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Poll: Vista Problems (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Did you have problems with Vista?

  1. Yes, lots. (6 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. No, none. (5 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  3. Yes, not enough to switch back to XP. (2 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. Yes, but easily fixed. (3 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

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#1 matt3

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:04 PM

Post weither or not you had problems with Vista and what they were...
I will start

I had only one problem with vista and that was the UAC, which i was able to get a program to change that click here for the program keep in mind this is a beta program. :flowers:
I can run 10 year old games on Vista with out a problem.

I am just curious to see what other peoples problems with Vista were because i had a great expeience and still use it to this day. Mainly because i am too cheap to buy Windows 7. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:05 AM

had all kinds of driver issues to start with, extremely unstable, got most of them fixed though it took me a couple years. . .still a few minor bugs here and there I need to fix, some by my own doing.

course, nothing that cant be easily switched by simply taking windows off and installing linux. . .

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 10:58 AM

Still waiting for a trackball driver
Kensington says it's in BETA and hopefully I can get in the test group
I miss my trackball :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:43 PM

I miss my trackball :flowers:

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#5 garmanma

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:37 PM

That's my model,but mine's black, thank Heavens. Me and the color white don't play too well together :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:26 PM

any other problems that i had were because i changed something. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:50 PM

My only problems with vista derive from all the gratuitous changes to the gui and the hiding of useful utilities.

It is the screeching halt similar to switching between a linux system and a bsd system in a terminal window.

Ya type the wrong path or command a couple of times before you get your head switched into the correct OS.

I have vista on one laptop and I have to fix them for clients occasionally but I don't have enough of them at a time to remember the locations of stuff that is damn near unconscious on xp.

I sometimes have to look up where to find a command or program.

All the stuff added apparently to use ram and hard disk in the most inefficient way possible are passing irritations but the piracy being perpetrated by printer and peripheral makers is the main reason I just refuse to use it on more systems.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:04 PM

I've had very few issues with vista most were small and mere annoyances, but thats coming from someone whose used linux before ubuntu came out.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:12 PM

No trouble. every update went smooth.. I even used a Logitech Trackman Wheel mouse with no trouble.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:23 PM

Had to fight to get SP2 to install and am still suffering from the random disappearance of the volume icon from the notification area.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:36 PM

So if none of us except Budapest (Even what he had was not to bad nothing terrible) have had anything major go wrong then what is the problem with vista, I have never gotten a BSOD. Is it just because we all use computers regulary and know how to fix them and other people don't?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:46 PM

The problem I have with Vista is that I cannot see any improvement over XP (apart from some eye candy). In fact it seems to run a lot slower than XP.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:07 AM

No matter how annoying Vista might be, it does not compare with forcing Yggdrasil linux to work on a 386 laptop with 4m of ram. I was tempted to use an axe on it after 6 days of headbanging and recompiling what was supposed to be the first "plug n' play linux cd.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:08 PM

I had to use my drive manufactures tool disk to prep the drive to format it. Apparently the Windows Vista Setup process is unable to handle larger drives. I also had to do the same to my other 1.5 terabyte drive.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:20 PM

I have never heard about that, i will keep that in mind as i was looking to get a bigger drvie becasue this one does not sound to good so i am backing up but who knows it could be fine.

Edited by matt3, 12 March 2010 - 06:20 PM.





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