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Windows Vista Horror Stories

 
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02/23/2008 08:47 PM
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Windows Vista Horror Stories
I guess by now every body knows what a piece of crap Windows Vista is. Except maybe Microsoft, and the select few that have actually got it to run on their computers.
Vista is a total nightmare, starting out. At first install, it took about 5 hours to finally get my hardware to where Vista Home Basic would even install.
It is finally up and running, so, like the dumbass that I am, I decide I want Aero glass, becuase Vista Home basic doesn't have Aero in it. I piss away another $80 bucks to get it using Anytime upgrade (which is a nightmare in itself), and after a few hours, it is finally installed. Well after Vista installs 100 megs of updates, it reboots. Once the OS is booted and running, I start getting hangs, blue screens and crashes. So much so that I can't even attempt to fix it. So what do, I try to reinstall it. Well, your product key only works once, after that you have to call India, and beg them to let you reinstall it. All together, just to get Windows Vista home basic up and running, between the hangs and crashes, about 6 hours, then I want to upgrade back to Windows Vista Home premium.

To do a reinstall to get to Windows Vista Home Premium using the anytime upgrade, first you have to install Vista Home basic, which is about 4 hours of your time, then you have to call India and beg them to let you activate it, then if I want to upgrade to Home premium, you have to reinstall Vista ALL OVER AGAIN, wasting another 4 hours, and then I have to call India a second time, just to activate the Home Premium version. And if it starts crashing then... UUUUGGGGGHHHHHHH

I should have listened to the Horror stories and reviews.
DO NOT DO IT, Vista is a piece of crap, and don't get the Anytime Upgrade or it will compound your nightmares 10 fold.

One good thing about Vista is it is a huge boost for Apple and Linux.
I am certainly looking forward to joining any class action lawsuits against Micro$oft, and being a legal user and going to seek out all of the activation hacks I can, because Vista is a scam.
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02/23/2008 09:05 PM
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Re: Windows Vista Horror Stories
When vista came out I went out and got 2 apple mac books and a mac pro.

VISTA BLOWS

It's like "windows ME"

OS X is a damn damn fine program.

It's very well rounded and very stable. It's super easy to use.
It's almost to easy.

www.apple.com

Go there and BUY and be happy. Life is to short to fuck with MS shit.
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02/23/2008 09:09 PM
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I'm totally freaked out by how cool PCLinuxOS is and have Windows XP installed under it as as virtual machine for rare occasions when I need it.
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02/23/2008 09:09 PM
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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.

"Windows Vista users generally experience 20 percent fewer application "hangs" than those running Windows XP6."

"Windows Vista has been shown to have fewer vulnerabilities than Windows XP or MacOS X 10.4"

[link to www.microsoft.com]
Anonymous Coward
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02/23/2008 09:10 PM
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vista works fine here.. some people just like to be melodramatic all the time... or they use it on outdated hardware and wonder why it's slow.

If you have a single core processor or a PC built before the release of vista, you shouldn't be using vista. If you built your PC after vista or use a dual core processor, then vista might be right for you.

You should be using vista on that old 2 GHZ pentium 4 from 2003.
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02/23/2008 09:11 PM
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Yah'but...

How was Vista really?
Rota

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02/23/2008 09:13 PM
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MS has never been a company that stands by its products and offers any support.

I remember a few years ago I called them and thought I was on a toll-free support line and to my horror when my phone bill arrived found out those cheap ass bastards didn't have a free support line. Cost me a chunk for those calls as I was talking to them all day.
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02/23/2008 09:15 PM
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I have vista business on my home computer, I'm pleased with it, occasionally if I have too many tabs open it starts running slow, other than that, I haven't had any of the problems you list, course it was a higher version also. Works great with my DSL, happy with it.
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02/23/2008 09:18 PM
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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.
 Quoting: Vista Rulz 379447


Fat, drunk, and stupid, is no way to go through life, son...
Vista Rulz
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02/23/2008 09:20 PM
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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.


Fat, drunk, and stupid, is no way to go through life, son...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 92147


Typical GLP logic. I cant argue against the point, so I will attack the person.
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02/23/2008 09:21 PM
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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.

"Windows Vista users generally experience 20 percent fewer application "hangs" than those running Windows XP6."

"Windows Vista has been shown to have fewer vulnerabilities than Windows XP or MacOS X 10.4"

[link to www.microsoft.com]
 Quoting: Vista Rulz 379447

Fuck Vista and the demon behind it.
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02/23/2008 09:22 PM
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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.
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Fat, drunk, and stupid, is no way to go through life, son...
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Typical GLP logic. I cant argue against the point, so I will attack the person.
 Quoting: Vista Rulz 379447


Thanks for admitting you have no clue what I was talking about...

yawn
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02/23/2008 09:25 PM
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[link to www.crn.com]

Oh yes...Vista is God's gift to mankind...

chuckle
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02/23/2008 09:35 PM
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What exactly is Windows XP6 (besides more clueless bullshit)?

Latest version I know of is XP Service Pack 2 - soon to be 3 because Microsoft knows that enterprise shops are NOT rolling to Vista.

By the way, Vista Service Pack 1 was pulled because it completely fucked up people's PCs! Sent them into an endless reboot cycle.

You like Vista, I don't mind. I personally won't touch it even with your computer
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02/23/2008 09:45 PM
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Vista sucks. When it comes time to upgrade my OS, I'm switching to Ubuntu or some other Linus OS, and maybe in time, Windows 7.

Vista is slow. Vista can't run very many programs. Hell, my friend has vista, and whenever he tries to watch a Stage6 video (hi-def youtube, essentially), his OS switches themes. Programs I use just fine on XP, common programs that a lot of people use (like Team Fortress 2 and Final Fantasy XI) randomly lock up his computer. It's not a performance issue, as his specs can run games like Oblivion (very intensive graphically) at full settings, but games like Final Fantasy XI, an older game with old graphics, cannot run so smoothly.

Nothing but problems with Vista.

Not to mention how Vista essentially holds the user's hand :/
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02/23/2008 09:48 PM
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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.

"Windows Vista users generally experience 20 percent fewer application "hangs" than those running Windows XP6."

"Windows Vista has been shown to have fewer vulnerabilities than Windows XP or MacOS X 10.4"

[link to www.microsoft.com]
 Quoting: Vista Rulz 379447


U are full of BS
Mayor of Simpleton

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02/23/2008 09:57 PM
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Re: Windows Vista Horror Stories
My home machine:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 6 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz

Running WinXP 64 bit in VMWare fusion
Vista 64 bit as the boot camp partition (for games) (can also boot in VMWare fusion

MoS
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Mayor of Simpleton

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02/23/2008 10:01 PM
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Oh yeah, install Vista SP1. It is orders of magnitude better. I have a Dell Latitude D420 w 2GB ram and a solid state hard drive that was mostly unusable until I installed SP1. Now it is quite usable. (I had even downgraded it to XP for a while.)

MoS

P.S. If you get the MAC, get the 30" display, it rocks. Coupled with my 24" display, I have plenty of screen real estate.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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02/23/2008 10:14 PM
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Vista sucks. When it comes time to upgrade my OS, I'm switching to Ubuntu or some other Linus OS, and maybe in time, Windows 7.

Vista is slow. Vista can't run very many programs. Hell, my friend has vista, and whenever he tries to watch a Stage6 video (hi-def youtube, essentially), his OS switches themes. Programs I use just fine on XP, common programs that a lot of people use (like Team Fortress 2 and Final Fantasy XI) randomly lock up his computer. It's not a performance issue, as his specs can run games like Oblivion (very intensive graphically) at full settings, but games like Final Fantasy XI, an older game with old graphics, cannot run so smoothly.

Nothing but problems with Vista.

Not to mention how Vista essentially holds the user's hand :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 376990


Linux needs windows to run, so just run windows.

[link to talkback.zdnet.com]
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02/23/2008 10:32 PM
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Vista sucks. When it comes time to upgrade my OS, I'm switching to Ubuntu or some other Linus OS, and maybe in time, Windows 7.

Vista is slow. Vista can't run very many programs. Hell, my friend has vista, and whenever he tries to watch a Stage6 video (hi-def youtube, essentially), his OS switches themes. Programs I use just fine on XP, common programs that a lot of people use (like Team Fortress 2 and Final Fantasy XI) randomly lock up his computer. It's not a performance issue, as his specs can run games like Oblivion (very intensive graphically) at full settings, but games like Final Fantasy XI, an older game with old graphics, cannot run so smoothly.

Nothing but problems with Vista.

Not to mention how Vista essentially holds the user's hand :/


Linux needs windows to run, so just run windows.

[link to talkback.zdnet.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 379447



If you honestly believe that then you are completely retarded.
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02/23/2008 10:39 PM
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Windows was good,but now it sucks.
Anonymous Coward
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02/23/2008 10:39 PM
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If you really believe that Vista is crap, then you have a few screws loose.
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02/23/2008 10:44 PM
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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.
 Quoting: Vista Rulz 379447


That's like saying asparagus is the most intelligent vegetable.

FFS.
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02/23/2008 10:44 PM
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If you really believe that Vista is crap, then you have a few screws loose.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 370480

x1
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02/23/2008 10:45 PM
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I'm pretty sure OpenBSD is the most secure OS
THOR

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02/23/2008 10:52 PM
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Vista blows. I bought Vista Ultimate. I have a mean machine too. But had nothing but problems with it. After talking to 3 differant techies in India I was about to kill someone. So I decided to just reinstall XP. I love my XP and might think about reinstalling Vista after the service pack is out.
Anonymous Coward
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02/23/2008 10:53 PM
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I'm thinking I can get another good 20 years out of Win 98
Anonymous Coward
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02/23/2008 10:58 PM
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I'm thinking I can get another good 20 years out of Win 98
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 379551


lmao

I'd be with you on that one, buddy. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.
Anonymous Coward
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02/23/2008 11:02 PM
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98Lite works
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02/23/2008 11:14 PM
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Actually I have a new Gigabyte MP6 with an AMD 4600 X2 processor, with new WD Sata drives, 2 gigs ram and Vista still sucks. Some people that believe in it are the lucky few that got it to work. Windows XP has been really good, PCLinuxOS is the bomb, but it can't run all of my programs I paid lots of money for. Once Linux and wine come of age, I will most definitely dump Microsoft. I'm tired of the shams.
Microsoft is so worried about not making their Billions that they have to trash Vista. And Windows 7 will be the same, because Micro$oft will still be worried about making billions of dollars on mediocre software.
Their customer support stinks, and they are so big, they don't give a dam about their customers.
Whee! 8D

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Vista is more stable than XP and the most secure operating system, currently available.

"Windows Vista users generally experience 20 percent fewer application "hangs" than those running Windows XP6."

"Windows Vista has been shown to have fewer vulnerabilities than Windows XP or MacOS X 10.4"

[link to www.microsoft.com]
 Quoting: Vista Rulz 379447


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NOT A FUCKING VIRUS ON WHATEVER VERSION OF MAC!!!!

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OP! Use this for a lawsuite!
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