it is just amazing reading all the complaints about vista. just, well sorry,
I bought 3 laptops in january, all came with vista. I have never had ONE
problem with either one.
all those complaints!!!
the defrag sucks ?
Aero sucks ?
Chkdsk don't work ?
just upgraded the pc from xp to vista, now it's all garbage ? (bad choice
if you're not computer savvy,
your xp works just fine? then why fix something if it's not broken???).
just downloaded a game, installed it and now, VISTA is slowing everything
where the heck is gpedit ?
my office 2003 don't work with vista!
why is there only one log-on picture ?
tons and tons of it.
well, there are also tons and tons of vista forums which give you the best
advice, many tips and tricks.
there are many new free programs on the net, programmed already for vista
which can help you with so many things.
defrag, you want to see a picture of the process? get SpeedItUp ver 4,
you'll have your picture and more.
don't like Aero, see How-to Geek, it's all about vista. Helpero Vista
Support, Geeks to go Tech and then, of course, microsofts vista forums.
tons of great advice from very knowledgable people who have no problems with
, how about Drivers.com and there are others where you can get
I agree, there are a few things to learn about vista. but they are
interesting and not at all complicated.
one has to take the time to learn a bit about it. that's what I did. now I
I like vista. I did change it to Classic View on the beginning to make it
easier to find things but now, I am all vista.
there are some free programs out there with tweaks to make it even faster.
there are even programs which help you setup a wireless network with your
I read, many have problems with backing up the original system. or backing
up files and then they can get it 'back'. lot's of help with that on the
forums from people who found the solution.
like I said, you find everything on the forums.
stay away from upgrading older computers to vista. if your xp or even win 2k
works fine, leave it the way it is. if you really want vista, get a new
computer with the vista OS.
if you install a new program, do a clean install. how? you'll find that in
if you install games from the net, watch it!!!
many have ads and even spyware which work in the background and they will
slow you down.
so, it's not vista's fault, it's your own! if vista run fast on the
beginning and now you installed/uninstalled 50 programs, it's not vista
doing it. or xp or any others.
need a good browser? try Avant. I use it since 4 years now. nothing
compares to it. firefox, opera, nooo.
example: I have 14websites open (on tabs). but not like IE. I can block out
anything I don't want. (active x, scripts, java applets, and many more).
just don't get the newest one. not vista compatible yet. get the older
version: ver 11.0 build 8.
then rename Avant.exe to iexplorer.exe. IE will still work, so will Avant
AVG is a good virus checker but Avast is better. checks and protects a lot
(check virus program comparison. google)
Firewalls: do a comparison, you'll find that BalckIce is the best. I use
Sygate(number 2) 'cause it's free and
does more then the free Zonealarm(number 3). (well, if they offer free
ones, why not).
if you install games from the net, check it with Ad-Aware. will avoid a lot
I also use RegSeeker (vista) to clean the registry after uninstalling a
(type in the name of the program, say: SuperFind(fantastic program, by the
way), it will find that name in all the HKEY's, then Slect All, then Delete
or Block Out, depending how confident you're. it will make a backup before
deleting. then the registry is clean again and won't clatter up with the
left-overs of uninstalled programs.
when Uninstalling a program:
most of the programs leave the dll's, ocx's and what have you, in the
system32 folder. they can interfere with others
what I do: before I install a new program, I check the time. say: 11:48
am. if I don't like this program and I uninstall it again, then I open the
explorer (or Free Commander, very good), open the system32 folder, sort the
files to: Date Imported or Date Received. now I see today's date and the
time of the files which were left over from that installation. I mark those
files and move it into a temp0 directory.
I reboot, if everything works correct, I know I can now delete those files.
they are not being used from any
other program. another 'clutter' gone.
(I do search for other files with hat date and time with Superfind on drive
CodeStuff Starter, one of the best programs to controll what is loaded on
start up. (all windows ver).
anyway, there will be most likely hell to pay for me from others here
writing all this but maybe it helps some people.
Vista overall: reliable, fast, lot's of things one can do with it, great
forums. better then XP? for me, yes.
then again, never had problems with XP either. it just came with the
vista's upgrades: I have it set to alert me but not auto install. that way,
I can see what the new upgrades are.