Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by PartyGirl, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. PartyGirl

    PartyGirl Guest

    Hey Microsoft -- You are so powerful why not help out the little guy who has
    been screwed by Vista. Give us our money back that we had to pay for
    something that does not work will or fix it!!!!!! My old computers run way
    faster then this new one. I was forced to buy a new computer and had to take
    Vista. Not fair that I don't have a choice of operating systems. My life has
    been hell since I have this Vista, even typing on the internet does not
    always work. Sometimes I have to hit the letter key a couple of times before
    it works??? I have to spend more time on the computer to accomplish my
    workload then I did with XP. Would appreciate some consideration for those of
    us who have to work for a living using computers and are forced to buy
    something we don't even want. Not fair, not fair. So how about it Microsoft
    step up to the plate!!!!
    PartyGirl, Oct 2, 2007
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  2. I agree with you 1000% percent! My perfectly good computer with Windows XP
    died suddenly and I had to buy a new one. I could not find anything with XP
    so I was forced to move on to Vista and I hate it! It's the lousiest piece
    of crap I have ever seen as far as computer systems is concerned. All form
    and no substance.

    As if taht wasn;t enough, I had to replace around $1000 worth of software
    that i was using with XP but which is now incompatible with Vista. Even
    MONEY 2007, bought in October of 2006, is incompatible with VISTA.

    As far as I am concerned, Bill Gates and all those bastards at Microsoft can
    die and rot in hell. They may be billionaires but I don't give a hoot; they
    are crooks. God Damn them all.

    Ricardo Mata
    Charlotte, NC.
    Ricardo L. Mata, Oct 2, 2007
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  3. Windows XP computers have been available from Dell and probably other
    major OEMs since the release of Windows Vista.
    Additionally, local shops can custom build a computer with nearly any
    operating system you desire.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 2, 2007
  4. "I was forced to buy a new computer and had to take Vista"
    Next time choose a vender that will sell what you want rather than
    what they want to sell you.
    Computers with Windows XP are available from Dell and probably other
    major OEMs as well as local shops.

    If you have not had the computer for long, return it to whoever sold
    it and purchase what you want.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 2, 2007
  5. What part of your computer died such that you just had to go out and buy a
    new one? Even a new motherboard, CPU and memory would have cost less than a
    totally new Vista computer..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Oct 3, 2007
  6. Well, PartyGirl, I've been running Vista for nine months and it's been
    absolutely fine. No problems at all - I like it.
    I think there is something specific wrong with your PC. This behaviour
    isn't normal for Vista. I STRONGLY recommend that you pursue this problem
    with the supplier of the PC. I guarantee that there is something wrong with

    Steve Thackery, Oct 3, 2007
  7. PartyGirl

    Dave T. Guest

    Not true. I am running Money 2007 on Vista Home premium-No probs.
    Dave T., Oct 3, 2007
  8. PartyGirl

    Lord Takyon Guest

    Ditto here. I had a few apps would not initially run, but all but a couple
    of those subsequently got updates to allow usage. Those that did not
    release patches simply got replaced.

    How exactly do they think they were forced to use Vista? Everywhere around
    here locally still sell machines with XP, most of the time it is a choice
    that simply needs to be made. Dell still sell machines with XP.

    TBH I would be inclined to think the reason the machines are running like
    crap is that they may still be loaded with all the crap put on their by the
    manufacturer. Maybe a little maintenance is in order?
    Lord Takyon, Oct 3, 2007
  9. PartyGirl

    PartyGirl Guest

    Well, Steve, I already talked to HP and there is not a problem with my
    computer according to them. As for those who say Dell will make a computer
    with XP, NOT when I bought mine, it was after many complaints that they
    started offering other systems. Anyway I don't like Dell and prefer HP
    PartyGirl, Oct 3, 2007
  10. PartyGirl

    PartyGirl Guest

    When I first had to buy my laptop, I was told no other option was available.
    Personally I don't like Dell, I prefer HP. Not an option for me. Additionally
    local shops around here cost way more than buying from the big stores. I
    don't understand why Microsoft just doesn't fix the damn problem. They have
    plenty of money, too bad for us normal people.
    PartyGirl, Oct 3, 2007
  11. "NOT when I bought mine"
    Perhaps it is a regional issue.
    Dell has had Windows XP computers continuously available since the
    release of Windows XP 6 years ago.
    At least in North America.
    That does not apply to all models.

    It seems your complaint is with HP that has what you need except they
    do not offer the operating system you need.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 3, 2007
  12. PartyGirl

    PartyGirl Guest

    Seems to me my complaint is with Microsoft as I am not the only one with
    problems with Vista. And not just with HP but also Dell. There is a major
    difference and microsoft knows it. So they should step up and fix it, why
    bring out something new that is worst then what was before. Sorry, that makes
    no sense especially coming from a company such as microsoft. Somebody on the
    Vista team really screwed up big time.
    PartyGirl, Oct 4, 2007
  13. The OEMs have options and many choose the cheapest since many of their
    customers primary concern is price.
    For those customers that want something different, there are plenty of
    If Microsoft took away the options, prices would probably go up on the
    lower priced computers.

    "Additionally local shops around here ..."
    And that price break you wanted was your choice.
    Along with that cheaper price came more restrictive options.

    You had a choice and you chose to purchase a computer with windows
    Vista when Windows XP was still an option.
    You also chose to accept the reinstall option and media that came with
    that choice.

    I like choice and many people can benefit from that choice.
    They just need to inform themselves so they know the benefits and
    disadvantages of each.
    A major clue is "cost way more".
    Do not stop at cost, find out why the price difference.

    Have you posted specifics of your problems as well as specifics of
    your hardware and software?
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 4, 2007
  14. PartyGirl

    PartyGirl Guest

    I have to say that honestly I did not know I had an option. I am an average
    joe purchasing a computer and I have trust in microsoft, so I go out to the
    stores and am told no option but to buy with Vista. Okay, I say, well no
    option I will have to learn Vista but I figure it is better since it is a new
    Operating System. Upgrade right, ummm, not really, but not informed as most
    of us always trust the people who are selling us the merchandise. If I would
    have realized I had other options, especially, if I would have known that
    Vista was so damn slow, I would of paid more money in a heartbeat because my
    time is worth so much more. Sure I can now go out and get XP again, but now I
    have spent $1,000's on new upgrades in software and such and don't have any
    money to now buy another computer with XP. I would appreciate if microsoft
    would help me out. They are certainly big enough that my little problem means
    nothing to them. My main beef, Microsoft, if bringing a new product to the
    market, it should really, I mean really, be an upgrade and faster and more
    efficent then the last system, why else put a product on the martket????????
    PartyGirl, Oct 4, 2007
  15. Sales people in stores are given targets and, if they do not reach them, are
    given a dressing down by management. As long as they get SALES, many do not
    care beyond that. You entered the store with make and price in mind, and the
    store did their part as much as store rules allowed. You made choices that
    have seemingly not paid off for you, but they were YOUR choices. You could
    have gone elsewhere, buy you chose not to do that.

    If you were to be more specific about the problems you have, there are
    people here who could help you. Your choice, of course.
    Mike Hall - MVP, Oct 4, 2007
  16. PartyGirl

    sheridants Guest

    Hi I have Vista and use Money 2004 and it runs fine.
    sheridants, Oct 12, 2007
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