Windows Vista: may someone come up with your views please

@teflon09 (208)
India
August 9, 2007 12:01am CST
Hi guys, well, I donno if someone started a discussion on windows vista.. I use Windows XP.. I feel the performance is acceptable for a home PC.. Can i upgrade it to Vista.. Most of you must have tried vista already.. How do you feel? Does it drain the resources? Is there any enhanced security? are there system freezes still? and how stable? I observed in a webpage that it is idiot proof and hence drains system resources? is that correct? Is XP enough for all practical purposes or is there any marked advantage in upgrading to vista? Thanks for all your views..
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11 responses
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
Well let's put it this way if you don't have 2 gigabytes of RAM don't bother. Vista runs slow on my 1 gig system, it's security thing is a bit of a nuisance until you get used to it, or just shut it off. I'm much more satisfied with my XP system. Add that to Vista's inability to run a good deal of programs makes XP the way to go in my opinion.
@teflon09 (208)
• India
9 Aug 07
Hey Arkadus, thanks for your response.. well, if vista, supposedly an upgrade of xp, cannot run programs that xp ran, then there must be an interfacing problem.. Most times, you need a patch software released exclusively from program vendors specific to vista.. for ex: say sofware-A ran on XP but did not run on vista.. to make it run you need to get vista compatible driver software (interfacing software between O/S and application).. However, have you been to microsoft website or online help??
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
Most cases it's just that there was no official Vista version out, a lot of stuff is like that at the moment but more things are putting out vista compliant patches.
@ryanphil01 (4185)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
The truth is that the Windows Vista is designed for the new sets of computer models with all the latest hardware compatibilities and RAM usage. Vista freezes up in old computers. If you have Windows XP in your current computers which were purchased not few years ago, then just stick to it. I tried using the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor and it showed me that my computer needs sort of overhauling or system upgrade. In other words, Windows Vista won't work with my old computer and system resources. The RAM should have at least 1G to have better performance. The only problem with XP now is its 'soon-to-be' expired by 2009.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Expired isn't the correct term. It enters it's second support phase in 2009. That means that in 2009 it will stop getting program updates and instead will only receive critical updates and bug fixes. Right now Windows 2000 is in it's secondary support phase. Besides, Microsoft has already slated Windows 7 as being released in late 2009 or early 2010 to replace Vista.
@Lasha73 (48)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I have Vista and I will honestly tell you to stick to XP expecially if you want to upgrade(it might become very slow if you don't have enough space). My old computer broke, so I bought another one. I didn't know it came with Vista. I was happy at first because it was such eye candy, but then the problems began: 1. Not a lot of things are capable with Vista yet...at least with the x64 version. 2. There are a lot of pop ups from windows that can get pretty annoying. 3. I don't really see a difference with the firewalls. 4. You can still get malware easily. Even though I'm used to it now I still choose XP any day of the week. Ok it's not that bad, but I think you should wait awhile to get it or buy a computer that comes with it.
@teflon09 (208)
• India
9 Aug 07
Thanks I get it now..
• United States
9 Aug 07
I have windows Vista and I have to reboot my computer several times a day because it just quits responding. I was much happier with Windows XP but since this is a new computer and came with Vista installed, I cannot go back. I wish they would get it fixed.
@teflon09 (208)
• India
9 Aug 07
No wonder, all too popular system freezes..
@healer (1783)
• India
9 Aug 07
I have a friend of mine who is using vista and he is facing a lot of problems. The problems are like his computer works slower than before and also many times i saw his computer getting hanged in the middle of sessions. He told me that its because of the configuration that could not meet the demand of the minimium requirement. He uses pentium D computer with one GB ram and i thought that was a good configuration. The display stuffs are nice in vista but i never saw anything that does extra from XP.
@teflon09 (208)
• India
9 Aug 07
I'm scared with all your feedback.. I decided, I stick to XP for that much longer..
@amitavroy (4823)
• India
9 Aug 07
well i have few friends who are using vista and they dnt have a happy exp. with that os. it uses a lot of system resources which will not do for me cause i have to run softs like max and maya. then there is the driver problems and then you have a lot of bugs in that ois. i dnt understand why they dnt launch a proper version after a beta version. i would tell people not to go for it. it has only looks and nothing else. XP is far more stable
@teflon09 (208)
• India
9 Aug 07
well, there have been problems with windows APIs (application programming interfaces).. are there any vista patches released specifically for these programs?..
@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
9 Aug 07
Well I have a computer tech who is up with that is new and he has advised me to not even think about Vista until the second version comes out, he told me the first versions always have bugs which get fixed up for the second version, so he won't put it on my computer and from I have heard it is very very different and does not accept a lot of programs which you may have on your computer, thay would be no good for me...
@teflon09 (208)
• India
9 Aug 07
that's the problem with Microsoft anyway.. bugs, bugs and more of it.. hey didn't hear that xp service pack 2 was better than 1. nothing official abt it.. just run-of-the-mill Thanks
• United States
10 Aug 07
One best thing from Windows Vista is you can control your child see what they were doing in the internet and you can make a schedule About how long your children can stay on the computer.And much more.
• Brazil
10 Aug 07
vista is a crap, this thing use all the ram of the computer
• United States
10 Aug 07
Actually, a lot of discussions have been started on Vista and as an XP and Vista user, I must say that XP is way better than Vista. With Vista there certain things that I cannot do on my computer. Things that I would like to do, but cannot. I cannot scan multiple pictures onto my computer like I used to with XP.
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
9 Aug 07
My computer pretty much blew up on me two days ago and I've had to get another one, when talking to the guy where I got my new computer from he pretty much told me to stick to XP - particularly if I had a lot of programs that I was going to want to re-install etc as there was a good chance they just wouldn't work on Vista. XP is fine for me - I use my computer a lot and this does all I need it to (and then some)