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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by PortriatePainter, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. PortriatePainter

    PortriatePainter Thread Starter

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    when I bought this low end E-Machines computer about three years ago it had Vista as its opperating system...I changed to XP because I was used to XP...now I want to do things that XP can't do and I have found my original Vista...should I put the original Vista back on...if I do will my XP Offic Pro still work or wil I have to get a new Office to work with Vista...thanks for any help or advice you can give me...Jim
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Office XP is just its name. It really has nothing to do with XP and works fine on Vista or 7.

    Vista is really a very good OS. It may take some tweaking and getting used to, but we can help with that. It can be made as much like XP as you like.
     
  3. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    For all the media attention it has received as being a "bad OS", I like it. Sure, it's not perfect, but what OS is?

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    PortriatePainter,

    It's up to you whether you want to install Vista or not. If you would like to, like Elvandil said, we can help with that if needed.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Yes, I think it is an excellent OS. But there were some things I didn't like, so I just changed them. But it has a very good kernel and Windows 7 uses the same one. I really have a hard time seeing the small differences, but 7 is definitely a bit less top-heavy.

    Like a lot of things on the internet, a bad reputation spreads even if not supported by the facts. Many people disliked Vista without even trying it. I estimate that maybe 90% of the information on the internet is either wrong or incomplete.
     
  5. PortriatePainter

    PortriatePainter Thread Starter

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    Thank you all...I am one that "belived" the negative hipe about Vista...that's why when I hit the first hurdle with Vista I changed to XP...

    I started out on Macs when they first hit the market and I have been on a lot of sites that say they are lilke this one...believe me you all...I have never been answered so quickly...with such accurate information...and here's the best part...all from people who are nice and not with a "holy-ier than thou" attitude...

    Thank You...Jim
     
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    You're welcome. :)

    TSG is the best tech support site on the web, in my opinion. :)
     
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