Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista

Windows Vista, Operating System from Microsoft in the Windows series.

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Average Score:2.9( 2.9/5 based on 9 reviews )
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ScahR's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
Installation is relatively simple, especially compared to Windows XP. It is done automatically and quickly (between 20 and 40 minutes depending on the power of your PC). That said, of course, provide your drivers, since no material is detected after you install Vista, you have to install everything yourself, and it takes time counting the multiple restarts to perform ... So in total, allow a good hour just to install the OS and drivers (not including the installation of updates and software ...)


Fix My PC configuration:
1.86GHz Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, SATA HDD 2x160Go (in RAID0), Geforce 8600GT.

Full installation of Vista was made in about 25 minutes: After installing the drivers and some software, the system we already feel terribly gets heavier.
After 1 month of use, the PC took longer to start 1mn30, despite the regular defrags. Besides the numerous crashes of the OS itself, or applications that he runs.
Vista alone consumes enormous resources, which partially paralyzed applications that require power (such as games or graphics software).
Finally, we end up with perfomances worthy of a PC with a single core Celeron and 256MB of ram ... spot the mistake!
Understand that Vista has not long turned on my PC, I soon reached me, which is quite demanding in terms of performance ...

I also also Vista on a Sony Vaio Laptop 2gb ram, pentium dual core, 160GB SATA 5400rpm HDD.
The OS has turned 2 weeks and generated: lousy battery life, processor and hard drive never at rest even when the PC does nothing, starting time of 3 minutes, and the same time to extinction.
Not to mention the fact that the opening of a cold stupid software like firefox, or even a single file, sometimes took more than 20 seconds. of anything ...
Then I went on this same laptop with a Linux distribution, I doubled the battery life and greatly increased PC performance.


I used it a few times, I still made the effort recently to test SP1 64-bit, very little change, this OS is still cumbersome, slow and annoying.

What is safe to have a config like mine if the OS eats half performance?! Well done Microsoft you have done hard on this one.

In short, if you want a slow, unstable, low réatif, that puts your latest config PC gamer for a poor miserable 5 years ago, take VISTA!

Otherwise, stay with XP or say bye bye to Microsoft to take on an operating system worthy of the name.

linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
Pr-install version of "Home Premium" on a Lenovo notebook Y510Pro.
Dual-core T2230 with 2Gb DDR2, shared hard drive.

No incompatibility even with non-optimiss rputs programs for Vista.
The setup is classic, optimization is done almost automatically: the OS is able to learn many things and SuperFetch actually saves time and quick launch xcution.


Pr-install version of "Home Premium" on a Lenovo notebook Y510Pro.
Dual-core T2230 with 2Gb DDR2, GeForce8400GT shared hard drive.

No problem for this setup, a little j'apprhendais Departure of the processor is a little light, but I am surprised enjoyable. Without being a great warrior this laptop with Vista allows me to do everything I need, including the 3D srieuse (gre large files in Rhinoceros4 and Cinema4D R10, Autocad 2008 and Revit). Fluid on Photoshop CS2 and CS3 (valuation) (I kept the 2 because of budget) on the same formats A0 300dpi RGB with dozens of layers and the vector.

The level it's hard for me to judge. I use a little but FLStudio8 Asio4All pending DCID to me a sound card in srieuse ExpressPCCard (lgion not right now). No cracking despite a good number of VST.

Vista does not strike me as greedy as drama critics I had read about it. This laptop less than 1000euros (FIRST TIME I risk the high-end hardware or not DDI is incredible and surprise me more. Vista is doing its job, and I confess m I allow myself CORPG type games (Guildwars) without fear of weakness.
As against it will not find the hack Systm as some do with XP (not me). Friends more callus in the OS that I have confirmed that Vista is a vritable Russianness technical and outperforms XP in stability and Resistors to attack. I'm willing to believe them, I use the Vista is like new (but in faster with Superfetch) while my XP Pro becomes heavier day by day ...


Lenovo used the last 4 ½ months.
I like the Superfetch feature that allows a performance gain rel.
I like the least I ever disables transparency for the rest I keep Vista Aero design.
I started MS-DOS 5.0, to Win95/98/NT/2000/XPhome + Pro SP1/2/3 then yes, this OS seems good. He asked for the power? And then, when we see that the majority of PCs sold now are capable of running heavy applications, which three years ago ncessitaient racks Xeons do not complain ... especially if it is to toy on Farcry or Crysis. The power of the PC available in all supermarkets is largely able to grate a Vista and run a bunch of stuff, you just know what you want.

The question "to move to Mac OS" I rpond not. I'm not a fan of Macs, let alone the OS and worse: the design of the radiator-toaster MacPro makes me vomit. No, if I need to run 64bit apps with lots of potatoes I turn back to the Sun Solaris and so reliable. Vista and MacOS are not comparable (the design is not rvlateur) and is as good as a. Ah yes, the latest iMac is superb in passing ...

Yes, I make this choice because I just signed a license for Vista Business for my workstation. Nothing said is solid.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
Installation very simple and very well done (while chart).
No problems of incompatibility hardware. As against software ...
The rtrocompatibilit is not strong Microsoft ... My Sony Acid Pro 6 plant every turn, my Steinberg Wavelab 5 simply closes soon as I try to open a file, etc. ... So the big M ****.


I possde laptop (Intel Core Duo 2x2 GHz / 2 GB RAM).
The software works.
The Superfetch service is very efficient. It allows you to launch applications often used faster prchargant of o fat consumption RAM memory DLL.
The OS is stable.


I used a few days. I quickly board compatibilits XP because of software problems.
Vista is pretty, Superfetch does its job but the problems of compatibilits just spoil everything.
At that price it would feel l have expected better.

In conclusion, I would say that Vista is really not ready for professional use.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
After all installation fast and intuitive (more than XP).
Tip: If you spend all your XP updates downloads VISTA drivers needed before changing Crez OS and you boot from a cd, things will go faster!
The config is a bit Drout if you really want to explore the deep Systm but it does all of the same.
I have not used the manual.


Motherboard: ASUS P5B
Processor: Intel Core2Duo 6600 2.4 GHz
Ram: 3GB Corsair DDR2. It should be noted that the 32-bit Vista, like XP does gre thoriated in no more than 2GB of RAM. But the OS recognizes all the same in my case 2.6 GB and APRS various sources using more.
Hard Drives: 1 internal disk SATA2 MAXTOR 120 GB external drive and a Western Digital 200GB (FireWire 400).
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT 256MB.

Software (once the drivers made day) works perfectly with this configuration.

I have not an tural amlioration management CPU. Dmarrent programs faster, process to give more fluid Manir I believe it. In my opinion this program is well suited to audio because the CPU is operating ddi programs and less management of graphics.

My configuration is less stable in audio for the game but from my cel graphics card in fact, not VISTA.


I use it for a month.
What j'apprcie most in VISTA is the more playful interface that is not a luxury when one spends his life in front of a screen. J'apprcie gnrale also the fluidity of program operations.
J'apprcie unless Microsoft put more than a year to use a program, but hey ..
I'm on Windows from version 95, this means a hell of a time! At work I use MacOSX and ProTools.
It's still expensive but I think a note is amlioration tural all of the same from the previous version (XP).
I congratulates patient to have some time before acqurir program. A Submitted, few dveloppeurs hardware or software that does not leave VISTA compatible drivers.

Emotype's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
Lenovo already installed on Vista Business
everything is installbr />
Easy config close to windows xp service level background virtual memory etc.

All my devices are recognized

my m audio firewire solo has a beta driver that works

no manual, but who does not need


Thinkpad R61 Core 2 Duo 1.8 ghz
1 GB RAM (4 GB soon)

m audio firewire solo
alesis usb midi keyboard

absynth reaktor (all native instrument actually)

vmware to run linux ubuntu studio

aero without the perf with 1 GB of RAM is more than acceptable
I appreciate the fact that the ram and the gpu is used for all stains and leaves open the graphics processor (the only thing really new in fact)
which in my case is trs interresting because doing only the synthesis and not reading sample loading ram, I take almost all the power of Intel Core 2 Duo for the engine and reaktor absynth ...
no need to install modules compatibilitbr /> This can be from the fact that it is a business version (dig)

is stable no crashes other than lack of RAM when active aero (mmais any type blue screen crash or fatal error, just that I ralentissemnet v limit with 4 GB of RAM)
in fact it is as stable as xp and faster although in saying the advice I read everywhere

but of course it cost to invest no more than a mac ....


I use it for one month
and I did not try to reinstall XP PRO

I love the fluidity, the rapid opening of window
the resource for that big synth work on the process

I like the general atmosphere less futuristic too soft for me but I do not care I'm working on the interface of those apps grafik

quality price report was nothing but nothing otherwise you work for free

I tried all the bones available for PC and Mac to make mao

and yes this one works for the computer music

I do it again this choice because the progress is at risk calculbr />
and to answer to critics who are most often "it's expensive to go vista"
or "I'm tired of making the computer I want to make music"
if you want to keep his card isa and PIII for the mao and much better to buy the hard stop and the computer
otherwise have to read manuals and tips n tricks in a week and work your mobo
and thou shalt music

hello word to the wise

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
- Windows Vista Home Premium edition pre-installed no pb, fluid etc.
- Dual core 1.7 GHz, 1 GB ram on a compaq laptop.
- Pleasant eye etc, the first approach, "visual" positive.


- From the point of view against recognizing hard / soft antrieurement bought it problmatique.

- Pnible character as the confirmation of each action: Honestly it is stressful, one wonders if it was not a bad manipulation when it is "normal" in Vista

Effectus tests last night on the nine mobile (1 week) from my friend, bcp bcp pbs:
- Can not launch the app the Philips GoGear MP3 player compatible XP yet, new appliance I offered him! Fortunately, the soft WMP11 recognized j'tais if left for a refund of the MP3 player because of Vista! (Unit offered last night! Inquitude for a long time!)

- So I use to test apps win. Result: of those apps do not pass on Vista as they are functional for years on all versions of Windows 98 to XP through NT4 and 2000 pro. Only Vista does not allow the installation

Vista this will not be for me.
Direction Switch the dual core Mac Mini comes with a triple boot (Mac OS X Linux Win XP Pro)! it is not DX10 video games that will make me change my mind!


I will not do any of that choice.
Windows end of the adventure, not about to leave ZrO each new release of Windows hardware and software issue! Absolutely no cost!
Microsoft throws me into the arms of Apple. I switch.

After what I personally found last night, what I've read on Vista (PBS compatibility) is unfortunately true, I confirm! So I will stop XP has ... No choice ... All this is absolutely appalling. While using Wine or Cedega or Codeweavers, the Win apps run on Linux, Windows apps do not work on Windows ... the height of absurdity!

Goodbye Vista
A Leopard soon!
I urge those who want to still take a new PC with Vista, to make their apps with them for a test Prior store (not to mention the problems = increasing drivers, sound cards etc.) CAUTION.

antoine428's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
- The installation is done it without problems?

No problem, simple & quick installation

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
For now only my audiophile 24/96 is not recognized, I am awaiting the release of drivers, but otherwise no hardware or software bug

- The general configuration is easy?
it works well

- The manual is clear and sufficient?
I do not, but the built-in help has been improved greatly


- What is the configuration of your computer?

Motherboard: Asus P5LD2
Processor: Pentium D 2.8 Ghz
Disc: 2 S-ATA drive 160 GB
Sound Card: Audiophile 12/96 (not yet functional because of drivers) I use the chipset's built-in games on XP and computer music

- What performance?
Big Bécanne advised: MINIMUM 2 GB of RAM and a hard Dique good capacity (VISTA takes 9 GB)
Otherwise I think the value rather average graphics perf

- This software + hardware is stable?
No Bug reported


- How long have you use it?
I use it for 2 months

- What is so special that you like most and least?
-The improvement of the application launch (start very fast)
-Aid has been improved

There is far too attended
-The security system that alerts a scale pull the Rigot

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Still too expensive ....

- With experience, you do again this choice?
yes, but until the release of drivers for audio equipment

manumars's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
I bought a Vista Home I installed on my new pc.

I chose to be compatible with vista DirectX10 games in the coming months. I can not wait to play Crysis but I expect that DirectX10 graphics card to be cheaper and the games is available.
Vista is installed without problem, but I preferred to details during installation. At times you wonder if the pc install something or if it is bug. Nothing indicates the progress. Nvidia drivers were installed correctly. As for my sound card I have not found any drivers soundmax. All the features do not work, but enough to play and chat.


My configuration is:
"Asus m2n sli deluxe amd x2 3800, 1G Corsair DDR2 800mhz, nvidia 7600GS"
For now, I am disappointed with the features are offered by vista. But where did the defragmenter with its GUI? Vista is unable to defragment the disk properly, or even to display a percentage. It took me to install third party software to do the job for him (O & O Defrag). While the vista defragmenter announced that no defrag was needed, O & O Defrag to find 12% of files to defragment.
Every time I play Battlefield2 disk is very fragmented. With Xp, I defragment after each game. Now with Vista and fully automatic we know nothing about the state of the disc and best of all it is unable to do the job. I have yet to turn left overnight with the optimizer "Live one care" in the workplace. The optimizer has just defragmented the hard but with 12% remaining defrag is not at work.
Also my pc is less swift than vista xp. For UPTURNED on the desktop when Battefield is up and answer a Skype call, it takes hours. Microsoft wants to impress with voice recognition, but too bad it only works in "Franglais". This is really stupid on the part of Microsoft not to provide the French version with a vista FR. An update would be the least of it. In short, 2 years late for an OS that has little more than XP, apart from an office with transparency and Gadget. The only saving grace is for me, the more security, but I still tank ...
For me Vista is an OS, giving the impression of being not finished or even sloppy, and takes a lot of system resources.


I'm using vista for about a month, only for me to train, play and chat. Everything else I did on Linux, which fills me with features. For me, Vista will be very expensive for users who do not know any other OS than Windows this, Windows that. We'll have to pay dearly for a particular functionality.
In short, I hope at least that DirectX 10 worth it, if my investment would have no meaning.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Microsoft Windows Vista
- Installation is it without problem?
incredibly simple you put the cd that boots automatically (if not a change in the bios)
we chose the language that you want to install and roll my chicken.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

I board not yet had time to remetre wholes software mao
I just install some games like morrowind and vierux tony hawk and without problems.

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
strictly no problem understanding there is always a narrative of the option can not be met plantbr /> There are also options in advance that look interesting ... for affecting some

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
still looking ...


- What is the configuration of your computer?
Asus P4S800D-x + pentium 4 2.4
Tom 512 ddr 333 new hard drive of 160 Sound Blaster live5.1
dvd burner etc. everything is absolutely no problem recognized genial!

- What performance? there is a performance indicator that is based on the lowest value, it is my ram is at 2.9 but given that no scale is not known is what it is lol.

- This software + hardware configuration is stable?

Apart from the first time I turned off my pc with the new system there AEU bug with a screen to type matrix. if any bug system fluid enough I was expecting worse!


- How long have you use it?
just under 24 hours

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
3d that the office is setting a new side bar and I put the new FA with RSS feeds.
the least expensive product very particular to put in a pocket of this bill *** gate.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
bin I try almost all the family: 3.1 98 2000 xpsp1 xpsp2 and then vista (also AGNULA Kaela knoopix etc.) vista looks to me very interesting although I have not finished exploring all.

- How do you report qualitprix?
bin very good system with exorbitant untar
I put a 8 because of the price

I forgot available software such as Windows Media Player and MSN companie with last update and we have a tool dezzipage intgrbr />
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After a few weeks impressions:
slow system I discover more and more defects (good all the same better than xp)
but if you do not forget aero racing machine is convenient but the food is beautiful your ram

Internet Explorer plant often and when microsoft mixes of what I want to install or not on my pc it irritates me a little

I'll keep you posted