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A week with Windows Vista

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A week with Windows Vista

I have been using Vista on my new laptop for about a week now... and I hate it!!! There are so many annoying "features", it crashes often and I really want to go back to XP!!!

I have been using Vista on my new laptop for about a week now... and I hate it!!! There are so many annoying "features", it crashes often and I really want to go back to XP!!!

Here are a few of my complaints about Vista:

  1. Hard disk is constantly thrashing... What is it doing??? Just sits there with the light flashing and the drive ticking away.
  2. Sidebar - I set it up how I want it, reboot because of "Updates", reset to default, or gadgets are randomised
  3. Explorer - I set the columns how I want: details view (filename, filesize, file type, modified date, attributes), select this as default for ALL folders, go to a new folder - columns change (filename, album, artist, rating, or camera, date taken etc...) even if the folder does not contain music or pictures. If I go back into the folder I set up, its now in thumbnail view.
  4. Constantly asks my permission several times to do something - e.g. delete a file "Are you sure you want to delete New Folder" YES. "Windows needs your permission to continue" CONTINUE, You must execute this command as an administrator, JUST DELETE THE ******* FILE!!!!!!
  5. Turn off account control (disables above point) and security center constantly reminds me that "Your computer is at risk"
  6. Some games (ie the ones that I play) will not work on Vista

I have more annoyances than I can possibly go into here. I hate Vista.

Last updated: 2017-06-17

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