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Windows 7: Slow Death for Windows Vista - Packaged Software End of Sales Reached

04 Dec 2010   #11
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I ran vista on a Q6600 machine with dual vid cards......it deserved every bad review when it first came out. SP1 did wonders and it became an OS worth having. Too bad it took so long to get it working correctly, Further the network piece never worked quite right, too many people had the same "lost conection" issue that it was commonly recognized. Having to run a repair on the connection is a poor fix.
Window 7 fixed this and many other issues......that said Vista did get a bad rap after SP1 and most people who put it down now probably used pre-SP1 and never tried it again (I really can't blame them, it was a POS until SP1 even on very good hardware).


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04 Dec 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I still have my Vista HD and occasionally log into the OS to do updates and play around a little. I actually liked Vista, and obviously would still be running it had it not been for Win 7.

Overall I had very little issues with Vista x64 once I updated/upgraded a few hardware and software items.

In a funny kind of way Vista feels a little more sophisticated than Win 7. On the other hand Windows 7 to me feels like Vista lite, but in a good way.

Anyways I like Vista, but much prefer Windows 7
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04 Dec 2010   #13
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Vista was OK, but I'm glad to see it go bye bye! Long live W7 and I will be interested to see what W8 has to offer.
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04 Dec 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Vista did receive a lot of bad rep from people who'd never tried it. My Mum even turned around to me one day and said Vista is rubbish and I knew for a fact she's never tried it
heh heh - my Dad (who is the antithesis of a technically minded individual and who had never used Vista himself) came home from work one day and begun to speak with absolute authority on how bad Vista was.

His source of authority stemmed from "the blokes at work who know a lot about computers" who said that it was rubbish.

After informing him that he should stop listening to those "self proclaimed experts" I promptly wiped his XP and installed Vista.

About a week later, I asked him how he found using Vista. Unsurprisingly, he had no problems and actually liked it
That reminds me the Mojave Project.
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04 Dec 2010   #15
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

In a funny kind of way Vista feels a little more sophisticated than Win 7. On the other hand Windows 7 to me feels like Vista lite, but in a good way.

Anyways I like Vista, but much prefer Windows 7
So nicely said Andrew.
I, of course, concur - except with your preference....
I would prefer my Win 7 lappy with Vista on it. However it is not my intention to do that.
I must use Win 7...I must use Win 7...I must use Win7..........
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04 Dec 2010   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL.... I must say though that once I had 7 up and running, I kind of forgot I had Vista.

With Vista, once I got it up and running, XP was a distant memory. Though I still have my XP HD.... just in case
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04 Dec 2010   #17
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I've got 7 and Vista running side by side right now.

I agree that 7 seems like Vista Lite as someone stated earlier, and I agree that is a good thing.

Can't wait for 8 if they keep progressing like this.
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05 Dec 2010   #18
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I, too, liked Vista. I even made the move from XP in May 2008 to Vista Home Premium x86... never regretted it. I even tried it on a P4 3GHz with 2GB of 566MHz DDR2 RAM with an ATi Radeon X600 Pro one day after its release and wow... it ran so fine. I even know people who prefers Vista over 7 >_>
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05 Dec 2010   #19
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Vista was a good OS and never caused me any issues like many people said. Bad media attention gave it a bad reputation and people trying to install it on old XP hardware then claiming it was bad.
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05 Dec 2010   #20
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I had my share of problems with XP but it got better after each SP, started using Vista after SP1 and didn't have many problems.
Switched to Vista 64bit and liked it even more.

Now Win7 has been great from the beta.

All things considered I like them all, don't think I'll be going back though.
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