Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Vista: Does it really suck that much?

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JLHack7
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Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by JLHack7 »

Got my college laptop, this thing's a beast compared to my old one (which had what Intel considered the top of the line for their Gfx cards, the FPS dropped noticibly when you had more than 25 entities on the screen at once, and reached "low" when you had more than 75, low being roughly < 15 FPS)

both this laptop and my last one came with Vista (the old one came with the cheapest edition, this one has Business edition), but my experiences with this one are actually bearable.
Vista ran terrible on my old machine, once I gave it a second partition and installed XP, everything got better. MUCH BETTER.

Now, with a far more powerful comp however... Vista actually doesn't seem that bad (GASP!)

So what's the deal behind all the Vista hate?

(oh and by the way, I think that compatibility mode is fake. Try running TASClient in compatibility mode with XP, if you can get to the battle screen without TASClient locking up, you get a cookie.)
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1v0ry_k1ng
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by 1v0ry_k1ng »

I knew this guy, he used XP; he was alrite. then, one day, he installed vista and within the hour his girlfriend broke up with him and his parents died and then he turned gay

but im sure your alrite
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Jazcash
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Jazcash »

I've been using Vista for over almost 3 years now and let me tell you:

VISTA
SUX
ASS
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Jools
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Jools »

They installed Vista in out university 2 years ago, it made all the old computers hang (old = not dual core).

However, Windows 7 seems to be quite good.
Journier
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Journier »

vista is great, i enjoyed it alot.


Windows 7 i replaced vista with and I enjoy that as well.

Its made to use extra ram etc and cache up every thing you. shit loads fast when you need it.
smokingwreckage
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by smokingwreckage »

In short: yes, at least, possibly more so.
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KaiserJ
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by KaiserJ »

just got a new comp w/ vista recently... i haven't had any concerns really (except for the fact that the new spring version doesnt work on it and i dunno wtf to do)

from my experience it's been people installing vista onto older hardware that have had the most problems
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smoth
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by smoth »

all of my current machines run vista, have home premium, ultimate and I forget what my parents are running. Feels good man.
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Sgt Doom
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Sgt Doom »

Had no problems with it whatsoever apart from a couple of incompatible drivers in it's early days.
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Spawn_Retard
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Spawn_Retard »

Feels good man.
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Forboding Angel
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Forboding Angel »

If you have the hardware for it, vista runs like a raped ape. Windows 7 fucking screams comparitively. I about blew a load when windows 7 took a whole 15 seconds to boot up.
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AF
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by AF »

If your running vista, do the following:
  • Create a standard and admin account
  • Use the standard account for everyday things
Its reported that doing this can give you a speed boost of 15-25% depending on what your doing, because security checkups and virtualization that runs under admin accounts isnt needed under standard accounts. Any actions that need admin access wil pop up a little username and password dialog. This also makes for good security too against malware.
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Otherside
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Otherside »

Forboding Angel wrote:If you have the hardware for it, vista runs like a raped ape. Windows 7 fucking screams comparitively. I about blew a load when windows 7 took a whole 15 seconds to boot up.
i blew a load when windows xp loaded in 5 seconds from switching on my PC
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hunterw
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by hunterw »

yes

wait for windows 7
Journier
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Journier »

Forboding Angel wrote:If you have the hardware for it, vista runs like a raped ape. Windows 7 fucking screams comparitively. I about blew a load when windows 7 took a whole 15 seconds to boot up.
Same.

the fucking startup time for windows 7 is ridiculous.
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Peet
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Peet »

doesn't it just reboot and hibernate during the shutdown process?
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Forboding Angel
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Forboding Angel »

Nah, on a laptop it hibernates a lot, but on a desktop it's an honest to god restart.
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Jazcash
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Jazcash »

My PC running Vista takes around 5 minutes to load up, where as Windows 7 which I'm running in a VM on it, takes about 1 minute to load up.

It's fucking jungle beans I tell you.
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AF
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by AF »

We should all be running windows 98, it loads in seconds on a quad core cpu!!!!
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Jazcash
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Re: Vista: Does it really suck that much?

Post by Jazcash »

AF wrote:We should all be running windows 98, it loads in seconds on a quad core cpu!!!!
Lets just boot in cmd prompt :P
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