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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

01 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Do You Think That Windows Vista is as bad as a lot of people claimed?

I have been using Windows vista in Virtual PC 2007 for a little bit and it doesn't seem that bad. It has been using less ram than Windows 7, and it has been pretty smooth. It is a little slow, but I blame that on it being in a virtual machine. So, do you think that Windows Vista was so bad?
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01 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I never had any problems using Vista. Ran perfectly fine for me. A lot of people who sang XP's praises during the whole Vista thing forget how much of a ropey launch XP had when that was first released. It was a lot worse off than Vista.
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01 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
I never had any problems using Vista. Ran perfectly fine for me. A lot of people who sang XP's praises during the whole Vista thing forget how much of a ropey launch XP had when that was first released. It was a lot worse off than Vista.
Yea. XP has the "slowdown effect". Sometimes, it wil get so slow that I will pop in my XP disc and will reformat the hard drive. I don't really want to fool around withg XP sometimes.
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01 Apr 2012   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i was put off installing vista for a long time due to all the negative criticism.

i eventually tried vista x64 and ran it with no problems for a couple of months until i came across windows 7 RC, which i did admittedly prefer, but that is far from saying that vista was bad - it just wasn't as good.
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01 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i was put off installing vista for a long time due to all the negative criticism.

i eventually tried vista x64 and ran it with no problems for a couple of months until i came across windows 7 RC, which i did admittedly prefer, but that is far from saying that vista was bad - it just wasn't as good.
Yea, I agree. Windows 7 is better in a lot of ways, but there are some things that I like about Vista that aren't as good in Windows 7. I like Windows 7 a lot, but I think Vista is good too.
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01 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I never had a single problem with Vista.
Most of what I heard was the driver issues, and people not liking the different look and navigation through the system.
Still have it on my boys PC, and it's run flawless since the day I got it. I liked it more than XP, and in reality, I still like it better than 7, even though they aren't that far apart.
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01 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

yes it was it kept giving me black screens even after all updates. I did a fresh install 3 times and went extremely slow even though it had all its drivers updated with 3gbs of ram and nvdia card , so I suggested to my uncle to change it to windows 7 and I installed it for him with all the drivers and everything. The problem was fixed no more headaches and it ran really smoothly.Basically my opinion is that windows 7 is what vista should have been in the first place. It's not bad but with all those bugs and troubles I went through trying to fix it, made me hate it.
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01 Apr 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I found it a heavy program that functioned well enough but once used I didn't see any need to switch my XP machines for Vista. Windows 7 having heard it was light like XP changed my thinking and once used there was no going back. I see Windows 8 like Vista and nothing I'm going to upgrade to.
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01 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

When I first bought Vista I opted for an upgrade DVD and had various problems after installing it: updates took forever and a day, Windows Explorer froze intermittently and the system seemed slow and sluggish.

I then discovered I could use the upgrade disc to carry out a clean install and after that it seemed fine.

By and large I got on pretty well with it and still have it an old laptop that has a couple of older programs on it. So far, Vista hasn't let me down, so I'd say it was rubbishy at first, but a lot better after the clean install.
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01 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

My PC came with Vista pre-installed and it was terrible. Very slow, crashing every day on first boot and never really felt right.

I uninstalled it and bought my own copy. Clean install with all drivers. Rock solid from then on. Much faster at loading programmes (FSx in particular) than Windows 7, on same machine using the same HDD.

In some ways I regret upgrading to Windows 7.
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