Honestly, I never had any big problems with Vista. True, some driver support dropped, which happens with every new OS release. So a few old HW devices no longer worked with it. No SW issues at all, again other than my AV not being Vista compliant. So nothing that out of the norm for an OS upgrade to me. I've been upgrading OS's since DOS 5.0 days... seen em all since.
My biggest problem with Vista was UAC. If I'm the admin
, on MY
PC... I dont want to be asked if I
want to install something when I
just double clicked on an .exe. Of course I do!
I, like many, hated the UAC so much I just turned it off.
I dont see as much restriction with the Windows 7 UAC... its much less obtrusive. So much so that I leave it on at stock seetings. I would, however, in the future like to see a "Power User" setting that would stop the occasional "Are you sure..."
I also feel like Windows 7 is, without a doubt, the best OS MS has ever released... it's beautiful, fast, leaner... MS has definately raised the bar. But can they keep this trend going?
It will be exciting to see if MS can keep this level of quality going into future service packs and future releases of Windows 8, 9, etc.
Please no more Windows ME/Vista debacles!