Originally Posted by nm88
Don't blame the OS for user error.
I have been running vista since early beta, I have an older machine that has been running it with little to no error (little error since i upgrade mobo cpu ram and hdd) vista ultimate
gaming rig threw a fit with vista ultimate had to go back to xp. who cares if ram only reads 3.5 instead of 4gbs i just wanted to be able to play my games (issue may lie with the raid0)
HTPC also running vista ultimate, and i am having all kinds of sharing issues, explorer constantly crashing, had the hardest time joining a domain. constantly being prompted for every little action taken. ( there is a work around for this).
yes MS and HW company should have worked harder to marry the devices and vista before release date. Vista has been out long enough to have solved the majority of these issues.
I consider myself to be very PC savvy. and at times i find it very frustrating, to deal with (on my HTPC)
No end user should have to deal with the headaches that vista sometimes brings. installing the os is not rocket science (seen many factory installs with tons of issues as well) so it is not easy to blame it all on the user besides it is the users who have no lost out since they spent the money on the OS.
to tell people not to upgrade is also not very good advice since MS no longer sells XP. (they did extend support for it though) eventually you will be stuck with vista any ways, they same way xp weeded out 98 and 2000.
I once didn't think it was so bad of an OS when i had no issues with my first build with it and to this day still running strong, but now i see that it is like flipping a coin. sometimes you win some times you have to flip again.
also hiding admin truely sucks i purchased the OS i am the admin, OS should give you a choice when creating your profile i should have to right click run as admin for just about everything, including the install of nero