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Why I still like Windows Vista more than Windows 7

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#31 tsupersonic

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 13:27

You forgot the major drawback of Vista compared to 7: performance improvements. Windows 7 is superior in practically every way to Vista, and even Windows 8 in some sense. If I could have just the performance improvements from 8 ported back to 7, I'd be so happy. 




#32 bigmehdi

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 13:36

For me win 7 is qtill quite similar to Vista, and oevrall I prefer everything in win 7.

Less bloat, better performance, convenient "pinning system" of software in taskbar.

With Vitsa, I felt the need to "alleviate" with software like vlite, with win 7 it's just enough fine.

 

Now I remind how much I was "fascinated" with vista at launch (I loved the new design/ interface ), despite all the bashing,

while I just don't care of what win 8 have to offer.



#33 Raa

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 13:37

No thanks.



#34 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 13:39

My wife still had vista on her laptop and for what she uses it for there is no reason for her to upgrade. Not really a big fan of Upgrading for the sake of upgrading. 



#35 cork1958

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 13:42

 Am I the 0only one that's sticking with Vista?  :)

 

 

Not only the only one sticking with it, but probably the only one silly enough to admit it!  :s

 

Biggest POS Microsoft ever did. Not even Windows 8 is that bad. It's just to different for normal users.

 

Windows 7 will rule for quite some time, no matter how many times or how fast MS updates Windows 8!



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:37

Vista was launched too early resourse-wise, but GUI-wise it was late to the party. By 2006-2007, Windows XP's GUI looked obsolete (imo Luna looked obsolete from day one compared to Mac OS X and some Linux distros and it would've been great if Longhorn was released as sheduled in 2002, 2003 or 2004).



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:44

I liked Vista when it came out, since my hardware could handle it.  However, Windows 7 I found to be a significant improvement in terms of speed and ease of use.  Want to change your screen resolution in Vista?  Then you must go on a sacred quest.  But in Windows 7, it's right off the Desktop context-menu.  Plus, as others have said, Jumplists makes Windows 7 just awesome.

 

Where's Andrea Borman been?  She'd love having a say on this topic.  Unless...martin88 is really Andrea Borman :shiftyninja: !!  Okay, maybe not.. :rolleyes:



#38 ashpowell

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:51

Um... O_O.

Yeah, good luck with downgrading to an OS released 7 years ago...

 

 

Tell that to the 30% still using XP.

 

 

I'm sure they didn't downgrade to XP though lol



#39 Jason Stillion

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 15:03

The one thing I do miss is the ability to create custom right click short cuts in the Game Center.

Great when you want to launch an exe with specific dos switches.



#40 Vince800

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 15:20

Completely agree, I also prefer Vista.



#41 Shadrack

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 15:27

I miss how in XP, and I think in Vista too, I could right-click my network connection in the task tray and go directly to the adapter settings.  In Windows 7 you have to fight through a few windows just to get to your network adapter settings to try something simple like disable/re-enable an adapter.  XP and Vista's "Repair" features for network adapters actually worked, unlike in Windows 7.

 

Really haven't tried 8 yet, other than a beta early on.  If MS has a good upgrade to 8.1 deal that is ~$40 or less, I'll be upgrading to it.



#42 Max Norris

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 15:36

In Windows 7 you have to fight through a few windows just to get to your network adapter settings to try something simple like disable/re-enable an adapter.

It's three clicks, not exactly a long fight. Or, just make a shortcut for "ncpa.cpl" and get it in one click. Can even add it to the network icon context menu if you want. If you're enabling/disabling frequently just make a script that calls "netsh interface set..." and pin that in any number of places too, faster than the vanilla XP setup.

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#43 Shadrack

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:18

It's three clicks, not exactly a long fight. Or, just make a shortcut for "ncpa.cpl" and get it in one click. Can even add it to the network icon context menu if you want. If you're enabling/disabling frequently just make a script that calls "netsh interface set..." and pin that in any number of places too, faster than the vanilla XP setup.

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THANKS!!!  I've gotten so used to Right-Click tasktray->Open Network Sharing Center->Blank stare for about 20 seconds->change adapter settings.



#44 _dandy_

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:34

Vista was launched too early resourse-wise, but GUI-wise it was late to the party. By 2006-2007, Windows XP's GUI looked obsolete (imo Luna looked obsolete from day one compared to Mac OS X and some Linux distros and it would've been great if Longhorn was released as sheduled in 2002, 2003 or 2004).

 

I've never warmed to the Luna theme.  However, Windows Classic was perfectly usable.  In fact, if Windows Classic didn't look so horrible on 7 I'd still be using it.



#45 Max Norris

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:38

THANKS!!!  I've gotten so used to Right-Click tasktray->Open Network Sharing Center->Blank stare for about 20 seconds->change adapter settings.

No problem -- if you get around to adding it as a context menu entry in the shell (right click the network icon), you'll need to call it a bit differently or it'll probably fail with a "not a valid Win32 application" sort of error. Note that this is Win 7 x64, may be different in other versions, don't have access to 8 or Vista at the moment to check. You'll also need permissions to edit that key, take ownership and give yourself permission.  You can change the icon and text (Adapter Properties) to whatever fits your style.  Of course.. backups before tears and all that.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\shell\Adapter Properties]
"icon"="C:\\Windows\\System32\\netshell.dll,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\shell\Adapter Properties\command]
@="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl"