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Windows Vista…why is it “gone”?

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.

I've been helping consignment storeowners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 15 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment and resale storeowners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 400 computer systems, servers, and websites for storeowners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of our own consignment software, so we can help storeowners even more.

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