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 am a Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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