Vista is crap

#1
The only good thing (all relative) is Aero - and it keeps switching itself off and reverting to Vista Basic.

Utter crap. Anyone got any ideas? I suspect it's due to a program that's incompatible with Vista right now...
 
#2
Sack it and get Linux; I too have been struggling with vista, on my mate's laptop; it's a load of bloatware pump. :thumbdown: :x :pissedoff: A better demonstration of why Microshite had better diversify their way out of software authoring I've yet to see.
 
#3
Proximo said:
The only good thing (all relative) is Aero - and it keeps switching itself off and reverting to Vista Basic.

Utter crap. Anyone got any ideas? I suspect it's due to a program that's incompatible with Vista right now...
Never mind all that. Who is she? Pleeeeease! :)
 
#4
Awol said:
Proximo said:
The only good thing (all relative) is Aero - and it keeps switching itself off and reverting to Vista Basic.

Utter crap. Anyone got any ideas? I suspect it's due to a program that's incompatible with Vista right now...
Never mind all that. Who is she? Pleeeeease! :)
Do you mean Alizee?

She is a French chanteuse with a penchant for kinky boots and wiggly dancing.

Clicky
Picky
 
#5
you could have a software conflict, or you may have avirus have you done a scan?

If you are having sofware issues with vista, you shuld be able to install XP instead (if you want to go back)

Stilts
 
#6
STILTS said:
(if you want to go back)
To a better operating system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#7
Suprisingly enough I actually like Vista. I've had no BSODs since installing it over 6 months ago. With XP blue screens were quite regular and I used to do a full reinstal every 7 months or so. Vista is far from perfect, it's memory usage is rediculous, its install foot print takes up a huge amount of space and I have had some driver problems but on the whole I am happy with it. I still keep XP installed on a seperate drive because of a few programs that I have are incompatible with Vista but I find I am having to boot into XP a lot less often these days.
My system is however bang up to date with all new components, I wouldn't try using Vista on a sytem that is more than a year or so old or with a less than average graphics card.
 
#8
vitsa will only got to basic if your "windows experience index" is low to find out if it is then go to your controll pannel, then click on the icon "performance information and tools" look what your index is then you can see what windows feels is making your computer change to basic.
If there is nothing obvious then you can force the visual effects that you want on the laptop by clicking on "adjust visual effects"
There is a more advanced area to look at, which is when you are in the "performance information and tools" window click on the "advanced tools" there you can click on "View performance details in event log" there you will be able to find out the exact problem causing the laptop to change to vista basic.

On another note linux has only 2% of the commercial market, linux doesnt allways work with all laptop graphics cards, to enable you to use all the flashy features such as KDE / GNOME

hope this helps you out :D
 
#9
Proximo said:
The only good thing (all relative) is Aero - and it keeps switching itself off and reverting to Vista Basic.

Utter crap. Anyone got any ideas? I suspect it's due to a program that's incompatible with Vista right now...
XP
 
#10
Sparks_Fly said:
.............I actually like Vista. ...................... Vista is far from perfect, it's memory usage is rediculous............I have had some driver problems .................... I still keep XP installed .......................................
Says it all really......
 
#12
All_I_Want said:
Sparks_Fly said:
.............I actually like Vista. ...................... Vista is far from perfect, it's memory usage is rediculous............I have had some driver problems .................... I still keep XP installed .......................................
Says it all really......
So does this:
I've had no BSODs since installing it over 6 months ago.
With XP blue screens were quite regular and I used to do a full reinstal every 7 months or so.

As I said XP is only used for hardware / software that is not compatible with Vista.
 
#13
All_I_Want said:
Sparks_Fly said:
.............I actually like Vista. ...................... Vista is far from perfect, it's memory usage is rediculous............I have had some driver problems .................... I still keep XP installed .......................................
Says it all really......
With selective editing like that to make a story, you should work for the Scum
 
#14
Vista is the outpourings of Satan's Khazi. I have never had to use it until a pal turned up with a new laptop. What a frightful bit of kit
It is so bad that I'm sure that the Emperor had something to do with it
 
#15
Plant-Pilot said:
All_I_Want said:
Sparks_Fly said:
.............I actually like Vista. ...................... Vista is far from perfect, it's memory usage is rediculous............I have had some driver problems .................... I still keep XP installed .......................................
Says it all really......
With selective editing like that to make a story, you should work for the Scum
The selective editing was for fun.
 
#16
Sparks_Fly said:
All_I_Want said:
Sparks_Fly said:
.............I actually like Vista. ...................... Vista is far from perfect, it's memory usage is rediculous............I have had some driver problems .................... I still keep XP installed .......................................
Says it all really......
So does this:
I've had no BSODs since installing it over 6 months ago.
With XP blue screens were quite regular and I used to do a full reinstal every 7 months or so.

As I said XP is only used for hardware / software that is not compatible with Vista.
I will be interested to visit this again in another 6 months to see if you need to re-install vista as it has bloated itself.....

You may as well just buy a xbox if you just want to use a system that only uses hardware that "fits" the "list"
 
#17
Have vista running just fine on 3 pcs here.

Did you buy an upgrade or was it pre-installed?

msr
 
#18
Running Vista on my new laptop and its been going like a dream.

However I will say this..................

In my opinion you need a MINIMUM 2GB of RAM and a decent processor like a Core Duo 2 for it to run decently and smoothly.

A relative of mine has a Dell laptop with 1GB RAM, a Celeron processor and Vista Home Basic and it's slower than the intellectual thought processes of a Pioneer Squadron or a Traffic Warden. It's forever freezing and crashing. Utter garbage.
 
#19
the whole vista idea is to support DX10 cards and quad processors...to utilise high amounts of ram and such. unless you have these i really would say go to xp then get all your vista drivers for xp on a site called www.xpvistaworld.com and best of luck. however if you want to play high end games on awesome ressies then vista is the way and still to this day there is nothing that can max out Crysis so you can see where they went with that game and sadly it's the future. and windows 7 is just the age group it's aimed at...
 
#20
Mr_Creosote said:
Running Vista on my new laptop and its been going like a dream.

However I will say this..................

In my opinion you need a MINIMUM 2GB of RAM and a decent processor like a Core Duo 2 for it to run decently and smoothly.

A relative of mine has a Dell laptop with 1GB RAM, a Celeron processor and Vista Home Basic and it's slower than the intellectual thought processes of a Pioneer Squadron or a Traffic Warden. It's forever freezing and crashing. Utter garbage.
Fully agree. Been on Vista for only the past couple of months only but apart from getting use where everything is (which is as much an issue as buying a different model car and getting used to where the wipers and indicators are), its been no problem. Like Mr C said no point even thinking of running it on a PC with less than 2mb RAM on it; everyone and their pet dog was stating this for some time now.
 

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