What do you think is the worst thing about Windows Vista?

In Windows Vista, what do you guys (and girls) think are the worst, or most irritating features that have been implemented into the OS? If you've used it, what exactly has really gotten to you?
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  1. The Stealthinator said:
    In Windows Vista, what do you guys (and girls) think are the worst, or most irritating features that have been implemented into the OS? If you've used it, what exactly has really gotten to you?

    Excessive resources, requiring additional RAM to be installed to run smoothly, if in fact, you can get vista to run smoothly ! Typically XP running 1 GB ram. and upgrading to vista, would require 2GB.
  2. It's not bloated but it's not super efficient either.... So yeah I would have to say resource usage.
  3. I would rather Vista over 7. I hate the folder layout and settings in Win7. Vista was still pretty similar to XP and older, yet with slight changes. Win7 just completely killed it.
  4. Actually you're the first person I've known to say that! Not that I agree or disagree with you, it's just surprising to hear someone say that when compared to all the other feedback vista's been getting.
  5. Yeah, well, I don't own a W7 PC just yet, however I do lots of computer repair and so I use W7 a lot. Definitely prefer Vista. I just don't like change.
  6. daniel_h said:
    Yeah, well, I don't own a W7 PC just yet, however I do lots of computer repair and so I use W7 a lot. Definitely prefer Vista. I just don't like change.


    You must really hate Windows 8 then.
  7. whooleo said:
    You must really hate Windows 8 then.

    Didn't try it yet, but that's my initial feeling.
  8. whooleo said:
    You must really hate Windows 8 then.

    lol!
  9. I had windows 7 x64 on a PC and Windows 7 x32 on another PC and both were sluggish and required exacting hardware and updates and wouldn't play certain games or use devices like a pen tablet, unfortunately both "blew up" when I attached mobile rack for SATA hdd's. I think the racks caused a short in the motherboards (DOH!).

    My Windows 7 x64 had 8gb of ram, 500gb primary hdd, 1tb second hdd, 1tb third hdd, 860 watt PSU, and a 4870 powercolor video card 1gb vram.

    My Windows 7 x32 had a 680 watt psu, 4gb ram 1tb hdd, and a geforce 2gb video card.

    Although I had sufficient power, ram and video, they both were still slow and difficult to use. At least the Vista OS is easier to use.

    My Vista x32 PC and my Vista x32 laptop do work quite well and I have no problems with that OS. XP is still the best and quickest OS yet.

    The only thing with Vista is that you have to use Vista specific drivers, games, and apps, and any devices that are specific dor Windows 7 will not work or will cause errors.
  10. Vista was really annoying with its instability and UAC pop-ups. I would use either XP or 7. I dunno which is better between the two, tho.
  11. The only good thing thabout Windows 7 is that it came with a built-in DVD player.

    Actually, my Samsung netbook has Windows 7 x32 and it works quite efficiently.

    I think that Windows 7 is more for the professional minded (apps and programs) whereas Vista is best performing with games especially those that were created for for previous OS versions. Using an older video card like a GTS 8600 works quite efficiently with Vista but does not perform well with Windows 7.

    I've yet to try Windows 8, I would have preferred Microsoft to have made a version of Windows 8 for PC rather than a generic version for both mobile devices and PC.
  12. TenPc said:
    The only good thing thabout Windows 7 is that it came with a built-in DVD player.

    Actually, my Samsung netbook has Windows 7 x32 and it works quite efficiently.

    I think that Windows 7 is more for the professional minded (apps and programs) whereas Vista is best performing with games especially those that were created for for previous OS versions. Using an older video card like a GTS 8600 works quite efficiently with Vista but does not perform well with Windows 7.

    I've yet to try Windows 8, I would have preferred Microsoft to have made a version of Windows 8 for PC rather than a generic version for both mobile devices and PC.


    That makes absolutely no sense. Both Vista and 7 use the same driver base because both use the NT 6.0 kernel (Vista: 6.0, 7: 6.1, 8: 6.2/3). This leaves for little variation of performance under Windows Vista and 7 especially since both have mature drivers.
  13. whooleo said:
    That makes absolutely no sense. Both Vista and 7 use the same driver base because both use the NT 6.0 kernel (Vista: 6.0, 7: 6.1, 8: 6.2/3). This leaves for little variation of performance under Windows Vista and 7 especially since both have mature drivers.


    Your message makes no sense.

    http://www.intowindows.com/difference-between-vista-windows-7/

    Certain devices will only work with Vista like my Pen tablet, EZCAP TV USB adapter... Some (most) older games work better and more efficiently on Vista especially using the specified video card as per game specification, and there are more updated drivers available for Vista than Windows 7 because techs have had more time to create them whereas Windows 7 has only been around for about 3 or so years.
  14. TenPc said:
    Your message makes no sense.

    http://www.intowindows.com/difference-between-vista-windows-7/

    Certain devices will only work with Vista like my Pen tablet, EZCAP TV USB adapter... Some (most) older games work better and more efficiently on Vista especially using the specified video card as per game specification, and there are more updated drivers available for Vista than Windows 7 because techs have had more time to create them whereas Windows 7 has only been around for about 3 or so years.


    More updated drivers for Vista huh? http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/49949 For 8, 7, and Vista....

    Ex. I have an Audigy Platinum and 2 ZS and I encountered the infamous Windows Vista Star Wars Battlefront 2 audio glitch/crash (even with onboard), when used under 7 the glitches/crashes almost completely stopped.

    Majority of older games will most likely run better under 7 do to improved resource usage.
  15. It exists
  16. Actually you're the first person I've known to say that!
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