What went wrong with Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Hustle910, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    What went wrong with Windows Vista and could Microsoft not of made a Service Pack of improvements for Vista so people didn't have to hate Vista?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    The mistake they did was to release way to early.. SP1 and SP2 has alot of improvements.. People still dislike vista but why I dont know. Its a pretty descent OS after SP1..
     
  3. Luisile

    Luisile MDL Novice

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    I totaly agree with you!
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    But it is s****e when compared to W7, and now that we have W7...

    sebus
     
  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Yep, easy choice..:)
     
  6. Luisile

    Luisile MDL Novice

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    Yes but is same as With WinMe - i used it more than two years and i have no extreme issue with it and most of people say that Win Me was a mistake. Same for me was vista i like it, no isue ...But Win7 Is prety Good
     
  7. seniorgeek1969

    seniorgeek1969 MDL Junior Member

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    I never really understood the release of win me win 98se was rock solid. As far as Vista the issues it had I personally feel they were due to oem's installing it on subpar hardware and lack of driver support, remember the issues when xp first came out? Just my opinion
     
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  8. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    Vista ain't so bad, I have an Ultimate SP2 x86 license on one of my computers at home and not once have it failed me.
    I think it's great once you start get to knowing it.
    Sure Windows 7 is far more greater but given the right hardware, Vista is a smooth ride.

    A while ago I really thought Vista was the worst crap Microsoft had ever created next to ME, but these last couple of months have changed my mind completely and I'm thinking of installing it on another machine (It's a sin to waste licenses)

    Besides, Vista have the platform upate which takes it to a smaller similar level of 7, but only smaller.

    So now, 4 years later I feel nothing went wrong with Vista, it only needed time to mature and grow.
     
  9. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    With 7 now widely available, and 8 on it's way, has Microsoft left XP and Vista, and by that I mean make a few security updates for them but that's it, XP and Vista aren't important anymore, to Microsoft.
     
  10. tia

    tia MDL Novice

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    IMO, vista sp2 better than 7
     
  11. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    And I think a lot of people think so to, more then they like to admit.

    I also think Vista is a very misunderstood OS, there were never really any issues with it from the beginning.
    The OS was new and not enough drivers had been released when it was launched hence the trouble, and as mentioned earlier given the right harware Vista would fly.

    I bet people said the same thing with XP first when it launched.

    Basically I see Windows 7 as an Vista SP3 or R2, nothing more.
    There is nothing really new that Vista couldn't do more then a slightly newer GUI, optimations, better hardware support, drivers etc etc.
     
  12. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    Agree they released it too early, but not the software- I see it as the hardware was not quite ready for such a resource intensive OS as Vista.

    Back when the first Vista machines came out many were still single core CPU's (designed to run on the simple XP OS) that were just dogs with all of Vista's constantly running processes, As the cost of multi-core CPU's came down and more OEM's put them in their machines, Vista ran much better. The old 2.5" laptop hard drives were also pathetic as far as transfer speeds, and ram was expensive too- so they relied on a large pagefile from the slow hard drive to compensate for lack of required ram- so that made performance even worse with constant hard disk reads.

    I remember one early Vista HP laptop a relative bought at Costco- right from the box it had 70+ processes running including Norton. It was a complete dog, had to completely gut the factory bloatware to make vista run on that old single core CPU.

    When I do Vista re-installs on clients machines (due to unrepairable virus, bad hard drive, etc..) I usually disable "superfetch", disable "Windows search" and turn off "scheduled disk defragmentation"- that seems to stop most of the constant disk thrashing that bring lesser hardware to it's knees with Vista.

    Install Vista on a modern computer with 2-4 CPU cores, and 2-4GB ram- it runs great, install it on an old single core laptop and you'll hate it worse than paying taxes.
     
  13. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    +1 on this post
     
  14. thomas-007

    thomas-007 MDL Novice

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    Only if the Networking would play with XP and 7.
     
  15. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Vista SP2 was very good, that's more or less Windows 7.
     
  16. YPwn

    YPwn MDL Novice

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    Actually, Vista have A LOT of improvements in the kernel. That includes SuperFetch, ASLR etc.
    Vista SP2 is still good, people just don't understand it.
     
  17. lolleur1

    lolleur1 MDL Novice

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    Me thinks Vista was supposed to be meant as a Joke. "Hey look, let's take a really good OS, Change the graphics a little, then screw up the entire system" :D
     
  18. Fortesque

    Fortesque MDL Novice

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    Wow. Goes to show that some people have crazy opinions.
     
  19. Leolo

    Leolo MDL Member

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    In some extreme cases you also have to disable "System Restore" to prevent disk thrashing. But be aware of the consequences!
     
  20. 95blackz26

    95blackz26 MDL Novice

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    there was a lot of hate on XP when it first came out. i seem to remember a lot of the tech shows (back when G4 was techtv) use to say it had a fisher price interface among things.

    once SP2 came out it cleared a lot of the issues up. Microsoft is giving up mainstream support for vista in april of next year but you can still get updates till 2017. that probably means windows 8 is coming out next year.

    i never had any issues with it except for a few drivers when it first came out.