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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for System Builders - OEM

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  • James S.
  • 7/13/2009 12:46:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsIts not worth it...

Pros: I got my copy for free...
It pretty if you have an expensive machine to run it on...

Cons: SLOW!!!
When i installed it i dual booted with XP, my computer has never booted up with the same speed. I also believe it cooked my RAM from making the CPU run hotter... Had to put in another 120mm fan just so i could keep it running.
The UAC is Microsoft's way off screwing us over, the thing is useless and annoying. I only had drivers for half my stuff inside. I never had sound, video(at full resolution), my printer never worked, 2nd burner never worked. Nero, anti-virus, some games never worked.

Other Thoughts: In a world designed around XP vista was its mean little brother. Always ruining your day, losing your important files, and getting in your way. Vista is a waste of money, glad i didn't spend any on it..

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/10/2009 7:22:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisapointing Purchase

Pros: Simple installation process
Visually superior to previous Windows OS

Cons: Would not give me permission to edit/delete/rename some files, even after disabling UAC and running as Administrator.

Would not play commercial DVDs using included media player. Would complain about a licensing problem. VLC player would play DVDs without problems.

Was not able to install drivers for any USB Flash Based media device, though the devices worked fine on XP and Linux machines.

Had problems installing basic mouse drivers. The mouse would function fine, but Vista would state that it needed to install a driver. It was not able to install a driver and then would lock up my mouse until I rebooted. If I ignored the Driver Update message, the mouse functioned without problems.

MS Support had no idea what the problem with my software was in regards to the DVD playback and kept trying to blame faulty hardware (even though VLC was able to play them). They would send me KB articles that had nothing to do with my problem and felt very much like shooting in the dark.

Other Thoughts: I was hoping that all the negativity regarding Windows Vista was due mostly to people having to re-learn their software as people are resistant to change. I knew that I was going to have to changes settings in Vista to have it operate in a way that I wanted, but the amount of difficulties and frustration I experienced was beyond what I had expected.

At this point, I have lost all faith in Microsoft delivering a good OS and I will never again upgrade to any new system that they may produce. I will stick with my XP.

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  • john s.
  • 6/14/2009 7:40:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Media center is sweet! The UI is slick and easy to pick up.

Cons: If you are not willing to upgrade you PC for a new OS don't bother. So many people complain about the cost of building a new system. Get over it and get a mother board that holds 8 GB in it's memory banks with DDR3. This OS will shine!

Other Thoughts: Sure Macs are nice, but do you really want to come off as a snob? Get more for your money!

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  • Mikhail L.
  • 5/29/2009 9:01:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWindows Vista

Pros: Shiny

Cons: Requires beefy hardware to run smooth.

Other Thoughts: It's funny that people actually pay for this. If you want to "try" something before you "buy" it ... warez it.

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  • Lee V.
  • 5/25/2009 6:56:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWindows Vista 32bit

Pros: New looks, more new features to use, SP1 makes Vista a little more stable than before. The price is better than buying the retail version. Makes computer feel like it's a new computer again.

Cons: Too many features that slow computer down. It's slower than XP. Requires more powerful hardwares to handle. Likes to hogg system resources. Drivers support are not that great for older parts. Win7 is just right around the corner. MS always screw everyone.

Other Thoughts: Vista requires patience, without patience users will hate Vista and want to downgrade back to XP. Vista is not that bad, it's getting better than it was before. It's stable right now...just depends on the hardware/software the user is using.

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  • LCDR G.
  • 4/30/2009 7:59:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOPSss

Pros: Bought as a bundle, somehow the wrong button got selected. Needed a 64 bit system for my 64 bit MOBO. RMA'd immediately.

Cons: Couldn't just trade for the correct bundle, so lost the value of the bundle. Hard to swallow after spending lots of $$ here.

Other Thoughts: Great service, just inflexable sometimes. Can't rate 34 bit system, will the 64 after some time with it.

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  • alfonso r.
  • 4/29/2009 10:04:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDeadCheckR

Pros: Smooth sailing thus far. However, I do have the right gear to run it. AM3 board, AMD 720 BE, 4GB 1600 DDR3 and a Sapphire Toxic 4870 1GB. With this setup it runs like melted butter. 5.9 index across the board if that really means anything. I really like the visual tweaks they made.

Cons: Takes getting used to but that is change for you! This is how smooth it should of been when it first came out of the gate.

Other Thoughts: Haven't had a driver issue yet. I was able to install this very quickly. The updates downloaded quickly as well.

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  • Steve S.
  • 4/19/2009 3:48:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: I love vista

Cons: none for me

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  • Adrian S.
  • 4/1/2009 1:41:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood OS

Pros: Easy loading on newer SATA drives! Has been a great OS. Way to big but a good product all the same. Great network features.

Cons: Wish I had gone with the 64bit. Did not out of fear of program issues. Lots of little annoying things, but I suppose I just need to hop on the band wagon...

Other Thoughts: I put off Vista for as long as I could. It wasnt so much that I had an issue with it. I mean any new OS will have problems. XP did, 2000 was horrible! I just really didnt see the point. After XP I havent really needed my OS to do anything it already dosent. That said its a good solid OS it seems. Has been running for 2 months with 0 failures 24/7. Original purchase was due to XP load issues on a new SATA 3.0 drive. I tried everything and Im sure i could have gotten it to work but after awhile I decided, Times have just changed!

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  • sharon s.
  • 3/23/2009 12:04:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgotta lov it!!

Pros: Love the OS. All Os have bug and problems, and real time use will get rid of them all and end up like Xp.

Cons: the os requirements to use is quite high but hardware prices has dropped but not able to use with older comps.

Other Thoughts: love the eye candy thank goodness i gots
Evga 780i Main board
Core2Duo Q6600 @ 3.0 Ghz
8 Gigs OCZ Reapers
Raptor 300 gig
Evga 9800 GTX+ OC edition

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