Written on: 15/08/2010 by ReeceBlack (12 reviews written)
Windows Vista is intensely frustrating, unfettered garbage. Anyone upgrading from Windows XP is in for a shock, and should think twice before parting with their cash for this. Vista is not an operating system as such, it's more like a pretty interface with a bad attitude, and it enjoys nothing more than to interrupt your tasks by barking demands at you via pop-up windows asking for your permission to do just about anything. You want to install a program on your own PC? Tough luck buddy..... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2009 by The Tattonator (49 reviews written)
It is a fairly good software, but it would never beat XP. But I hope Windows 7 will be even better, and some of the old programs etc. will be back from older Windows applications (such as the 3D Space Pinball).
Good & easy to use, but misses some of the old programs. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2009 by andylawed (24 reviews written)
I was first amazed when I saw windows vista on a computer exhibit since it looks so "fluid" just like Mac OS. But soon, after running to some problems and crashes, I discovered that still has many flaws.
What I don't like about it is the irritating pop-up window when you're trying to open a program. It keeps on popping like a virus. If I have a hammer I would smash it.
I guess they made some revisions with windows 7.. let's see if it improve. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2009 by AEC (2 reviews written)
I'd used Windows XP for many years and absolutely loved it (5 stars). I bought a new low-end laptop 4 months ago with Vista pre-installed, and my experience has been much worse.
What I like about it, is it still has all the function of XP - it's still a sophisticated OS. It was also very easy to get the wireless access working (easier than XP).
Its weakness is the performance. On my laptop, Vista consumed most of the memory just to run, which meant it ran very slowly indeed. XP would have... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2009 by Elilie (7 reviews written)
I marked a score of 5 for value for money because it came with my laptop.
Vista has a generally bad reputation. I'm not a total software/OS whiz, but I can tell you that Vista is great once you get used to it, and the fact that it asks you before it does ANYTHING with the exception of shutting down. Hit that button by accident, and it's gone.
It's prettier than XP, and I like Vista better now. I still use both because we have XP at school and Vista on both my laptop and the main PC,... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2009 by phaserfang
I got Microsoft Windows Vista as part of an OEM Laptop, good spec but they put vista basic. Firefox kept grinding to a halt and apparently firefox and vista dont get on, at least not until 3.5 came out. Vista trys to hard and ends up being frustrating. It pops to many alerts and stops processing when it shouldn't and it is very memory hungry. I blasted the hard drive and bought XP. It has many years being developed and patched and now its the comeplete OS system (unlex your a unix/linux... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2009 by james singh (1 review written)
Vista is the next best thing happened to the mankind since the landing on the moon. I had problems when I installed it soon after the release, but M/S bent backward to give me technical advice. I have two XPs but never use them because they are outdated.
I have four Vistas, in the house, one laptop & three home brew, one 64 bit & three 32 bit.
I will not change them for anything in this world & I mean that.
Man of experience
Written on: 12/04/2009 by quirky292 (3 reviews written)
Windows Vista is is microsofts latest verison of windows. it features all the latest gadgets such as talk to the computer. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2008 by pramodpaluri (1 review written)
Much more intuitive than windows xp
Much more attractive than windows xp (the translucent appearance of windows is very cool)
A lot more sophistication in look and feel than xp
Lastly but most importantly - very very stable, it has not crashed even once in the 4 months that I have used it. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008 by markiepoos (12 reviews written)
I have had Windows Vista home premium for about a year now, I think it was a little confusing to start with but that's because it is a whole new thing. Some software doesn't work on windows vista but in time all the new software will be compatible with it. I thought you couldn't have XP games on vista but found out you can, by right clicking the shortcut, properties, compatibility tab and tick run as windows XP (service pack 2). It looks the bee's knees with the transparent effect and switch... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2008 by Whittaker420 (6 reviews written)
A great update to XP, which looks old and boring. This is what convinced me to jump from macs to PCs, and is what has kept windows in the game for me. For those of you with security issues, try to buy anti-spyware software, it might help. Very fast performance on a good system and certainly worth the money! (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by The Don Of Reviewers (6 reviews written)
What has happened to windows? I think they seriously need to sort windows vista out as I have just constant problems with it.
Advise? Don't by Windows Vista! (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by ronbever
Upgraded from xp as I had severe problems and could not get fixed, sorry I ever bought Vista now as it seems I can't use any xp programmes with it was very expensive for me, my advice is to anyone thinking of upgrading if I can stick with the xp version. I will personally have to fork out at least two to three hundred more pounds it seems if not more for new material and also a new printer as this thing refuses to accept it in my experience. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2008 by Rick Terminal (2 reviews written)
I never thought I would write a review of Windows Vista, but.... I've been putting off an 'upgrade' to Vista for quite a while. In fact, Vista Home Premium only lasted a week before XP went back on. Each manufacturer has to provide its own drivers, so is that Microsoft's' fault? I've just upgraded my cpu to a intel Q6600, with 8 Gb mem and 2 Tb of storage. Do you remember when a 4Gb hard drive was huge? Point is, I think I was a little harsh on Vista. With a decent setup it really is quite... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2008
This is very good to xp... yes xp works with anything we know.. but vista will mature.. and when a windows gets old its time to change it... yes some people don't like it and have problems.. but not all pc's are the same... you have to take it account the age off you pc and the age off you software that runs in it.. but thumps up for the hard work in it.. xp had problems when that first come out... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008 by samtulis (8 reviews written)
Listing all its inadequacies would be as tedious as using it.
If you are currently using XP and you have it set-up the way you like, don't change to Vista. There is no option to have any XP look or feel, with extra bells and whistles, as you might expect. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2008 by jparker3119 (1 review written)
Vista should never have been released in the state that it is in. Manufacturers should have the courage to say no to Vista and insist on XP installations.
MS should be ashamed of itself for releasing a beta as a finished product. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2007 by moderndayworld (12 reviews written)
I would buy any new versions of Microsoft Windows Vista as well even recommend this to a friend as it is really nice and really easy to use. I like the easy user interface on the OS and overall just think its brilliant. I like windows vista for such reasons:
- The look of the OS, such has the theme design as well as the designs of the icons which are really nice
- The flip 3d is really cool and presented nicely
- How easy it is to install onto the computer so much easier and faster then... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2007 by studl (2 reviews written)
I have stopped using Windows Vista because it was not ready to see release from the lab yet and until a good service pack comes out I have gone back to using XP SP2 because it's user friendly. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2007 by johntravoltay2k (6 reviews written)
Vista is a complete waste of time. Very annoying when you want to make a minor change like deleting a file, you have to go through various pop ups and confirmation screens. Shockingly useless! (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2007 by kiyawhite (56 reviews written)
Windows XP, released 2000/1, was a huge hit. It has been Microsoft's biggest hit of an OS. Microsoft had even bigger hopes for Windows Vista, stating that the "Wow" of the technological world would begin with this new installment of Windows...but Microsoft has been passionately wrong.
In the view of many, Windows Vista was a big mistake. I think that is has been released too early, actually needing far more development to make it worth while.
I won't state all of the obvious good and bad... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2007 by lawis (20 reviews written)
If anyone is thinking of getting a new computer with the new software (Windows Vista) then think before you buy as Vista is harder to use and it will not let you install Nero 5,6,7 and any other software it will let you install Nero Ultra Edition but this is not out yet to buy as I look for it on the net but I did download the demo and it is working but I have not burned any thing off it yet. So try and stay with XP as this will let you install any software that you will need to use not like... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2007 by jszreview (1 review written)
Um, For those who value performance over glossy looks, turn the other way and run! Stick with XP and ensure compatibility with your current software. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2007 by daveman22 (1 review written)
I am surprised at how many problems I had with Vista, I have never had problems like this with previous Windows upgrades and after reading forums on the net it seems I am not alone. I looks as though Microsoft have released Vista before it is fully ready.
As there was no way that I was going to upgrade all of the hardware and software that didn't work with Vista, I took it back to the shop for a full refund and have now re-installed Windows XP.
P.S. I am using a 3.5Ghz CPU, 1Gb... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2007 by fryera2 (16 reviews written)
I'll be frank, Windows XP bugged the hell out of me, with its twee interface and its massive, gaping security holes so when Microsoft released Vista with promises of better security and an interface aimed more at people who like to be able to control most aspects of their computer then I was hooked. As soon as it came out I got it and installed. So is it better than XP? yes certainly, but by how much...Well read on....
Firstly the installation. I installed this on a Pentium 4, 3.0Ghz... (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2006 by stuke (2 reviews written)
Basic Information on the release of Microsoft Windows Vista, requirements and performance:
Vista Release Candidate 1 has been available to Microsoft Partners and others for a few weeks now. This in in lieu of the release to businesses at the end of November 2006 of the final version, and the release to the public around February or March 2007.
Basically, the Operating System is very stable, and it has a new snazzy interface that gives the user a more interactive experience. Vista is... (read more)