Do i Have to use vista?

Intel Core 2 duo e8400 dual core process...
July 15, 2009 at 11:38:40
Specs: Windows Vista
hi everyone, I recently got this new 8400 pc
set up with vista loaded on, and it's taking me
a really long time to get used to it. it takes me
forever to do common tasks (burning cd's,
arranging files,*changing settings) i am just
not used to vista.

i guess my question(s) are how is windows 7?
am i going to have to get used to that like
vista?

Is Xp Pro 64 any good? i feel like vista does a
good job of automatically installing x86 files
correctly.

i am so used to xp, i just want to set
everything up the way i normally do so i know
where everything is.


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#1
July 15, 2009 at 13:04:15
I totally agree!!!

Vista changed a lot of very simple things that didn't need to be changes. Unfortunately Windows 7 is only a slightly fixed version of Vista and not an XP improvement.

If you want you might consider a Virtual Machine that is running XP for your favorite tasks and leave the OS as it is.

Kind of a hard question. I prefer XP for speed alone it is still faster than both. It will soon be retired one way or the other.

Might look at Linux, OpenSolaris, BSD solutions for a try. I can assure you that you will have to learn new stuff but the price is right.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
July 15, 2009 at 14:12:28
yeah i prefer xp as well, you could do a dual boot and add xp, the biggest problem with new comps coming preinstalled with vista is finding xp drivers for it. So u might want to check into that first.

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#3
July 15, 2009 at 17:12:40
trabez

I suggest you learn how to make Vista look and act as much like XP as you can and live with it.

Windows 7 is coming in the fall and WILL be here. Might as well learn. You will need to sooner or later.


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#4
July 15, 2009 at 18:35:46
"it takes me forever to do common tasks"-Have you upgraded to SP 1, 2 ? I'm using Vista Business and I find it to be quite fast-one of the computers I use it on has an E8400 cpu. Do you find almost everything to be slow ?

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#5
July 15, 2009 at 19:13:51
Windows 7 is more difficult to use than windows vista.
Since windows xp is 7 years old and windows 7 will be out soon you might aswell get used to the new interface type.

once vista is learned you will find windows 7 easier to use. and you will actualy find windows vista to have features that you really like.


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#6
July 16, 2009 at 01:38:39
i guess i'll have to learn to use vista. thanks everyone.

i might mess around with linux, i have a few friends who
reccomend it, im just not too interested in learning it.

and KX, i am using vista business, and it's really just how the
folders and how explorer is set up differently.

OtheHill is probably right. i will try and do that.


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#8
July 16, 2009 at 06:38:48
trabez

If it is any consolation I am in the same boat as you. I resisted Vista until about a week or so ago. I am now learning Vista Ultimate and Windows 7. Definitely different than XP. I use the classic menu in XP so things are really different.

Eventually we have to move on. I stuck with Win98 as longas I could too. Did use Win2000pro on a couple of machines and found it the hardest to learn. The sharing in 2000 is a pain, you know where.


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