oops 2k back on, same with XP.
http://www.infopackets.com/news/business/microsoft/2007/20070704_microsoft_simplifies_xp_rollback.htm.

Have a look at some ofthe other articles at the bottom

Update, If you have  V business or ultimate you still have roll back rights until it is retired in 2014 according to the xp page at microsoft.

Edit : I forgot to say before someone jumps on me that "compatibility modes" since various SP`s were issued exist in XP, still some 3rd party software completely compliant with the MS specs is buggy in areas.
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« Reply #8 on: 05/06/2009 08:21:17 »
I have Vista.  I havn't experienced any problems with it...




...just my graphics card at the moment... groan. :(
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/06/2009 08:35:17 »
Update it, that's what I did on Wednesday.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 05/06/2009 09:26:25 »
I use both Windows Vista on my laptop for work and XP on my desktop, for gaming. I heard the earlier releases of Vista were a nightmare in many ways, but I didn't have the displeasure of experiencing them firsthand. Vista runs fairly smoothly on my laptop, no complaints there. I do wish they included Chess as part of the basic package though. :(
 

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« Reply #11 on: 05/06/2009 09:27:38 »
Update it, that's what I did on Wednesday.

can't find it
 

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« Reply #12 on: 05/06/2009 09:36:16 »
Go to the control panel and find the 'Device Manager' then click on 'Display adapters' and once there you should be fine, although you must run it as an administrator.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 05/06/2009 09:39:56 »
Go to the control panel and find the 'Device Manager' then click on 'Display adapters' and once there you should be fine, although you must run it as an administrator.

 [:-'(] It said that it already has the latest updates, but none of my games are working on it.  [:-'(]
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« Reply #14 on: 05/06/2009 09:41:39 »
What are they?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 05/06/2009 09:45:11 »
the games or the graphics card?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 05/06/2009 09:45:43 »
Both if you don't mind, preferably the games.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 05/06/2009 09:50:15 »
The graphics card is a nvidia GeForce 9300M G.
The games, well... here are some of my favourite ones, but none of them want to work since I had to rebuild/reformat my computer.
F.E.A.R, Assassins Creed, Brothers in Arms, Call of Duty, Oblivion... etc...
 

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« Reply #18 on: 08/06/2009 19:41:32 »
When someone says "I have vista" it is only a matter of time before the V turns into a T.    :)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 11/06/2009 11:39:37 »
I find Vista insulting. It exerts this big brother control freakery and makes it hard for me to actually do anything useful.

I was reconfiguring the networking on a laptop for someone the other day and the number of mouse clicks and "are you sures?" made the experience wholly unenjoyable.

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« Reply #20 on: 11/06/2009 11:50:01 »
Windows 7 is the solution. Its basically what Vista should have been. Vista is a pain in the behind.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 12/06/2009 18:08:39 »
Have you tried it then?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 12/06/2009 19:47:39 »
I've never had a pc with it, but I've played around with it.
And I think it decent. I mean I don't think I or even any one of us could make a whole operating system near that good.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 13/06/2009 16:33:54 »
Have you tried it then?

Yes I had Vista for a while then the moment W7 beta came out I upgraded.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 05/07/2009 03:13:56 »
i have vista. whyyyyyyyyyy? i absolutely hate it. i wish i can downgrade it to xp. its good for everyday stuff but not games and other stuff.
 

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