If I had a dollar...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by oiffer, May 18, 2007.

  1. oiffer

    oiffer Guest

    If I had a dollar for every time Windows Vista crashed on me, I would have
    enough money to buy a mac.

    Good job MS... worst OS release ever. And it won't even let me reinstall XP
    over it.
    oiffer, May 18, 2007
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    NotMe Guest

    Just boot from the XP CD and select format.
    Once Vista is gone, you should be able to install XP.
    NotMe, May 18, 2007
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  3. Another nix troll.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    Richard Urban, May 18, 2007
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    Ray Rogers Guest

    Could you tell us why it's crashing?
    Ray Rogers, May 18, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    ... and I'd have about $4.00 since Feb 2.

    Format & install.
    Dave, May 18, 2007
  6. Of course Windows XP can not install over Windows Vista, that is a non
    supported downgrade.
    You need to boot to the Windows XP CD and follow the prompts for a
    Clean Installation.
    This is not a Vista issue but a Windows XP issue.

    As for crashing, that is usually indicative of a hardware problem.
    Is the Windows Vista installation an upgrade or a Clean Installation?
    Do you have the latest Windows Vista drivers?
    Is ALL your hardware and software Vista compatible?
    Have you researched the meaning of the specific error messages?
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 18, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    I installed linux (any distro) and it did the very same thing!
    In fact, I did get a dollar (thru my hard drive) for every time it crashed.
    So I bought Vista (no crashes) a new car and a new home.
    Lucky me huh?
    Frank, May 18, 2007
  8. If I had a dollar for every time a troll dissed Vista, I'd be in Cabo on the
    beach with a 22 year old blond serving me drinks all day long, swimming,
    relaxing, having sex four times a day, etc....

    Oh yea, it's reality here. Back to work
    Karen Jane Panze, May 18, 2007
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    Obviously Karen winds the big fib award. The original poster might have
    enough money for an over-priced Mac, but there is no way Karen is having
    sex 4 times a day.

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    Feliks Dzerzhinsky, May 18, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    If I had a dollar for every time Windows Vista crashed on me, I would have

    If I had a dollar for every time Vista crashed on me ... I wouldn't hold my
    breath waiting for my first dollar.

    In fact ever since I began using Win 2000 in 2000 I've had a total of three
    blue screens.

    Win2K, XP and now Vista.

    One in Win2K caused by Real Player .. tossed in the garbage after that

    One in XP due to another piece of software that was heavily dependent on
    video drivers

    and the last in XP due to a corrupted directory on a failing external hard

    Imagine that? :)

    the 300lb jockey blaming the horse for a lousy performance is just wrong ;)

    Rich, May 18, 2007
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    Jon Guest

    Just enough for a *Big* Mac. [boom boom]
    Jon, May 18, 2007
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    Mick Guest

    Stop giving yourself a "helpful yes" tick, you cockhead
    Mick, May 18, 2007
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    Julian Guest

    Julian, May 18, 2007
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    john Guest

    the guy says he'd buy a Mac and you call him a "nix troll".
    now that's funny...

    -- I guess Allchin's a nix troll too then... LOL
    "I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft."
    - Jim Allchin, former Platform Products and Services Group, Microsoft.
    john, May 18, 2007
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    oiffer Guest


    I purchased a brand new, top of the line HP pavilion with Vista. From day 1
    it crashed. No rhyme or reason. Sometimes it would crash (blue screen) when
    I was gaming. Sometimes it would crash when I was using Mozilla. Sometimes
    it would crash when I was not even using it!! No added utilities... factory
    utils only.

    Unfortunately, I also bought a brand new compaq presario notebook with
    factory installed Vista to use at work. I constantly get device conflicts
    and have to reboot Vista. I interact with clients all day, and have to
    reboot during meetings with them. Not good.

    I am NOT a Luser... I have a comp. sci. degree and was a software engineer
    for 8 years. I know how to use a computer. Vista is just as bad as Win95's
    first release. And the position taken by MS is the same as always... its the
    hardware or the software you are using. Upgrade. At the very least, MS
    should have made Vista backwards compatible so I could use the same versions
    of the software I was using before without having to repurchase everything
    (Nero for example).

    It's always the same story with MS... every new release is worse than the
    last. XP was actually stable and they had to go and rush a beta version of
    Vista to the public. MS, once again, using its customers for free QA. It's
    like a friend who keeps hitting me over the head with a baseball bat, yet I
    keep going back to them to get more.

    I promise I will NEVER buy another microsoft product as long as I live.

    If your Vista works well, then congrats. Google Vista and see how many
    people are happy with it. It would be interesting to see if there's been a
    surge in XP sales from people trying to get their computers to work properly.

    - an ex-MS customer
    oiffer, May 18, 2007
  16. If you have problems with new computers, that is almost certainly not
    a Vista issue.
    What has the computer manufacturers tech support said when you called?
    If their answer was unsatisfactory, you should return immediately
    before the return period expires.

    "MS should have made Vista backwards compatible"
    Vista is backwards compatible...to a point.
    Total backwards compatibility is not a reasonable possibility and
    probably never will be.
    If total backwards compatibility is that important, you should
    probably stay with your original OS.
    For the programs you have that do not work with Vista, what have their
    manufacturers said when you asked what they are going to do about
    Vista compatibility.
    There are many that believe Vista would have been better off is
    backwards compatibility were ignored completely so the new OS would be
    leaner and more secure.
    But as a software engineer with a computer science degree you already
    know all of this.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 18, 2007
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    ArameFarpado Guest

    that's because there is a option there that auto-reboots the pc when
    critical errors hit... most the time you don't get to see the blue-screen
    except on very rare situations that the system doesn't even have the power
    to reboot any more...

    tell us: how many reboots did you have since 2000 ?

    ArameFarpado, May 18, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    Good lord,
    heh .. if you don't notice reboots then there isn't much help for you :)

    Three blue screens and ....

    NO unintentional reboots, imagine that

    Rich, May 18, 2007
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    ArameFarpado Guest

    you lucky son ... :)
    ArameFarpado, May 18, 2007
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    Fox Guest

    I've only had about a dozen crashes since beta 2 of Vista, and ALL of them
    were due to badly written driver software
    Fox, May 18, 2007
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