Don't like Vista?

@dawnald (84199)
Shingle Springs, California
October 20, 2008 10:28pm CST
My Aunt got a new PC last year that came with the Windows Vista operating system. I admit I heard nothing but bad about it from her, problems, problems, problems. Then I got one. Well I'm a bit quicker around a PC than my Aunt, but I did find that Vista wasn't that easy to figure out. MS Office was especially frustrating because most of the buttons that we are used to (non-essential stuff like print, save as, etc.) weren't on the toolbar and you need to customize it yourself. I also found it had compatibility issues with my printer (ended up buying a new one), my work software, etc. What do you all think of Vista?
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 08
When I got my Laptop a few Months ago I have to say I was confused but I soon figured it all out and now I have to admit that I like it yes it was a Pain having to sort it all first lol but now I do like it I had to download a Drive for my Printer to get it to work on here
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 08
I more or less figured it out too...
@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 08
Yup, Vista can be quite a pain if you are not familiar with it but after sometimes, it is just another OS. I am using Vista Ultimate for about a year now and so far I am quite pleased with it. It is running on my Core 2 Duo laptop that comes with a 2 Gb RAM. Anything lower than that is not recommended as Vista is resource hungry. In the beginning I was annoyed by the security in Vista where I have problems running certain program and connecting to certain hardwares but after turning off the UAC or the User Access Control things are working well for me now. Without the UAC, Vista would be just like XP without any fancy security control and that has managed to resolve some of the compatibility issues that I had in the beginning. Anyway, if you have an average PC and not really hands on with configuring the OS, I suggest that you keep to XP but you have to remember that one fine day, just like WIndows 3.1, Windows 98 and other older OS from Microsoft would no longer be made available and supported. Cheers!
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 08
I am OK with Vista so far but it was a wee bit of a learning curve!
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Windows Vista works like a charm as for as troubleshooting it over the phone through a wireless connection. However when it comes to compatibility like you said, most of the programs or hardware today are not yet compatible with the vista. It also consumes too much RAM and Video Memory not to mention that it's expensive because you have to have an up-to-date processor for it to be as fast as possible.
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Oct 08
Yep but I guess that's pretty much typical for operating system upgrades...
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
I personally dont like Vista. It is full of bugs and some of the softwares i used don;t work so well with Vista. I bought a laptop 3 months ago with vista installed in it and after a week, i changed back to XP cause it's easier to use. Plus, it is more stable than vista.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Oct 08
Sure it's more stable, it's been around longer and they've had time to work out the bugs!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
23 Oct 08
I have to be honest Dawn and say that I have never used Vista, but have never heard anything good about it either. My guess is though, that if you just use it, it will work. It's when you start to do anything complicated, like use multiple windows, that everything starts to go wrong. XP is a better system they say. Personally I have an Apple computer and would never go back to a MS Windows environment for my home computing. Leopard, the latest Apple OS is streets ahead of Vista apparently. I don't know, but it works, and works superbly. Happy computing.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 08
Yep I have heard great things about Apple. My Dad uses it and is very happy. But I grew up on Windows and it's easier to get software for it and so on, so I will be sticking with it, bumps and all!
• Germany
23 Oct 08
When I first got it a year ago, I liked it. It was new and fresh and it had so many options. I grew to despise it because it seemed as if it was running slower. I was more frustrated with it than anything. Now, I love it again. You just have to know what to have running, what will slow things down, and so forth.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 08
yep but wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to make allowances for that?
@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
23 Oct 08
I personally don't use Vista, but our office acquired some personal computer units that had been distributed to the staff, the secretaries. The new pc's are all installed with Vista, and also with the new look Microsoft Office. They all had complains, at least for two weeks of using their new pc's. I had some problems helping them familiarize the system as I myself had the first glance of Vista. But now, it seems that they are all used to Vista...
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 08
Yep you get used to it. The learning curve can be a pain though!
• India
22 Oct 08
Vista can be very frustrating at times but only in teh beginning. You are used to certain buttons on Windows XP and suddenly you find that they are gone. There shoud be a provision to swith over to the classic windows if you want to. However once you explore aroudn and get used to Vista, you start enjoying it. i love to work on vista till my mother board crashed and i have sent the pc for repalacment. i am now working on teh old PC on windows XP.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Oct 08
Once you get over the learning curve it's mostly OK.
@sunniek (286)
• China
22 Oct 08
I haven't used Vista system yet, but i don't like it either. It requires more memory, maybe drag the speed, too.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Oct 08
more memory for sure!
• United States
22 Oct 08
I have finally "gotten used to" vista, however my big concern is that many of the software programs I use are still incompatable with vista. I am constantly downloading updates and I guess thats to be expected, but running back to my old xp system is usually faster for some things.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Oct 08
There are problems with my work software but nothing that prevents me from working thank goodness
• United States
21 Oct 08
Well I actually prefer Vista now. I recently got a laptop with vista on it, and my desktop has 2000 AND xp... memory waste I know but its too late and too much effort to reformat it. Anyways, I also got MS office and it was confusing before I figured out on the top left side had the circle that represented the "file" button. Also some of the buttons were in different places which was annoying. And also, I tried to install my old printer to it but it didn't work, since the printer was only compatible to XP and below. So, I guess "new" is good, for the most part, but sometimes a hassle to transition.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Oct 08
I'm used to it now, but yep, it's a hassle in the beginning!
@myklj999 (49478)
• United States
21 Oct 08
VISTA SUCKS!!! LONG LIVE XP!!!
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 08
Not long enough, I'm afraid...
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I have heard only that everyone seems to have trouble with it. Not anything specific, just that we should avoid it when we purchased our recent computer.
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 08
I got it anyway and haven't had any major problems with it but it did take some getting used to.