Was Windows Vista THAT bad?

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Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong 2 घंटे पहले
lol translucent ui was on linux a decade before vista wtf is this cat saying.
joel perry
joel perry 3 घंटे पहले
TLDR; Vista was good to me. I'm not a normal computer user, and I doubt many watching this channel are, but I ran Vista from Launch until Windows 8.1 came out as my primary "windows" OS (I ran Linux as my primary daily OS from before Vista, until well after the launch of Win10 , and I've been back and forth since Win10 came out). I never had half the issues with Vista that I had with Windows XP. With XP I had to format my HDD every 6 months and reinstall, so it would keep working (much better than windows 95, which was reformatted every 45-75 days, and Windows ME which required reformatting every 3-5 months). I was also running a high end CPU (I have no idea what, but I was using something from AMD and either the top end model or the one below the top end model with regular upgrades), not less than 16GB of RAM (I had 32GB most of the time I used Vista), at least 5 HDDs installed, and 2 CD/DVD burners (CD or DVD depending on the system at the time, as I did a lot of hardware step ups during the Vista years), and some AMD GPU (couldn't tell you which, most likely current gen -1, one step below the top model from that generation) as those were the days when I was living with 2+ other people and spent more money or computer hardware, video games, and other gadgets than I did on food.
Frosty Winnipeg
Frosty Winnipeg 4 घंटे पहले
Problems with Vista : Shipped on 1GB systems, driver issues, shipped with networking bug out of the box, windows placement would not save unless u held down shift(or was it control) then the red x.
Joel Wilfredo
Joel Wilfredo 5 घंटे पहले
hasta la vista, baby
Peli Mies
Peli Mies 5 घंटे पहले
Did my turd last week smelled THAT bad? I don’t care, and move on.
Edd Jordan
Edd Jordan 5 घंटे पहले
i still use windows classic
Spyros Bellos
Spyros Bellos 6 घंटे पहले
I though that the begining was an ad
Malcolm VanOrder
Malcolm VanOrder 7 घंटे पहले
Of all the issues I've had with vista, the worst was there was at least one windows update that would while installing break windows update making it impossible to uninstall said update or install any additional updates past that. I had several friends that got this update and had to watch their friends slowly get issues fixed as new updates came out while trying to decide weather it was worth reformatting setting everything up all over again just to get the latest updates.
Ahmar Wolf
Ahmar Wolf 7 घंटे पहले
I was at Best Buy looking at a Vista PC, meanwhile, a salesperson was trying to sell this couple another Vista PC, and there was this 3rd Vista PC nearby all by itself and all of them crashed within seconds of each other. Explain that if you can. Frankly, after that, I waited until Win 7 came out before getting myself a new PC.
Tara DeWert
Tara DeWert 7 घंटे पहले
Vista improved with time. Now Windows 8, HOLY SHIT!
The Gaming Broz s
The Gaming Broz s 12 घंटे पहले
Yes and no make a yo!!!!!!!!!!!
Dialektics 12 घंटे पहले
Seems like MS Operating systems alternate between awesome and sucks - something like this. 3.11 awesome, 95 sucks, 98 awesome, ME sucks, XP Awesome, Vista Sucks, 7 Awesome, 8 sucks, 10 awesome... I think they know this and sticking to a good one and are just incrementally updating now. That plus SaaS coming anyway
Airys Dark
Airys Dark 18 घंटे पहले
I still have vista on my 3ed partition boot
jq 19 घंटे पहले
windows vriska
Martin Cooper
Martin Cooper 19 घंटे पहले
ive been through xp. vista, 7. 8.1 and finaly 10
Elliot Young
Elliot Young 19 घंटे पहले
Still not as bad as Windows ME
Tweeek 23 घंटे पहले
I didn't mind vista too much. My laptop had it way past the launch of Win 7 so most problems had been ironed out by that point
Akal The Door Mat
Akal The Door Mat 23 घंटे पहले
I used windows vista for a while and it was fine. Definitely better than windows 10.
Wozzle 23 घंटे पहले
I must have been lucky, Vista worked well on my PC I loved aero
GamingSmartVideos 23 घंटे पहले
Windows vista can't even run it's built in game solitaire! It instantly BSOD's
How 2 Do It
How 2 Do It 23 घंटे पहले
In 2035 "The words you don't like to her, "Windows 10""
Michael Simkins
Michael Simkins दिन पहले
There are now plenty of software drivers that are made for Windows Vista, and I never hated Windows Vista, like me, it is misunderstood!
VinnyJ दिन पहले
Windows ME was worse than Vista, IMO.
ALEXANDER1318 दिन पहले
My old PC had an annoying bug that somehow made it impossible for me to install Service Pack 1. No matter what I did, I could install every update up to SP1, and then it just stopped installing the updates. Imagine a desktop running pre-SP1 Vista. It was horror.
James G
James G दिन पहले
i liked Vista. It just worked with everything.
Alex Vargas
Alex Vargas दिन पहले
I just wanted to play fortnite:/, I bought a windows vista for $200 and I cant do anything without saying I need permission or without saying " aw,snap" whenever I go on a page
Lord Zordid
Lord Zordid दिन पहले
Microsoft had deals with almost all laptop vendors for them to come preinstalled with Vista. I have fixed soooooo many laptops loaded with this garbage that slowed them to a crawl. And the driver issues...OMG! It was an absolute nightmare. I talked to the CEO of Microsoft in my country. Blunt as I am I told him it was a piece of shit. It felt good and he (in his role) deserved the unbridled truth.
gedeo दिन पहले
is there an easy way to go from vista to 7?? I got an old laptop and I don't know what to do with it
Kaser दिन पहले
9:41 HAHA ! Laughed my a** off !
Beast4000gamer दिन पहले
I used to have Windows Vista but then when I bought a new laptop I had Windows 10 and I think Windows 10 is really bad!
Peter2571 दिन पहले
windows visa i remember when i had comaterbilaty isuse internet security
GFreeXevery1 दिन पहले
12 people, 12 different answer: 1. Yes 2. Yep 3. Oh yeah 4. Aye 5. Of course 6. Affirmative 7. Beyond a doubt 8. Most assuredly 9. Unquestionably 10. Definitely 11. Sure 12. Indubitably
Abhisek Goswami
Abhisek Goswami दिन पहले
Bro r u in instagram not tech insta i mean personal
dan75 दिन पहले
Windows only gets a passing score for Windows 95, 2000, xp, and 7. The rest were released too early, and extremely unstable.
dan75 दिन पहले
The only windows security that works is the one that makes it impossible to activate a "legal" version of Windows, and their apparent hatred of system builders.
dan75 दिन पहले
Windows continues to not support older hardware, and drivers and software are never updated for new Windows OS systems. So much for plug n play.
Timmothy Copeland
Timmothy Copeland दिन पहले
I love Vista. I still have a desktop HP running it and it's faster than any of my other machines. Aside from the "code purple" error I got about 3 years ago which resulted in HP paying for shipping and replacing a few parts for free, I've not had another issue with Vista Home Premium. I use it almost every day for off-line work, since MS and Windows and Google and Chrome all dropped it like hot brick. I have never had to defragment this machine! And I've had it since 2009. I still prefer it over 7, 8, XP & 10.
Nodak81 दिन पहले
The first custom PC I ever built had Vista x64 and it worked flawlessly for a couple years until I changed to 7. Never crashed even once that I can remember.
Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider दिन पहले
i had a gateway vista desktop computer, and it took forever to start up even after i turned off a bunch of programs to not start at the start.
The RC Element
The RC Element दिन पहले
Windows Vista had a rough start, but got better as time went on. Windows 8 was horrible and I went back to Windows 7 pretty quickly lol.
maxie fuqua
maxie fuqua दिन पहले
Vista was a trainwreck. Plain and simple. Linus is absolutely right when he said by the time Vista was fixed enough to be worth using, 7 was already out and running better than Vista ever did. I actually still use Windows 7. It just works. Microsoft got basically everything right with 7. (And cuz fuck 8 and 10. Can't stand them.)
Idontknowwhattocallit दिन पहले
The worst windows update wasn’t ME - it was Microsoft Bob
bigbird8960 दिन पहले
My first pc I build ran vista and I liked it, only reason I went to 7 was I got a free copy through school. I'll be sticking with 7 till its no longer supported because I hate 10.
Michael Keefer
Michael Keefer 2 दिन पहले
When I had vista I didn't even have all that great of a computer but it ran great for me... I had a quad core 920 black edition AMD processor, 4 gigs of DDR2 corsair ram, and a PNY 9600 GT. Far from fantastic specs although I guess it was a little better then the usual off the shelf computers. I never had any issues with it. I always turned the account control feature off so it never bothered me. Everything transitioned great. I was very skeptical at first going from XP to vista but the look and feel was amazing vs XP. Was definitely more modern.
Johnny Thunder
Johnny Thunder 2 दिन पहले
People don't know the horror of windows vista upgrade. That thing came just short of totally bricked my dad's machine, you would go into the driver manager and nothing would be there. He eventually got Microsoft to send him a full copy of vista because there was no way for him to reformat with the upgrade disk. I still think it was a bit his fault though, he decided to upgrade day one instead of waiting 6 months like I did. Even still I wanted to go back to XP but there was no way to play crisis on my new gaming PC.
mrmasterofdiabloplay 2 दिन पहले
Thank You Linius for acknowledging the Windows ME launch as the worst launch. The only thing that I liked about ME is that I could easily bypass the product key copy protection by booting it in safe mode and modify a registry key to trick the setup into thinking that a product key had already been entered. (yes I'm a rebel). Other then that ME was terrible.
Brian Baratheon
Brian Baratheon 2 दिन पहले
I skipped Vista entirely and stayed with XP. That worked well enough for me until 7 came out.
Mindblow 2 दिन पहले
7:50 KDE on linux was able to do all those features (transparent blurry windows, desktop effects using alt+tab, etc) using way less resources than Windows Vista did, and way before Windows did, and even more. the problem with Vista is that they used vectors to represent objects on the desktop, Windows 7 uses the same principle that KDE uses, Desktop layers, the difference is that KDE can actually vectorize those layers.
GonnerKat 2 दिन पहले
Solitare causes blue screen.
Márcio Venâncio Batista
Márcio Venâncio Batista 2 दिन पहले
I had two experiences with Vista... at work and with a notebook that I have been bought .. even I working with Software development I didnt find critical issues and I could work with Vista for months... but I confess... when Win 7 has been launched I could figure out that it was far better.
Memes XD
Memes XD 2 दिन पहले
"Windows Vista are no longer supported"
Cornelius Antonius
Cornelius Antonius 2 दिन पहले
Viata was good I still have the original disc
J4ck4lot 2 दिन पहले
I hate advertisers, but I'm starting to love the segways
Birger Olofsson
Birger Olofsson 2 दिन पहले
I liked Vista. I run it as long as I could, until BitDefender stoped supporting it.
Canale 29
Canale 29 3 दिन पहले
VISTA IS GOOD CURSE I had it for 10 years and never had any problems
Aniket Shyam
Aniket Shyam 3 दिन पहले
loved the dock on my friends windows vista and the drive icons in my computer..while i had a crappy pc with XP
Aniket Shyam
Aniket Shyam 3 दिन पहले
what about Longhorn??
NathanxX - TextingStory and more
NathanxX - TextingStory and more 3 दिन पहले
Who else thought they got an advertisement?
Blue Baby
Blue Baby 3 दिन पहले
Lazer-Tech 3 दिन पहले
I remember going from Vista to Win7. I loved it
Lazer-Tech 3 दिन पहले
Lazer-Tech 3 दिन पहले
Then there was Windows 8.
evildead2002 3 दिन पहले
yes . yes it was .
Cruiser John
Cruiser John 3 दिन पहले
YES. I miss Windows 7
Mr. A14
Mr. A14 3 दिन पहले
it was my best OS
Michael 3 दिन पहले
I miss Vista! !! It was the best!!!!!
SuperPsykosis 3 दिन पहले
Got a good laugh out of you reminiscing on that accelerated audio change! Creative Labs shit a brick when Microsoft did that. Surprisingly the company survived. Haven't bought a sound card since. Just isn't the same anymore. Where is my EAX toggle in my video games :-)!
stapuft 3 दिन पहले
I can think of a 2 words a million times scarier than "windows Vista" Those words are "Windows M.E."
BHRC Cannabliss Page
BHRC Cannabliss Page 3 दिन पहले
windows 10 is a slow buggy bloated mess, booting off an ssd feels like booting off a hdd these days
Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson 3 दिन पहले
I had no problem with Vista and I held onto it as long as possible because Vista Ultimate had the best ever version of Windows Movie Maker. It was easily usable and produced decent videos. Windows 7 totally nerfed Movie Maker.
Cornelius Antonius
Cornelius Antonius 3 दिन पहले
Windows 7 had a crappy mouse driver that alsoo fucked up the audio driver
Cornelius Antonius
Cornelius Antonius 3 दिन पहले
I still have an original Vista Disc
Todd Stewart
Todd Stewart 4 दिन पहले
Gadgets are pretty handy. I use win7 and have CoreTemp and GPUobserver gadgets on my 3rd monitor. I can monitor my GPU temps, fan speed, gpu memory usage, while at the same time looking at CoreTemp which shows everything from CPU temps to system ram usage to percentage per core of usage while playing a game or doing whatever else on the main screen. It is really handy!
fvrrljr 4 दिन पहले
never had problem with my vista, still use it. i do have other laptop with 7 WIn Me ROFLMAO great review OLE!
Todd Stewart
Todd Stewart 4 दिन पहले
I liked vista, and everything worked perfectly fine with my old s939 4200+ x2 setup. I never had a single problem with it except for it recognizing some really old printers. As long as your setup wasnt a decade old it was fine. I turned all of those permission nags off. It is about the same thing as win7, my fav MS OS that I still use for gaming and all. Windows Media Center was great.. CableCard DVR in my comp. Cant live without it now. Part of the reason why I dont switch to win10. Bad move MS for getting rid of it! Win ME was the worst Windows ever IMO
BN #L2G 4 दिन पहले
Then they change the look, call Windows 7 and ...... PERFECT.... It's the same shit for me
Hugo Bross
Hugo Bross 4 दिन पहले
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KiR-3d 4 दिन पहले
It worked well... until you've stucked upon those "cool" RPC "features"... Damn, I've hated that system on my job. But the job was cool! :)
altrocks 4 दिन पहले
It was fundamentally Windows. And the first rule of Windows is never switch over until at least SP1. The first release is always a beta.
akse 4 दिन पहले
I remember doing an upgrade installation for my old XP system. It worked amazingly. When I later tried to make a fresh install it wouldn't work since there was no drivers for the motherboard chipset (nvidian nforce3 i think.. nforce4 was supported). It did work however with the old XP drivers when upgraded. Anyways I got new components Asus MB Core2 E6600 and 8800GTS 4Gb DDR2. With those components Vista just as good as Win7 which I later on upgraded to the same setup.Many who had Vista had way too low specs in their PC... so for low spec PC's XP was much better choice.Windows7 was made lighter compared to Vista so it functioned a bit better with lower specs but at the same time of course PC power was going up so the lower spec became mid range etc.
RvI2106 4 दिन पहले
Vista was good, professional was good, even windows 98 was good. but the NSA forced them to load their crap to spy on people and develop(under-develop) ultimately the weirdo Windows 10. You gotta break the OS and make it a clunker needing updates in order to install NSA updates. Also that Jackass Steve Balmer mismanaged Microsoft working for apple.
Bjørn Post
Bjørn Post 4 दिन पहले
Hello from win 7 in 2018 :D Best ever.
spawntohell 4 दिन पहले
10:46 what was at the time a high end system.... This is the key i run win 7 on a 2007 laptop it cannot run properly windows vista basic (that it came with) but heck it runs same as win7 win 10... Win vista and 8 should be in the same bag the attempt to go fwd but stay baried, both were bad but we could not get the good ones without. In all fairness win vista was not that bad but frustrating as it demanded resources that not everyone had...or could afford...
Arman Khan
Arman Khan 4 दिन पहले
Very interesting perspective, makes sense.
uranium235678 4 दिन पहले
We had people with vista 64 Compaqs that came with 512m of ram on an athlon 64 single core (model ended with an 'e'). Also, horrible networking issues
Stephanie Sandlin
Stephanie Sandlin 4 दिन पहले
Good to see the history and acknowledgement that the release along with the lack of driver support was a fundamental flaw in Vista's rollout and led to it's black eye reputation. I had many people come to me shortly after they'd bought PC's with Vista in '07 complain it didn't work. I looked them in the eye and told them I couldn't really help them. Third party hardware and drivers don't exist for your system as of yet. With your system you're just going to have to hang in there until the device's manufacturer releases drivers. That made them so angry. A thousand dollars for a system that didn't work, I didn't blame them. I kept my father on XP until 2014, then finally upgraded him to Windows 7. Silly Microsoft. They have to make a big giant mess before they learn from it.
obvious_humor 4 दिन पहले
The only "bad" things about Vista were during launch. Buggy drivers get updated. Performance and resource usage catches up. Back when Service Packs were a thing, almost everyone in the know would tell you to wait until SP1 before updating to any Microsoft operating system. Really, the only jarring changes were the introduction of User Account Control and the new Aero skin.
Moejj ORaisin
Moejj ORaisin 4 दिन पहले
I used Vista Ultimate Edition. LOVED the Dream Scene motion video desktop background. I had 8G DDR2 RAM, Core 2 Quad 6600 2.4 GHz, Nvidia 9800 GTX, 250 gig Seagate Drive and a DVD Burner. Ran like a champ, never had a problem with it.
Computist40 4 दिन पहले
Windows Vista was a resource pig.
Josh 4 दिन पहले
Microsoft 2008- "The Mojave experiment!" Apple 2018- "MacOS Mojave!" Interesting 🤔
bete bet
bete bet 4 दिन पहले
Memory Express SUCKS
Ten Minute Tokyo 2
Ten Minute Tokyo 2 4 दिन पहले
Yes it really was. But Windows 10 is even worse.
crashfellow82 4 दिन पहले
Windows Vista has an issue with PC builders. They were releasing under powered laptops and PC's with too little ram, slow processors and it gave people a bad taste in their mouths performance wise. AKA what they still do today, just not as severely.
Mortally Challenged
Mortally Challenged 4 दिन पहले
I think win 10 is horrible. Ok for consuming media but I did no enjoy a single minute working on it. Or let it me phrase different. When working on win 10 I was thinking about buying a Mac.
Steve S
Steve S 5 दिन पहले
Yes, yes it was.
Ívar Arason
Ívar Arason 5 दिन पहले
The real Windows was Windows 2000, I had it for many years and it simply never ever even had a slightest hiccup.
Super User
Super User 5 दिन पहले
It wasn't for lusers. Any half-decent Win sysadmin could make Vista work for years, no problem
João Paulo
João Paulo 5 दिन पहले
yes + no = yesn`t
Yurriaan Van Duyn
Yurriaan Van Duyn 5 दिन पहले
Exchange "Windows Vista" with "Hitler" and you see why this video is pretty problematic...
Chriseurosong 5 दिन पहले
FFS, learn how to say years properly. 2008 is "two thousand AND eight". You need the AND. Without it, you're saying 2 separate numbers: 2000 - 8.
Josh Blaize
Josh Blaize 5 दिन पहले
Mac OS X started using translucency back in 2001, Apple didn’t copy Windows Vista. Not that feature anyway.
Serge Whatever
Serge Whatever 5 दिन पहले
Windows XP and 7 were good, Vista and 10 are junk.
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