Whats the deal with Vista now? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-25-2007, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 678
Lightbulb Whats the deal with Vista now?

I remember when vista first came out, just about everyone bashed it, claiming that it was the worst thing of the century; many actually believed it, others just did it because it was mainstream.

It's been awhile after vista's release, and my question is..
why not upgrade to vista?

Are there still massive amounts of bugs? I know SP1 is due for release in like Q1 08..i thought.

I mean.. at this point vista seems awesome, you can use more ram, if you ahve ultimate you can use that dreamscene stuff..

I know there are lots of compatibility issues in games.. but still

What are some main reasons why people are stubborn to change?
(convince me to change... I want to soo baddd i just need a good reason : ) )

andrewsvalesen is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
KSoD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

Personal preference.
That is why people wont change. XP has been out for over 6 years now and stable for the last 2-3 years. So why go from something that is stable to Vista which is "buggy".

Honestly i got Vista right away and love it. I am beta testing SP1 and it is even better. The only reason why my Vista isntall's ahve crashed is cause of what i have done to them. Wait that is the only reason why XP ever crashed as well. Guess it has more to do with the user than the Software. Who would have thunk it.

I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
veedubfreak's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

Want a reason to pick it up? Microcenter has vista home premium 32bit on sale for 79.99 right now. I plan on picking up 2 copies this weekend and taking the plunge.
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 678
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

I'm saving for vista ultimate, i want dreamscene, BAD!
andrewsvalesen is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
gurusan's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

I say go for it. It's mainstream now and support is only going to get better. I love it.
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 04:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
veg1992's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

Originally Posted by gurusan View Post
I say go for it. It's mainstream now and support is only going to get better. I love it.
ya plus you don't wanna buy Windows XP, i mean who wants to pay money for an OS thats gonna be outdated really soon... (unless you get it the other way, and use your old key"
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.

.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 07:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,385
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

Why? Because XP does everything I want to do. Why spend $$$ when you don't have to?

If and when I build again, I'll go with it or 7.

Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 x6 core / MSI B350 Gaming Plus
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue SSD 250GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR4 2400 / Win10 Pro x64
Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,578
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

Like I did with XP, I will certianly wait for least SP1 IF not SP2..
Ste is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 10:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
MetalOwns's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franklin, WI
Posts: 432
Send a message via AIM to MetalOwns
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

I got it when I built my computer, and I love it. Haven't had any major problems with it, except when I was getting BSODs when logging onto accounts, but that was just the video card driver...uninstalled/reinstalled the new one, and no problems since.

All of my games work great too...I run all of them on max settings without any problems.

A lot of people bash it because they buy it on new computer that cost like 600 bucks, that don't have the requirements to run Vista properly, and then when it lags they say that it sucks.

EDIT: I was just messing around with DreamScene, because I just installed it last night, and its pretty cool.
Intel Core2Duo E6600 (2.40) @ OC'ing
2 gigs G.Skill DDR2 800 RAM @ OC'ing
2x 320 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (RAID 0)
EVGA Ge-Force 7900 GS KO @ 710/985 @ 1.48v/2.20v
LITE-ON 20x DVD+/-R Burner/12x DVD-RAM w/ LightScribe
LITE-ON 48x CD Burner/16x DVD-ROM
Hanns·G 19" Widescreen LCD
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
MetalOwns is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 11:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
Future ex-member
lancec2c30's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chehalis, WA
Posts: 4,012
Send a message via MSN to lancec2c30
Default Re: Whats the deal with Vista now?

I got it thinking.. ya it has been out long enough. Was I wrong. None of my drivers work, LAN, chipset, video..... I like how it is set up and all. But I have switched back to XP until I either A) update my rig to a ds3r, e2180, 2gigs of ram or B) SP1 brings support for my motherboard.


XP Pro | Vista Home Premium | Linux Ubuntu 7.10
s939 X2 3800 Toledo @ 2.6ghz | evga 7900gs | 320gig + 80gig wd | 1gb Ram | Abit KN8 SLI
3.1ghz achieved. :cool:
70K F@H member..............still waiting for the "iRACK"

Norcent will not be forgotten.

lancec2c30 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Download Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 0 10-14-2007 10:57 AM
10 Reasons You Don't Need Vista Today Cyber.Logan New Systems | Building and Buying 47 08-15-2007 04:31 PM
Vista Transformation Pack 7.0 Released Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 11 06-27-2007 09:48 PM
Linux and Vista dual-boot Mike9182 Linux and Open Source 1 06-26-2007 06:53 PM
Is Vista Full of Bugs ? NayNay1991x Microsoft Windows and Software 14 05-29-2007 06:40 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.