Windows Vista was one of the shortest-lived versions of Windows ever. It was released in mid-2007, only to be replaced by Windows 7 in early-2009. In short, it was (in my and many peoples’ opinion), the worst version of Windows ever. Even worse than Windows ME, which died not even a year after it was released.
Windows Vista consumes too much RAM and feels sluggish in general. It also introduced a very annoying feature – User Account Control or UAC. UAC generates a nagging prompt each time a user goes to do anything from install a program, to make a change in the Control Panel.
It was so bad, computer manufacturers started offering free Windows XP downgrades on new computer systems. Windows 7 has turned out to be what Windows Vista should’ve been. For all intents and purposes, Windows Vista was a ‘beta’ version of Windows 7.
If you have a computer that’s running Windows Vista, you might be able to stomach it for a little while longer. Consider though the cost of purchasing a new system running XP or 7. Avoiding the one-time cost of purchasing a system that actually works vs. the cost of the day to day annoyances and issues, just isn’t worth it.
Don’t just run out (or click away) and buy a new PC though. Consult with a certified, experienced IT professional such as … hey, The Computer Peeps! =)
We’re not in business to sell you over-priced computers and hardware. We want to show you how you can save money by purchasing the system yourself. Why pay nearly $2,000 for a computer when you can get the same system for about $600. Our consulting fee is less a fee and more a tool you can utilize to save a lot of money…and headaches. You could purchase two, new computers and pay for 2-hours of consulting and still not spend as much as you would elsewhere.
If you can avoid using Vista, do it. If you have Vista, consider replacing it.