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

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
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
    Other Info
    N/A
  • 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

Jody Thornton

Power User
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 68.0.1

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
Vista Guru
Gold Member
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 + Win 10 Pro all x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
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
    Other Info
    N/A
  • 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

TerryWallis

New Member
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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wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
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.
I use it everyday for everything. It keeps on purring like a kitten.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

mike shupp

New Member
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

Vista Guru
Gold Member
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Tatl

New Member
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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wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
What's the problem with WMP?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

matfx

New Member
Still use it but seldom web surfing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 @1.5GHz
    Memory
    2GB (2 x 1048MB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated Graphics media Accelerator X3100
    Sound Card
    Integrated Stereo Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.1 Widescreen WXGA Display with TrueLife
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB SATA Hard Drive

erpster4

Member
I might give Vista one more chance on my mom's old Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop (which came with Vista home basic 32bit) but will install Vista Ultimate 64bit on a spare hard drive - will use that one occasionally until Vista's final swan song on 1/14/2020
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 640m/e1405 laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33Ghz
    Memory
    4Gb (3.24Gb usable to OS)
    Sound Card
    Sigmatel/IDT STAC9200
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum Cable Internet up to 100Mbps

Mister E

New Member
Running it on a G42-475DX and using it to do authoring of films I have on 8mm and 16mm it works fine I;m new to it and working to update the system its long and drawn out but hey it's fun to learn this system

Mister E
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Ultimate x64 bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP G42-475DX
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile Processor N640 2.90 Ghz
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 System Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics (AM880)
    Screen Resolution
    1366 × 768
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD / 200Gb SD Card

mich

Member
I am still with Vista, it is so easy to use, I recently purchased a new DELL laptop with W10 which I have not got used to yet, it has 500G solid state drive and loads up in just a few seconds but I keep returning to Vista, the biggest problem that I have with Vista is that at some point in the last 12mths or so WMP stopped working and I could not repair but I do try to repair from time to time but without success, Yesterday I did a google search and decided to try “Restoro” so I installed and ran the recommended scan the result was a host of defects which unfortunately I failed to record, I clicked the fix button and got the pop up that it would have to be purchased before any repairs so I cancelled and thought here we go again, then a few hours later I clicked the start button and then the WMP button and was stunned to see it had loaded. I tried again this morning and it is still working so it must have due to RESTORO :thumbsup:
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
I am still with Vista, it is so easy to use, I recently purchased a new DELL laptop with W10 which I have not got used to yet, it has 500G solid state drive and loads up in just a few seconds but I keep returning to Vista, the biggest problem that I have with Vista is that at some point in the last 12mths or so WMP stopped working and I could not repair...decided to try “Restoro” so I installed and ran...
Hello mich,

I recommend that you spend more time getting used to your Win10 laptop for reasons I have already given on July 8. Are you aware that Microsoft's Windows Defender Is Now One of the Best Antivirus Apps in the World? The latest version included with Win10 that is (certainly not the ancient Vista version); hopefully you haven't disabled it by installing nagware.

You evidently did not scan Restoro with Malwarebytes before running it:

MB Restoro.JPG

I suggest that you now run a Malwarebytes threat scan on your Vista laptop.

I'm glad to hear that WMP is working now. I mostly use VLC myself. Playing back media files offline is a safe use for your old Vista laptop.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

mich

Member
Hi Vistaar,
No I have not installed nagware, I have been using Ashampoo burning studio and Kaspersky free which seem to be working well up to now, the main trouble with my new laptop (DELL) is that despite being on the lowest setting for sensitivity the touch pad is hyper sensitive you only have to let the pointer pause for a split second and it loads what ever it is on, this is most frustrating and is a known bug for new users it is not a MS problem. I did not scan Restoro before using on Vista, I have removed it from computer, I did run a Kaspersky scan after removal and it showed no threats etc.

Why do you recommend me to run a Malwarebytes scan on my laptop? :)
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
...I did run a Kaspersky scan after removal and it showed no threats etc. Why do you recommend me to run a Malwarebytes scan on my laptop?
Because antivirus vendors traditionally don't think it's their business to rescue users from potentially unwanted programs that they install themselves, whereas Malwarebytes became popular by making it their business. I would be interested in knowing what version of Kaspersky Free you are using on Vista. Kaspersky removed Vista from their system requirements in February 2018, whereas you mentioned installing Avast (which is the brand I currently use on Vista) in April 2018. Of course Kaspersky might nevertheless work reasonably well on Vista for all I know.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

mich

Member
On my Vista PC.
Updated version of Kaspersky free 19.0.0 installed 24/7/19 this was an automatic update from Kaspersky.
I have run various programs Avast, AVG etc.

On my laptop W10, I am running AVG free, I will follow your advice and install Malwarebytes.
 

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Jody Thornton

Power User
You guys will certainly be interested in this form MSFN
 

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 68.0.1
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