Solved

Why people hate vista?

I find vista home premium SP2 fast,stable and good looking (in my opinion looks better than win7) but i don't use it due to lack of DirectX 11 support. I think people regurgitate what others say.
16 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about people hate vista
  1. And what you're saying is that only your opinion matters and if anyone has a differing opinion it's because "people regurgitate what others say."

    Fair enough.

    But Vista was an unstable OS that was improved in every way with Windows 7. There's MY opinion, but I'm just regurgitating what others say apparently. Not that I used Vista for a couple years and noticed a dramatic difference with Windows 7, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
  2. Hate? No.
    Find absolutely no reason to use, in the light of 7, 8.1, and 10? Yes.
  3. ThatVietGuy said:
    And what you're saying is that only your opinion matters and if anyone has a differing opinion it's because "people regurgitate what others say."

    Fair enough.

    But Vista was an unstable OS that was improved in every way with Windows 7. There's MY opinion, but I'm just regurgitating what others say apparently. Not that I used Vista for a couple years and noticed a dramatic difference with Windows 7, but hey, whatever floats your boat.


    you got me mistaken.I meant that If you express "your" opinion,you should also justify it and from what i see it's quite common for people not to have their own opinion supported by arguments. If you ask "why?"; You will hear because i was told it was bad.That's why i made this topic.
  4. Best answer
    Vista runs modern software just fine on modern systems with 4+ GB of RAM. Its problem was that when it was released, Microsoft said it required only 512MB of RAM. While it's true that it can run on 512MB, it's dog-slow. 1GB is a better minimum, with 2GB being a more realistic target if you're actually going to use the computer to do stuff.

    That was a huge problem when Vista was first released. Most XP systems only had 128-256 MB of RAM, with 512MB being a very capable system. 1GB was luxurious. Then there was the UAC hilarity (admin privilege elevation). Vista was the first time Microsoft tried to enforce a policy change requiring programs to run with restricted user permissions, instead of having the run of the whole system (admin/root - a holdover from the DOS days). Because of this, a lot of programs made for XP and earlier simply didn't work with Vista. That combined with the crashes which come with any new OS while they iron out the bugs gave Vista a reputation for being slow, unstable, and incompatible.

    None of these are problems with modern hardware and software. But Vista is outdated and extended support (security updates) is scheduled to end April 2017. Anyone using it should look into upgrading to something else.

    Oh yeah, the desktop gadgets on Vista turned out to be a huge security hole.
  5. USAFRet said:
    Hate? No.
    Find absolutely no reason to use, in the light of 7, 8.1, and 10? Yes.



    I don't understand people who put win 10 on their PCs. I wouldn't feel comfortable having an OS with built-in keylogger.
  6. TYPICALHUMAN said:
    USAFRet said:
    Hate? No.
    Find absolutely no reason to use, in the light of 7, 8.1, and 10? Yes.



    I don't understand people who put win 10 on their PCs. I wouldn't feel comfortable having an OS with built-in keylogger.


    uh huh.
    And you have documentation on this 'keylogger'? Something not from the early days of the Tech Preview, maybe?
    I'd love to read this.
  7. TYPICALHUMAN said:


    1. Fair enough
    But you do know you can turn off almost all of that, quite easily.

    2. Since I do not use a Microsoft account to log into this Win 10 box (yes, you can do that), does not apply

    3. Delete applications? Every major OS upgrade, that is a possibility of happening. XP, Vista, 7, Linux, etc, etc.

    4. Forced Updates? Ok...here's the deal.
    For years, people railed against MS, due to the vast number of viruses out in the wild. Why are they there? Because a HUGE percentage of people never ever ran any updates. Ever. Totally virused up PC.
    So with Win 10, MS is forcing the issue. You WILL get those security updates.

    And people yell at them for this.
    Either it is optional, and people don't update. MS gets yelled at
    Or it is mandatory. MS gets yelled at.

    Either way, people yell.

    Or, you can run Vista, which has approx 7 months left of extended support. After that...nada.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

    And lest you think the privacy thing is Windows 10 only, here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2978239/windows/microsoft-slips-user-tracking-tools-into-windows-7-8-amidst-windows-10-privacy-storm.html
    http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-turn-telemetry-windows-7-8-and-windows-10

    By the way...do you use Google? A cell phone?
  8. Privacy? Spying?
    Here's a scenario for ya:

    At work, Windows 7 Enterprise.
    A coworker is looking for some new tool. Let's call it "Foo".
    Me, being a nice guy, look it up for him on google.
    Various makes and models.
    "Foo" is a tool I personally have never, ever searched for before. Not once. Ever.
    I come home (Windows 8.1 Pro).
    Open Amazon to check on a delivery.
    "Hi, would you like to buy a "Foo" "

    Now....who is spying on whom?
  9. no operating system should fully decide for user. I appreciate when i'm given freedom and can make my own choices. Btw I only have SP1 installed in my w7 without those extra security updates (they only take up space and the most recent ones spy on you) .To prove my point i periodically scan my whole drive for viruses and my system stays clean all the time (no serious threat has been detected for ages). AV vendors make lots of money off people by telling them you need to buy their program to be safe. this is a lie because a good hacker can easily fool any security suite there are even paid crypters that are 100% undetectable. I only use av against toolbars and adware that might come with an installer.
  10. TYPICALHUMAN said:
    no operating system should decide for user. I appreciate when i'm given freedom and can make my own choices. Btw I only have SP1 installed in my w7 without those extra security updates (they only take up space and the most recent ones spy on you) .To prove my point i periodially scan my whole drive for viruses and my system stays clean all the time (no threat has been detected for ages). AV vendors make lots of money off people by telling them you need to buy their program to be safe. this is a lie because a good hacker can easily fool any security suite there are even paid crypters that are 100% undetectable. I only use av against toolbars and adware that might come with an installer.


    And many users are idiots.
    Like you, I pay zero for antivirus. Some people pay a LOT, and still get a virused up PC.
    As said, many users are idiots.

    A couple of weeks ago, there was a user here.
    He downloaded something. (torrent)
    Unzip, and his AV warned him
    25 times
    And 25 times, he clicked 'Ignore'.
    And then wondered why his PC got a massive virus infection.

    And also as said...either they make updates optional and get yelled at, or they make updates mandatory and get yelled at.

    And for Win 7, there is only SP1. There is no SP2/3.
    But I thought you were running Vista?
  11. Downloading anything from torrent is risky especially cracked software so he should blame himself for his stupidity. I have pure SP1 without any other update and if you read carefully the first post you would know why i don't use vista. I tell you about my experience, you call me an idiot. this is the way it is here.
  12. And where, exactly, did I call you an idiot?

    That example of the torrenting dude was just to show that some people need to have updates forced on them.

    But, whatever...
  13. I'm sorry! I didn't concentrate on punctation. I have dyslexia.

    But what updates have to do with infection? If he didn't ignore the antivirus alert his Windows wouldn't get pwned.
  14. TYPICALHUMAN said:
    I'm sorry! I didn't concentrate on punctation. I have dyslexia.

    But what updates have to do with infection? If he didn't ignore the antivirus alert his Windows wouldn't get pwned.


    An example of someone who needs OS updates forced upon him.
Ask a new question

Read More

Support Windows Vista Directx