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Solved How many here still use Vista.

How do you use vista?

  • Yes, it is my only OS on my primary or only computer.

  • It is a secondary OS on my computer.

  • I have it on a secondary computer.

  • I only run it on a virtual machine.

  • I never run it.


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townsbg

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#1
I'm just curious but how many here still use Vista and in what way?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
#2
I'm using it on my old workstation, which I plan to stop using in September. So for now, it's my primary workstation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and One Larger Cooling Fan
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Other Info
    Storage Interface: Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
    Browser: Firefox Quantum ESR 60.2.0

Ex_Brit

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#3
I had Vista Ultimate x64 installed on one of my drives, but now it's gone. I miss it dearly as the Ultimate version was the best OS MS ever put out., it had everything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + 2 x Win 10 Pro all x64

townsbg

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#4
I still have my ultimate VM.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
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#5
I used it from when it first appeared & have a recent clean reinstall now on a new drive.
I like it more than W7 .......it's smooth & fautl free !!
I run MSFS2004 on it.
 

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#7
I've got several operating systems on this machine. I run Vista about two days a week, Win 7 about 4 days, Win 10 maybe one day. Seven's my workhorse obviously for downloading, web browsing, CD burning, system maintenance, and so on. Vista's the backstop, if something gets screwed up in Win 7 or Win 10 and I have to revert to a backup. Plus, there are a handful of programs which run on Vista but not on 7 and 10. And of course, some things run on 7 and 10 but not on Vista, which is why I don't use it every day.

I like the looks of Vista, I guess I'd say. I'm comfortable with it. The sign-in display and WordPad and Windows Explorer and the Start Menu and even Internet Explorer 9 are like old friends, always recognized, always appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    home brew
    CPU
    AMD FX-8370 (6 cpu, 4.0+ GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Memory
    16 GB [email protected] MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeo R7 265 (aka Radeon HD 7800)
    Sound Card
    onboard Realtek, (unused SoundBlaster RX)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster T220HD and Envision G918
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected] Hz (default, Samsung)
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WDC WD30. WD10. Seagate ST20 (all SATA)
    PSU
    1000Watt
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 2
    Cooling
    AMD stock (air cooled, not overclocked)
    Mouse
    Logitech (Ps/2 connection)
    Keyboard
    Avant Stellar
    Internet Speed
    802.11N WiFi
    Other Info
    mutiple booting, with Win 7, Win 10, Debian Linux

wither 3

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#8
I agree with your last paragraph.

Note that most programs can be run in Win 10 by changing the compatibility mode of their respective installation files to the appropriate OS. It also helps to run the installation file as the administrator.
 

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Tatl

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#9
I have a machine just for it. I play older games on it.
It's cool and I like it.

*Forgot to add. I use it everyday. I use it for browsing stuff, spreadsheets, music, etc.
 
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