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Windows 7: Windows Vista support ends today.

11 Apr 2017   #11
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I went from Windows 95 to Vista & I liked Vista. A lot of people hated Vista but I had no troubles with it.


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11 Apr 2017   #12
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I never really understood all the hate about Vista. Admittedly, it didn't run well on low spec machines, and had some unnecessary bloat, but it actually became a decent OS especially after SP2. I ran it on a few machines and it never caused me any issues.

Same goes for Windows 8.1, never really hated that either. With a bit of tweaking here & there and classic shell installed it's a pretty stable OS.
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12 Apr 2017   #13
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am very conservative about changing OSes and skipped Vista. All the PCs I saw it on, I realize now, were low spec and it looked too clunky for me and didn't really have a reason to upgrade. Went from XP to Windows 7 and it was a clean transition. I think I'm even more conservative if the UI changes a lot from what I'm used to.

Although I'm 'technical literate' when it comes to tweaking, I'm starting to prefer more and more OSes that just work, without having me tweak them every other day to be closer to my needs. In the past years I just grew tired of reading hundreds of forums posts and losing hours to fix things that are, in some cases, way beyond my understanding of why it happens.
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12 Apr 2017   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hardware incompatibility was the main reason I eschewed Vista. Why should I replace a perfectly good computer, printer and functional scanner? I also delayed going from XP to Win 7 for the same reasons until I eventually replaced the scanner (which was nothing to write home about anyway) and printer (which still worked fine but I couldn't get unexpired toners carts for it anymore). I had been using Win 7 on a notebook for about a year before I built my current Win 7 machine.
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05 May 2017   #15
Khzyvfonhes

Win7Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I disagree, I think it was a great OS, put down mostly by people running in on under-powered hardware or followers of the herd.
I agree. Windows Vista was a fine O/S. Learn how to tame it, set it up right, and speed it up, it was fine. We used it at the D.o.D. until 2013, then went to Win7. Administrated properly, WinVista was reasonably fast, stable, and secure. I don't buy the "vulnerability" BS over unsupported O/S. I'm still using XP (SP3), and it's actually LESS trouble, than it was when it was being supported.

For the Vista users here, Just keep your Avast, and Firefox up to date, don't surf stupidly, and keep your windows maintained, and clean, and you should have few problems.

Want to do all the "Bad things?", get an old computer, load an old O/S, keep an image, and go play "Harvey Wallbanger", then re-image.

Simple as that.
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05 May 2017   #16
Khzyvfonhes

Win7Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I never really understood all the hate about Vista. Admittedly, it didn't run well on low spec machines, and had some unnecessary bloat, but it actually became a decent OS especially after SP2. I ran it on a few machines and it never caused me any issues.

Same goes for Windows 8.1, never really hated that either. With a bit of tweaking here & there and classic shell installed it's a pretty stable OS.
I actually like Win 8.1. I also used Classic Shell on it for awhile. Now, since I've learned my way around it really well, I just have it boot to the desktop, use shortcuts in a folder in my taskbar to get around, and I don't really need classic shell. I like it well enough, I have two, unused, copies of it. I have a retail copy, and an OEM copy I haven't used, and several OEM copies that I have used (I'm a system builder).

Set up right, and with enough ram (4gb is NOT enough. It wasn't enough for Win7 either), it's a VERY fast, and very STABLE O/S!

Widows 8 actually isn't a bad O/S. It's fast, and stable. I just hate the tiles. My laptop is NOT a frikkin' tablet!
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05 May 2017   #17
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm not suprised people complained about their computer acting so sluggish with this OS.

Vista was way ahead of it's time, With XP 1GB of RAM was enough. I remember when we purchased our first HP desktop. It had 1GB of RAM, Dual Core processor and 250GB hard drive and the Home Basic edition ran pretty bad on it even after bloatware removal.

But after every service packs of it were released, it's got improved but those people with hardware only more than enough for XP didn't get any performance benefits.

Gaming on the SP2 is fine. Some games was dropping frames but not that big (I think it's because Vista was still consuming still huge enough RAM that 8GB has to be considered by some as "minimuim" system.)
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09 May 2017   #18
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Happy to say that we were able to successfully install Server 2008 updates on to Windows Vista. So it looks like we might be good until January 2020 (I won't get overly eager, but I'll just take it a month at a time)
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13 May 2017   #19
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

I used Vista only twice or thrice in an Internet Cafe, other than I haven't even seen this OS even in any of my friends systems either. At the start I liked the look of Vista. I had XP HP desktop, I wanted to try Vista but never could as I was going through severe financial crises at the time & couldn't afford lappy. Glad that's over, now I've an Dell laptop, never had a prob even once with its performance in 3-5 years. Will be using this one until it can do the need & probably buy a new one if a necessity arrives.

@RoasterMen: 8 gb ram for a regular desktop or an gaming one ? I don't even have 8gb ram on W7 lappy

@Khzyvfonhes: Its not easy for common users to keep avoiding sites & not downloading softwares, as they're used to it.
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16 May 2017   #20
SCANNERMAN777

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
 
 

Vista was the OS that gave us Windows 7, Never forget that - Barman58

You know it, Barman. My 5 year old enjoyed it for 2 years after it was handed down to her from her sister who enjoyed it for 3 years, after it was handed down to her by her mother who used it for over 2 years, after it was handed to her mother by me, who used it for two years before I got Windows 7 Pro. I'd say that was one well-used operating system. That old Vista Home Premium found a good home with us and once the bugs were finally worked out of it (was that SP 3???) the o/s took on a life of its own. Adjusting from Vista to Win 7 was easy for all of us thanks to that old o/s. Now, as it stands the wife is using Win 7 Ultimate, the 9 year old is running Dell's Win 7 Ultimate, the 7 year old is running Dell's Win 7 Ultimate, and even the 5 year old is running Win 7 Ultimate (32 bit). Myself, I'm running 3 o/s on this machine Win 7 U, Win 8.1 Pro, and Linux Mint. Guess which o/s I keep going back to. Your probably don't have to. Hats off to Windows Vista they made some beautiful tasting (and refreshing) lemonade out of that o/s.
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