is there anyone left who likes vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by vista terminal ator, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. I remember when vista first came out people were saying how great it was..
    then slowly but steadily they started backpedaling...

    now most of those same people are saying that they are waiting for SP1 to
    save them... LOL
    vista terminal ator, Aug 30, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    "vista terminal ator" challenged...
    Sure, I still think it's a really good system for home users, but I told my
    boss we shouldn't jump into it, because what we have already is doing the
    job. Mainly, though, it's because most of my co-workers would choke on the
    learning curve, as they call it. ;-)
    Guest, Aug 30, 2007
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    David Guest

    I liked it at first, but as time goes on, I'm getting less tolerant. It
    seems that the OS keeps morphing into a different animal, just about
    every day or two. For example, I had an issue with my laptop from day
    one with not dismissing a pop up message in the 7 seconds that its
    supposed to. My wife's vista laptop would fade away the same message in
    7 seconds, as it was supposed to do. Now, after a number of updates
    from MS, the same message box remains on screen on her laptop (its a
    notification that a mapped drive is unavailable, and shows up at boot
    time in the notification area). Also, her IE7 just started halting
    (this week) with the "stopped working" error. I did some research and
    first tried turning off Protected Mode. That didn't help. SO I figured
    maybe its an add-on. I removed the Norton Confidential browser, "show
    norton tool bar", and also disabled the Phishing Filter. That fixed
    it. I re-enabled Protected Mode, and it still works. I think later
    today I'll revisit the settings to find specifically what is at fault,
    Norton IS enabled on my laptop and I have no issues with IE7.

    I've installed the so-called Compatibility and Performance updates, yet
    see NO improvement in any function. File transfer times are identical to
    pre-update. Boot times suck. The progress bar at boot up runs 31
    times. The only boot or shutdown process that seems reasonably speedy
    is going into sleep mode. I hope SP1 really does improve performance.
    I'm afraid it won't because I've seen reports that SP1 contains the C&P
    updates and that might be MS's only files for "improving" performance.
    IF that's the case, there are gonna be millions of disappointed Vista users.

    The indexer has been a joke. I posted a week or so back about searches
    returning nonsensical results, so I rebuilt the index and that cleared
    up, BUT rebuilding didn't fix the fact that only 768 files were ever
    indexed (after 2 weeks). Files in indexed locations are ignored by the
    index, so I finally turned it off. Now that it's off, I can find a file
    in the blink of an eye, unless the search is across the entire C: drive.

    David, Aug 30, 2007
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    David Guest

    regarding a learning curve, I decided to stick with Office 2004. I
    really don't like Office 2007 enough to want to learn how to use it, nor
    to spend another $130 on it. I'm not a fan of The Ribbon.

    David, Aug 30, 2007
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    Mellowed Guest

    I'm very happy with Vista. It's tough to go to my laptop that uses XP.
    Mellowed, Aug 30, 2007
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    Vista User Guest

    Works fine for me. And I use it to manage servers and 250+ workstations
    running a mix of 98, 2000, and XP
    Vista User, Aug 30, 2007
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    Mhzjunkie Guest

    vista terminal ator spewed out this bit, and i'll scatter a few bits myself:
    Works fine for me, and has for quite sometime now.


    1 PRINT "Windows Vista ERROR"
    GOTO 1
    Mhzjunkie, Aug 30, 2007
  8. A great many.
    However as is the nature of these newsgroups, you see problems and
    other complaints similar as a hospital is full of sick people.

    Windows Vista works fine on two of my older computers.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 30, 2007
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    Robert Moir Guest

    If you're running Office 2004 you're running a Mac for a start. I'm not
    surprised you don't fancy trying to install Office 2007 onto it.

    As for the ribbon, meh... I like it myself but it IS going to require a lot
    of re-training and will be frustrating while you're getting up to speed. I
    don't think anyone can deny that and people who rely on MS Office for
    business certainly shouldn't ignore that.

    All I will say, and I know you've probably already done this, is that the
    ribbon should be judged by using it, not by static screenshots.
    Robert Moir, Aug 30, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    I've had no major problems with Vista since I installed it on my desktop on
    02/02/2007. I keep trying to break it, but it just keeps going & going....
    So far, I like it better than XP.
    And it works great on my wife's laptop. I installed hers as a dual boot, as
    she hates change, but we've never booted into the original XP.
    Dave, Aug 30, 2007
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    David Guest

    Robert, I used it for a month. I still don't like it. :)

    David, Aug 30, 2007
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    Robert Moir Guest

    Fair enough :) Took me some time to get used to it, I admit, longer than a
    month for sure.

    I know a lot of people who blanked it on the basis of screenshots, and
    whatever side of the "debate" you fall on about the ribbon I'm sure you'd
    agree that you can't evaluate it from still pictures.
    Robert Moir, Aug 30, 2007
  13. However as is the nature of these newsgroups, you see problems and other
    Are you some sort of troll or something?
    No you don't.. the majority of people with the problems cant even find their
    way here... most people don't know what a newsgroup is,

    from what I have seen this newsgroup is infested with people who like vista
    for some perverted reason and are misguiding people to continue using it,
    most often instead of saying that vista is a low quality product they go
    around blaming the user to be incompetent... sounds familiar?

    Im sure it does because You do that!!!!
    vista terminal ator, Aug 30, 2007
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    David Guest

    I agree and I gave it more than a fair trial. It's the first version of
    Office that I have rejected for an earlier one, since Office was first

    David, Aug 30, 2007
  15. "for some perverted reason"
    Some have made a little effort to learn how to use Windows Vista, just
    as is necessary with almost any new product, not just technology.
    Shame you consider learning as "perverted".

    "Are you some sort of troll or something?"
    Said by you after that other post that is nothing more than false
    statements mad by a troll .
    And you call me a troll as your posting is nothing but attacks.
    Attacks and name calling, what those insecure in their position need
    to do to prop up their position, you FAIL because we see right through
    you FALSE statements.

    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 30, 2007
  16. I checked with everybody. Nobody likes Vista!
    Spanky daMonkey, Aug 30, 2007
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    DanS Guest

    So what exactly should be different between using an earlier version of
    Windows and Vista that would require learning 'how' to use Vista?
    DanS, Aug 31, 2007
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    Vista User Guest

    Well you didn't check with me so I your wrong!

    Vista User, Aug 31, 2007
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    Fish Guest

    Hey, you could get a job writing cheesy advertising blurbs for AOL.
    Fish, Aug 31, 2007
  20. You're starting to stink up the newsgroup again with your silly high
    and mighty pontificating routine.

    Point of observation: The less posts from MVPs, the less noise there
    is in this newsgroup.
    Adam Albright, Aug 31, 2007
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