Did you like you Windows Vista or still working on WinXP

@sanuanu (11241)
India
January 5, 2009 8:27pm CST
So, did you like Vista? As I didn't like it. It does the same work as XP does but requires a lot of RAM. There is no extra options in Vista. I am sticking with XP. What about you?
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15 responses
• United States
6 Jan 09
Personally I am running a triple operating system on my computer. I have a Vista, XP, and Umbuntu sections on my computer. I actually like Vista although it does take alot of resourses and with my system it works alright and I have no problem with it, my Vista Ultimate has a base score of 5.9 XP I put on my system to see how big of a difference it would be and the same with Umbuntu. XP and Umbuntu both fly on my system as I have a 3300+ Dual core processor with 8GB of Ram and two 1.5TB Hard Drives. I hope that you I have answered your question. Have a great day!!!!
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
Yea, you have answered my question but the only thing i want to ask is that do you feel any application problem in Vista? I am asking this because my friends who have used this O/s, are having problem in searching and some other sysytem application.
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• United States
12 Jan 09
The only problem that I have came up with thus far has been compatability issues as alot of programming does not support Vista yet. Other than that the only problems that I have had have been java crashing in IE but Microsoft said that that also is a compatability issue as Java is still working out the bugs in their programming. Xp is a wonderful system and one of my personal favorites and if my system was not built like it is I would not have gotten Vista, continuing with XP. I still use my XP from day to day simply because I like the speed of it and the availability of the programming. Hell as I am writting this I am on my XP partician rather than Vista. I hope that this has answered your question. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
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• United States
12 Jan 09
Oh I forgot to let it be known that I am currently downloading the Windows 7 Beta. I am going to test this OS to see what it is all about and if it is a good OS I may continue with it. It seems like it will be a resource hog like Vista as it requires a minimum of: "Minimum recommended specs call for: 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor 1 GB of system memory 16 GB of available disk space Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme) DVD-R/W Drive Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates) And yes, like anything tech-related, these specs could change" If you or anyone is interested in the Beta testing go to: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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@yxinxin (466)
• China
12 Jan 09
I am still working on WinXP. I don't know much about Vista. It's so new to me that I can say nothing about it.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
Vista released in 2006( I think). We first started thinking that the name would come as Window 06 but it came as Vista. We were very excited about it but when it came, it was eating so many resources, creating problems with its own application and difficulties playing pc games. So, we rejected it.
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@inuceres (342)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
i like vista but i like xp either. i like the both of them. but sometimes vista never work when not registered in completely.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
I don't know about registering vista online. I never registered it. i bought it and started using it. I bought it from the market here in my city. i don't know if it was the pirated one.
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• India
8 Jan 09
I am still using 80GB hard disk and 1 GB RAM, so I think vista will not work on my PC so I am still using XP. One thing is sure that when I will upgrade my PC after that also I will use XP then Vista.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
I think it should work on your pc. I don't see any reason why vista doesn't work with 1 GB RAM. I have 40GB hard disk and 512+128k RAM. So, vista is out of my sight.
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• India
6 Jan 09
You are right. Vista is a waste of time. XP is much much better. Vista has a lots of bugs in it, and microsoft will soon launch it's second edition where these bugs will be fixed. but for now I am also sticking to XP, as I will not take chance with my computer's safety, because I have got feedbacks that the firewall with Vista is comparatively poor.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
15 Jan 09
That is new news for me that firewalls of vista is comparatively poor than XP. Anyways, now microsoft is going to launch Windows7. I hope that they will fix all the bugs that vista had. Beta version is in the market now.
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@amitksing (1324)
• India
6 Jan 09
I have tried Vista, but m happy with my old XP SP2 only! Vista actually has become very complex due to: 1. Bigger size. 2. Complex operability. 3. Only online support. 4. Not very compatible with PCs with older configuration. XP on the other hand is very easy and stable.
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
What do you mean by only online support???
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@rony1masc (230)
• India
6 Jan 09
i loves winxp since 2002. i used vista only for one week. i hate it because of hunger for ram. but i found a software called ebooster which stops the hunger for ram. eboostr is a virtual ram booster which supports all types of flash drives. i have 4gb flash drive, and upload the drive in ebooster and vista working fine. because of non supprtivity of many softwares, i switched back to winxp. the games played in winxp[ has greater response than vista. lets forget vista try to welcome windows 7.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
That's a good reason why I also disliked vista. Since it eats so much ram for its own job, there is too little ram for playing games.
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@dtp882 (111)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I still have Windows XP...Vista is to expensive.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
The software is expensive or the resources?
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@wanpisu (207)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
I'm still using Windows XP. I tried Vista before but my system no run happily under Vista. So I deleted Vista and reinstalled Windows XP. And now I only have Windows XP and Linux on my computer.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
Did you say Linux? I loved this o/s because it eats minimum system resources with maximum performance.
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
6 Jan 09
I still prefer XP, since it is prove to be a Microsoft stable OS and supported by many hardware vendors. In other hand, Vista required a lot of resources, not stable yet and not supported by many hardware vendors, and it could be trouble some to search to particular drivers. BR.b
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
7 Jan 09
Yea, Vista requires a lot resources with a very less profits. Thus I am with you. with Xp.
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• United States
6 Jan 09
I haven't tried Vista on my own machine, the size requirements scare me. I have enough problems with XP and everything else I have installed on this dinosaur, if I were to download Vista I believe my computer would get up and simply walk out on me. I may think about upgrading once I get a better computer. But this computer does what I need it to do for now, so I won't be upgrading any time soon. I'll stick with XP as well.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
15 Jan 09
Dinosaur? You said you are having all sorts of problems with windows XP. May I know what kind of problems you faced on your PC with XP. We all would like to know because you are saying that you will stick to XP.
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• United States
15 Jan 09
Oh, the problems aren't with XP, its with the running of the computer period. Sometimes the screen resizes itself (the whole screen and not just the window). It runs slowly at times. There are several problems that I have with my computer at times really. I've done all the patchwork I can do. The only thing that will truly fix it is to get a new one. But I don't have the money for that, so I'll continue to use this, unless it decides to become a 50lb paperweight (that's the tower and monitor together)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
im not very familiar with the difference between the 2. Only that i know that vista appears better aesthetically. But i dont know the more techy comparison between the two. anyways, i still work with xp cause i think they are not much different from each other. Besides, im using the basic programs anyway.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
Not much difference in the way that when we started working on WINXP, the competitor was WIN98. The difference was huge. The presence was nice, applications were faster, easy networking, sharing the files became easier. Even the 2000 looked outdated when xp came but when Vista came, they made the changes only on the looks but no changes in performance.
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@wfyin82 (159)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
I like XP more than Vista. Maybe I am familiar with XP than Vista. Vista has too many gadgets that will consume most of your RAM space. The menu is not user friendly compare to XP. Loading of vista is slow. I just can't imagine my com with slow booting vista.. I think will use XP for a long long time to go. Happy mylotting
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
12 Jan 09
Yea, hope that Windows 7, will do good for us.
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• Nepal
27 Jan 09
hi sanuanu, if i compares between xp and vista, performance base Xp is great, graphic base vista. unfortunately i am vista user. thanx
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
6 Jan 09
Hey, I bought my laptop last year January when the laptops were alot more expensive than they are now. It came with 1.5GHz, 1GB (667Mhz) RAM, and 160 GB hard drive. Let me just tell you, that vista is a resource HOG! Truly, if you want to buy a new desktop/laptop I recommend you NOT get Vista. The main difference between Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP is Vista wastes your RAM! If you want to find out how much RAM it wastes, just head over to the task manager and see for yourself. Do this when you have no applications running. Before I posted this I checked how much RAM my computer was using when it was doing nothing. Vista was using up a devastating 599MB of RAM and I had no applications open. Trust me, if you are using Windows XP and thinking of upgrading, do NOT! Just wait a few more months until Windows 7 comes out. Windows 7 will be MUCH faster in boot up time and shut down time, including that it will use less RAM!
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