Windows Vista: Choosing the right one for you

By Rick ยท 82 replies
Feb 15, 2007
  1. Rogue_Zero

    Rogue_Zero TS Rookie

    why would anyone downgrade to Vista? I think Vista is just Beta version of Windows 7 to make money
  2. drjulian

    drjulian TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Tmagic650 #47....After 2 months UAC finally doesn't show any more,but if you've seen my posts, I've made myself OTHER problems I'm hoping somebody answers!.........Don
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    make sure you have installed all the Vista updates including Service Pack 1. UAC still comes up once in a while, but I am used to it now. Also, I use Windows Live OneCare in Vista for spyware and virus protection. Make sure you use utilities like Glarysoft's Utilities or CCleaner once in a while. Check for updated Vista drivers for sound and other hardware on your system
  4. drjulian

    drjulian TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Too Late!.........I did it again!

    Thanks tmagic,using Glarysoft,CC Cleaner,Comodo Firewall,Boclean(Comodo),Threatfire A/V. Best program I've found lately is Auslogics Disk Defrag,really fast,free. Updates OK,but I keep bunging things up myself.The other problems I posted were nuisances (that nobody answers!) now I've lost my sound. Oh well,maybe if I post elsewhere,I'll get answer. Thanks again....Don
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes Don,
    if you could post your Vista problems in other relevant parts of this site, it might be better. I use O&O Defrag, it is not free...
  6. rikkigrysko

    rikkigrysko TS Rookie

    instead of vista i use windows 95
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You must be a real computer user, speeding along at 433MHz with a nifty 64 MB of RAM and a 10GB hard drive.. I'm jealous!
  8. drjulian

    drjulian TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Lol ! ...........
  9. drjulian

    drjulian TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Suppose speakers work better if green lead PLUGGED IN?

    WINNER!........(Low IQ of the week Award)............Don
  10. spkenny

    spkenny TS Enthusiast Posts: 57

    I do computer repair and have had several customers very unsatisfied with vista. I think I've wiped vista and installed xp on at least 30 machines these customers bought from best buy, wal-mart, etc. Seeing vista and using it myself as a test run, seems the only thing it really has going for it is the cool looks. But in the process I've found Brickopack Vista, which will make over your xp with a vista type look. Not only is it free, but it has satisfied hundreds of my customers since all they really wanted was the cool look of vista in the first place
  11. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Guru Posts: 246

    I just hate vista's bloated theme...takes up too many resources... shut it off on all of mine... put my old custom XP theme back on.
  12. ThaMaestro

    ThaMaestro TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Vista doesnt do it for me. Slow as sh1t, takes up to 1 - 1,5 GB after start-up .... and kills my laptop and instance :mad:
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    it would be nice if you people that dis Vista would bother to do a little research before you try to go to Vista. I realize that some laptop manufacturers jumped to putting Vista on their laptops without making sure the hardware was good enough to run Vista, and this is not your fault. Vista SP1 has been released. Vista hardware drivers are much better now. Take a look at my specs. Vista runs very fast and stable on my system. The multitasking is great! Game playing is wonderful!
  14. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    Tmagic640 those specs are they for your laptop running Vista on? Vista SP1 doesn't require a lot of systems resources well depends on what you choose though?
  15. ThaMaestro

    ThaMaestro TS Rookie Posts: 35

    You're right, i guess, but one might assume that when you buy a new laptop (or pc), which has an OS pre-installed by one of the biggest companies in the world, things should work proper. Ofcourse we all kow MS, and thus know that this isnt the case with (most of) their products. So yes, a little bit research in advance might be good. Then again, it took my 3 weeks to find out which laptop i could/wanted to buy for my budget. As a student, you cant take more time then that to sort out things. You need to make decisions, and you cant find out everything in advance; some things need to be experienced (which however, in this case, isnt the best thing for me).
    Because, what if i were to scream n shout on this forum that Vista isnt any good (based on what ive read), while i didnt even used it in reality?

    I see your point of view, and agree to it on some way. But you must understand that for me, its quite a big bug that my Laptop (which has quite good specs, for a cheap 700 euro's, which is very cheap here) doesnt work stable and proper/fast. All that, while I only used it for 2 or 3 months (AND, in the meanwhile, already needed to re-install my complete laptop, i.e. format C:\ and re-install everyting new again, simply because IE7 was having very strange errors ...).
    For example, when i bought my laptop, booted it for the first ime, it used, after it was completely booted, more then 1 GB RAM. That's freaking awfully much. Ofcourse, there are some builtin programmes, which can be removed from the startup procedure ... but still, its too much!

    I really like to know which programmes i can turn off, if I put my laptop back to factory defaults (which i will probably do, since the problem im having now really troubles me (see my post in the Security and the Web subforum)
  16. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    Oh you have 2GB of RAM and it's using 1.5GB.. Something wrong their with memory management. Or an applications is leaking memory. I can run it with 1GB and have 500MB free. So if I had 2GB I should have 1.5GB free at startup..
  17. ThaMaestro

    ThaMaestro TS Rookie Posts: 35

    No, my laptop (HP Compaq 6820s (vendorcode GR713EA#ABH) standard has 2 GB RAM; i upgraded it to 3 GB RAM when i bought the laptop.

    And yes, the very first time I booted the laptop, it used ~1 GB RAM. Of course, as i said in my previous post, there are some programmes running which arent windows built-in; some HP programmes etc.... But still, those progs together will never manage to be more than 500 MB i think.
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I don't really know what you are asking here. I don't have a laptop, at least one that I own. If you look at my specs, it is a desktop. I have seen laptops with a core 2 dual intel or a AMD 2 Turion and just 1GB of RAM run Vista well
  19. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    Oh then your desktop is running Vista well.. I thought you were saying your laptop, but you don't own one. Vista will have a short life in service by 2010. For now it's the only one that loads everything I have on my HP laptop plus it looks nice on Ultra Bright screens. XP huge jump over 2000 as NT, 98, 95, 3.1 DOS/EGA/CGA was..

    Still some users have problems with Vista...
  20. batteryland

    batteryland TS Rookie

    In China,these vista copy cheaper than other countries.
  21. syllovesyou

    syllovesyou TS Rookie

    I think dual booting is the way to go right now.
  22. 2Sher2

    2Sher2 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Very good post,
  23. ffsx222

    ffsx222 TS Rookie

    I would suggest windows vista home premium 64-bit for home users.
  24. conradodav

    conradodav Banned


    i think bussines is the best
  25. Lou3

    Lou3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 67

    I'm getting ready to build my new system tonight and have been going back and forth about whether to stick with XP or go to Vista. I assume most of Vista's driver issues would have been corrected by now (I'm not running anything unusual anyway), and my new hardware is more than capable of handling it.

    The thing is, I already have a copy of XP and don't feel like I'm missing anything with it. I prefer a lean software environment and would rather not have all the 3D bells and whistles. I'm going to do a dual-boot with Ubuntu and hope to have it become my primary OS, so I don't see a reason to give more money to MS when XP works fine and will, last I read, be supported until 2014. By then, hopefully Ubuntu or another Linux distro will be my only OS.

    I'm not happy about Vista's EULA tying each copy to a specific motherboard. I understand they're not currently enforcing it, but the potential exists. Yet another reason to make XP my last MS OS.
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