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When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

  1. #11


    Paul Smith Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

    "Kristen" <Kristen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >I just bought a computer with Vista on it. IT SUCKS!!!!! Nothing works
    >with
    > this system. We bought the computer to play games on, no games are
    > compatible with this system. When is somebody going to do something to
    > fix
    > this? I talked to HP< Microsoft, and Geek Squad, and they walked me
    > through
    > how to downgrade to XP, guess what my computer is not compatible with XP,
    > so
    > my whole system crashed. So much for professionals. I just want a system
    > that works.


    Windows Vista itself does work. So I'll go on it being the hardware under
    powered or just junk.

    Depending on where you are in the world you might want to get the computer
    refunded for not being suitable for the purposes of which it was sold, in
    the UK and the rest of the EU we have legislation to be able to do that.

    If you want a computer for gaming, ask the supplier or manufacturer what the
    Windows Experience Index score is, if you're doing gaming you'll want a 4
    bare minimum (2 or 3 if you're just doing simple card games and the like),
    and 5 if you want to play current games at maximum details.

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  2. #12


    philo Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?


    "Consultant" <consultant_mcngp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > as long as i can still play bananas from qbasic!
    >




    Snakes !!!!


    I liked that one better <g>



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  3. #13


    Me Jarhead Guest

    RE: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?



    "Kristen" wrote:

    > I just bought a computer with Vista on it. IT SUCKS!!!!! Nothing works with
    > this system. We bought the computer to play games on, no games are
    > compatible with this system. When is somebody going to do something to fix
    > this? I talked to HP< Microsoft, and Geek Squad, and they walked me through
    > how to downgrade to XP, guess what my computer is not compatible with XP, so
    > my whole system crashed. So much for professionals. I just want a system
    > that works.
    >

    Did you buy it from the back of a van ?
    I just got a Vista Box from a Retal Outlet (Fry's Electronics), and it works
    great.
    Every Game I've loaded runs
    My Development Software Installed (Visual Studio 2003 & 2005) and both work
    Was also able to make a dual boot system with XP Pro, (I'll be removing XP
    from it as I"ve not needed to boot to XP yet)
    And with Virtual PC 2007, I can even run my older games that wouldn't even
    install on XP by creating a Win 98 VPC for playing my older games.

    And if your computer is not compatible with XP, then it's not compatible
    with Vista, given that the Requirments for Vista are HIGHER then XP.

    So it sounds like you got taken for a ride by not knowing what you were
    buying.


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  4. #14


    Stephan Rose Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

    David B. wrote:

    > Actually many games are compatible with Vista, which ones are you trying
    > to play, and what happens when you do?
    > It's up to the software vendors to make their games compatible, not
    > Microsoft.


    Yea...every game manufacturer is going to re-write their titles released in
    the past 2-3 years for Vista....suuuuureeeee! I can just see that
    happening...

    It's up to Microsoft to support the software for their OWN operating system,
    and that is something they completely failed on with Vista.

    I can almost excuse the driver problems. Not quite...but almost.

    But ya know what? I absolutely cannot excuse not supporting existing
    *windows* software on a new version of a *windows* operating system.

    Especially games are products that don't see continuous updates. Just
    because a game is 3 years old does not make it bad and a newer release of
    it is not necessarily better (if a newer sequel even exists).

    Does there have to be a cut-off point somewhere where it just has to be
    said "This is too old...it may not run" ? Sure. I'd consider Win9X software
    a reasonable cut-off point but not XP software!

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  5. #15


    Me Jarhead Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?



    "Consultant" wrote:

    > as long as i can still play bananas from qbasic!
    >
    >


    Nuke Bannanas (after a little recoding )


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  6. #16


    David B. Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

    So it's Microsoft's responsibility to make sure their new OS is compatible
    with all the old software out there?
    Your living in a nice little dream world.

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    "Stephan Rose" <kermos@nospam.somrek.net> wrote in message
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    > David B. wrote:
    >
    >> Actually many games are compatible with Vista, which ones are you trying
    >> to play, and what happens when you do?
    >> It's up to the software vendors to make their games compatible, not
    >> Microsoft.

    >
    > Yea...every game manufacturer is going to re-write their titles released
    > in
    > the past 2-3 years for Vista....suuuuureeeee! I can just see that
    > happening...
    >
    > It's up to Microsoft to support the software for their OWN operating
    > system,
    > and that is something they completely failed on with Vista.
    >



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  7. #17


    Me Jarhead Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

    I've still yet to find any of my games that don't run with Vista.


    "Stephan Rose" wrote:

    > David B. wrote:
    >
    > > Actually many games are compatible with Vista, which ones are you trying
    > > to play, and what happens when you do?
    > > It's up to the software vendors to make their games compatible, not
    > > Microsoft.

    >
    > Yea...every game manufacturer is going to re-write their titles released in
    > the past 2-3 years for Vista....suuuuureeeee! I can just see that
    > happening...
    >
    > It's up to Microsoft to support the software for their OWN operating system,
    > and that is something they completely failed on with Vista.
    >
    > I can almost excuse the driver problems. Not quite...but almost.
    >
    > But ya know what? I absolutely cannot excuse not supporting existing
    > *windows* software on a new version of a *windows* operating system.
    >
    > Especially games are products that don't see continuous updates. Just
    > because a game is 3 years old does not make it bad and a newer release of
    > it is not necessarily better (if a newer sequel even exists).
    >
    > Does there have to be a cut-off point somewhere where it just has to be
    > said "This is too old...it may not run" ? Sure. I'd consider Win9X software
    > a reasonable cut-off point but not XP software!
    >
    > --
    > Stephan
    > 2003 Yamaha R6
    >
    > 君のこと思い出す日なんてないのは
    > 君のこと忘れたときがないから
    >


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  8. #18


    Andrea Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

    Użytkownik "Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> napisał w
    wiadomości news:2FD939D7-C93A-4AEF-8288-27AE5923E171@microsoft.com...
    > "Kristen" <Kristen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1559BE11-3A4B-40A9-B462-F427CDF5BD26@microsoft.com...
    >>I just bought a computer with Vista on it. IT SUCKS!!!!! Nothing works
    >>with
    >> this system. We bought the computer to play games on, no games are
    >> compatible with this system. When is somebody going to do something to
    >> fix
    >> this? I talked to HP< Microsoft, and Geek Squad, and they walked me
    >> through
    >> how to downgrade to XP, guess what my computer is not compatible with XP,
    >> so
    >> my whole system crashed. So much for professionals. I just want a
    >> system
    >> that works.

    >
    > Windows Vista itself does work. So I'll go on it being the hardware under
    > powered or just junk.


    Yea, don't worry, be happy - your OS works just fine

    >
    > Depending on where you are in the world you might want to get the computer
    > refunded for not being suitable for the purposes of which it was sold, in
    > the UK and the rest of the EU we have legislation to be able to do that.
    >



    Why not to propose just an OS refundation? :P

    --
    Andrea


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  9. #19


    Zim Babwe Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

    You are going too easy on her. Shouldn't she have Linux?


    "Uber Q" <Q@Q.Q> wrote in message
    news:0PgJh.3760$tv6.1387@newssvr19.news.prodigy.net...
    >
    > "Kristen" <Kristen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >
    >>I just bought a computer with Vista on it. IT SUCKS!!!!! Nothing works
    >>with
    >> this system. We bought the computer to play games on, no games are
    >> compatible with this system. When is somebody going to do something to
    >> fix
    >> this? I talked to HP< Microsoft, and Geek Squad, and they walked me
    >> through
    >> how to downgrade to XP, guess what my computer is not compatible with XP,
    >> so
    >> my whole system crashed. So much for professionals. I just want a
    >> system
    >> that works.
    >>

    >
    > Gosh-a-rootie Kristen,
    >
    > How utterly horrible that NOTHING works on your new computer....
    >
    > Might I suggest a 286 based CPU and DOS 2.0?
    >
    > Add a 2mb stick of ram and you can play pong until the cows come home.
    >
    > Hope this helps, if not oh well.......
    >
    > Q
    >




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  10. #20


    AlanRRT@aol.com Guest

    Re: When is Windows Vista actually going to work?

    On Mar 12, 10:53 am, Kristen <Kris...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > I just bought a computer with Vista on it. IT SUCKS!!!!! Nothing works with
    > this system. We bought the computer to play games on, no games are
    > compatible with this system. When is somebody going to do something to fix
    > this? I talked to HP< Microsoft, and Geek Squad, and they walked me through
    > how to downgrade to XP, guess what my computer is not compatible with XP, so
    > my whole system crashed. So much for professionals. I just want a system
    > that works.
    >
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    When is Vista going to work? In my experience, about 45 minutes after
    I started installing it.


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