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Title: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 03:31:08 PM
        :D  if you are using windows vista and your computer has trouble is it windows vista fault or yours??
Sharon sham1313 :o
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: +AdDicT+ on May 25, 2009, 03:36:42 PM
Im using Win Vista Home Premium S1^^

Been using this OS since 2007 and it did nothing wrong that im aware of^^

No crashes, no freezes, no watsoever^^

Its the best^^
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 04:21:28 PM
if you were to comparing it to any other system you have used would windows vista be better or would another be better?
Sharon sham1313
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: +AdDicT+ on May 25, 2009, 04:24:36 PM
These are the other OS that i had used aside from VISTA^^

Win XP
Win 98
Win 95

All of them are good but Vista is better^^(for me only)^^

Thanks^^

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 04:38:40 PM
Will then That a big vote for vista later on after I see a a few more who likes and don't like vista. I will share my thoughts on windows vista. I will say I have used windows 1995 to windows 2000 professional and now vista.
Sharon sham1313l
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Darth.Mikey on May 25, 2009, 04:45:22 PM
With Vista i only have one gripe ... Boot-up time ! Other than that i am very satisfied, never had a more stable OS. :)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 05:06:36 PM
I did have a slow boot time but mine was because I had to many programs starting up when the computer 1st start up.
Sharon sham1313
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: .: L' arc :. on May 25, 2009, 05:34:25 PM
-= Vista is great.. But somehow, slower than XP & has very high requirements [esp. in gaming], moreover, I have program compatibility issues.. But, on the contrary, it was a lot safer & secure than XP..
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Marc57 on May 25, 2009, 06:01:25 PM
Im using Win Vista Home Premium S1^^

Been using this OS since 2007 and it did nothing wrong that im aware of^^

No crashes, no freezes, no whatsoever^^

Its the best^^

I agree, Most of the bad stuff you read about Vista is pure and simple FUD by people who like to knock Microsoft. Vista did have it's problems in the beginning, but those were mostly fixed with SP-1.

Yes Vista requires more memory than XP, but XP required more memory than 98. This is the norm for a new OS ( With the exception of Win 7).
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 25, 2009, 06:25:36 PM
Why not upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 and take advantage of all the fixes that have been instituted?
The RC release is very stable, much faster than Vista. You also get to use it for almost a year before you 
need to purchase the final version.  :)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Pondus on May 25, 2009, 06:27:16 PM
U.S. Army upgrades PCs to ... Windows Vista?

http://hothardware.com/News/US-Army-upgrades-PCs-to--Windows-Vista/

http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/05/13/21049-hasta-la-vista-army-to-implement-new-operating-system/
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 06:50:24 PM
     I have trouble just get use to one and staying with it. I don't have the schooling to make changes on the computer offten. when my husband and I used different computer I had to try to keep both in working. now I have just one thanks God. any changes we both have to agree to it before I try it. he always ask me about the computer and what to do and as I said I am not good at computer. my husband and I don't fight over the computer. we have not yet any way in a long time. I don't like stress and all that. so I just try to keep things simple so my husband and I can enjoy the computer. years ago computers were more user friendly I do not think that any more. I have to try to keep things as basic and simple as I can. some changes can be fun and easy I just wished it was all like that. mike like no change he says if works leave it alone. I like a few basic changes. just not a lot an one time.
thanks Sharon sham1313 :)
Why not upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 and take advantage of all the fixes that have been instituted?
The RC release is very stable, much faster than Vista. You also get to use it for almost a year before you 
need to purchase the final version.  :)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 06:54:58 PM
if you don't mine what was compatibility issue and was it simple fix?
thanks Sharon sham1313
 
-= Vista is great.. But somehow, slower than XP & has very high requirements [esp. in gaming], moreover, I have program compatibility issues.. But, on the contrary, it was a lot safer & secure than XP..
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 07:05:56 PM
my sister works at a collage in Oregon and the teg there say they are staying with XP till some thing better comes a long. I started computer in 1995 to 2000 then I did not use computers  till just about a year ago. I had noting but trouble. I am not even sure every thing is how it is  a suppose to be. I say that is draw 1 for windows vista and one not. ;D
 
U.S. Army upgrades PCs to ... Windows Vista?

http://hothardware.com/News/US-Army-upgrades-PCs-to--Windows-Vista/

http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/05/13/21049-hasta-la-vista-army-to-implement-new-operating-system/
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 25, 2009, 07:10:29 PM
Changing over from Windows XP to Vista is not a small change.
If you're already having issues with XP, I suggest that you not make the change.
Changing will be like starting to learn using a computer all over again.
The user interface is all together different in Windows Vista.
There are also some stringent hardware requirements and possible issues to consider.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 07:22:30 PM
my post above I forgot to say I am using vista and I am just now learing it better. it takes me awhile I am not a good reader but I always try. I thought most of the trouble I was having was windows vista I new some for sure was my fault. I still say windows vista should be more user friendly.
Sharon sham1313 :D
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: roro on May 25, 2009, 08:47:19 PM
I am using Vista on my Dell laptop and have no complaints. I did notice some suggesting to change to Windows 7.  Is that a feasable thing to do. Is updating Vista on my Dell machine with Vista installed originally a good idea?  I don't mind paying the fee when Windows 7 is released.
I will keep my XP machines where they are as they are working with just a few seldom crashes which I can recover from easily.

Ro Ro 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Marc57 on May 25, 2009, 08:57:23 PM
Hey roro, I can't suggest upgrading Vista to Win7 as several friends of mine had problems after the upgrade. I've found that doing a fresh install of a new OS is almost always better.

But, if you do want to upgrade,  Paul Thurrott has a good article about it:

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_upgrade.asp


http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_upgrade_03.asp
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 25, 2009, 09:19:58 PM
Why not upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 and take advantage of all the fixes that have been instituted?
The RC release is very stable, much faster than Vista. You also get to use it for almost a year before you 
need to purchase the final version.  :)

There you go again making me jealous. 

Stan and Ollie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sFJys3AXc0
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 25, 2009, 09:21:27 PM
I upgraded my Dell laptop from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate.
This response is being typed on that laptop.  :)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 25, 2009, 09:52:12 PM
Why not upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 and take advantage of all the fixes that have been instituted?
The RC release is very stable, much faster than Vista. You also get to use it for almost a year before you  
need to purchase the final version.  :)

There you go again making me jealous.  

No matter where I try to download to it says I don't have enough authority and I am the only user and I I am logged on as Administrator.

I don't have problems downloading from anywhere else.

Maybe its just my unfamiliarity with Vista.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 25, 2009, 09:58:00 PM
Where are you downloading it from ???
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 25, 2009, 10:01:43 PM
Where are you downloading it from ???
From the Microsoft site.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 25, 2009, 10:10:13 PM

 well this time I can I had just wrote YoKenny and told him I had a email that some one had reply to the question and I saw the post but there was no reply or quote to click on to reply my self. I was just telling him that if he was having some trouble then he could understand me have trouble with vista because he knows it a lot more then I do {smile}

Why not upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 and take advantage of all the fixes that have been instituted?
The RC release is very stable, much faster than Vista. You also get to use it for almost a year before you  
need to purchase the final version.  :)

There you go again making me jealous.  

No matter where I try to download to it says I don't have enough authority and I am the only user and I I am logged on as Administrator.

I don't have problems downloading from anywhere else.

Maybe its just my unfamiliarity with Vista.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2009, 12:31:07 AM
Where are you downloading it from ???
From the Microsoft site.
From here ?:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 26, 2009, 02:44:57 AM
Where are you downloading it from ???
From the Microsoft site.
From here ?:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx)
That's the site.

Now it just sits there with this displayed
Quote
Windows 7 RC Download Center
 
Please wait while the Download Manager begins your download.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you have not already installed ActiveX control or the JavaTM applet, an information box will appear in your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser prompting you to install "ActiveX control:...".
If the Download Manager can not install the ActiveX control or the JavaTM applet in your browser, you may have system restrictions.

If you have system restrictions, please:

* Download products using the Web Browser method
* Contact your organization’s Administrator to download products using the Download Manager method
 
I have disabled Vista Firewall Control, made sure all IE extensions are enabled and disabled the HOSTS file.

Maybe Vista knows something I don't and does not want me to have Windows 7 ;D

By the way, what is a good Free backup application?
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2009, 04:17:37 PM
There is an alternative which you'll find at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/ (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/)
It may take you a little longer to complete the download however.  :)
My server isn't as fast as M$.  ;D
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 27, 2009, 02:56:14 AM
I'm trying Vista SP2. 

I wish I could sell this old XP Home system then maybe I could afford a second Vista system to do Windows 7 testing.

I have Vista Firewall Control Plus and it is quite comprehensive but it does not support my DSL modem so I am disapointed.

I still believe that a well protected system does not need a software firewall:
http://www.besttechie.net/2008/08/20/malwarebytes-developer-interview <== software firewall discussion starts about 8 minutes into the video.

Both videos are excellent.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 27, 2009, 03:52:49 AM
Quote
I have Vista Firewall Control Plus and it is quite comprehensive but it does not support my DSL modem so I am disapointed.
Did you try the free offer from Online Armor listed in the update thread ?
I found it to be an excellent firewall and a free 1 year liscense isn't bad either.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: scythe944 on May 27, 2009, 05:48:42 AM
YoKenny, what kind of backup application do you want to use?

Windows has the built-in "NTBackup", which is decent.

For windows Vista, it's still there, but there are a few drawbacks, such as not having the ability to backup .exe files without doing a full system backup.

There are online solutions as well, but they are limited in the "free" versions.  It's located in my signature, as well as Tech's (It's called Mozy).

Of course there are free disk imaging products as well, but that's for disk imaging, not file-level backups.  I guess you'll have to be more specific about what you want to do.  There aren't many free solutions to be had though, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Marc57 on May 27, 2009, 06:01:59 AM

By the way, what is a good Free backup application?


If you want to do disk imaging, I've heard good things about Macrium Reflect FREE Edition.

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 27, 2009, 06:44:06 AM

By the way, what is a good Free backup application?


If you want to do disk imaging, I've heard good things about Macrium Reflect FREE Edition.

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
I use that on my XP Pro system but I forgot about it.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: scythe944 on May 28, 2009, 07:21:37 PM
I've used Easeus' Disk Copy (Free) and it has worked well.  http://easeus.com/download.htm
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 30, 2009, 06:13:59 AM
U.S. Army upgrades PCs to ... Windows Vista?

http://hothardware.com/News/US-Army-upgrades-PCs-to--Windows-Vista/

http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/05/13/21049-hasta-la-vista-army-to-implement-new-operating-system/

My brother is in the Army. 90% of the machines they use are nettops. A celeron or Atom processor, some memory and a network card. They boot from one central server and run over the network. Slow as molasses at the south pole.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: SpeedyPC on May 30, 2009, 01:54:47 PM
YoKenny,

Have you heard of Drive Backup 9.0 Express by Paragon software group and it 100% free version Non-commercial
use only http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/download.html  (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/download.html)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 30, 2009, 10:25:59 PM
YoKenny,

Have you heard of Drive Backup 9.0 Express by Paragon software group and it 100% free version Non-commercial
use only http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/download.html  (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/download.html)

No thanks! 

It wants my email address so that they can bug me with "Offers" that I don't want!
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Lisandro on May 30, 2009, 10:31:29 PM
It wants my email address so that they can bug me with "Offers" that I don't want!
Use Spamavert Firefox addon in these cases ;)
I know you do not use Firefox, anyway...
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 30, 2009, 10:35:04 PM
It wants my email address so that they can bug me with "Offers" that I don't want!
Use Spamavert Firefox addon in these cases ;)
I know you do not use Firefox, anyway...

Does Firefox clean dishes?
I have a sinkfull right now.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Lisandro on May 30, 2009, 10:37:49 PM
Does Firefox clean dishes?
Sure ;D
I can built an extension for that... just that I have little spare time right now: the main concept will be opening the CD drive and put the dish there, then from your USB port a cold water stream will flow... ;D
It won't be possible to run on DELL computers and Macs ;D
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 31, 2009, 12:33:47 AM
A simple answer to this thead is this:
There's nothing wrong with Vista that Windows 7 can't cure.
 ;D ;D ;D Just get out your checkbook and you too can fix Vista.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 31, 2009, 04:36:17 AM
A simple answer to this thead is this:
There's nothing wrong with Vista that Windows 7 can't cure.
 ;D ;D ;D Just get out your checkbook and you too can fix Vista.  ;D ;D ;D

Do you mean that I have to get a Visa card to fix Vista ??? ;D
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on May 31, 2009, 04:45:14 AM
what if your using windows vista and ya cannot put no more on your visa. does that mean you cannot fix vista
Sharon :o 8) :) :D ;D
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 31, 2009, 05:10:19 AM
Does Firefox clean dishes?
Sure ;D
I can built an extension for that... just that I have little spare time right now: the main concept will be opening the CD drive and put the dish there, then from your USB port a cold water stream will flow... ;D
It won't be possible to run on DELL computers and Macs ;D

Now Tech, you know your software should be cross-platform ;)
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on May 31, 2009, 03:24:15 PM
A simple answer to this thead is this:
There's nothing wrong with Vista that Windows 7 can't cure.
 ;D ;D ;D Just get out your checkbook and you too can fix Vista.  ;D ;D ;D

Do you mean that I have to get a Visa card to fix Vista ??? ;D

I found this interesting
Quote
Windows 7 may come with a Steep Price

So far most of my predictions about Windows 7 have been right on the money.  Microsoft has scaled back the number of versions. Computer manufactures confirm they’ll have Windows7 installed on machines in time for Christmas. Unfortunately, the one thing I may have been wrong about was the price. I expected the price of Windows to come down but I was too optimistic.  The best thing going for any “I’m a PC” campaign is price yet Microsoft seems to think if Apple can gouge customers they can too.
http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2009/05/windows-7-may-come-with-steep-price.html
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on May 31, 2009, 07:12:42 PM
what if your using windows vista and ya cannot put no more on your visa. does that mean you cannot fix vista
Sharon :o 8) :) :D ;D
You could install Windows 7 Ultimate RC now for free to cure your vista problems and that would give you about 10 month to save up
the money to buy the actual product when your RC Beta version expires.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Marc57 on May 31, 2009, 08:53:26 PM
A simple answer to this thead is this:
There's nothing wrong with Vista that Windows 7 can't cure.
 ;D ;D ;D Just get out your checkbook and you too can fix Vista.  ;D ;D ;D

Do you mean that I have to get a Visa card to fix Vista ??? ;D

I found this interesting
Quote
Windows 7 may come with a Steep Price

So far most of my predictions about Windows 7 have been right on the money.  Microsoft has scaled back the number of versions. Computer manufactures confirm they’ll have Windows7 installed on machines in time for Christmas. Unfortunately, the one thing I may have been wrong about was the price. I expected the price of Windows to come down but I was too optimistic.  The best thing going for any “I’m a PC” campaign is price yet Microsoft seems to think if Apple can gouge customers they can too.
http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2009/05/windows-7-may-come-with-steep-price.html

That's what OEM software is for. Compare this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116469

To this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116485
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: scythe944 on June 01, 2009, 09:01:04 PM
Yep.  The only thing you'll be missing is OEM support, which is pretty useless anyway!

Gotta love newegg!

This site has some good prices too http://www.softwaremedia.com/.  I've purchased SBS 2008 from there the day that it came out, and it was fast shipping with a decent price.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Marc57 on June 02, 2009, 12:22:27 AM
Yep.  The only thing you'll be missing is OEM support, which is pretty useless anyway!

Gotta love newegg!

This site has some good prices too http://www.softwaremedia.com/.  I've purchased SBS 2008 from there the day that it came out, and it was fast shipping with a decent price.

Looks like a good site Scy, Yep, gotta love newegg, I just ordered a little something to help speed up my rig, and give me some extra room.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Jordo009 on June 03, 2009, 01:31:12 AM
Well IE froze every 5 minutes so I switched to Firefox.

And I believe this computer has only crashed once. But that was when I got it, so a while back.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: scythe944 on June 03, 2009, 05:17:23 AM
Nice Marc!

I saw some 1TB drives on sale (OEM) for close to 80-90 bucks a little while back though.  Hopefully you get their newsletters!

650GB should be pretty nice though!  Get a couple of them and put them in RAID 1, and have a nice little redundant mirror for a LOT of info...
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on June 03, 2009, 09:56:58 AM
To get this back on topic
Quote
Vista SP2: Readers Report Big Jumps in Free Disk Space

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 went final earlier this week, with numerous fixes and tweaks to improve performance, bolster security, and squash bugs. But some PC World readers are seeing another welcome change to SP2: a lot more free disk space.
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/06/01/vista-sp2-readers-report-big-jumps-free-disk-space
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on June 03, 2009, 10:00:40 AM
A simple answer to this thead is this:
There's nothing wrong with Vista that Windows 7 can't cure.
 ;D ;D ;D Just get out your checkbook and you too can fix Vista.  ;D ;D ;D

Do you mean that I have to get a Visa card to fix Vista ??? ;D

I finally received my income tax rebate and will splurge it on Windows 7 when it comes available.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on June 03, 2009, 10:06:34 AM
There is an alternative which you'll find at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/ (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/)
It may take you a little longer to complete the download however.  :)
My server isn't as fast as M$.  ;D

It was going to take about 9 hours so thanks for the offer though.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: roro on June 03, 2009, 01:14:49 PM
YoKenny,
Thanks for the link to Vista SP2.  Has anyone else downloaded and installed it and had any problems?  I am having no problems with Vista SP1 at the present time, and don't want to cause any.
If it does get rid of all restore points, than what happens if installing it causes problems.  You can't go back to SP1?  I don't like the sound of that.
If anyone has Magic Jack, does it cause any problems with that application?  Mine is now working great and I depend on it a lot.
RoRo ???
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on June 03, 2009, 02:01:20 PM
There is an alternative which you'll find at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/ (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Windows7Beta/)
It may take you a little longer to complete the download however.  :)
My server isn't as fast as M$.  ;D

It was going to take about 9 hours so thanks for the offer though.

I must have offered the needed incantations to the west as it is downloading from the Microsoft site now with their Download Manager.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Jordo009 on June 03, 2009, 05:00:48 PM
To get this back on topic
Quote
Vista SP2: Readers Report Big Jumps in Free Disk Space

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 went final earlier this week, with numerous fixes and tweaks to improve performance, bolster security, and squash bugs. But some PC World readers are seeing another welcome change to SP2: a lot more free disk space.
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/06/01/vista-sp2-readers-report-big-jumps-free-disk-space
I just installed SP2 last night, and it gave me 30 GIGABYTES BACK!!! Not a joke.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Darth.Mikey on June 03, 2009, 09:19:56 PM
I've had SP2 ever since the beta came out. Everything working fine. But i have to say SP2 install did not gain any extra space for me. Probably because i have shadow storage, system restore, hibernation file and all the similar crap i never use turned off. I'm guessing SP2 install removes those old restore points and system backup files etc. Has anyone tried running compcln.exe(sp2 cleaner) after SP2 install and see if any extra space was gained ? I'm asking cause it's possible that sp2 runs it after it's finished. I just don't know as i didn't pay attention to my hdd space after i ran it.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on June 04, 2009, 01:26:55 AM
I must have offered the needed incantations to the west as it is downloading from the Microsoft site now with their Download Manager.
I have Windows 7 installed and I read that it did not have Windows Mail and that the email would be backed up and now I can't find how to open them as they are individual .eml files.

Does anyone know how to retrieve the email?

Edit: Panic averted as I found Windows Mail but the Vista Calendar has gone.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Lisandro on June 04, 2009, 02:52:49 AM
Won't Windows Live Mail do the job importing the Windows Mail data?
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: sham1313 on June 04, 2009, 04:39:35 AM

You should had windows vist for a very short time  :)
Sharon

I must have offered the needed incantations to the west as it is downloading from the Microsoft site now with their Download Manager.
I have Windows 7 installed and I read that it did not have Windows Mail and that the email would be backed up and now I can't find how to open them as they are individual .eml files.

Does anyone know how to retrieve the email?

Edit: Panic averted as I found Windows Mail but the Vista Calendar has gone.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: YoKenny on June 04, 2009, 04:36:45 PM

You should had windows vist for a very short time  :)
Sharon

I wanted Vista for a long time but I could not afford a system that was suitable and I read all the reasons why Vista was no good and Windows 7 fixed a lot of those concerns so after using Vista for a couple of months and liking it and that Windows 7 was better I decided to update.

Bottom line:
Windows 7 is better now that I know where things are and its like going from XP to Vista as things where moved around and called by different names.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: Avast Eagle on June 04, 2009, 05:35:31 PM
lol dunno but i always felt major doom in that OS, my sister laptop is a good example.
Title: Re: The Truth What do you think of windows vista
Post by: bob3160 on June 05, 2009, 04:28:05 AM
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Windows 7 is better now that I know where things are and its like going from XP to Vista as things where moved around and called by different names.
You didn't think that I was just trying to sucker you into something did you ???  ;D ;D

I really haven't had many complaints with Win 7 even in some of the early betas it was better than Vista.
At this point, it's probably just about ready for final release. :)