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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

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Overall 4
4.0

Buy XP of Windows 7 instead

Burning_Darkness, Dooyoo
17 June 2010
  • Excerpt: I have always been a huge fan of Windows XP, which was easy to use, pretty to look at, fast, and just *worked*, and never gave me any problems whatsoever. I wouldnt have "updated" to Vista if I could have avoided it, but my next PC came bundled with it so I ended up giving it a try. What's the worst that could happen, right? Well, windows Vista is nothing short of an abomination.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't get rid of what you have. The next Microsoft OS is always worse.

jj1977, Dooyoo
27 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Rumour has it that when Marlon Brando was looking for inspiration prior to delivering the classic line '...the horror...the horror' he had in fact just tried to load a copy of Windows Vista. Rumours have yet to be confirmed that Martin Sheen killed Marlon Brando in retaliation for getting rid of his XP and replacing it with Vista. Anyway, Windows Vista. It's not very good. Unless of course you have Windows 7 in which case it's amazing.
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Overall 4
4.0

A pointless OS that doesn't seem to provide many new benefits apart from looking pretty

speedy2056, Dooyoo
24 January 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought a laptop with this pre-installed on it. I heard the negative reviews from people talking about it being a ram hog but I needed a new PC so didn't have much choice considering that virtually all the new computers at the time were installed with Vista. What people said was true, it is indeed a ram hog. Applications didn't exactly run smooth and this is on a 4gb laptop.
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Overall 4
4.0

No more than XP with a bit of makeup

technotechno, Dooyoo
13 January 2010
  • Excerpt: This operating system was a successor of Window XP. At first I thought it was little more than XP in lingerie, and after using Vista for a few months. I didn't really have any different a view point on it. he control panel was annoying set out, the former features of XP were pretty much the same however they were confusingly renamed. Which I can imagine would not be much good to an older person or to a less computer literate user.
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Overall 4
4.0

Choose Windows 7 if you want a change from XP

DarkDunmer, Dooyoo
28 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Windows Vista was Microsoft's successor to Windows XP but instead of being a successor it was deemed terrible by most reviewers and most people skipped from Windows XP straight to the latest Microsoft operating system Windows 7. I bought a laptop pre-loaded with Vista a couple of months before Windows 7 was released and instantly regretted my hasty decision.
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Overall 4
4.0

an operating system you collect weekly in parts !

fenbobs, Dooyoo
3 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Windows vista? Well, it was short and oh not so sweet! XP was my introduction to home computers and after using 98 and 2000 in work, XP was refreshing and enjoyable. Not so with Vista - been quite short lived and I think it should never have been released in the first place. It is slow and clumsy and although in this laptop I upgraded to dual processors I find it cannot compare to XP for efficiency.
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Overall 4
4.0

see the very end of the review

gavallan2020, Dooyoo
13 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Having had Vista home premium on my laptop (had no choice in the OS); I have experienced firsthand how it works. Yes it's all very good seeing the smart blue layout and the windows logo as the start menu button. Although under the hood, has anything really changed? I am sure you have heard the stories about Vista crashing etc. but have never actually seen it. Well I'll tell you what happened with mine.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wtf? I thought this would be much better

M. murphy "Mary Murphy", Amazon
1 December 2007
  • Summary: I don't get it Vista won't work with halo combat evolved and a bunch \of other games! Not to mention Vista makes you upgrade your computer so much! You'll probally spend around 200$ to get your comp up to par. Your Processing speed goes way down! I don't get it why would microsoft do this to itself?
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Overall 4
4.0

Que paciencia!

Ferworld, Ciao
19 December 2012
  • Summary: Ahora tengo un portátil nuevo, pero mi anterior ordenador fué un sobremesa en el que venía preinstalado un windows Vista Home Premiun. Era la novedad, había leído algo de que no era muy eficaz comparándolo con el XP ya que cambiaba el aspecto pero requería mucho procesamiento para ello a no ser que tuvieras un ordenador megapotente. Yo pensé, siendo el ordenador nuevo y viniendo preinstalado de fábrica, será porque funciona bien...
  • Pros: Pocas (ver opi)
  • Cons: muchas (ver opi)
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Overall 4
4.0

La gran metedura de pata de microsoft

maxton, Ciao
8 April 2011
  • Summary: Despues de el Windows XP que fué realmente bueno,microsoft con este Windows Vista quería dar un giro completo,pero su giro fué completamente equivocado ya que hicieron un sistema operativo,lento,consumista y con muchos problemas de incompatibilidades ademas de cuelgues,meses despues ellos mismos reconocieron que sacaron el Vista inacabado,prueba de ello es que sacaron continuos parches para intentar corregir y maquillar el nefasto sistema operativo,y poco mas de un año...
  • Pros: Aspecto vistoso por poner algo
  • Cons: Lentisimo,cuelgues,incompatibilidades,caro,consume mucho
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