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Old 07-15-2007, 10:36 AM   #1
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windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

anyone here running vista? I just bought a new laptop yesterday and it came loaded with vista. It's terrible. if all goes as planned i'll be running xp by the end of the day. This computer is slower running vista than my old laptop was running win 98 with a intel celeron 333 mhz processor.
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anybody else have problems with vista bogging things down?

it's not that it's marginally slower...........it's painfully slow!
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

I set up a new computer for a friend that came w/Vista, it was my first (and hopefully my last) experience with Vista. From what I experienced with that, I'd say Vista would have to get a whole lot better just to SUCK!

I'm starting to brush up on Linux so when MicroShaft stops supporting XP Pro, I'll have something to go to.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

Riddle my this, Batman....is there any REASON to upgrade to Vista? I upgraded to XP when I finally got fed up with ME and wouldn't go back for anything. Sure it has its flaws, but I'm very comfortable with it. I just don't see any reason to upgrade to Vista right now. If there is a reason might someone enlighten me?

As a side note...my roomie got a copy of Vista Home Premium for $5 from the university. He loves it and swears by it, but he also has a healthy computer that is well capable of handling it. My sister just bought a new computer just for doing her books for their business and had to return it because it was such a puke on Vista Home Basic. I guess a lot of it comes down to whether or not your computer can handle it. Minimum system requirements mean that it will run it...not that it will necessarily be a pleasurable experience. I know this well since I ran XP Pro on a Pentium 3 running 450mhz with 320mb of PC100 RAM up until about Christmas of this last year. Still...I have to wonder...why go with Vista?
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:49 PM   #4
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

I was lucky enough to have bought my newest notebook last year in August before the months before vista came in. I just hope I'll get another year on this one before it starts to fail on me.
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

I just built a new computer and Vista did suck at first until I figured out all the little tweaks, tricks and which testicle to hold onto while installing it. It took me 6 hours just to get it to do a fresh install on a newly built machine the first time playing with it though.

It does hum right along though, faster than XP does on the same machine (we went back to XP for a while just to check it out using swappable HDs). Though this PC is definitely specked for Vista...
Dual Core 2.3 Ghz with 4 Gig RAM and 300 GIG of RAID HD space.

Running on the slower machines and Vista would definitely bog down to uselessness.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:59 AM   #6
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

I run Vista on two machines and I like it very much (not as much as Mac OS X) but on each machine I had to reboot it a few times to turn off all of those annoying messages that pop up, I also had to do a registry hack to let the machine automatically log me in when I start it up.
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

Ok, Steve...you have experience with Vista and you are a computer guy. Can you tell me why a person would want to upgrade to Vista for every day stuff? I download, I go all over on the internet, I watch movies, etc and I fail to see why a person would want it other than for bragging rights and security...and I'm not sure just how secure it really is.
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

Yes! And I thought this thread was about bus windows.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:27 AM   #9
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

Check whats loading, the daughter bought a new laptop and it booted slow as hell too come to find out it had 2 virus programs and 2 anti spyware programs loading on top of the windows stuff along with all kinds of other crapola like instant message stuff and AOL something.

Try to uninstall everything you dont need, hers came with one gig of ram and was paging to the hard drive haha

Vista is a PIG ...
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Re: windows VISTA Uggggggggggg!!!

I think everytime a new Win-Crap OS comes out these same comments are made, it is a pig, it is slower than heck. Then slowly the PC's are forced to add more and more upgrades to satisfy the horrendous requirements imposed by Micro-Suck and the grumbling dies away slowly. Just my observations after dealing with Micro-Suck for the past 20 years or so, gosh has it been that long?
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