Is Vista worth the trouble ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Paul Cartier, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Paul Cartier

    Paul Cartier Guest

    I have a licensed version of Vista "Ultimate" edition which is causing
    me more frustration than I have had since the first Windows version and
    Millenium edition.
    There are so many basic things which simply do not work - and which
    worked perfectly well in Windows XP and even Windows 2000 !

    SO MY QUESTION IS:
    Before I waste time ploughing through newsgroups and effecting dark
    registry hacks to solve all these (often almost trivial) issues:
    IS VISTA WORTH THE EFFORT ?
    The reason I ask is that I have heard one or 2 (but not enough to be
    sure!!) mutterings that Microsoft are going to let Vista die a "quiet
    death" and concentrate on the next major version !!

    Can anyone enlighten me one way or another ?

    P. Cartier
     
    Paul Cartier, Mar 23, 2008
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  2. Paul Cartier

    .Joe Guest

    Paul,

    My .02

    I think Vista is a great OS. It is a demanding OS, in that it needs
    excellent hardware to run on, but has performed well for me. I know
    several other people who also have had a positive experience with Vista.

    Vista will be around for years, I also follow the development
    information on Windows 7, which is supposed to be the next evolution of
    the Microsoft OS. But it is years away.

    If your hardware is up to the task (not just minimum requirements),
    then Vista should work well for you. SP1 was just released and fixed
    many issues, improved others and through the middle of next month, if
    you have any trouble with SP1, Microsoft will give you free tech
    support.

    If your hardware has the right specs, then Vista would be the OS of
    choice right now.


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    .Joe, Mar 23, 2008
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  3. vista is a low quality OS full of problems and badly designed GUI that may
    work under a limited number of computer configurations only.

    get vista only with a new pc that has warrantee
    oh yes this is absolutly true MS at last has realized they got a lemon in
    their hands
     
    on the Bridge, Mar 23, 2008
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  4. its crap...


     
    on the Bridge, Mar 23, 2008
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  5. Your time here would be better spent outlining problems you actually have..

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    Mike Hall - MVP, Mar 23, 2008
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  6. Paul Cartier

    Bob Guest

    Do not install SP1 if your PC is not operating properly. SP1 was not
    designed to solve existing problems and may cause additional issues.

    If you post specific problems and error messages you can probably get some
    help.

     
    Bob, Mar 23, 2008
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  7. Paul Cartier

    Sitara Lal Guest

    Most manufacturers (Dell, Lenovo etc) are offering Windows XP for their
    latest PCs in addition to offering Vista at the same price. If Vista was
    such an improvement over XP as Microsoft woudl have us believe, why would
    these manufacturers still offer the older OS?

    In my own experience, Vista has some cosmetic bells and whistles and a sexy
    look - but I would rather have XP any day.
     
    Sitara Lal, Mar 23, 2008
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  8. Paul Cartier

    DL Guest

    Because some apps & hw are not compatible with Vista & many business users
    wish to keep ther current o/s
     
    DL, Mar 23, 2008
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  9. Paul Cartier

    philo Guest

    Although Vista has a few good features...and quite a few people like it and
    have had no problems...
    I can tell you this much:

    I've been reading Usenet posts for about 8 years ...
    and though there have always been complaints when a new OS was released.
    ( I recall quite a bit of fuss about lack of drivers in Win2k when it first
    came out.)

    I don't think I ever so so many positive comments as I had seen with XP.
    When it first came out..I was happy with Win2k but saw many positive
    comments for XP
    that I decided to give it a try...and now use mainly Win2k and XP. (Part
    time linux user too.)

    However...when Vista was released...I don't recall ever seeing so many
    problems being
    reported.


    If all your applications and hardware work fine with XP...
    I can think of no logical reason to change to Vista.

    OTOH: If one is buying a new machine that comes with Vista and it is working
    fine...
    I can think of no logical reason to remove Vista and install XP.
     
    philo, Mar 23, 2008
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  10. Paul Cartier

    bushako Guest

    hey vista is a really good OS...in terms of performance and reliability,
    its great..i have been using Vista home premium for almost 2months now
    on my laptop, and if i compared the amount of problems i faced compared
    to xp..its much less..specially that its less vulnerable to viruses or
    malware due to its tight security measures.Moreover, vista has been
    working fine before and after the installation of Sp1...im also
    surprised how well norton(which tends to be dominant over the whole
    system) antivirus works so well without any difficulties..im using a
    t2330 dual core processor which runs at a cloock speed of 1.6Mhz and it
    works flawlessly..ofcourse, nothings perfect however, i remember that
    the time when i was using p2p the whole time, my xp(even with a good
    antivirus) was affected so badly with viruses that i had to keep
    reinstalling...
    Bottomline, i havent this problem with vista till this day...
     
    bushako, Mar 23, 2008
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  11. Paul Cartier

    bushako Guest

    and im not saying vista is better than xp...infact for now xp is better
    than vista in alot other ways...when transferring file from one area to
    another..xp is much quicker, they mentioned that after sp1 is installed
    it should speed it up by 60-70% but it showd little improvment over
    that...some of the important software i had which ran very well with xp
    dont run on vista...Ohyea..i am having difficulty configuring networks
    in my office place using vista...in xp it was much more easier and
    quicker...i was almost fired because i had difficulty in configuring the
    workplace network after upgrading the main pc to vista...My advice to
    people who want to upgrade to vista is:
    1)make sure you check out the requirments for vista..if you think your
    system doesnt meet the requirment by even 1 hardware component, do not
    install!!! till you upgrade the system(youll understand why whn you go
    through these forums).
    2)make a back up copy of your previous OS along with your own files.
    3)Ask yourself if the upgrade is necessary, if your happy with you
    current OS then why would you need to upgrade in the first place?
    4)After you come up with a conclusion and you think that its worth it
    then simply (purchase an original copy) and install! I had a friend who
    installed a fake copy and after a week his expensive harddrive along
    with all his important data got damaged, i dont know why but he blamed
    himself and MS,lol..moreover, some of the components of vista are
    missing in the cracked ones...
     
    bushako, Mar 23, 2008
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  12. Paul Cartier

    kurttrail Guest

    Hell, it ain't only business users.

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    kurttrail, Mar 23, 2008
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    DanS Guest

    That is what I've been saying all along.

    Yes...there where issues when XP came out, but not nearly as severe, and
    compatibility issues where somewhat more acceptable, as it was a move
    from the 9x kernel to the NT kernel.

    If a device did not have an XP driver, but had an NT4 driver, most of the
    time it seemed as though the NT driver would work satisfactorily.

    What's _really_ funny to me, is that some feel that having a blue
    titlebar with rounded corners (XP) looked 'cartoonish' and was
    unnecessary eye candy. What ?! That is not eye candy.
     
    DanS, Mar 23, 2008
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  14. if its not already working, what does he has to lose? LOL

    I say he should try it, of course if he has any important data he should
    backup the data first (as always)


     
    on the Bridge, Mar 23, 2008
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  15. Paul Cartier

    philo Guest

    Well
    after fooling with Vista for several months now...I finally gave up
    and went back to my Linux installation on this particular machine.
    It took me maybe an hour or so to get it installed and configured.
    No problems at all.

    As to eye candy...here is a screen shot of my Vista installation
    which I've just dumped. The first thing I did was turn the desktop
    into the Win2k look!


    http://www.plazaearth.com/philo/vista.jpg
     
    philo, Mar 23, 2008
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    garysgold Guest

    I bought a new computer that came with Vista. Loaded all my programs as
    if I was on Win2K (my previous OS), Moved all my files over, and then
    tried to get some things done. Wow, did I have problems. Some programs
    work, some sorta and some not at all. Then I went to the newsgroups and
    learned some of the new things. Figured out basically how things work in
    Vista. Was able to fix many problems, but not all so decided to wipe the
    drive and start over. Since reloading everything and moving personal
    folders the Vista way and installing programs using the run as admin
    option, I have had a very useable system. Still learning, but I'm very
    happy. Only prob. I still seem to have is Firefox occasionally crashes.
     
    garysgold, Mar 23, 2008
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  17. Paul Cartier

    John Barnes Guest

    If you are happy with the way things are running on 2000 or XP, why make the
    change? Systems are built around new operating systems. Installing a new
    os into an older environment is ALWAYS asking for problems.
    Personally I would say no for your older working environment and yes if you
    are finding that programs you need are taking advantage of Vista advances
    and you are going to support your move with the necessary hardware upgrades
     
    John Barnes, Mar 23, 2008
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  18. Paul Cartier

    Frank Guest

    You're crap!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Mar 23, 2008
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  19. Paul Cartier

    Frank Guest


    You're an idiot!
    You're insane, stupid and ignorant and a troll.
    Go back to that cardboard space ship in your mom's basement...LOL!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Mar 23, 2008
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  20. Paul Cartier

    Alias Guest

    How come you're not in church, Frank? After all, this is Easter Sunday.
    Are you an atheist after all?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 23, 2008
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