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The aesthetics of Vista is great! But sadly I ran into a lot of problems.

1st...DRIVERS This is always an issue. I can't get any programs to run on my machine that I regularly use. I am in the process of reinstalling XP on my machine right now :)

2nd Memory Hog! This OS uses tooooo much memory. Whenever I would look at the stats of my machine it was constantly working harder than it should.

3rd User Account Control is annoying! Everytime you click on something, Vista asks you if you want to open that item. Well DUH!?!? Isn't that why I clicked on it in the first place?

Overall..PITA. Stick to XP :p
 

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Scooter Scott said:
The aesthetics of Vista is great! But sadly I ran into a lot of problems.

1st...DRIVERS This is always an issue. I can't get any programs to run on my machine that I regularly use. I am in the process of reinstalling XP on my machine right now :)

2nd Memory Hog! This OS uses tooooo much memory. Whenever I would look at the stats of my machine it was constantly working harder than it should.

3rd User Account Control is annoying! Everytime you click on something, Vista asks you if you want to open that item. Well DUH!?!? Isn't that why I clicked on it in the first place?

Overall..PITA. Stick to XP :p
Scottie,

I think that Vista will ultimately change computing for all of us. Unfortunately, it seems to have been ahead of its time. Kind of like the Edsel maybe?!?!? :shrug: :lol: :lol: :shrug:

My wife and I celebrated the introduction of Vista by purchasing an iMac. It was by far the easiest computer we have ever set up and used.

I agree with your assertion that you will be much happier with Windows XP. :p
 

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Just finished installing XP. I'm feeling more at home now :)
 

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I have Vista on my laptop and XP on my desk. Vista has all the problems tha Scooter says. But now that I'm more used to it, I don't hate it as much. What the hardest part was that MS thought it was cute to change a lot of the terms just enough to make you wonder "does that mean the same as..." That bugged me most, but I'm glad that I still have the XP when I really need to get work done.
 

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How hard was it to go back to XP?
 

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Scooter Scott said:
2nd Memory Hog! This OS uses tooooo much memory. Whenever I would look at the stats of my machine it was constantly working harder than it should.

3rd User Account Control is annoying! Everytime you click on something, Vista asks you if you want to open that item. Well DUH!?!? Isn't that why I clicked on it in the first place?

Overall..PITA. Stick to XP :p
I use Vista Business on my tower & I love it, but you are right it certainly is a memory hog (I am running 4 gigs of memory)

The user account control is easy enough to turn off, I turned it off 10 minutes after I installed it.........

~John
 

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It may be a tad off-topic but if you are running the latest iteration of Mac OS, Leopard, you can use a built-in utility called Boot Camp to set up a partition of your Mac hard drive to run Windows XP or Windows Vista or any other operating system you can think of.

It runs a wicked Win XP. I hear it does wonders for Vista as well.

Just a thought... :yes:

Now :topic:
 

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It was very simple for me to go back to XP...I formatted and reinstalled lol

The User Account Control turned itself back on after an update and just ticked me off lol but I know it is easy to turn it right back off. None the less a PITA!
 

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After my first trip with my newest laptop (which has Vista Business), I'm having second thoughts about keeping Vista on it. I bought an OEM 3-pack of XP last year. I have one left, and I think I'm going to reformat my laptop with it. It's a Toshiba, and it has lots of XP support.

I got seriously tired of the way Vista "manages" wireless connections, and the machine itself seemed brutally slow on the wireless connections I had in the hotel and conference room. There's no excuse for that with 2GB of memory. The one and only advantage I see with Vista 32 is that it can manage more than the 32-bit memory limit (somewhere around 2.39GB), but then again, so can 2000/XP with the /3GB extension in boot.ini.

Vista also refuses to shut down when I close the laptop's lid, no matter how I set it up...it always went into sleep mode, and the first time I did that (thinking it was off), I came back to a dead battery. Win XP and 2000 would shut down in less than 3 seconds, but Vista seems to take forever after any wireless session.

They still have some work to do, but I have a better idea...how about a clean-sheet design, instead of the 20,000-man human pyramid that Vista has become? One guy sneezes, and the whole thing collapses. Layers upon layers upon layers of ancient, inefficient code aren't helped by faster processors and more memory, despite what MS wishes. I can still see NT, 2000, and XP hiding underneath the Vista skin, and it's getting old.

IMHO, 2000 is still the most stable, and runs programs the fastest. I just don't have it on any of my machines anymore...

End of rant.
 

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Scooter Scott said:
It was very simple for me to go back to XP...I formatted and reinstalled lol

The User Account Control turned itself back on after an update and just ticked me off lol but I know it is easy to turn it right back off. None the less a PITA!
Why/How do you turn User Account Control off?
 

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Scooter Scott said:
It was very simple for me to go back to XP...I formatted and reinstalled lol

The User Account Control turned itself back on after an update and just ticked me off lol but I know it is easy to turn it right back off. None the less a PITA!
Why/How do you turn User Account Control off?
 

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I thing I changed it in the registry...can't remember for sure.
 

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But why would you do that? What does it change?
 

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In Vista, it likes to prompt you for every little thing that you do to m ake sure that it is in fact what you wanted to do. That's annoying :)
 

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That's what really ticked me off on that last trip. It asked me for everything but my shoe size every time there was a glitch in the wireless connection.

:cuss: :censor: :wall: :cuss: :censor: :wall:
 

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That's what really ticked me off on that last trip. It asked me for everything but my shoe size every time there was a glitch in the wireless connection.

:cuss: :censor: :wall: :cuss: :censor: :wall:
JPark, let me be the first to ask then... WHAT'S YOUR SHOE SIZE??

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That's what really ticked me off on that last trip. It asked me for everything but my shoe size every time there was a glitch in the wireless connection.

:cuss: :censor: :wall: :cuss: :censor: :wall:
That's funny, mine's a "connection whore" No matter where I go it'll easily pick-up any available connection, but when I get back home, I have to "reintroduce" it to the home network. :roll:
 

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I was bored yesterday. I decided (for whatever reason I am not sure) to upgrade my Win XP based laptop to Vista Home Premium. I followed the instructions explicitly provided by my laptop manufacturer Toshiba.

For the most part, the install went well. As part of preparing for installing Vista, all of the utilities that were XP-based were uninstalled. The DVD burning software was uninstalled. When it was removed, Windows XP decided I didn't have a DVD drive anymore. I even lost reference to the drive letter :shrug: .

It took about 3 hours to figure out a workaround. :wall: :wall:

They say a Vista install takes from 3 to 6 hours. Including my adventures with the stupid DVD drive letter, I spent between 8 and 10 hours installing this new OS.

I did figure out how to turn off the User Account Control.

There are several methods to do this. I chose to use the Registry Editor.

Using Registry Editor

1. Run Registry Editor by typing "regedit" in Start Search or command prompt.
2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\System

3. Locate the following DWORD registry subkey in the right pane:
EnableLUA

4. Right click and choose modify or double click on EnableLUA to modify the setting. On valud prompt, set the new value to 0.
5. Exit from Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.

To enable the UAC again, simply change back the value of EnableLUA to 1.
 

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im looking at purchasing a new laptop in the next few months and im debating just buying XP and buying a computer with no operating system. i havnt priced any out yet. but the actual computer should be less if i buy it like that eh??
 

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My wife and I were talking to one of the talking heads at Best Buy. You can not purchase an XP computer in stores. You would have to get it custom built or order direct from say hp, toshiba, and the like.

It may be cheaper but if you can't put your hands on it..... :angel:
 
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