Is Vista a Joke ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by marold280, May 5, 2009.

  1. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    i just installed vista on virtual box on my macbook.
    install was fine, everything seemed ok.

    Got to the log in box, typed in my password, hit enter.

    BSOD almost instantly ! I actually laughed!

    anyone else had bad problems with vista to prep me ?
    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had no problems with Vista 64-bit in Virtual Box.
     
  3. marold280 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh really? thats good news then.
    im just installing the drivers for the isight and stuff.

    are you running office on yours ?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I use it to train some of my clients. I have multiple virtual machines with varying versions of Vista. (Basic to Ultimate.)

    Virtual Box works very well for being free.
     
  5. marold280 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it is really good for a free piece of software.

    will it run office 2003 and will it run it well ?
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I have had more problems with Leopard than Windows Vista.
     
  7. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    It would be interesting to know what the BSOD error message was. It was likely a fault with Virtual Box if you haven't had a BSOD since.
     
  8. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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  9. sd2009 macrumors 6502

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    What a retarded, unhelpful post. People should be banned for crap like this.
     
  10. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Vista gets a bad rap - maybe it's well-deserved, maybe not - but I haven't had any real trouble. Onecare doesn't always update itself properly, but I get that on XP too.
     
  11. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    There may come the interesting situation, that Windows 7 succeeds Vista, but 7 will have a VM for Vista's precessor - XP!

    That would be like Snow Leopard having no Leopard emulation, but VM for Tiger... Or will Windows 7 have Vista emulation? ;)
     
  12. steveza macrumors 68000

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    You get the XP VM for free when you download the new Virtual PC. You can build a Vista VM if you want but I cant think of any reason why you would need to. The stuff you need XP for can use the VM and for everything else there's Windows 7 :)
     
  13. RobP macrumors member

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    Vista is better now than it was at release. That said with my Vista 64 installation I still get random 'Explorer is resetting' messages and I just find everything treacle like when compared to OSX Leopard.

    If anything, moving to a Mac has highlighted many more flaws with Vista that I might not have noticed - stuff like its email client of IE7 taking too long to boot , log on taking much longer than OSX and when in, being unable to do anything because it is still doing background activities. Even its shutdown is measured in minutes whereas OSX is a mere few seconds.

    Apart from ME I think Vista has been one of MS's low points.

    RobP
     
  14. thethethedaniel macrumors newbie

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    My Comp stopped working.

    Vista made our PC nearly stop working all together. Windows updater started going crazy and no programs would open at all. Thats when we switched that comp back to XP. Never thought I would be glad to see XP again!
     

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