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

05 Dec 2010   #21
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Hi, Everyone personally i never had a problem with any os since win 95 i never used ME but used all others 95 ,98,98se,xp pro ,Vista home prem I think everytime a new os comes out of course some negative things are going to be said

I learned over the years if you've havn't experienced it yourself how do you know it sucks or it is complacated for use me being who i am and what i know i don't even listen to people's opinion because alot of times they are just saying what someone else said and pretty much have no proof

Anyhow win 7 for me has been awesome very stable i switch from vista to this there about the same but win7 has more support thats about it


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05 Dec 2010   #22
funkybassist

Windows 7 Fire x32
 
 

Vista was worse than Windows 95, everyday It'd crash and I'd have to reformat...Windows 7 is awesome.
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05 Dec 2010   #23
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by funkybassist View Post
Vista was worse than Windows 95, everyday I'd crash and I'd have to reformat...Windows 7 is awesome.
Windows ME was even worst. Win 7 is just a heavily tweaked version of vista
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05 Dec 2010   #24
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

XP ran solid for me and I never went to Vista simply because I knew my hardware was not up to it. For some it's too hard to understand the system requirements on the box, or they belittle the ink they're written in. This isn't to say that a system meeting or exceeding the requirements won't have bugs to work out. Rather, wait before diving in and do your research. Even then expect that an OS upgrade may take some work.
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05 Dec 2010   #25
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I couldn't get Vista Home Premium 32bit to work for me at all. Despite turning UAC off and also having a 'full' Admin account set up on it (the ONLY account) it would not function the way it was supposed to. This prevailed even after multiple clean installs also... every time I tried to change advanced systems settings or pretty much anything requiring Admin permissions, it would tell me I didn't have them and not let me change anything. Maybe I just got a bad OEM copy... I don't know, I just know it didn't work right and still doesn't.

The straw that finally broke the camel's back was how it WOULD NOT update itself for over a year no matter what I tried to do to fix it, and it always returned the same error code that NOBODY had an explanation or solution for (not even Microsoft itself). There STILL is not a solution to that problem even now. So, it's now my mom's laptop because all she does it play a few games and surf the web.

Screw Vista, I'm glad it was replaced by Win 7. I'm just disappointed that we got screwed and are stuck with it on that laptop because it STILL doesn't operate properly. Microsoft and/or Dell should have offered us a free complimentary upgrade to Win 7 for the hassle of having a practically useless $1,500 PC thanks to Vista. But because we bought it in the middle of 2008, they wouldn't and won't and I'm not paying another $100 for another OS.

They didn't offer XP on that Dell Inspiron 1525, otherwise that would have been it's OS for us. At least XP doesn't give me any crap like Vista did on our six-year old desktop! I'd even take a downgrade back to XP... but they won't do that either.


By the way, I still prefer XP. Win-7 is great, but a lot of my older games won't play on it (early Command and Conquer games come to mind). Wish they were still offering it or else a virtual run-time of it on win-7 for us gamers that just aren't ready to say RIP to our older games... tweaking compatibility only does so much, most of the time it doesn't work at all. What a shame!
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05 Dec 2010   #26
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That reminds me the Mojave Project.
ha ha, yes. I also switched my sister and brother in law onto Vista, and there were no complaints there either.

I would have liked to expand on the sample group. I hypothesise that with mass extrapolation of exposure, the amount of bad Vista press would have been significantly reduced.


A much as I liked Vista and was seeming amongst the vocal minority in supporting it, I personally couldn't go back to it as a daily OS.

It's been said countless times before, and will be said countless times again - but without Vista, Seven wouldn't be what is today. And for that, I am thankful.
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05 Dec 2010   #27
ambidav

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Does anyone think vista will ever get another service pack?
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05 Dec 2010   #28
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ambidav View Post
Does anyone think vista will ever get another service pack?
Perhaps 1 more SP and... bye. xD
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05 Dec 2010   #29
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Well... I've tested frm Windows 98 to now 7... and I must say that by now, to me the best is Windows 7... no offense, but Windows 98 had some bad points regarding memory management (BSODs once or twice a month), Windows ME was the WORST (I had to defragment my HD when using that OS VERY WEEK, o I reduced the BSODs to once a week or less... but not always worked) and memory management was almost absent... then I tested 2000 and XP... and XP was better just after SP1 (yes... Xp had it's bas history), I stayed with XP until I isntalled 7... I never tied vista just because the problems it exhibited with others PC... I ended up downgrading to XP a lot of desktops and laptops... Vista was slow (even with 2 GB systems, Dual cores and Sata disks) and was the only compliant I saw with it from tthe people that asked me to downgrade their machines... besides other facts (Indexing service hanging up windows shutdown, or taking 15 minutes to do so... lots of memory being eat by windows in statup...) That's why I never tried Vista, but still have the x86 and x64 disks in case someone wants the OS installed on their systems (never happened until now)...

I must say that Microsoft should have done a campaign with x64 version over x86, because, stange or not, x64 was somewhat faster than x86, and is not just the extra 32 bit used in the OS... obviously, over Vista, 7 looks smoother and faster, but is not exent of problems, for example, many apps that use multimedia stuff (video) like some video players or emulators need the new DWM stutter fix, so you get full fps, otherwise, it looks weird... but hey!! I guess that sfter SP1, Windows 7 will be moe stable and will include other features, this is the same story with NT based OSes since Windows NT itself.

My conclusion: at least on my own, is not just people that didn't try Vista, Vista itself was a heavier OS and people was too used with XP... even in virtual enviornments you see the difference, 7 runs smoother, but at least Vista was the beginning of what we have now.

See ya!!!
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06 Dec 2010   #30
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
I never tied vista just because the problems it exhibited with others PC... I ended up downgrading to XP a lot of desktops and laptops... Vista was slow (even with 2 GB systems, Dual cores and Sata disks)...........That's why I never tried Vista
I have a few computers and so do some of my friends with a similar config and Vista ran fast (as fast as xp) and in some cases Vista ran faster than Windows 7.

Honestly, whatever other people say, you will never truly experience Vista unless you install it on your machine.


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My conclusion: at least on my own, is not just people that didn't try Vista, Vista itself was a heavier OS and people was too used with XP... even in virtual enviornments you see the difference, 7 runs smoother, but at least Vista was the beginning of what we have now.
Yeah, There would never have been Windows 7 if it wasn't for Vista. That said I found Vista, graphicly, was a relieve from the tiresome, old, boxy and shabby XP UI .
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