I'm not a computer guru but I know enough to get myself in trouble. I bought
a new Dell laptop about 6 months ago and they talked me into going with Vista
Home Premium. I really like what Vista is supposed to do but I'm getting way
too frustrated with all the little things that go wrong all the time.
1. Internet Explorer locks up then fades and says it's "Not Responding".
Then I go to Task Manager and kill the program then start up IE again and all
is well, for a little bit anyway.
2. A couple of programs will all of a sudden freeze the entire laptop and
the only way I can fix it is to hold down the power button until it powers
3. My last laptop running XP was twice as fast as this one running Vista
yet everyone says I should have a screaming laptop considering the hardware
configuration. Outlook takes 45 seconds to open and get to a point where I
can start using it.
This is only two examples of the many problems I experience every day.
Since I purchased my laptop from Dell I'm told I have to work with them to
troubleshoot but so far no one over there has been able to fix anything
Vista. (I don't even think they can spell Vista.)
I'm told Microsoft is now offering a downgrade program to XP for Vista
users. If that's true then there must be major problems with Vista that
makes me scared to stay with it. Some people say I should be patient and
Vista will smooth out as the bugs are fixed. Any suggestions regarding
downgrading? I'm at the end of my rope having to deal with these issues
Downgrade or carry on as is?