Do you LOVE or HATE Windows Vista?

prchlik

New Member
I had only one love and it was my old 8-bit computer C64. :cry:
It is not good to fall in love with PC system such as Vista, Xp, Linux, etc.
Vista looks good, but I don´t like it. It is very unstable!!! Sometimes it fail to boot, sometimes it boots without printers, sometimes it boots without graphic driver, it doesn´t read CDs etc.......
At the moment there is more points to dislike this system. This system has a lot of children´s ailment.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2,66GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q PRO
    Memory
    GEIL 4GB PC6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus EN9600GT PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 320GB SATA300

damocles

virtue & horse hair
Vista Pro
Don't install vista on a C64:D:D:D

get a new computer then it'll work....:p
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    system1 (system2)
    CPU
    q9650 3ghz (i7 920)
    Motherboard
    Asus p5q deluxe (p6t deluxe)
    Memory
    16gb ddr2 (12gb ddr3)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800GTS 640mb (285gtx 1gb)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo CG301w, Dell 2407
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600 + 1920 x1200
    Hard Drives
    Raptor 74gb,
    Raptor 150gb,
    500gb x2,
    320gb,
    750gb
    (raptor 150gb, 2x 500gb)
    PSU
    ocz 600w (ocz750w)
    Case
    coolermaster stacker (coolermaster 690)
    Cooling
    many fans
    Mouse
    intellimouse
    Keyboard
    apple slim aluminum jobbie
    Internet Speed
    2mb
    Other Info
    Wacom A3 tablet, Epson 3800

Adamd

Vista Pro
I had only one love and it was my old 8-bit computer C64. :cry:
It is not good to fall in love with PC system such as Vista, Xp, Linux, etc.
Vista looks good, but I don´t like it. It is very unstable!!! Sometimes it fail to boot, sometimes it boots without printers, sometimes it boots without graphic driver, it doesn´t read CDs etc.......
At the moment there is more points to dislike this system. This system has a lot of children´s ailment.
Don't install vista on a C64:D:D:D

get a new computer then it'll work....:p
I have to agree. I am sure your not trying to install it on the 8 bit computer lol, but you sound like you have a hardware problem or something.

Vista does not do that unless something is really messed up.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Laptop's = the best by far!
    CPU
    Intel core 2 duo 2.5gig
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    4gigs DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9500m Gs 512mb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" laptop screen and 19" external
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 and 1280x1224
    Hard Drives
    250 in the laptop, 750gig external

janet planet

New Member
I know I would love it if someone out there could help me with my wee problem. Just a newbie but having a few problems getting around these forums, etc. so please excuse if I am in the wrong place, at the wrong time, etc.etc. Kisses to whoever can tell me a simple answer to my problem ... In Favorites Center (In Oz we would actually write Favourites Centre so its difficult to have to mispell), I am having great difficulties with the scroll bar. Please be nice and don't laugh...Anyways, clicking on down arrow or space below scroll bar will not let me scroll down the favourites list. If I hold the shift down it will though but surely this should not be required. If I click and drag the scroll bar down also this is ineffective and the list just leaps straight back up. There is no chance whatsoever to select anything in the hidden lower part of the list, so this defeats the purpose of having a list of course. Would love a simple answer to my dilemna once you all stop laughing. I'm sure it is something very easy problem for you guys to answer. Close to tears at this stage. Hope someone out there will be nice. Byes.
 

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NormCameron

Vista Guru
Hello Janet Planet. Welcome to the forums. When you click on the FAVORITES you get a list of URL's. Down the bottom, right in the centre is a tiny little down arrow. Clicking on this allows you to scroll down, there is a similar arrow at the top. If you move your mouse to that arrow the list should scroll automatically.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Scratch Built
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core 6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5B
    Memory
    4096 MB Xtreme-Dark 800mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Amp Edition 8800GT - 512MB DDR3, O/C 700mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 206BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1024
    Hard Drives
    4 X Samsung 500GB 7200rpm Serial ATA-II HDD w. 16MB Cache .
    PSU
    550 w
    Case
    Thermaltake
    Cooling
    3 x octua NF-S12-1200 - 120mm 1200RPM Sound Optimised Fans
    Mouse
    Targus
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    1500kbs
    Other Info
    Self built.

Chappy

Tech Help since 1993
Vista Guru
For Janet Planet - Just another bit of advice since you're a Forum newbie type....Always start a "New Thread" for any questions you may have. When you bury a question this deep inside another post (especially one that is not even Help Post type), they are easily missed. If you have a question in it's own thread, many more people will see it and you have a better chance of getting things fixed. Many forum helpers just read through the thread titles and skip ones they don't think they can help with, so by asking your questions in other threads you pretty much eliminate about 50% of the folks who may be able to help you.

Also, don't add your questions into other people's question posts even if they are similar. That is called "Thread Hijacking" and it causes confusion between posters as nobody really knows who is talking to whom, and the thread quickly gets out of hand.

Ok, now for this one...Love it!! (and hate it at times)
But isn't that always the case with computers...;)
Vista 64bit is stable, useful and just damn good looking too, but as with anything this complex things can go wrong some times and even as advanced as I can be, it can be a PITA to fix things.
I had the most trouble when Beta testing Eset Smart Security suite for 64bit, and Comodo Firewall Pro V3 for 64bit. But these are both security programs that are deeply embedded into the OS and problems with these types of programs can mess things up for many aspects of the OS. So I have to blame my 7 reinstalls in 8 months on these Beta programs and not on Vista so much.

I also have to wholeheartedly agree that most user problems are probably folks who are running a Marginal Vista machine to begin with, or are issues they`ve caused thru faults of their own...you know...PEBCAK Errors! (LOL)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Personal Build
    CPU
    Intel E6750 Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Asus Commando MoBo (P965/ICH8R)
    Memory
    4G's Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 PC26400 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Platinum FATAL1TY (next)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 22" w2207 LCD Monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1- 1680 x 1050, 1 - 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    3 x 500G SATA II WD Caviar HDD's
    PSU
    EnerMax NoiseTaker II 600W
    Case
    NZXT Lexa Classic (modified, dual doored & windowed)
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700 CPU cooler, 4-120mm fans, 1-90mm
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical Trackman trackball
    Other Info
    NZXT Lexa Classic Case, Zalman 9700 CPU Cooler, 2 DVD Burners c/w LightScribe (Sony, TSST), Enermax NoiseTaker II 600W PSU with Custom Chrome cable sleeving, Hauppauge HDTV TV Tuner Card, 5.1 Logitech Z5500 speakers, 15 in 1 Multi-card reader

Nez

Member
Neither. It's just an OS. If it could make me dinner however.... ;)
I agree.Maybe it will when Service Pack 2 is released :D

To answer the original question,yes.Vista is fine.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Intel Celeron 550 2.0Ghz
    Memory
    1024MB DDR2-533MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Express 300M
    Hard Drives
    Sata 100GB Internal
    Seagate 500GB External
    Seagate 160GB External

sipherlucian

New Member
yes and no. yes because its a beautiful interface, no because its so unreliable! heres my spec...

vista ultimate 64bit
4tb raid 5- and a 4tb drobo :)
24gb ram
2 intel zeon quadcores
nvidia quadro fx 4600
nvidia geforce 8800

with all that and a strong knowledge with machines i still have problems, i think it is a beautiful os, but unreliable especially for its price, too many errors will occur for users and they are just lucky that forums like this exist to help them when that happens, i bet not one of you can honestly say you have never not had an error with vista!? be honest, dont support microsoft by lying, when an error occurs with programs or hardware and its been proven to be a vista issue what do microsoft say... its not our fault, go to the supplier of your hardware or software!!!! .........brilliant! you pay for this os and thats the support you get!!!!

i think people buy it because its pretty and its the latest version! its like buying software upgrades like cs3 or the latest playstation, people like us have to have it! its a cruel mentallity were people assume that because its new, it must be better! and windows 7 i bet will have its fair share of problems too!im sure it will be better but it will have problems, look at the latest equipment you can get from apple, like the air book, piece of ****! iphone, overpriced hardware, that has flaws and people again bought it because its an apple product which usually means two things, its reliable and its pretty.
 

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Pompeius

New Member
I can't comment on OS X or Linux, but Vista is definitely the best Windows version ever released.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    2.4 ghz Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    3GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8600M GS
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    2x120 GB 7200 RPM
Yes I love it. I hate to use my laptop with xp sp3.

Jeremy
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core (2.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    Asus AM2, nFORCE 560 M2N-SLI
    Memory
    3838MB RAM DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 9800GT
    Sound Card
    Built in C-Media CM6501
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
    PSU
    600w
    Case
    Raidmax Sagitta II
XP is too cartoony and Vista has a refined feel to it. Kind of like comparing a Chihuahua to a Greyhound...

Clearly i like Vista so yes i love it.
 
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    E6750 @ 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte P35 DS3
    Memory
    4GB 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    POV GTX285
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" Widescreen LG
    Screen Resolution
    1400x900
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD 500G
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro 700M
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
    Mouse
    Logitech MX400
    Keyboard
    Logitech EX110
    Other Info
    Graphics Driver - 190.38

Fearful

New Member
Vista is a winner for me. I've been using it since RTM and I've never looked back. I'm in the process of deploying it to 100 clients at work in a domain, where it works very well indeed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1530
    CPU
    T7700 2.4GHz
    Memory
    4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8600M GT
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    250Gb 7200rpm
    Internet Speed
    Depends where I am

dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
yes and no. yes because its a beautiful interface, no because its so unreliable! heres my spec...

vista ultimate 64bit
4tb raid 5- and a 4tb drobo :)
24gb ram
2 intel zeon quadcores
nvidia quadro fx 4600
nvidia geforce 8800

with all that and a strong knowledge with machines i still have problems, i think it is a beautiful os, but unreliable especially for its price, too many errors will occur for users and they are just lucky that forums like this exist to help them when that happens, i bet not one of you can honestly say you have never not had an error with vista!? be honest, dont support microsoft by lying, when an error occurs with programs or hardware and its been proven to be a vista issue what do microsoft say... its not our fault, go to the supplier of your hardware or software!!!! .........brilliant! you pay for this os and thats the support you get!!!!

i think people buy it because its pretty and its the latest version! its like buying software upgrades like cs3 or the latest playstation, people like us have to have it! its a cruel mentallity were people assume that because its new, it must be better! and windows 7 i bet will have its fair share of problems too!im sure it will be better but it will have problems, look at the latest equipment you can get from apple, like the air book, piece of ****! iphone, overpriced hardware, that has flaws and people again bought it because its an apple product which usually means two things, its reliable and its pretty.
I just had a look at your computer specs and was surprised.
24 MB RAM? What do you use this computer for? I guess gaming and stuffs.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq
    CPU
    intel core 2 duo T 5550 @ 1.83 MHz
    Motherboard
    intel 965 chipset family
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 2 SD RAM @ 667 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board upto 358 MB RAM
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Hard Drives
    160 GB WDC

garysgold

Vista Guru
The first month that I had Vista, I hated it. After I found this forum and found out what I was doing wrong and reinstalled, I came to enjoy it very much. The only problems I've had either before or after the reinstall where, as Chappy said, PEBCAK problems. ;) But then I like to play and try new things and I expect to break something once in a while. If things go tooo smooth for tooo long I feel I'm not trying hard enough. ;) Even with that, I've only had one BSOD since last March.
I'm very impressed. Best OS I've ever used and that includes Linux and Mac.

Gary
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix 4x2GB PC2 6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207 + HPvs15
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 + 1024x768
    Hard Drives
    2-WD5000AAKS-500 GB
    WD 5000AAV-500 GB external
    Mouse
    MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve
    Other Info
    Wacom Intuos 2 Graphics Tablet
    Experience Index=5.5

ITJUNKIE

New Member
I well say this despite all of the bad press that Vista has received since it's l launch. I was skeptical. I have been a long time computer geek.

and I have used everything from DOS to Linux as a desktop OS. and I must say windows Vista X64 is my favorite Windows OS so far :). I just converted to Vista Ultimate 64 bit this week and my system is running like a champ now. even on 1 GB of RAM. But that's changing in a few weeks :cool:

So yeah I love VISTA
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brew
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X64 3000+ 2.01
    Motherboard
    DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb
    Memory
    3 GB DDR 333 PC 2700
    Graphics Card(s)
    e- Geforce 7600 GT
    Sound Card
    OnBoard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL2223W
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050 @ 60 hertz
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG SP123C3 ATA DRIVE
    WESTREN DIGITAL 222GVD ATA DRIVE
    Cooling
    onboard Fans
    Mouse
    gearhead wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    MS natural
    Internet Speed
    Cable 6 gigiabit down 384 up

NormCameron

Vista Guru
I well say this despite all of the bad press that Vista has received since it's l launch. I was skeptical. I have been a long time computer geek.

and I have used everything from DOS to Linux as a desktop OS. and I must say windows Vista X64 is my favorite Windows OS so far :). I just converted to Vista Ultimate 64 bit this week and my system is running like a champ now. even on 1 GB of RAM. But that's changing in a few weeks :cool:

So yeah I love VISTA
Hi, IT JUNKIE, a belated welcome to the forums

Norm
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Scratch Built
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core 6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5B
    Memory
    4096 MB Xtreme-Dark 800mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Amp Edition 8800GT - 512MB DDR3, O/C 700mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 206BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1024
    Hard Drives
    4 X Samsung 500GB 7200rpm Serial ATA-II HDD w. 16MB Cache .
    PSU
    550 w
    Case
    Thermaltake
    Cooling
    3 x octua NF-S12-1200 - 120mm 1200RPM Sound Optimised Fans
    Mouse
    Targus
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    1500kbs
    Other Info
    Self built.

GingerFox

New Member
i love vista too:) and yeah i personally think alot of the bad press vista gets is people running it on a underpowered pc, oh well lol
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    InspironTM 530 DT (D105012)
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Q6600 Processor (2.4GHz, 8MB cach
    Motherboard
    Mainboard : Dell 0FM586
    Memory
    4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]
    Graphics Card(s)
    256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 2600 XT graphics card
    Sound Card
    Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19in SE198WFP WIDESCREEN UK/Irish Silver (1440 x 900) TCO99 DVI-D
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    stock fans (1xpsu fan, 1xcase fan)
    Mouse
    Dell usb
    Keyboard
    Dell usb
    Internet Speed
    512kb :(

skunksmash

im coming for cake
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Ultimate 64 bit this week and my system is running like a champ now. even on 1 GB of RAM. But that's changing in a few weeks :cool:

So yeah I love VISTA
you wait till you have 3gb or more in there, you'll see it ''sprinting like a champ''....lol :p
Vista's raw speed comes from its cache...... MORE RAM = MORE CACHE = QUICKER OS!!


:)SK
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

ITJUNKIE

New Member
I well say this despite all of the bad press that Vista has received since it's l launch. I was skeptical. I have been a long time computer geek.

and I have used everything from DOS to Linux as a desktop OS. and I must say windows Vista X64 is my favorite Windows OS so far :). I just converted to Vista Ultimate 64 bit this week and my system is running like a champ now. even on 1 GB of RAM. But that's changing in a few weeks :cool:

So yeah I love VISTA
Hi, IT JUNKIE, a belated welcome to the forums

Norm
Thanks very much Norm :cool:
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brew
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X64 3000+ 2.01
    Motherboard
    DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb
    Memory
    3 GB DDR 333 PC 2700
    Graphics Card(s)
    e- Geforce 7600 GT
    Sound Card
    OnBoard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL2223W
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050 @ 60 hertz
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG SP123C3 ATA DRIVE
    WESTREN DIGITAL 222GVD ATA DRIVE
    Cooling
    onboard Fans
    Mouse
    gearhead wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    MS natural
    Internet Speed
    Cable 6 gigiabit down 384 up
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