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Who has Vista ?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Earl Bonovich, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. cweave02

    cweave02 W4SKO

    Oct 12, 2007
    I have Vista on my Toshiba laptop (running Office 2007), and like it fine - once I found out how to turn off those annoying 'warning - you pressed the enter key: do you really want to do that?' messages that popped up every five seconds. It was just like those first PC-MAC commercials. I have XP at the office (with Office 2003), and have had some compatability / formatting issues when I bring work that I did at home back to the office.
  2. DirecTV3049

    DirecTV3049 Legend

    Sep 12, 2007
    Still running XP MCE on the home computer and XP pro on the work laptop.

    I've read too many "horror stories" about people who "upgrade" to Vista from XP. That is, I don't want to get into *replacing* the current OS on a computer that runs fine and all my applications run on it. If I were to replace the home computer, and Vista was the only thing available, well . . . then I guess I'd switch to Vista.

    I doubt that the work place is going to switch to Vista anytime soon. This is a fairly large organization. I've only been there 6 mos. now and got the "newest" laptop issued to me. From what I can tell, you get a laptop and about 3 years later, you get that replaced/upgraded. The laptops being handed out this year are still XP pro.

    Dual monitors - makes work soooo much easier. We have that set up at work. At home, when I telework, I "technically" don't use it, but - effectively - I do by setting the laptop up with the VPN to work and, then, running other applications on the home PC. Sometimes, I recruit the wife's laptop and run TRIPLE. Ah, the warm glow of radiation!!
  3. waynebtx

    waynebtx Hall Of Fame

    Dec 24, 2006
    Running Vista Ultimate here for about three months now so far its ok still learning .
  4. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    I have Vista on two PCs. One came with it (my Viiv PC) and the other was from an upgrade. The upgrade was extrememly long and painful. Believe it or not though, I was on the phone with Microsoft the whole time it took to upgrade after it failed the first time and they were the ones that requested they stay onl the line! The lady was very nice and we talked about everything from Tim Horton donuts (the call center was in Canada. Guess I should call it a call centre :D) No real big issues after the upgrade on it.
  5. Rob77

    Rob77 Godfather

    Sep 24, 2007
    Started running Vista back in the early days of beta testing on a HP Media Center computer. Except for some problems in the early beta builds, have had no difficulties. Depending on how soon you want to switch..... think Windows 7 may be ready next year or early 2010 depending on how beta testing goes....and should correct many of "problems" with Vista
  6. pete4192

    pete4192 Godfather

    May 22, 2007
    I'm running two Acer laptops with Vista Home Premium. No problems at all. I'm also running an iMac with Vista Business running via Boot Camp and a couple virtual machines running inside OS X (Fusion running Vista Business and Parallels running Vista Home Premium and XP). No problems with anything.
  7. sorahl

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    I'm running Vista Ultimate on one machine, a beta version of Vista Home Premium on another machine. I am fairly happy with Vista, pissed about Ultimate, but like XP too..

    That's it

  8. dmurphy

    dmurphy Active Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    My work laptop has Vista Enterprise, and so far, so good. I don't push it that hard, but it seems stable. (Mostly Outlook, IE & stuff like that.)

    At home, it's all Macs... Leopard for me. How's that iMac you bought doing?
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Vista Business on my laptop. Took about 25 hours to get the upgrade right but it's pretty good now. It's a lot harder on the battery than XP was, and honestly even coming out of hibernate it's a lot happier if you let it sit for about 5 minutes before you start using it.
  10. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    i have vista ultimate on my desktop and on my laptop. my desktop has the 8800. i like it and never have had any problems with vista except for printer compatibility
  11. Steve615

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    2 HP Pavilions : 1 laptop and 1 Slimline PC,both are running with Vista Home Premium with no issues.
  12. glennb

    glennb Hall Of Fame

    Sep 21, 2006
    Earl I have Vista Home Premium on my Toshiba Laptop and my home brew desktop PC and I've been really happy with it on both machines.
  13. dharrismco

    dharrismco Legend

    Aug 22, 2006
    My wife was running Vista 64 Ultimate on her laptop, Dual core, 2gb, and it's been working well enough. She had one software application that refuses to function on the 64 bit version of Vista though and so we got her a new system with Vista 32bit Home Premium. She'd also wanted 3gb since she was swapping quite a bit when she was doing photo editing, so it worked out for her. :)

    Both versions have seemed stable and responsive. The 64 bit system was about a year old and was starting to get a little sluggish, but a restore did wonders for it.
  14. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Earl, I have lived with VIsta since the first beta release, have 1 desktop running Vista Ultimate and 1 desktop and laptop running Vista Business Enterprise. I couldn't be happier.

    My primary desktop, I built myself. It has a EVGA 8800 GTS video card in in with 640MB of memory. I don't have a dual monitor setup per se... unless you consider running a 20" Dell 1680x1050 monitor and a Samsung LNT4665 simultaneously as a dual monitor setup :lol: . I do that frequently.

    This years Christmas present to myself will be dual 24" monitors.

    I recently switched to Intels Wolfdale 8400 3GHz chip from a 6700 2.4GHz chip. Quite a speed jump and my system operating temp dropped about 10 degrees. I recommended this chip to BMoreRavens and he used it in his new build.

    I can't think of a single reason not to run Vista and on my client side I am approaching 300 PC's running Vista. If you have a legacy issue, simply install Microsoft's Virtual PC2007 (free download) and an ISO file of XP (or a disc) until your legacy issue goes away. I did this to run a netscreen VPN app that they were very slow updating to Vista.

    Good Luck
  15. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Oh... I have no fears about running Vista... just want to get an idea of how many of us out there are running it... and it what configuration...

    (But then again... I was curious about the video card, as I know mine in my desktop is a little lacking)
  16. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    I just got an EVGA 8800GT and it is great.
  17. lguvenoz

    lguvenoz Icon

    Aug 22, 2006
    Between myself and the family we have five computers:

    2 HP Laptops with Vista Home Premium that have been pretty solid. In both cases however have had to steer clear of SP1 as the HP systems have known issues. Both have been very reliable with Office 2007 as well.

    1 custom HTPC running x64 Windows Vista Ultimate. This thing has been rock solid. Very, very reliable. If you're going the HTPC route consider skipping the video card and going with one of the new AMD 780G motherboards. Includes built-in HDMI and DVI both with HDCP, and more than adequate performance to handle even BluRay.

    2 other desktops both running Windows XP, and both are awful with Office 2007. I cannot tell you how many times they puke on Outlook.
  18. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    I got my wife a Dell Vostro 1700 Laptop for Christmas and it came with Windows Vista. It has been running pretty smoothly. The only thing I regret right now is getting a higher powered video card in it.
  19. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    I've been running Vista Ultimate on this computer since it came out. Paid $200 for the OEM disc from Tiger last February. This computer is 4 1/2 years old and Vista runs beautifully, once UAC is fully disabled. Compaq Presario, P4HT 3.2Ghz with 2GB of PC3200 DDR RAM. Now since the Yorkfieds are finally out, next week Monday I drop $3K on my new HP Pavilion Ultimate. Core 2 Quad at 2.83Ghz, 6GB Dual Channel 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, Vista Ultimate 64bit, and NVidia GeForce 8800 GT. I’m still in a bind, not sure if I want the 24” widescreen or dual 19”ers. Dual displays would be sweet but I might have placement issues. God I can’t wait to get this, if I had the will power I’d want another 3 months for the 3.0 Ghz Core 2 Quad, but I’ve put off this purchase for long enough, time to make good on the money I’ve had saved up since January.
  20. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Running Vista Home Premium on my HP HTPC in the Office, with an ATI Radeon video card - forgot the specifics on it.

    XP on my HP laptop.

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