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Windows 7: What shall we do with Vista?

22 Jun 2009   #21
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

What shall we do with Vista?-kill-vista1.jpg

sorry, i had too.




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22 Jun 2009   #22
metoo

Win7/XP
 
 

I've had a dual boot vista/xp system for a couple of years but hardly ever booted into vista. Why would I? it runs about half the speed of xp. Now I'm dual booting xp/win 7 and I don't boot into xp very much. Mainly to record TV because my tv card doesn't work too well in vista or 7. Vista can sink into the deepest ditch and good riddens!
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22 Jun 2009   #23
Benjamin

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

For now I think I'll keep my Vista DVD around, Since I have a Legit License, No use in abandoning it.

Also, Vista is still a Very good OS. I have never had any big problems with it. Sure, 7 owns the hell out of it, But for me to nuke the Disc would be a Waste of my Time and Money :P
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22 Jun 2009   #24
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

I will keep a bootable Vista on my machine in case I need to boot it to help Vista users fix something. After awhile I gofget all the different nuances of an OS if I haven't used it for awhile, so I have to boot it and familiarize myself with it again so I can give people the proper path to something, or things like that.

Other than that, W7 is on my machine for good. Vista worked well for me but it booted so slowly after a few programs were installed and my sidebar gadgets that I use are started, no such issue with 7 as MS really fixed up that problem well.
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22 Jun 2009   #25
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Interesting posts.

The mistake MS made with Vista was they built it expecting a certain level of competence from both machine and user.

When it hit the market - those levels weren't there.

We all know it ended up on machines it wasn't built for and your average punter knows nothing about computing - and doesn't want to know.

If used on and by who it was built for, Vista is superb.

On my system , there is no noticeable improvement in speed or performance in 7 - in fact Vista boots faster - a few seconds, maybe- but that's a lot in percentage terms.

I am definitely keeping Vista - it is truly excellent.
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22 Jun 2009   #26
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

I never had vista =O....
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22 Jun 2009   #27
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Vista came on my laptop, so I have a OEM license. The only thing I really liked about Vista was the power options. I still preferred XP for raw speed. Now I have XP SP3 and Win7 RC on my laptop. Will probably never use Vista again.
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23 Jun 2009   #28
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

Vista RTM was horrible, even on a powerful machine. MS really screwed up by rushing it out the door when it wasn't ready for prime time. Vista SP1 on the other hand, was pretty good. I used it on my old trusty nForce2 rig for a year.

I have since replaced Vista SP1 with Win7 -- wow, what a difference, or should I say, what an improvement Win7 is over Vista... Like most of you, I'm anxiously waiting for RTM. But regardless of my positive experiences with Win7, I still liked Vista SP1 nevertheless. As a matter of fact, I just got rid of Win7 (build 7127) and installed Vista SP2 a couple days ago. Things are running smoothly for the most part... Windows Explorer seems to be a little more responsive than SP1 with no slow file copy issues to speak of -- well not yet at least, keeping my fingers crossed. Contrary to popular belief, SP1 did not resolve slow file transfers.

Perhaps the biggest improvement I've seen with Vista SP2 (so far) is the networking. My broadband speeds are back to normal WinXP speeds, using Vista default settings (no tweaking). Whereas in SP1, Receive Window Auto-Tuning caused all sorts of problems. With it enabled, browsing and downloads came to a crawl, barely reaching 60KB/s on a 2Mbit connection. I had no choice but to disable it to bring things back up to par. This is no longer the case with SP2 however.

Note: It seems the tcp auto-tuning feature in Win7 7127 is also "broken" like it was in Vista SP1. I have to disable it to get my connection running normally... Anybody else experienced this? Will be installing 7229 later today.
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23 Jun 2009   #29
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Interesting posts.

The mistake MS made with Vista was they built it expecting a certain level of competence from both machine and user.

When it hit the market - those levels weren't there.

We all know it ended up on machines it wasn't built for and your average punter knows nothing about computing - and doesn't want to know.

If used on and by who it was built for, Vista is superb.

On my system , there is no noticeable improvement in speed or performance in 7 - in fact Vista boots faster - a few seconds, maybe- but that's a lot in percentage terms.

I am definitely keeping Vista - it is truly excellent.
Good to hear you made good use of Vista. I'm going to keep Vista cause to me, it has been a really superb OS. Of course some people will beg to differ but it's probably cause of poor hardware. Even though I feel 7 has much more improvements on Stability Security and Speed, I still feel more at home with Vista. But I'm upgrading to 7 anyways. Huge Upgrade Loving Fan.
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23 Jun 2009   #30
Orbital Shark

 
 

Never had an issue with Vista, been using it since it first hit the shelves. I've upgraded my girlfriends laptop with Vista when I first moved in and she only had 512MB ram & ultimate still worked well. I do miss some of the features of Vista (won't mention them though ) and have a licence for ultimate so it's not worth ditching it.

Now SP2 is available it's even more stable & reliable

Saying that, i'll no doubt dual boot when i've got the HD space so i can use Se7en 99% of the other time LOL
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