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post #11 of 59
Windows 7 cant play old games....

Not to mention it screws with some strict DRM
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post #12 of 59
I also have never had any issues with Vista. Use the 64 bit version, it's been great. The Service Packs fixed a lot of problems, too bad no one wanted to give it a chance by then though wink.gif.
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Originally Posted by Telimektar View Post

Windows 7 should have been Vista SP3 instead of releasing a full price OS, but then MS can get away with it because everyone loved Windows 7 when it was released even though there's really almost no difference between it and Vista. If you really think Vista is a terible OS then you have to think the same of 7.

This. They got away with it because people just hated Vista and wanted a new OS, Microsoft wisely saw that they'll even pay for vista sp3
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post #14 of 59
Windows 2000 -> Kernel 5.0

Windows XP -> Kernel 5.1

Server 2003 -> Kernel 5.2

Windows Vista -> Kernel 6.0

Windows 7 -> Kernel 6.1

Windows 8 -> Kernel 6.2


Windows XP is just Windows 2000 SP5. Windows 8 is just Vista SP5.
Edited by Riou - 4/11/12 at 2:59pm
post #15 of 59
Windows 7 is like the updated version of Vista... still don't get why people obsess over Vista. I'd have ended support for Vista years ago.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

...same kernel as W7. All W7 drivers should work with Vista (for the most part).

And they should, but restoring several sony laptops in particular got me to scratch my head in awe as the x64 Vista driver would not install under any circumstance to W7, however a quick trip to windows update provided most, if not all the drivers usually besides dev ID 592 (ricoh)....

Even the generic VGA driver under W7 works amazingly well.

W7, although may be almost identical to Vista the support MS gave it, along with it being almost completely plug and play just makes Vista look pale in comparison...
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post #17 of 59
I don't understand why people hate Vista, 7 is better but Vista was a pretty good os for me. Don't remember it giving me any trouble at all.
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post #18 of 59
Strange that they would end support for Vista when all 10000 users at my company are still using XP (and IE6!!! AARGH)
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post #19 of 59
I saw this thread and thought 'Ending support already!?', I didn't realise it had been out over 5 years now! I remember when the name Longhorn was flying about these forums.

Crikey.
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W7, although may be almost identical to Vista the support MS gave it, along with it being almost completely plug and play just makes Vista look pale in comparison...

To be fair, I always though Vista was plug and play.

It had no trouble getting drivers for all of my hardware, and I never had any issues with stability.
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post #20 of 59
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Originally Posted by whitingnick View Post

Ouch thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif for Vista users.

Ouch?

End of mainstream support doesn't mean anything at all to most users.
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Windows XP is just Windows 2000 SP5. Windows 8 is just Vista SP5.

Not really. Service packs aren't major kernel decimations, just build increments.
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I saw this thread and thought 'Ending support already!?', I didn't realise it had been out over 5 years now! I remember when the name Longhorn was flying about these forums.
Crikey.
To be fair, I always though Vista was plug and play.
It had no trouble getting drivers for all of my hardware, and I never had any issues with stability.

I never had trouble getting drivers for all of my hardware with almost any OS that wasn't either brand new or completely ancient, and never had any trouble with stability with any NT based Windows version.
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