- Oct 7, 2000
yup it ran fine if you have the hardware to support it properly.Vista wasnt even bad. The crying around Vista made zero sense to me at all even when it was happening, and the fact that it has perpetuated for so long remains ridiculous. It was never meant to be installed on the bottom barrel hardware that people were running XP on which seemed to be the cause of most of the gripes at the time.
For all the praise Windows 7 gets, it was basically just a fully patched Vista. I remember going out and doing in-home computer service removing Vista from peoples computers because their brothers friends ex-girlfriends Dad works in IT and he said it was a disaster and to go back to XP. Looking back, it feels like a joke from South Park where people were complaining but didnt actually have any substance to back it up.
its ms' fault stupid oems lied and/or provided free upgrades? lol ok... ms set the spec they ignored or faked em.Except that Microsoft let the OEM's get away with giving away free upgrades to Vista in 6+ months near Vista's release date so the OEM's could keep selling those computers that were just fine for XP (and would be for 3-4 years) but would not run Vista well at all. I never did try to install Vista on a 2005 Dell laptop, Pentium M chip that maybe could have run it since I had 1.256 GB of ram in it. XP was just fine for that machine so why bother?
Part of Vista's fault definately lies with manufacturers, their bad or non-existant drivers for a new OS structure and weak hardware specs that couldn't run it but ultimately it is MS's fault here since it is their product and it needed more than the normal 256mb-512mb of system ram that most 1-2 year old computers had at the time.
shit, now im a ms zealot/fanboi, how dare i defend them...
looks like ms has switched everything to 11 now, even the how to get 10 page says to just go from 7 to 11 but you can still buy it elsewhere or use 7/8 keys with the installer.
How to get Windows 10 - Microsoft Support