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Windows Vista...

Post by Inquiring Mind » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:05 pm

... sucks ass.

At least that's my first impression. The parents system crapped out so I went and got them a laptop today, and between Vista and all the bloatware HP nicely included, what a mess. Sure it looks slick and has lots of nifty little bells and whistles, but looks only go so far.

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Post by XGamer » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:16 pm

I recently configured a PC for my folks and bought XP SP2 OEM cd/dvd for them.

Since I'll do the support, I didn't even want to touch Vista with a 10 foot pole.

XP SP2 end-of-life (support) is January 31, 2009 and wouldn't be surprised Microsoft extends that date like they did for Windows 2000 previously.
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Post by BBBob » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:23 pm

My advice, dump Vista.

/just sayin'

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Post by Ab » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:52 pm

I've had no problems thus far... :cross:

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Post by Catssuck » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:27 pm

Optimize it!

disable SuperFetch entirely by changing..

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnableSuperfetch to 0 (from the default of 3).
Also - Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive = 1 to keep all kernel and driver code in memory anyway.

Disable Windows sidebar. Uses processing power.

Disable indexing. Keeps the disk working overtime.

Reduce the on-screen visuals. Go to Performance Settings and change the setting to "Adjust for best performance" and then re-enable visual styles.

Disable anti-phising filter in IE7.

Turn off UAC.

These are just a few of things to consider
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Post by Inquiring Mind » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:19 pm

Thanks Catssuck!

Man that UAC is annoying

Seems it'll be stable enough for the folks... about all they'll use is Office and for lite browsing, so I think they'll be alright with it
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Post by Sir Purrcival » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:07 pm

Here are some speed tweaks for Windows Vista

http://mostlysavingmoney.com/top-10-win ... ed-tweaks/
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Post by BBBob » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:38 pm

You've now XP'ified Vista! :beauty: :rotf:

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Post by Catssuck » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:13 am

Except you are running it on a system now that has probably 1.5-2 Gig's of RAM.
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:WDDM Driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum),Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware,32 bits per pixel. Tweak it and dumb it down and she will fly.

I optimized Vista and then I installed Firefox and enabled pipelining and decreased the amount of RAM used in a minimized state - I cannot believe how well it performs on this machine.
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Post by MulderS » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:33 am

I liked my little experiment with it, how ever, i still find my XP more stable.

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Post by Sir Purrcival » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:24 am

Yeah, the truth is, you shouldn't have to contort oneself to get this software running well. Problem is, you do.
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Post by HammerMan » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:28 am

BBBob wrote:You've now XP'ified Vista! :beauty: :rotf:
:lol: the first thing i did to my XP was 2000 it!
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Post by ArgoDave » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:12 pm

XGamer wrote:I recently configured a PC for my folks and bought XP SP2 OEM cd/dvd for them.

Since I'll do the support, I didn't even want to touch Vista with a 10 foot pole.

XP SP2 end-of-life (support) is January 31, 2009 and wouldn't be surprised Microsoft extends that date like they did for Windows 2000 previously.
Yeah, my next box gets that too, no Vista until I have utterly no choice in the matter.
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Post by BBBob » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:11 am

XP Home - $99

Or if you need encryption:
XP Pro - $167


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Post by Catssuck » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:10 am

BBBob it isn't as easy as uninstalling the old OS with Vista machines - especially when it comes to drivers and hardware. Before anyone attempts to revert to XP from Vista they better be sure the new machine they have is compatible with XP without having to do a tonne of work - it may be alot easier to optimize Vista and change its settings to look and perform more like XP.
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