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Old 04-09-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE VISTA OBSESSION? I HATE USING XP AFTER HAVING VISTA FOR OVER A YR AND A HALF

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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Some of the programs I had on my old XP system will not run in Vista, I am rethinking getting rid of the old one now.

I admit I know NOTHING about Vista we all have to learn sometime so give us a break.. We are TRYING to learn!
right click on the icon after installation, you can have it run under XP service pack 2 under the compatibility tab. I have never had problems with Vista, and think overall it is a great OS. Some people are afraid of change, and well.... the cheap PC's usually do not meet, or barely meet the minimum requirements of Vista which is why alot of these low end priced PC's have so many problems.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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I have had my computer with Vista since December. I just recently downloaded AOL 9.5 back into it for a variety of reasons. There was no problems at all. One thing I did do was not select a bunch of their ad ons and my system runs just like it did before.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was reading some notes on another forum where people with Vista were complaining about their HD's filling up. I discovered that this was a Restore issue, and that this is the way to keep it to a decent size.

I can't imagine a program allowing the HD to take up 45 gigs on a 300 gig HD or more. Mine is only 40 gigs to start with. I have no idea how much space Restore would take up on mine.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I was reading some notes on another forum where people with Vista were complaining about their HD's filling up. I discovered that this was a Restore issue, and that this is the way to keep it to a decent size.

I can't imagine a program allowing the HD to take up 45 gigs on a 300 gig HD or more. Mine is only 40 gigs to start with. I have no idea how much space Restore would take up on mine.
I have never run into these issues. Well, it could be that I have a few terabytes of storage space lol. I love the system restore, it has saved my butt a few times.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have never run into these issues. Well, it could be that I have a few terabytes of storage space lol. I love the system restore, it has saved my butt a few times.
Yeah, I think its a good idea. But it may be we don't need so many restore points. I've never used Restore, myself, though when I was a complete newbie, I just started over again.

And then, there are people who use it to save themselves from one big problem only to find another one once they run restore by finding malware that was there, before. Might be a good idea to create a restore point after making sure the machine is clean as a whistle, once in awhile, THEN creating the restore point.
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