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Old 07-14-2007, 06:41 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, I have a computer with Vista system on it. Do you have this operating system on your computer?

News, SEATTLE (July 14) - Chris Pirillo leaned away from his webcam and pointed to his printer/scanner/fax machine, which stopped scanning and faxing after he installed Microsoft Corp.'s new Windows Vista operating system.

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Old 07-14-2007, 07:32 PM
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I've been running this since February. It came with my brand new Dell notebook. I have the Home premium ed. I've had very little problem and before I could even notice any other problems (minor issues) there was a download available to fix it.

But the answer will be different for everyone becuase I've noticed that people have had more problems with upgrades on older computers or they are having problems with upgrading in general as opposed to those who bought newer computers or who have systems that can handle vista to begin with.

I have a dual processor on my notebook so I guess that helped. Also if you noticed already, Vista is a ram hog so make sure you have enough before you install.

Oh and I want to say that I LOVE vista! I have xp on my desktop and that's fine to but it seems like vista is more user friendly. Everything is at your fingertips. I really like how the "help" features are more straight to the point than on XP. Makes everyone feel like a computer expert.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:47 PM
Location: Vermont / NEK
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I bought a new laptop with Vista in March. It works great! However, I'm finding that it likes to randomly delete pics that I've saved. I also bought an HP photo printer in June and Vista flat out won't let me install the drivers - from the CD or via download. My older computer with XP works with the printer just like it's supposed to. I installed the printing program from the CD. It's been two weeks since I tried to install the drivers on Vista so maybe now the code has been clarified and Vista will understand that it's just a photo printer and not some bot trying to disable it.

I should add that I don't really know if this is a windows problem or an HP problem.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:23 AM
Location: Southern California
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I currently use a 1-year-old computer with Windows XP Media Center Edition. I've read online reviews of Windows Vista and it seems that it's about 50/50 as far as favorable vs. bad reviews go. The only way I'd get Vista is if I'm in the market for a new computer that will have Vista preloaded (and meets the rather hefty hardware requirements). However, I believe there is a learning curve involved with using Vista, but as with anything else, it should get easier with frequent use.

So, for the time being, I'll continue using my XP machine until Microsoft stops supporting it, since it works fine for me and what I use the computer for. I MAY consider purchasing a Vista machine after the first Service Pack has been issued by Microsoft.

All these incompatibility issues with Vista will be ironed out in due time. I could remember the same thing happening when Windows XP first came out.
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