i bought a new computer a few weeks ago that came equipped with vista and i personally hate it. i feel like they went overboard with the security popups, and i have quite a few compatibility problems not only with programs, but with my video card. in fact i got frustrated enough that i went back to using my old, slower, computer because it has XP. i tried to reformat my new computer and install XP and get rid of vista, but it wouldnt let me downgrade. to me, it seems like microsoft spent all their time on the asthetics rather than the functionality.
deluxe_247 wrote:i bought a new computer a few weeks ago that came equipped with vista and i personally hate it. i feel like they went overboard with the security popups, and i have quite a few compatibility problems not only with programs, but with my video card. in fact i got frustrated enough that i went back to using my old, slower, computer because it has XP. i tried to reformat my new computer and install XP and get rid of vista, but it wouldnt let me downgrade. to me, it seems like microsoft spent all their time on the asthetics rather than the functionality.
To help rid yourself of those security warnings (which are crap ) just go to your user account settings and turn off the User Account Control.
And yeah, the driver issues are why I am waiting to upgrade.
I've been running Vista for awhile now. No real big problems anymore. My favorite firewall doesn't have a version for Vista yet, so I had to learn a couple of new firewalls, and I had some issues with wireless due to my wireless card not being Vista compatible, but all in all everything else has worked just fine and isn't a big deal. Comp came with Vista Home Premium and I upgraded it to Vista Ultimate.
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I was recently searching for a new laptop and to my dismay, most of the better ones came packaged with Vista. Now, since Vista is so new, I vowed to myself that I would not buy it until after the first service pack was released... as I'm not gonna deal with all the security problems that are bound to pop up with the new OS.
So I got myself a Macbook instead. It's pretty nice.
I've got no desire whatsoever to "upgrade" right now. Vista is going to go through the same "growing pains" that XP did (or anything else brand-new does now that we live in a world where instead of working the bugs out beforehand you rush it to market in pursuit of the almighty dollar), so I'm just gonna bide my time.
My Optiplex is old (especially by this week's standards), but she's served me well, and by the time she's ready for pasture I figure they'll have figured out most of the glitches. Until then...
It's XP or bust for me.
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I've been a Windows guy for awhile, but with what I've been hearing about Vista (here and else where) doesn't excite me. My girlfriend bought a new HP Laptop (has the nice 180 degree turn radius, can make it flat/touch screen, yada yada) and I've messed around with it a little...and I haven't noticed anything that would...increase my experience with using Vista over XP...I think I may skip this generation of Windows and take the Mac OS for a spin, if I get the funds...when I decide I need a new pc.
i bought my laptop last fall and it came with a free upgrade. i wish i hadn't upgraded.
immediately, my cdrom drive failed. i fixed it, and now its busted again. i think its a vista / itunes conflict. thats a big deal to anyone with an ipod. video settings are tough. only thing that plays video is VLC media player. finding old files and getting my old programs to run is a pain. i was VERY disappointed. at first, it seemed to run smoothly, and i like the new interfaces, but everything else has been an absolute PAIN. but thats just me...
My Vista runs like a dream, I have had no problems with it and aesthetically it dominates XP. I would highly recommed it. I have no idea what would happen running games and stuff like that, I just use it to download music/tv shows/movies, talk on MSN, and use the Internet.
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