Having vista

@know21 (1251)
United States
August 1, 2008 3:18pm CST
I was just curious of how many of you have vista on their computers,and what they think of it. I have heard so much bad things about it, and myself I just don't understand what all the negative talk is all about. I have it on my computer for a little over a year, and I haven't had any problems with it at all. Do you have vista, and how is it working for you?
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29 responses
@petiksmode (2986)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
orignaly my laptop has vista installeed on it but i change to xp for some reasons and becoz i dont hear much good revies on vista...ireally dont know what the noise all about but since i am not familiar with it as well i chose the one that i am very familiar of...
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
5 Aug 08
What are you going to do when the next New OS comes out? stick with XP due to the familiarity of XP or are you just afraid of Change?
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
hmmm if i have a good revies on the coming OS i certainly give it a try it just so happened that i dont hear much good on vista from my friend who are using this..actully my laptop do have that i just switched OS..but have you heard of the MS 07..the reviews are good..so i am thining on hving one
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
2 Aug 08
no i dont have vista...but my cousin has vista on his laptop and i feel uneasy to work on it...it takes a long time to read the dvds and when i tried to burn a dvd it took more than 30 minutes... and it does not support many softwares and im fed up when i worked on vista...oh my god! im just wondering how can you work with it about half an year... i'll rather use windows xp...the coolest OS...or if you wanna try something else,try Linux....its very good! you can get it in your doors steps if you wish(ubuntu linux)... Goodday, Sri
@cedron (30)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
To me vista looks pretty much like xp indeed with just some gui modifications. It's default setting appears to be a lot more strict. My manager's laptop was shipped with a home version so we gladly checked it out but to my surprise it was very slow as far as my wholistic reckoning is concerned. I immediately changed the os to xp because she complains a lot but hp's support site doesn't have the drivers right away so i had to fetch everything manually. Well that's vista for you, an os that took its tool on hardware requirements.
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@cambiste (1245)
• India
1 Aug 08
I do, but i had to change back to XP. And Vista isnt downward compatible, only upward. SO i had to uninstall Vista to get XP installed. My Winamp keeps crashing in vista, and no open source s/w works on it witout crashing. The internet was too slow, as it had some hardware compatibity problems with IPv6 and all. A pity, it had good interface.
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• United States
1 Aug 08
When i got my new comp i had vista installed in it i was like ok fine my comp fine im fine its great no problemes with it at all i keep hearing alot about these problems but never knew what they are because i dont have any
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@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
1 Aug 08
Hi,know21.I still use WinXP now althrough I know Vista is splendid.I think if I want to change my OS to Vista,I should "update" my conputer first.Vista need a stronger CPU and more RAM.I am going to buy a new laptop in the next year and I think maybe will buy one with Vista.
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@movicont (495)
• United States
1 Aug 08
While I personally haven't had any problems with it, I think most people who complain are complaining about its overhead. Just because hardware is getting better (exponentially?) doesn't mean that software should use it all up--especially if the software doesn't do anything spectacularly different. So to sum up, Vista isn't all that different from XP, but Vista uses more resources.
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I got my laptop just before Christmas this past year. I had never worked with Vista before that but that is the software installed on it. I like it fine, I have so far not had any problems with it at all. :) SheliaLee
@payout (3722)
• United States
2 Aug 08
wel lI had Vista on my new computer but now after less then a month the computer went dohh!! it just didn't want to start up anymore. I though that windows Vista Interface and design was amazing I just loved it. But Something about it was a little fishy. It was working perfectly till one day it just froze uo and never started back up again. so sad.. After less the na month I will expect more and better, With windows Xp I found no problems and I have 2 other computers with windows XP and they work just as good as Windows Vista.. Only if I knew what was the problem with my computer.. I would fix it ASAP but yeah take care and keep posting .. :D Happy Mylotting.. :D
@know21 (1251)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I heard so much about how so many people dislike vista, and so many of them never had it. Just wanted to hear what the people who do actually have it thought of it. Thank you so much for comments.
@hezoid (2149)
9 Aug 08
I don't have it on my home computer, but i did have it at work at a previous job i had. I found it took a bit of getting used to, they seem to ahve made it idiot proof which means that i couldn't find any of the functions i wanted ie in Word becuase they had moved them and made them too obvious! I only used it for about 6 months and didn't have any problems with it, but i could not justify spending the money to upgrade my own computer to it.
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
I've been using XP before I got my new laptop which had vista last year. A first, it was difficult to use because it was more complicated and had a lot more extra functions. After using it for a while, Vista has really been great for me. I now appreciate the extra functions more. Although t takes up more space in terms of memory, it also helps keep my computer more organized. Vista is another great product from Microsoft.
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• Malaysia
2 Aug 08
i'm using vista on my computer and it seems to work fine for me. i dont have any issues with it at all as well
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@KCash69 (37)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I have vista and at 1st I had problems with printing sites but that seems to have cleared up and is working fine now. I kinda like it. For the most part it's hard to tell between vista and anything else.
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@tirror69 (44)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
i encountered to use vista,thiers nothing wrong of vista but the problem is,it is to slow and some of my program cant run when i change my xp OS to vista.
@czyuan (96)
• China
14 Aug 08
i don't think it is the time when Vista is coming up. There are also many bugs with Vista, which is also not compatible to many software.
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
i am using vista for my laptop and xp for my PC.. i like the xp since it uses less memory but vista is good for laptop since it has this mobile PC feature and i observed that my laptop's battery stays longer in vista than in xp..
@laxmi123 (949)
• India
5 Aug 08
i got vista edition in my personal pc. it's working very fine. i research and compare vista and xp. after my research vista is good and better working ,secure. HOW? i installed vista high configuration system. (i observe these steps) 1.it's tasks opens very fast. 2.it's interfase very nice. 3.most and good sucure. ii.I installed xp in same system. (i observe these steps) 1.it's tasks opens (old systems as will as) 2.interfase bore 3.sincerity is doubt
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Yes I have Vista and I have never had a problem with it. I think all the hype about vista is due to the newness and a new way of doing things with the OS it works fine for me.
2 Aug 08
i am also using vista for the last one year . even i don't face any such problems... we must walk together with bill gates
• India
2 Aug 08
Hii friend. I have vista on my laptop and have xp on my desktop but i use to prefer only xp on my desktop. Vista is good. It does not give any problems but still.. it takes a lot of time to start, And i think it consumes 1GB of RAM in starting, i dont have any knowledge about this but i have heard this, Also i love to play games on computers but there are many games which do not function properly on vista so i usually prefer xp