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#46 suprNOVA

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:41

I was using Vista a couple days ago...until Saints Row IV asked me to install DXD11 :/




#47 McKay

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:46

I liked Vista, to me it was a clear upgrade from XP, I had hardware that could run it with ease and no driver issues. But for me 7 was also a clear upgrade from Vista.



#48 +warwagon

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 19:39

I will agree about Windows Mail coming with Vista, I LOVED Windows mail.



#49 TheExperiment

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 19:42

I was using Vista a couple days ago...until Saints Row IV asked me to install DXD11 :/

erm, what?  Vista supports DX11.  Saints Row 4 supports DX10.  What's the problem, exactly?



#50 acido00

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 19:49

The problem with Vista was that the world was not ready for such a GREAT advanced graphics. Hardware was limited and not price accesible for all people.

 

Vista changed the world in all manners. forced hardware to increase performance and more stuff...



#51 JaredFrost

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 20:00

I liked vista.. but 7 is a clear upgrade.. so is 8 in technical terms... i'll wait to see 8.1 if the interface has improved as much as I've hoped.

 

Yeah, I liked Vista also, I had no issues with it, it worked great for me, I also see Windows 7 as an upgrade to Vista, while it functions the

same as Vista did for me, there are small minor updates that I like.

 

Now, that said, Windows 8 I don't like, I have Windows 8.1 preview on my Acer Tablet, and that's the only use I see for it, touchscreens

And even on there I find it annoying and clunky.



#52 Andre S.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 20:08

Why anyone would want to use a .BMP file for a wallpaper is beyond me though. It's such a hideous format in my mind. :laugh:

What's wrong with uncompressed image data? Apart from taking lots of unnecessary space :p



#53 suprNOVA

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 21:15

erm, what?  Vista supports DX11.  Saints Row 4 supports DX10.  What's the problem, exactly?

 

What really? I couldn't install DX11 on my machine Vista x64 :/ So I had to install Windows 7. 

 

Now I feel like going back :/



#54 xendrome

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 21:24

There is absolutely no reason to use Windows Vista when given the choice, when Windows 7 exists... That basically sums of this whole topic.



#55 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 21:28

Windows Vista was beautiful and awesome in 2007, but not so much in 2013! I was using Vista recently for a few months and it was pretty good. I'd take Windows 7 over Vista any day. I'd take Windows 8 over 7 on the basis that its faster, but that's about it. Windows 7 and 8 are both good operating systems!



#56 Max Norris

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 21:31

What really? I couldn't install DX11 on my machine Vista x64 :/

It was a bit late if I remember right (not positive, switched to 7 the day it was released) but yea, DX11 is available now, should come with the usual system updates, or KB971512 if you do it by hand. Just need to make sure SP2 is already installed.

#57 Ian William

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:14

I was using Vista a couple days ago...until Saints Row IV asked me to install DXD11 :/

You must not have had the Platform Update (KB971512) installed. The Platform Update requires Service Pack 2 prior to installation.



#58 ViperAFK

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:16

Vista does not deserve its bad reputation, it was a decent release and a massive improvement over XP. However I'd definitely not use it over win7.



#59 tomasarson

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:33

I enjoyed Vista a ton after a service pack or two (Just like XP), but I would never go back to Vista over 7 or 8.  The speed or security improvements alone settle it for me.



#60 Ian William

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:19

I enjoyed Vista a ton after a service pack or two (Just like XP), but I would never go back to Vista over 7 or 8.  The speed or security improvements alone settle it for me.

Isn't Windows 7 less secure by default?





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