Do you LOVE or HATE Windows Vista?

Techymike

not so newbie
Power User
Not fully tested yet means they are working on it yet are not sure if they have it 100% so it is sort of like a beta version.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel i7 920 Broomfield-Not overclocked
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X58-UD4P
    Memory
    12 Gig Corsair Dominator Triple Channel 1600 DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire 3870 X2 - Just the one now
    Sound Card
    Creative Blaster X-FI Titanium Optical to Yamaha Receiver
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Panasonic 50 inch Plasma via HDMI and used as just a Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Sata Seagate 750 Gig 32MB for the Vista 64 bit and second drive is Sata 300 Gig for extra storage.
    PSU
    Cooler Master 1000
    Case
    Antec 900 extra fans
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper-N520
    Mouse
    MX 5000 Logitech
    Keyboard
    MX 5000 Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Cable 12MBPS
    Other Info
    LG GGW-H20 Blue Ray writer running with Cyberlink Ultra 9. Home Theater system through Yamaha 7.1 Receiver connected to 11 Def Tech speakers, including powered Def Tech 15 inch sub. What can I say I like movies! Not much of a gamer.

railfrog

New Member
Just done a new build and installed Vista x64 Ultimate.
Can't say yes or no just yet as only been using it for a week, but it's looking good.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L
    Memory
    2 x 2Gig OCZ Reapers PC2-8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon Sapphire HD4850 512Mb
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1916
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 320Gb Caviar Blue
    PSU
    OCZ 600w ModXstream pro
    Case
    Antec 300
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

Techymike

not so newbie
Power User
I love the speed and new toys but I am sad to hear so many people have problems with older hardware and programs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel i7 920 Broomfield-Not overclocked
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X58-UD4P
    Memory
    12 Gig Corsair Dominator Triple Channel 1600 DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire 3870 X2 - Just the one now
    Sound Card
    Creative Blaster X-FI Titanium Optical to Yamaha Receiver
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Panasonic 50 inch Plasma via HDMI and used as just a Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Sata Seagate 750 Gig 32MB for the Vista 64 bit and second drive is Sata 300 Gig for extra storage.
    PSU
    Cooler Master 1000
    Case
    Antec 900 extra fans
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper-N520
    Mouse
    MX 5000 Logitech
    Keyboard
    MX 5000 Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Cable 12MBPS
    Other Info
    LG GGW-H20 Blue Ray writer running with Cyberlink Ultra 9. Home Theater system through Yamaha 7.1 Receiver connected to 11 Def Tech speakers, including powered Def Tech 15 inch sub. What can I say I like movies! Not much of a gamer.

sassofalco

What bad, bad,habit?
Vista Guru
When I first started with my interest in computers and bought my first ever, a laptop in Jun 07, the Vista Home Premium OS which is the OEM was then considered 'new'. I've known no other system, and overall am very happy with Vista performance. OK there have been one or two quirky events, but no spectacular failures.

The best thing about Vista? Vista Forums:D. By far the premium resource for help and advice on all that is Vista.

Having said that, I am also quite excited at the prospects that Windows 7 opens up.:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Notebook 5633WLMi.[5630 Series]
    CPU
    Intel Centrino Duo Processor - Intel Core 2 CPU.
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 [3.07GB maximum real available]
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 7300, 128MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio, Ver. 6.0.1.5717, 2.08MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Aspire Notebook - 15.4"; Acer LCD Monitor X223Wsd - 22".
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800x60Hertz [max.]
    Hard Drives
    Notebook - Samsung HM320JI 320GB HD installed 07 August 2009.
    External HDs [4];Maxtor One Touch4 - 500GB External HD [Drive M:\].Western Digital WDXMS1200TA - 120GB External HD [Drive G:\ - Windows Defender Backup Files only]. Two x LaCie 320GB Mobi
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless V320 for Notebooks - Model M/N: M-RCD125
    Internet Speed
    Down 20000kb/sec / Up 1000kb/sec [Bigpond-Aus]
    Other Info
    Brother MFC-465CN; PC to Fax/Scan/Copy/Photo MFC. Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner. Siemens Speedstream 6520 Router. Wacom 'Bamboo Fun' CTE-650 PC Tablet, Stylus and Mouse. UAC - On;Activated. Browsers; [1] FireFox v3.6[2] IE8. Honorary R.S.M. to the 4th [Assault Pioneer] Troop Pune Sepoys , and 3rd Troop Jodhpur Bengali Lancers.

Joan Archer

Cross Stitch Queen
Vista Guru
Like the majority here I like Vista but then I've liked every OS I've used starting with Windows 98 then onto WinME, which is still running, then XP Home SP3 which my husband has taken over, now Vista Home Premium.

It's like everything new as technology gets better so do the systems we use which in turn leads us to more learning, nothing stands still in this environment so we continue to learn and I don't think that's a bad thing ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-bq0xx
    CPU
    AMD A9 Stoney Ridge Technology
    Motherboard
    HP 8312 (Socket FP4)
    Memory
    8.00GB Dual-Channel Unknown (?-0-0-0)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected]) 512MB ATI AMD Radeon R5
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Aud
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    119GB SanDisk SD8SN8U-128G-1006 (SSD)
    931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    62.86Mbps down 18.19Mbps up
    Other Info
    EPSON78D0CF (XP-332 335 Series) (Default Printer)

robertpri

Member
I have already posted that I hate/dislike Vista-64 and that has not changed, but only because of one thing: Oddly enough, I have to 'click permssion' for Vista to do almost anything, but it apparently allows any kind of non-compatible files to be installed.

Vista's safeguards are gigantic, but it's not smart enough to block/prevent 32 bit files. That was the source of my first major crash and burn where I had to wipe out the disk and start over. I figure about 20 hours of work for nothing.

I merely tried to install the software that came with my 3 year old HP printer. Now I know better, but the learning curve for 64 bit is too frustrating. Vista does not make this clear, and an OS this smart should have some kind of safeguard, like maybe a "try and see" option that comes with Acronis True Image 2009.

I have not tried it yet, just learned about it, but apparently it installs new stuff in a "hidden/virtual/mystery folder" that can be reversed or deleted later. The jury is out on this feature, but I will try it.

I am a very heavy computer user, and have never had an OS where I was scared to even install anything.

That said, it is fast. Pcpitstop tests rate my laptop in the top 2%, so that makes me very happy. I know tests are not everything, but knowing that it performs well does make a difference.

But I have an eSATA drive with the full bootable copy, just in case. I don't ever want to go through another Vista install.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Asus G50Vt plus two XP shop machines used for trouble-shooting client problems

PGB1965

New Member
Its better then previous windows (remember ME) :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    GATEWAY GM5046b
    CPU
    AMD ATHLON 64 D/C 4200+
    Memory
    3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300EL (TURBO CACHE? DONT LAUGH)
    Sound Card
    REALTEK HD AUDIO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    GATEWAY FPD1975W-UK TFT LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440X900
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA 2
    Keyboard
    SAITEK CYBORG (I LIKE TO WORK IN THE DARK)
    Internet Speed
    2MB

MadDog56

Member
I don't love vista, but I do now believe it's better than XP. It's not leaner and it still hangs and crashes more than XP but it is more secure and it is overall a better OS.

I hate that much of the peripheral and some internal hardware that is new on shelves now either isn't compatible at all with 64 bit vista or the signed drivers are buggy and lack the content/control/features from the 32 bit drivers/software.

I hate that MS throws some new ribbons and decides to release 7 while screwing over those of us that ponied up the huge prices for vista.

I hate that many people on here are so arrogant as to assume that all the problems with vista are the user's fault and that if only everyone knew as much as they did and had a computer as new as theirs then everyone would love it. Vista has some serious flaws, and so do it's fanboys here on the forums.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD Phenom x4 9600 Agena
    Motherboard
    Asus M3A-H/HDMI
    Memory
    8GB OCZ Fatal1ty PC2-6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Powercolor Radeon HD4830
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP W2408h, Gateway VX1100
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200, 1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Maxtor 200GB IDE (x2)
    WD Caviar SE16 640GB SATA (x2)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 500w
    Case
    CoolerMaster ATCS 210
    Mouse
    MS Wireless Mouse for Bluetooth
    Keyboard
    MS Wireless Keyboard for Bluetooth

Techymike

not so newbie
Power User
Very true about the flaws and the constant asking of "are you sure you want to do that" after you said yes a million times. At least now I can see the 6 gigs of ram! :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel i7 920 Broomfield-Not overclocked
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X58-UD4P
    Memory
    12 Gig Corsair Dominator Triple Channel 1600 DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire 3870 X2 - Just the one now
    Sound Card
    Creative Blaster X-FI Titanium Optical to Yamaha Receiver
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Panasonic 50 inch Plasma via HDMI and used as just a Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Sata Seagate 750 Gig 32MB for the Vista 64 bit and second drive is Sata 300 Gig for extra storage.
    PSU
    Cooler Master 1000
    Case
    Antec 900 extra fans
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper-N520
    Mouse
    MX 5000 Logitech
    Keyboard
    MX 5000 Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Cable 12MBPS
    Other Info
    LG GGW-H20 Blue Ray writer running with Cyberlink Ultra 9. Home Theater system through Yamaha 7.1 Receiver connected to 11 Def Tech speakers, including powered Def Tech 15 inch sub. What can I say I like movies! Not much of a gamer.

jcgriff2

Banned
Bought Intel-based Vista x86 in 2007 - added more x86 then x64s - no regrets at all. Will keep dual P4 XP Pro system, but drivers getting scarce. XP Home systems covered with dust and rarely used. Vista x64 excellent system and have had NO problems with SP1; only a few prior. I find Windows 7 x64 has improved upon Vista base OS, somewhat like Vista improved XP. Near flawless running so far for Win 7 x64 & x86.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv7-1020us
    CPU
    Intel P7350 Core2 Duo @2GHz
    Memory
    4096mb DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Sound Card
    IDT
    Hard Drives
    Fujitsu 320gb SATA HDD 5400RPM
    Mouse
    Logitech USB
    Internet Speed
    Intel 5100

dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
Bought Intel-based Vista x86 in 2007 - added more x86 then x64s - no regrets at all. Will keep dual P4 XP Pro system, but drivers getting scarce. XP Home systems covered with dust and rarely used. Vista x64 excellent system and have had NO problems with SP1; only a few prior. I find Windows 7 x64 has improved upon Vista base OS, somewhat like Vista improved XP. Near flawless running so far for Win 7 x64 & x86.
You seem to be one satisfied MS customer.:party:
 

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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
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