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20 Things You Won't Like About Windows Vista


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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 11:05 PM

The same thing happened with Windows XP. When Beta 2 arrived, I found myself torn between what was new and good about the operating system, and what was new and bad.

Significant negatives back in 2001 included product activation (which doesn't affect Microsoft volume licensing customers), changes to the network-configuration user interface and the way XP interacted with other versions of Windows on small networks. Was Windows XP truly better than Windows 2000? It was a toss-up in many ways. In the end, I went with the improved app compatibility and user interface improvements of XP. But it wasn't by much.

Well, Microsoft just upped the ante on internal conflict with the release of Vista Beta 2. It boils down to this: The software giant is favoring security and IT controls over end-user productivity. Don't get me wrong, security and IT manageability are very good things. But some of the people actually using the Beta 2 Vista software describe their experience as akin to that of a rat caught in a maze.

20. Minimum video system requirements are more like maximum.
19. Aero stratification will cause businesses woe.
18. User Account Controls $#^%!~\!!!.
17. Two words: Secure Desktop.
16. No way to access the Administrator account in Vista Beta 2.
15. Some first-blush networking peeves.
14. Windows peer networking is still balky.
13. Network settings user experience went backwards.
12. Too many Network Control Panel applets, wizards and dialogs.
11. Display settings have changed for no apparently good reason.
10. Where are the file menus?
9. Windows Defender Beta 2 is buggy.
8. Problems without solutions.
7. Lack of Windows Sidebar Gadgets.
6. Media Center isn't all there and falls flat.
5. Faulty assumption on the Start Menu.
4. Installation takes forever.
3. Version control.
2. Price.
1. Little originality, sometimes with a loss of elegance.

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What are things you dont like about Vista?

#2 m.oreilly

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 02:07 AM

yeah, remember, this is for the "masses". your hand will be held, and you will not color outside the lines...
after getting ownership of the darn C drive, and axing the user "protection" (lol), i couldn't use my pay-for online music app (rhapsody), so i pulled vista, and reinstalled x64 xp. oh, and you can't edit the boot .ini.,
nvidia drivers were not in the os, driver signing is paramount for the use of storage host cards, etc.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 02:44 AM

@ m.oreilly:

You can't edit the boot.ini because Vista doesn't use boot.ini to load boot information. That's where the "bcdedit" command comes into play.

For example, you can disable the signed driver requirement by typing the following into a command prompt:

bcdedit /set nointegritycheck ON

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:27 AM

View Posttntoak, on Jun 16 2006, 07:44 PM, said:

@ m.oreilly:

You can't edit the boot.ini because Vista doesn't use boot.ini to load boot information. That's where the "bcdedit" command comes into play.

For example, you can disable the signed driver requirement by typing the following into a command prompt:

bcdedit /set nointegritycheck ON
yes., i'm aware of that, i was refering to things i didn't like :P but prefer in other windows OSs. :D

Edited by m.oreilly, 17 June 2006 - 04:28 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:29 PM

I know one thing, its not the vista one, but windows defender beta 2 for xp, I do not like it. I liked the first one better, it seemed to find spyware and be easier to use before. It gave you more details and just was overall better. They need to get it back closer to the first one or they just have ruined another good idea.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:23 PM

Why are folks complaining about not being able to get to the Administrator account? Admittedly, it is not straight-forward, but it is not impossible!
  • Within your user account, assign a password to Administrator (I use COmputer Management.) I'm really not sure that setting a password is really necessary.
  • Reboot into safe mode. Delete the "other" user account, leaving only the Administrator (and Guest, I think).
  • Reboot and log in as Administrator. Button *may* show for "Other User," which will then let you log in as Administrator.
To date, I have not gone back to create other user accounts after I've gotten access to Administrator. I hope the access doesn't go away after you've added more accounts.

:P

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(Yes, same SUOrangeman from 2CPU, AnandTech, elsewhere)

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:19 AM

View PostSUOrangeman, on Jun 19 2006, 08:23 AM, said:

Why are folks complaining about not being able to get to the Administrator account? Admittedly, it is not straight-forward, but it is not impossible!
  • Within your user account, assign a password to Administrator (I use COmputer Management.) I'm really not sure that setting a password is really necessary.
  • Reboot into safe mode. Delete the "other" user account, leaving only the Administrator (and Guest, I think).
  • Reboot and log in as Administrator. Button *may* show for "Other User," which will then let you log in as Administrator.
To date, I have not gone back to create other user accounts after I've gotten access to Administrator. I hope the access doesn't go away after you've added more accounts.

:)

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(Yes, same SUOrangeman from 2CPU, AnandTech, elsewhere)
i just set my account to have full control. @ tntoak...you left out the "s" at the end of "check"
(should be "nointegritychecks"... ;) )




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