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Windows Vista: Choosing the right one for you

By Rick
Feb 15, 2007
  1. Often wonder just what exactly
    Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate
    not in dark orange of course! means...in ads for new pcs? Does it mean a full installation disc is supplied or that the operating system is genuinely MS's stuff? Who would have thought otherwise?
     
  2. Richardw9

    Richardw9 TS Rookie Posts: 137

    I don't like the way vista organizes files. Its to complicated and it makes it hard to see what programs you have installed and access them (there may be a way to change this but i dont own a pc with vista so i haven't tried)

    Also vista is good up until the point when you have a problem with it eg. you have a spyware problem or you stupidly cog it up with rubbish.

    Then it becomes a nightmare
     
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Actually, I'll argue that VERY old point. I had a horrid virus/spyware problem at my grandmas on her Acer, running Vista Home Premium. It wouldn't even boot without going into safe mode.

    I thought I was screwed when it kept stopping scans a quarter of the way through, and even BSOD'ing sometimes, but alas, I couldn't believe what saved me. I was looking for another installed AS, and found "Windows Defender", and decided why not, might as well give it a try. I had used it before, and it missed 3 or 4 things that SAS found, but this time, it came through. It got one of the infected files off and allowed my computer to boot normally again. From there, I installed my good anti-spyware programs (Malwarebytes, etc.) and ran them in safe mode, then downloaded AVAST! and ran a boot time scan, and then proceeded with all other measures to ensure I was clean.

    All in all, having Windows Defender built in can save your *** if something similar happened.

    PS, this happened while I was changing Anti-Viruses from AVG to AVAST!... so I was unprotected.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    I've been running Vista Home Premium (SP1) 32-bit now for about 6 months. I ditched my Creative XFi gamer PCI sound card for the use of my Abit IP35P Realtek HD on-board sound. The Creative card caused Alien-like sounds from other programs and software notifications. The Realtek HD sound is perfect. My XFX Vista video drivers were swapped for Nvidia Vista drivers recently, so other than these small things, I'm very happy with Vista... I use Avast Home free antivirus, CCleaner and Glary Utilities
     
  5. dab45

    dab45 TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Don't bother getting Vista since around 2009 Microsoft will be releasing Windows 7. It will have more compatibility than Vista ever will and improvements on New Technology like those touch screen computers HP has. Windows Vista will just end up being like Windows ME. Its almost the same scenario.
     
  6. GHOwner

    GHOwner TS Rookie

    Much more useful than the official website gives, thanks for the clarification on this. The Ultimate is tempting and normally the best route, but the Home Premium is essentially the one in budget that's worthwhile.
     
  7. FRANKTECH

    FRANKTECH TS Rookie

    please can you inform me about the latest
     
  8. Schulze

    Schulze TS Rookie Posts: 18

    thx for this info everyone. it really helped
     
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