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Windows 7: Do You Think That Windows Vista is as bad as a lot of people claimed?

View Poll Results: Is Windows Vista Bad?
Yes 9 19.15%
No 31 65.96%
I never used it 5 10.64%
Sometimes it was good, other times it was bad 2 4.26%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

05 Apr 2012   #31
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When I used it with 4Gb of RAM it seemed sluggish. Now that I have 8Gb and use the x64 bit version, it works fine.
I still use it in a quad boot, with XP, Seven and Eight. I mostly use Seven, though.
With 1Tb of disk space, why not.
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05 Apr 2012   #32
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
When I used it with 4Gb of RAM it seemed sluggish. Now that I have 8Gb and use the x64 bit version, it works fine.
I still use it in a quad boot, with XP, Seven and Eight. I mostly use Seven, though.
With 1Tb of disk space, why not.
Why not? Because they all cost money....with exception of 8 which is currently free for those who are looking at it and testing it.
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05 Apr 2012   #33
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
When I used it with 4Gb of RAM it seemed sluggish. Now that I have 8Gb and use the x64 bit version, it works fine.
I still use it in a quad boot, with XP, Seven and Eight. I mostly use Seven, though.
With 1Tb of disk space, why not.
Why not? Because they all cost money....with exception of 8 which is currently free for those who are looking at it and testing it.
Well, I meant why not quad boot, if I have all the operating systems and the space.
Granted, no one needs four operating systems on one machine, but people have a mixture of Windows and non-Windows operating systems on their computers.

I buy the system builder OEM's, which cost about $100.00. So spending $200.00 over the last 6 years for Vista and Seven wasn't a deal breaker, for me. It costs more for the retail versions, but with 3 years between purchases, I don't think too many people give it a second thought.

I'll eventually go back to a dual boot configuration. I'm leaning towards ditching Windows 8, as I don't see a reason to keep it over Windows 7, and Vista will eventually go.
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05 Apr 2012   #34
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chennyalan View Post
XP looks bad but if you use older programs, you can't use Vista, only XP or 7(I know it's obvious but I repeat it to make my point). XP doesn't look too bad but compared 2 Vista and 7 it does.
xp looks good once you apply some themes,I still use it as my secondary OS and still find it very useful especially with some programs that bug up on 7 but not on xp or don't run on 7. Xp was and is a very good OS despite it being outdated.
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06 Apr 2012   #35
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I have never had a single problem with Vista either, and neither has anyone that I have either built a system for or advised on their builds.

Most cases I have heard of came from expecting the OS to run on old, incompatible or insufficient hardware, mostly RAM and CPU.

I have always believed in planning ahead hardware-wise, so I will always be at least middle-of-the-road for a new OS.
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06 Apr 2012   #36
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Agree.

Never had any problems with Vista, ran great for me, was very happy to leave XP. Too many viruses, crashes, lost lots of data with it.
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06 Apr 2012   #37
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I never had it on any of my PC's, although I do have experience with it. It seems to run fine, from what I have seen. I know it got a bad rap from all the warning pop-ups that suddenly presented themselves. It was billed as being "overcautious", something people weren't used to.
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06 Apr 2012   #38
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The last great crash I had was, surprisingly enough, on Windows 2000. It was so bad that it rendered my user account inaccessible and unrecoverable. Coincidentally, that was my last build where I installed a new OS on existing hardware (98SE to 2000).

Since then, I have made it a point, when a new OS comes out, to upgrade my system to a point that is at least mid-level for the new OS, and then only to upgrade the OS itself. This also gives the new OS a few months to a year to mature.

Consequently, I have had immaculate runs on XP, Vista and 7 so far. It looks like I am staying 7 for the near future, as I have not upgraded hardware much in about 2 years, and priorities have changed. Plus 7 is so solid and 8 not compelling enough that I am tempted to upgrade to the latter.
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09 Apr 2012   #39
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Never had a problem with Vista. Used Ultimate for 5 years straight - nary a problem. I never understood all the complaining about it.
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09 Apr 2012   #40
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I used Vista x64 on a machine with 2gb ram.

Ran beautifully - loved the os.

Just reinstalled a copy the other day and was surprised how fast it boots.
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