More and more, in my little one horse town, people are coming by with their laptops or desktops with Vista so hosed up I have NO clue how to fix it.
It seems, in most cases, it dies a slow death......things begin to stop working, one after the other. Then it slows (slower than it usually is without problems) to a crawl, then finally, they can't get online anymore. This is when they call or come by.
Is this typical/common progression of corruption with Vista? It is so completely annoying to most without problems with all the questions....then the problems with "so-called" vista compatible programs.
I won't use it, ever. I have one downgrading (once we receive the cd in the mail) and the old man that came to pick up his machine tonight said this is the second time he's been through this (his wife was angry the first time around as she could not understand the tech guy from Dell, which is why he brought it to me...) and he wanted to know if he could buy XP for it.
Just seems to me to be a rip off because you can't choose, you are forced to have Vista installed in order to get a new laptop or desktop. Then you have to turn around and spend more $$$ to buy an OS you can live with, if your new purchase will take XP.
Maybe I'm chiming in late on this one....but this really sucks!
I think I'm seriously gonna check out a mac!
Any thoughts? What is your experience with Vista? And does SP1 really fix anything???