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Title: Vista Compatability?
Post by: mistybear on June 03, 2007, 09:36
I was going to ask if anyone knew what programs were compatible with Vista, but instead I googled it and found this.

http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.php/Windows_Vista_Software_Compatibility_List

Do you think it should also be posted in "Useful Sites" as well.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Simon on June 03, 2007, 11:10
It could certainly be useful here in the Vista section.  In fact, I'll make it a sticky.  :)
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: maria9547 on August 11, 2008, 22:36
I sent an email with a Vista word document attachment and she couldn't open it.  She has an older version of word.  I have to save my stuff as .doc instead of .docx so people can read them - wierd.
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: David on August 11, 2008, 22:53
Thanks MB I have had some issues which this find helps me  :thumbs: :goodnews: :goodpost:
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: sam on August 12, 2008, 10:49
yeah .docx uses the new xml version of saving files which is just annoying... its microsoft trying to steal the ideas of Open Office and end up confusing all of its users.
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: David on August 12, 2008, 12:00
That isnt so difficult in my case Sam  :o
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: mistybear on August 12, 2008, 13:49
Thanks MB I have had some issues which this find helps me  :thumbs: :goodnews: :goodpost:

I'm glad I've posted something that has helped someone, and you're entirely welcome, David.   :D
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Reno on August 12, 2008, 23:43
Yeah, probably the majority of my ummm..... freeish :o: software will be incompatible with vista.

I've been thinking of putting an installation of vista on a little 100 gig drive and having a bigger hard drive with a ubuntu or debian installation on one of my others in the new quad machine i'm going to finish in a few weeks. I haven't had the chance to really play with the new sp1 version of vista and see the main differences between it and xp.
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: David on August 13, 2008, 12:02
I think Im in the minority but I love it and prefer it to XP but thtas from a run of the mill user,I love most of its features and find it much easier to navigate around ........so Vista for me.I have basic on one lap top and premium on the other.....no points which I prefer  ;D
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: jww41005 on February 19, 2009, 09:17
I teach English to telecommunications engineers and they give Vista the thumbs down, but they probably did the same when XP came out. I think it's become a second nature to dislike anything that Microsoft does.
What does annoy me about Vista is that my simulators won't play on it :bawl:

John
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2009, 11:06
I think it's become a second nature to dislike anything that Microsoft does.

I think there is an element of that, but even Microsoft have recognised that Vista isn't what it should have been, hence the advent of Windows 7 so soon after.
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Baz on February 19, 2009, 11:30
I know an IT gut who has a theory that they do it on purpose, have a good system then a bad one then good etc.

Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2009, 11:35
It certainly seems to follow that path, Baz.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Rik on February 19, 2009, 11:46
OK, so I buy 7, skip 8. :)
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Baz on February 19, 2009, 17:05
yeah go on Rik, you can test it for us  ;)
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Rik on February 19, 2009, 17:17
With a bit of luck, MS will send me a free copy. :)
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: GillE on February 19, 2009, 20:15
For all its faults, Vista hasn't crashed on me once during the eighteen months or so I've been using it.  That's got to count for something!
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: David on February 19, 2009, 20:18
Touch wood its never happened to me so Im happy with it...no  I love Vista  ;)
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2009, 20:27
Well, I also have to admit, it came installed on my laptop, and I haven't bothered to change it.  I did have a problem with some Windows Updates early on, and it does seem very slow, compared to XP (Firefox takes at least 30 seconds to load), but I guess that could also be down to the laptop specs, as it wasn't a very expensive one.
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: David on February 19, 2009, 20:32
Thats a surprise,well to me I find Vista a lot faster on this desktop and its fast on my laptop and my other machine which runs XP is slower in comparison to the other two  ;)
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2009, 20:47
It obviously runs OK on some machines.  I can't say it's impossible to work with, but given the choice, in hindsight, I would have preferred XP on the laptop.
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Clive on February 19, 2009, 22:23
I"m using it right now on my son's machine and apart from it's quirkiness, seems to be liveable with.   :)
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: David on February 19, 2009, 22:57
Thats VISTA Clive is it  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Sandra on February 20, 2009, 00:50
Vista has always worked fine for me.
Its time I wiped it and reinstalled as I have accumulated a lot of stuff on it thats no longer needed, since its been running the same installation since November 2007  :o:

If I get a day or two clear soon I may give windows 7 a try as I got that last month.
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: Clive on February 20, 2009, 12:53
Thats VISTA Clive is it  ;D ;D

 :noclass:  ;D
Title: Re: Vista Compatability?
Post by: jww41005 on October 24, 2009, 18:21
GRRRRR!!!

My laptop came with home basic installed. I recently downloaded SP2 - must have been incredibly bored - now my 230GB HDD has been reduced to 170 GB.
OK, there's about 6GB of music and two or three films, but where has my free disc space gone? And I've removed the windows.old. file.

Anyway, I might consider windows 7 IF I can play my simulators on it. That should leave my HDD with about 1GB..................

Angry John >:(