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So, is it. I hear a lot (and I mean A LOT) of bad things about it. What are some problems that it has? Does it not accept some games/hardware, or even software? Let me know if it is worth buying. Thanks
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hmmmm !!!!!! vista for the win ...i see no software issues

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i have vista x64 on this computer and i have vista x32 on both mine and my wifes laptops and have had ZERO issues with vista at all.....i say go for it youll love it
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If your computer isn't a piece of :turd: then go for it!
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Vista x64 is by far the (PC) OS of choice these days. As long as you have dual core and at least 2GB of RAM, you are set.
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Originally Posted by auroraXP View Post
So, is it. I hear a lot (and I mean A LOT) of bad things about it. What are some problems that it has? Does it not accept some games/hardware, or even software? Let me know if it is worth buying. Thanks
JUst use the 64 bit version and youll be set. I run everything from diablo II LOD to cod4 without any issues.

Most of the haters of vista have not even tried the OS and are just going off what others say. Its had no worse issues then XP when it first came out. The OS is very easy to use, performs well and is extremely stable.

If you have a decent rid then you will be happy with the OS.
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post #7 of 56
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
If your computer isn't a piece of :turd: then go for it!
That's definitely a deciding factor. If you've got an up-to-date computer, you're not going to have any problems.
     
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actually compared to when XP launched I think Vista has less problems, but that's just my opinion
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Originally Posted by auroraXP View Post
So, is it. I hear a lot (and I mean A LOT) of bad things about it. What are some problems that it has? Does it not accept some games/hardware, or even software? Let me know if it is worth buying. Thanks
Well, if you want to know all the stuff that's good/bad about Vista, I'd probably have to post 5-10% of the whole internet here.

In a nutshell:
Drivers: If you look for, and find, the drivers you'll need, before you buy Vista, you won't have any problems not being able to find drivers after you install Vista.

Software: If you look for, and find, the software you'll need, before you buy Vista, you won't have any problems not being able to find your software after you install Vista.

The Vista Upgrade Advisor will help with the above:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...deadvisor.mspx

Vista is a little slower than XP, but it also has a lot of features that XP doesn't.

Vista uses more memory than XP: When you look at memory usage in Vista, it's huge, but that really doesn't tell the whole story. Vista mostly uses this extra memory to preload stuff it thinks you are going to need. It will release this memory as soon as it's needed by something else though.

Other than those major points, the user interface is different and takes some time to get used to, just like Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows XP did.

The thing that turns off most people is the added security "features" in Vista. They can be maddening at times. Such as "Why do I have to give myself permission to look at a file I saved just 10 minutes ago?". All that security stuf can be manages and set up as you want it. It just takes time and effort, as with learning anything new.

My advice is to dual boot Vista and whatever you are using now. That way yoy can have something comfortable, and familiar while you master the intricacies of Vista.
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I recently reinstalled Vista and my computer has never run so quickly. It's very snappy. Granted I have 4GB of RAM, but my rig is smokin'. Vista is a fun OS. Virtually all of the issues most people griped about have since been resolved.
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