Vista's growing pains leave room for XP

David Daoud ran into trouble when he started using Vista, the new version of Windows that Microsoft Corp. and PC makers have spent millions of dollars advertising since it came out six months ago.

He said it short-circuited key software programs he counts on: Quicken for balancing his checkbook, Lotus Notes e-mail and a networking program that connects his home to the office. His Sony camcorder also doesn't communicate with the PC properly.

Such problems are part of the normal growing pains that come with every major upgrade to the Windows operating system.

To ease those pains, some consumers are seeking out machines equipped with the more compatible Windows XP. That's prompted some PC makers and retailers to give the older operating system more room in their product lines.

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ShiftyLookingCow5422d ago (Edited 5422d ago )

"He said it short-circuited key software programs" That was weird.

[edit] My problems with Vista, it takes a lot of memory(disabled Sidebar) and UAC is unnecessarily annoying at times(esp when comp is being used 100%, screen simply goes blank for sometime) other than that its fine and very stable.

marinelife95422d ago

My printer wasn't compatible it's an older printer but it worked well for me for years.

Also I hate that Vista doesn't have net send. And it doesn't have fax manager in the typical Home basic offering.

Lord Anubis5422d ago

that's strange. My laptop has 2gigs and core 2 duo and the whole bar and GUI usually fades away for no reason. After that it tells me. "WINDOWS EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING" and it tells me it will restart and advice me of any solutions. They have yet to find the solution. :(

Daz5422d ago (Edited 5422d ago )

I got vista when it first came out it wasnt so good then but now its much better because of the updates and i play xp games and use xp programes (not every single thing will work thought)

VirusE5422d ago

I have vista 64 and i honestly have had little problems with it.

Loopy5422d ago

I had vista and i honestly had lots problems with it.

PS360WII5422d ago (Edited 5422d ago )

honestly I just don't care for Vista due to the requirements for it to run somewhat okay. I wouldn't mind if this became the Windows Me and everyone goes back to XP.

That will not happen though. Or I should say that will not be an option.

Edit: I say this because you can have a PC that has Vista installed on it and made for Vista to run on it and it'll be nice and slow but you can upgrade it to XP and bam you have a fine running machine

devi8i5422d ago

how true you are...... XP will stay on my PC for at least another year.

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