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07-29-2009 07:45 AM
I purchased a Pavilion Notebook Entertainment dv2700 in June 2008, I didn't know about the difference in a 64bit and 32bit Vista. I had numerous problems with my applications and software, so in August HP exchanged it for me. It did work better with my applications with a few patches and some new Software for Quicken, my printer and Family Tree maker. However, I hate the search program. It doesn't search the way the older systems did and didn't find files that I knew were there. I have to go through every application and file to find what I want.
There are many glitches with Vista that make errors more common. I think Microsoft and HP should offer the free Windows 7 upgrade to those like myself feel we were ripped off with Vista.
08-01-2009 09:46 PM
Yet another one of these incredibly tedious posts. To get straight to the point:
1) If you bought an x64 OS loaded computer without doing your homework that was definitively your fault.
2) Vista is a solid and stable OS - far more so than XP was at the same point in its product history. People just forget (or ignore) how bad XP was well into SP 2. Actually, it is still Microsoft's least secure OS. It is also the OS that made BSOD an industry wide acronym. The only thing in XP's favor is that it has been around for so long, people have forgotten what a mess it was and have adapted its quirks, crashes, and issues into their workflow.
3) Do you expect HP should give you a free computer in 2011, if you don't like the one you bought last year? For that matter, is the manufacturer of your car going to give you a new one if you don't like the one you bought a couple years ago? How about your toaster or your television or your microwave?
4) So you don't like Vista and point out the Search function as a problem and want a free copy of Windows 7 that uses the same Search function? They may have improved the speed but it is still based upon WIndows Search 4.0. BTW, if you think I am championing Microsoft, I hate Windows Search 4.0 and am one of the people who filed bug reports over the performance hit Vista took when Search hung up trying to index large and/or complicated files and complicated graphics. They may have fixed the performance impact in Windows 7 but it is still the same search function.
Sorry if I am not being very nice but these "I want something for free" posts got old months ago. I hated Windows ME and loath XP - does that mean I should get the next couple versions for free?
08-06-2009 12:21 PM
08-06-2009 02:05 PM
Read this whole thread from back when XP was still relatively new, and tell me that Windows Vista is having any different reactions from people.
Please also read this: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/mojave-experiment
No matter what Microsoft does, there will ALWAYS be people that have problems using their ancient hardware and software with the new operating system. People don't like change. Not only do you have Windows Vista, but you have 64-bit OS, which is new and going through its own growing pains-- so you purchased a computer with a very new OS that, yes, is going to have compatibility problems with your ancient software and hardware.
Personally, I love Vista. I will not be switching to Windows 7 until I purchase a new computer when mine gets too old to do what I need it to do. I have never had any problems with Vista.
My posts are my opinions and experiences from working in the tech industry