Has Vista Caused You problems?

June 16, 2008 12:25pm CST
I bought a new notebook a couple of months ago and was told that I could no longer buy one with the XP operating system. I was forced to upgrade to Vista, or keep my old machine. I have heard of lots of problems with this system so I wasn't happy abou it. I have since found that many products still don't support Vista. My printer and digital camera won't work because the manufacturers don't provide upgraded drivers. So it has turned out very expensive by the time I buy a new printer and camera. Has anyone else had similar problems.
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• United States
17 Jun 08
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@biobio55 (282)
• Indonesia
17 Jun 08
I have vista and xp machine. So far, more than 8 months, I don't get any problems with vista. I think vista is better but slower. Like xp when it first came out, it was also slow even though I was using the best machine available. The problem with vista is when I want to move, cut, or copy files. It takes more time to do that job. But other things, it is fine with me. Vista sleep mode is better than XP.
@tschu8 (136)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I had the same issues when I bought my computer with vista. I bought mine a over a year ago and had alot of problems. My camera and my printer would not work as well and was told that they were not compatable with vista. So I went to msn search and put in how to install ____ with windows vista and eventually found how to do it. It was not as simple as it sounds when I just type it because it did take days to find the right instructions online and I could honestly not tell you how I did it because it has been so long but I did find it. It did say that to install the camera and the printed some vista components would not work and to this day I have not noticed anything not working. On an occasion, my camera software has stopped working but only a handful of times and on these occasions I would just put my sd card in and get my pics off the camera this way. Other then this I have not had any problems running anything else. I know I did not give an outright solution but I hope that this will at least give you some hope.
@Asylum (48067)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 08
This is the same scenario that the majority of people have encountered. Vista is usually a problem with computers a few years old, while a new system will have compatable hardware and therefore no compatability issues. However, even with a new laptop the problem that you have encountered is always likely because most people have printers, cameras and scanners etcetera that will not work under Vista.
@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
16 Jun 08
So far,Vista had been good to me.I've never encouter problem with it maybe im just a typical users of it.I also heard vista is kinda a bit laid back rather than xp..and i heard vista is soon to be vanish and a new windows is coming soon.Its means that vista does not last long as they need to tune in for a new updates for windows.But,i hope those vista users like me is still able to work on it well even a new version is coming.=)
@kenthmp (95)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I also have a laptop with Vista in it. At first everything seemed to crash left and right. This was before the service pack 1 patch. But after the patch everything went rather smoothly. I do not have a digital camera nor a printer. So I really have no complaints... yet...
@peavey (16906)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I haven't had any problems with Vista except for an image program that's very old anyway. When I tried to install it, it was a mess and wouldn't go where it was supposed to. I wound up doing the whole install to a folder on the desktop. I haven't tried a digital camera yet and haven't connected to the printer, so I could still be in for some unpleasant surprises.