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    MS Vista

    After getting Vista with a new laptop this year, it is satisfactory, if underwhelming in its improvements. However, one ongoing issue is how it handles certain websites. When I pull up certain sites, usually ones that take a long time to load, it will lock up. I cannot put my finger on any particular commonality among the sites, like certain plug-ins. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Re: MS Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    After getting Vista with a new laptop this year, it is satisfactory, if underwhelming in its improvements. However, one ongoing issue is how it handles certain websites. When I pull up certain sites, usually ones that take a long time to load, it will lock up. I cannot put my finger on any particular commonality among the sites, like certain plug-ins. Anyone have any ideas?

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    For mine, it's not necessarily ones that take a long time to load always. It just happens.

    I find it OK, but underwhelming is a good term. Seems like XP wasn't broken enough for this fix.



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    Re: MS Vista

    I was a fairly early adopter of Vista, and have had no problems at all. I agree that it is underwhelming except for its look.

    Are you using IE? If so, try a different browser like Firefox. That might be your problem, and FF is better anyway.


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    Re: MS Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I was a fairly early adopter of Vista, and have had no problems at all. I agree that it is underwhelming except for its look.

    Are you using IE? If so, try a different browser like Firefox. That might be your problem, and FF is better anyway.
    I am actually using FF. I only reason I am pointing the finger at Vista is because an older XP machine seems to have no trouble.



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    Re: MS Vista

    I don't have problems with locking up - I'll just chime in that I'm underwhelmed with Vista as well.

    My biggest issue is the worthlessness that is the Mobile Device Center. I hate that thing.

    But sorry - no lockup issues here (Vista Home Premium/media edition).



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    Re: MS Vista

    Do you have enough memory? Vista needs a bunch...2 Gigs seem to work well enough for me.


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    Re: MS Vista

    Had vista for about a month on my new vista only desktop. Hacked it up a bunch and reinstalled XP, now the world is good again. There is a push for Vista here at the office, but I am resisting big time, there is just no compelling reason to go to vista, M$ screwed up big time with this one.


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    Re: MS Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    there is just no compelling reason to go to vista, M$ screwed up big time with this one.
    But it's pretty.


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    Re: MS Vista

    I have two problems with Vista. Both, I think relate to it's ability to "learn". First, I had a "dirty" download of a flight sim. And, there is no human way to completely get rid of the flight sim fault. Vista "remembers" the flaw every flippin' time, no matter what I do. It will just not allow me to fully uninstall the sim.

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    Re: MS Vista

    I dont enjoy any of its new security features out of box. Other than having to work a little harder to get things the way I want, its not a bad system.



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    Re: MS Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Do you have enough memory? Vista needs a bunch...2 Gigs seem to work well enough for me.
    Right at 2G. Frustrating.



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    Re: MS Vista

    No problems here either (at least vista related). There are some things I DO like about it, like the volume controls for individual applications and whatnot.

    Sounds like it's likely either your disk is paging like crazy or some sort of bizarre network problem. I've seen both of those things dork with windows machines in the past



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    Re: MS Vista

    Nearly a year, no issues.



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    Re: MS Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    Right at 2G. Frustrating.
    The only thing I can think of to do is a complete checkup, i.e. virus scan, spyware scan, defrag, and disk check to see if anything improves. You never know what messing with your system.


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    Re: MS Vista

    My company had so many problems with Vista we went back to XP.



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