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#1 vintage144

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:54 AM

At least for me! I got Vista a few years ago after my Gateway media center computer crashed , I thought well why not I have a copy of Vista lets try it , installed easy , had a few driver issues , but without "whining "about it like most "point and clickers" I looked for the drivers , a few minutes later not a problem .

I have to say and say this honestly , I have never had a crash , never had an issue , never had any problem whatsoever , I even purposely installed several virus/trojans , trying to crash the system and it wont go down (please dont send me your virus/trojans!) This system is unstoppable , it just wont die , if it restarts for whatever reason, updates , power failures whatever , it always restarts ! I have changed most of the setting the way I like it , in other words control panel has been revamped the way I like it!

I love Vista , I may be the only person on the planet who does!

I have been involved in computers since the 80's , having been a builder ,network consultant during that time , This Gateway I bought was the first non built system I have owned since 1990 , it has an AMD processor , I plan on staying true to AMD as well ,

My system is old but works fine:

System Information
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Time of this report: 5/14/2009, 09:49:52

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: GT5082
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1657MB used, 2675MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode


Just saying I love Vista!

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#2 RedDawn

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 03:20 PM

I :huh: Vista too.


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#3 RonS WINDOWS-TEAM

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:11 PM

Thanks for showing your support of the Vista OS. I think, in many cases, a lot of the negativity for the product comes from people who really, in all honesty, haven't tried the product in a real situation.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:37 PM

People hated Vista because it shipped on computers that couldn't handle Aero.

Windows Vista is much easier and much more secure than Windows XP BY FAR
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:39 PM

The only downside to Vista is UAC. Otherwise, I don't see why everyone is complaining.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:56 PM

UAC is a great feature that helps prevent malicious programs from installing.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:16 PM

UAC is a great feature that helps prevent malicious programs from installing.


Agreed, running without UAC enabled is a bad idea.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:24 PM

Hi all, If you think Vista is good wait until you try Windows 7! UAC in 7 is adjustable not like Vista all you have is on and off.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:34 PM

Monty's right, UAC in 7 is much better. You don't have to enter a password every time you change a setting :huh:
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

UAC has been compared to an overprotective parent watching what you do... when you're thirty. UAC is great, but i agree, on Windows 7 it is much more tuned down. You have to accept five notices if you delete something from the program folders. That's just way too much!

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:51 AM

Windows Vista is much easier and much more secure than Windows XP BY FAR

Agreed, I love Vista and I hardly ever see UAC prompts any more (usually only when installing software which is one of those situations where I WANT Windows to prompt for permission as it can prevent drive-by downloads and installs of malicious gunk :huh: .

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:06 PM

I agree that UAC is a definite plus in the Vista game. Let's face it; not everyone using a computer is as savvy as the users on this forum. In fact, in most cases, they're pretty darn un-savvy. Having UAC running doesn't only mean that you are safe, it means that others on the same networks and others that you could potentially interact with are safer as well, which in turn makes you safe.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:46 PM

I've had Vista for about a year and a half and up until a couple weeks ago I've had no complaints. I have 4gigs of RAM and yet it still does not seem to be enough to do all the multi-tasking that's sometimes required. I get the dreaded low on virtual memory error while using multiple Adobe programs and it drives me nuts.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:51 PM

You should use a RAM compressor and optimizer- Advances System Care has one built in and the program itself used little memory.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:28 PM

XP Pro or Home HAS to be the best versions of Windows to date.

Windows "Media Center Edition" is simply XP with some stuff cobbled in.
I haven't seen MCE work 100% right yet.

Vista is a cobbled up mess that MS kept taking features out of to try to get it stable & to w2ork right.
After the delays on releasing Vista started getting embarrassing Bill Gates told his guys to get it working the best they could, & released it.

Windows 7 will be what Vista was supposed to be.
Windows 7 is pretty much Vista cleaned up with UAC toned down.
The reason it is "Windows 7" is to distance it from the stigma of Vitsa.

Vista will go on the shelf next to Windows ME to keep it company.

[I know a few people that thoght ME was the best ever]
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