which do you prefer ? XP or Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by GodKiller, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. GodKiller

    GodKiller Guest

    which ? why ?
    GodKiller, Dec 19, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Vista. Faster.

    Mike, Dec 19, 2006
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    GodKiller Guest

    Vista is faster ??? only this ?? the ram of your computer may be 2G.
    GodKiller, Dec 19, 2006
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    Jim Guest

    I'm undecided!

    Vista is definitely faster for everything - boot up, program load,

    But some things take a lot longer to do. Admittedly familairity is a
    problem there, but some things are harder. For example I do loads of
    work in Explorer, and it's jst not as easy to use (simple example: in
    XP you could highlight a filename to copy it to the clipboard, but
    Vista prevents you doing this if the file is on a read-only drive).

    And of course the first thing I do on the Vista installs is disable
    UAC. UAC is just plain inhibitive/ Nice concept, just very poorly

    Overall conclusion: Give me Vista's speed with XPs GUI and I'd be

    Jim, Dec 19, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Ubuntu, faster and safer.

    Alias, Dec 19, 2006
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    Paul-B Guest

    I've done this, but still get that annoying pop-up advising me that uac
    is switched-off.

    Is there a way of disabling this?
    Paul-B, Dec 19, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    Go into Security Center and look to the left, you'll
    see "Change The way Security Center Alerts me".
    The third option is what you want.

    MICHAEL, Dec 19, 2006
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    Saucy Guest

    There's no preferring one or the other. XP is dead. Vista is where it's at.
    Saucy, Dec 19, 2006
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    NewFox Guest

    please provide proof that vista is faster.

    It is not faster. Its your imagination, or you are comparing XP that had
    lots of
    applications and codecs and stuf loaded, with a freshly installed Vista.
    Other than the boot and shut down, vista is not faster at all.

    In fact I reformated this pc and installed XP again AFTER I had vista...
    and its so fast I am astonished!
    NewFox, Dec 19, 2006
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    NewFox Guest

    delusions are common in here..

    Vista is slower, only the boot and shut down time has improved.
    NewFox, Dec 19, 2006
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    Paul-B Guest

    Many thanks.
    Paul-B, Dec 19, 2006
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    Saucy Guest

    Ubuntu is Linux and Linux sucks. End of story.

    Saucy, Dec 19, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest


    Many reasons why, but the number one reason is because I'm a geek and like
    learning new stuff.
    Kerry Brown, Dec 19, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Thank you for your uninformed opinion. 'Course we all know what an MS
    fanboi you are so we will take your opinion with a grain of salt.

    Did you think you were being cute and clever by changing my post?

    Alias, Dec 19, 2006
  15. Vista 'is' faster on high spec PC or 64Bit PCs. Standard 32 bit and lower to
    mid range PCs Vista is a lot slower. Infact XP is faster.
    On my machine, which is a 2.8Ghz with 1.5GB RAM the Vista boot up time is
    exactly the same as XP (this machine dual boots bothe XP and Vista).
    Shutdown is somewhat faster, but only fractions of a second. Program startup
    is also slower than on XP, even worse if UAC kicks in.

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    John Barnett MVP, Dec 19, 2006
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    BChat Guest

    Many reasons why, but the number one reason is because I'm a geek and like
    learning new stuff.

    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

    This works for me too
    I'll have Vista Ultimate when it is available
    BChat, Dec 19, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    No, XP isn't dead. It will be around for years, as will the support for
    it. Where do you get this fantasies from?

    Alias, Dec 19, 2006
  18. Vista. Faster. Easier Internet and Network connection

    Hope this helps.

    Jan :)
    MS MVP - Windows IE
    Jan Ilacqua [MVP], Dec 19, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    I basically agree. I have been using Vista since Beta2, and it has
    become my main OS on this laptop. I also have RC2 installed on
    two desktops. All three computers are dual-boot environments;
    WinXP Pro and Vista. Overall, XP just feels faster and more responsive.
    I have become used to Vista, though. For me, the difference in XP
    being "faster" is not by much, and I have actually grown fond of Vista's
    GUI. My biggest complaint with Vista is the gawd awful slowness in
    transferring files, especially, over a network- except when I use WinXP
    in VPC 2007 on Vista. It is quite amusing to me that a virtual XP transfers
    files quicker than my host Vista. Ironically, the one machine that Vista
    might be a bit faster on, is an older Dell desktop that doesn't have Aero
    Glass available- the old Nvidia card won't do it. Because of that old card
    I get a rating of 1 on that machine. However, Vista still looks nice on that
    computer and performs very well. I was pleasantly surprised.

    MICHAEL, Dec 19, 2006
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    Oenone Guest

    I think ultimately I'll be happy to move to Vista, but until the hardware
    vendors get drivers sorted out I'm sticking with XP. Beta drivers that are
    designed for Vista RC2 don't fill me with confidence... Hopefully only a few
    more weeks and this will be history though.
    Oenone, Dec 19, 2006
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