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XP, is FTW, ATM, and as Vista becomes less of a resource MONSTER, and it looses its issues, which yes it does have, SLi ne1? and more drivers become available and stable for it we will see it become more main stream...
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I bought a brand new acer laptop with vista home premium installed. The minute I turned it on it connected to my neighbors wireless and started downloading and applying the updates from microsoft. It connected to his network because mine is encrypted and of course it was set to default to the closest most powerful signal. So before I could stop it, an update had gone on that disabled the DVD drive completely and it would never come back. There was no way to back out the update and there I was with a brandnew laptop that half worked.

So I had to restore it back with the factory backup image and then sit there waiting to pounce on the updates to stop them when it booted up after the restore. I was able to do that and now I have a perfectly working laptop running vista home premium. But I can't let the updates run from microsoft or I'll be in the same boat I was in before. How do I know that? I bought another laptop. The same one a month later. I let the updates run and it destroyed it too. Acer says it is a M$ problem and takes no responsibility by the way. It was a very good deal in case you are wondering why I bought another one.

So this is a bittersweet story. My wife and son love their laptops. They work perfectly without the updates and without the firewall and virus crap from vista. But if I ever really need to put on those updates I'm probably screwed. I don't figure it will ever get fixed. And I couldnt' tell which update caused it. None of them said they had anything to do with the DVD drivers.
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post #23 of 64
I'm sticking with XP...

I don't have the money to upgrade to Vista... and even if I did, I don't have a video card that would make it run as smooth as or better than XP.

I like Vista, but is just not for me atm.
    
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Originally Posted by jph1589 View Post
I bought a brand new acer laptop with vista home premium installed. The minute I turned it on it connected to my neighbors wireless and started downloading and applying the updates from microsoft. It connected to his network because mine is encrypted and of course it was set to default to the closest most powerful signal. So before I could stop it, an update had gone on that disabled the DVD drive completely and it would never come back. There was no way to back out the update and there I was with a brandnew laptop that half worked.

So I had to restore it back with the factory backup image and then sit there waiting to pounce on the updates to stop them when it booted up after the restore. I was able to do that and now I have a perfectly working laptop running vista home premium. But I can't let the updates run from microsoft or I'll be in the same boat I was in before. How do I know that? I bought another laptop. The same one a month later. I let the updates run and it destroyed it too. Acer says it is a M$ problem and takes no responsibility by the way. It was a very good deal in case you are wondering why I bought another one.

So this is a bittersweet story. My wife and son love their laptops. They work perfectly without the updates and without the firewall and virus crap from vista. But if I ever really need to put on those updates I'm probably screwed. I don't figure it will ever get fixed. And I couldnt' tell which update caused it. None of them said they had anything to do with the DVD drivers.
You have to select the wireless connection you want to use and then select the security level assigned to it. How it magically picked an unsecured network without a warning is beyond me

Oh that firewall and anti virus stuff is the devil isn't it.

I think it's time to un-sub from this Vista thread. Nothing useful or informative.
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Originally Posted by Modki View Post
You have to select the wireless connection you want to use and then select the security level assigned to it. How it magically picked an unsecured network without a warning is beyond me

Apparently Acer had already done that since it was a preinstalled operating system. I think that would be pretty common on an OEM system.

Oh that firewall and anti virus stuff is the devil isn't it.

I think it's time to un-sub from this Vista thread. Nothing useful or informative.

I thought my experience might be informative to someone.
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post #26 of 64
Here you go Vista lovers....

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=41176



And you know it's true cuz The INQ. said so...LOL
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post #27 of 64
There is only 1 respectable reason to stick to XP : budget. Anything else is blasfomy since almost all the "flaws" are just lies in my experience. It's called compatibility settings people, and they actually help in Vista!!
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post #28 of 64
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Vista just isn't a visual enhancement. If you think it is, you are a fool.
Yes thank you Pauldovi.

Yeah it looks kinda the same as XP.. but ha almost everything is rewritten or reworked from XP.. Thats why there were so many driver problems when it was released.

K games are still a tad shakey but even if they crash vista is still a hellava lot more responcive then XP.

The only reason i use XP is because BF2 hates vista for some reason.. it always gives me the you have modified gamez crap. If BF2 worked fine for me on vista i'd be vista only. You know im going to install it on vista right now and make it work.

But then again Intelligence of users

Vista > XP

Because if your smart you'd try vista before making a judgment call. And if you've used it you know you dont need to wait for a service pack to install it, you'd also know there is advanced security and file rights protection in place. also that a bad driver can not bring vista to its knees as they can to XP, and you'd know on top of all that that Vista is built much better all around. Yeah it may have a few quirks with some games, but i mean with all thats changed im surprised most of the games even work.

So enough with the Vista bashing already.
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I loved vista but with my hardware I got to many BSOD from driver conflicts so until, I can afford to update some of my older tech or hardware manufacturers actually sit down and try to make some good reliable drivers I went back to xp.
    
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Because if your smart you'd try vista before making a judgment call. And if you've used it you know you dont need to wait for a service pack to install it, you'd also know there is advanced security and file rights protection in place. also that a bad driver can not bring vista to its knees as they can to XP, and you'd know on top of all that that Vista is built much better all around. Yeah it may have a few quirks with some games, but i mean with all thats changed im surprised most of the games even work.

So enough with the Vista bashing already.
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I've used Vista for weeks and I still find it annoying. No matter what anyone says it still has vulnerabilities and quirks just like XP. Yeah, they may have changed it underneath, but it still doesn't work right! Vista will not last as long as XP has.
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