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I personally was not a big fan of it. I became even less of a fan of it when I started working at a pc repair shop and saw more issues that people actually have. 80% of the computers brought in are vista.. it's crazy. Also, the amount of RAM needed to run it efficiently was just absurd for the time it was released. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 9
Bought it on lunch day first toughts it looked better and a lot things XP did not have

Later that day it crashed do had to re install Vista again and for the next few days it was all just super slow nothing really worked as it sould had tons of drivers problerm many games and programs refused to work.

After a week of trying to get it to work i gave up and went back to XP and it would be almost half a year before i dared to try it again

At that time almost all the problems where fixed but i still find that Vista was too much of a resource hog
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post #3 of 9
After SP1 it wasn't that bad really, you just needed the hardware to run it.
Needed that south park ski instructor meme: "If you run Vista with less than 4gb of RAM you're gonna have a bad time"
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post #4 of 9


Vista is / was a great OS, ahead of its time, too bad it was like the Waterworld movie, it was toast by bad critics before it was even released.
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post #5 of 9
Its UAC wasn't granular enough, requiring you to click through elevation prompts just to change the system time, desktop wallpaper, etc. or else disable it entirely. That's the only thing that ever jumped out at me as being bad or annoying.

Then again, I never owned an underpowered pre-built machine or depended on launch drivers for sound/graphics cards.
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post #6 of 9
I liked it, after sp1 there was no reason to use xp in my opinion.

I suspect the reason you saw mostly vista when working at the repair shop was because most people who had a pc old enough to be running xp likely just bought a new pc instead of fixing their xp machine.
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post #7 of 9
I used it right up until a few weeks ago when I got Windows 7 at a good price. I honestly never experienced any of the problems people complained about. It did need quite a bit of RAM to work well, but I liked it.
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Hated it when it came out. Slow as cold molasses, poor driver support, and unusable unless you turned off UAC. Later on, Microsoft backported a lot of the refinements that went into Windows 7, and it's a perfectly decent OS now.
     
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post #9 of 9
I liked it, but I had a computer that could handle it. It wasn't very well optimized but worked well for me. Never had any issues with it.
 
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