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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM

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  • 1/20/2011 9:55:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked good

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this for the free Win7 upgrade,which I got shortly after.Can't take an egg away because I really never got to check out the features.

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  • 12/1/2009 10:47:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsNot as bad as everybody says

Pros: As a long time Linux and OS X user, and an occasional windows user for testing at work, I was really looking for a windows to install for a gaming machine. The low-price and tech upgrade, made this the windows of choice for this. I was dreading using it from all the horror stories, but, believe it or not, it's not half bad. Stability is pretty good, hardware support is OK (all the components were autodetected in Ubuntu, none of the network adapters were found by windows, and only one of the three that I tried worked with downloadable windows drivers), speed is decent. This is definitely an improvement coming from XP SP2 as my previous gaming platform.

Cons: Overpriced and under-featured. As a standard desktop Ubuntu provides a far more complete user experience for free. However, when this machine is running windows I only using it for gaming, and keep all other non-essential garbage off of it. For this it works fine, just remember to turn off the auto-update feature and to update by hand when necessary. Otherwise you may find downloads clogging your pipes when you're gaming or attempts to reboot when you're in the middle of a battle.

Other Thoughts: As an aside I went through the win7 upgrade last week and I'm still trying to figure out why I bothered. I don't notice any speed improvements over vista and other than eye-candy which I can't see when I'm gaming anyway, it's still the same old windows. You may say "oh, the next version of direct X won't support vista", but that's just forced obsolescence by Microsoft. Win7 is a point upgrade from Vista and unless you get it for free or need to upgrade because some other product is forcing you to, don't bother.

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  • 11/24/2009 3:02:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Got this one for the free copy of windows 7. I've been using it since it came out. Only had the problems other people talk about when it first came out, after that it was working perfect. I have more problems with 7 hanging that I never did with vista. Speed is the same as 7 for my setup

Cons: It does need a lot of memory but I have 4 gigs so not so much for me

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  • mw
  • 11/23/2009 6:51:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsVista 64

Pros: Works well, detects all RAM,looks good, seems quicker online than XP or W7. Came with up-grade. My wife likes the gadgets. I installed this on a XP 32 machine with no problems and switched to W7-64 when I got the up-grade, also installing with no problems. I don't know why Vista got the bad rap unless it was teething pains the first year or 2. Any needed drivers needed were easy to find, except for a HP printer.

Cons: W7 is faster booting up.

Other Thoughts: We also have a laptop with Vista32 and got a W7-32 upgrade. My wife has taken to using it with Vista and not up-grading to W-7. If I had to pay for W7 I would not have gotten it as for my uses I see no real difference between it and Vista. However both are much better than XP-32. I have no experence with XP-64

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  • 11/19/2009 9:15:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsVista OS SYSTEM

Pros: Well it sound like a good buy when i read about it but as it turn out its BLAH

Cons: Its doesnt want to install it doesnt pick up my SATA, it wouldnt be much of a problem if it was an older system but its not its brand new, everything.

Other Thoughts: Dont buy there OS Software. My over all rating is ZERO because it doesnt work i had to select one star or it wouldnt let me continue

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  • 11/11/2009 2:01:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsVista

Pros: works with 95% of the available software today...came with the upgrade to Win. 7

Cons: those annoying security questions...knocked down an egg for this...haven't spent the time figuring out how to disable those. I'll get around to it one of these days. Microsoft should have known this would be a PITA

Other Thoughts: Does this make sense:

A wife and an OS have their similarities...
- Both will stop working, with no notice, with no reason

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  • 11/10/2009 10:38:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast, nice graphics, easy networking, 64 bit.

Cons: Could be cheaper...

Other Thoughts: So sick of everyone saying Vista sucks. Good disinformation in the stupid Mac commercials I guess.

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  • zipmaster
  • 11/6/2009 8:43:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsNice OS!!!

Pros: Installed without a hitch on a brand new computer build! Included free upgrade coupon (to Windows 7) with the OS as well!

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: None.

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  • 10/31/2009 1:48:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast Delivery.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Recommended.

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  • 10/31/2009 12:16:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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1 out of 5 eggsIt sucks, and the wait to upgrade sucks

Pros: It can use more then 2 gigs of memory because its 64-bit. Comes with Media Center built in and functions pretty well with the remote that I bought, as this OS is being used for a HTPC I've built.

Cons: Many. Its crashed a bunch of times already, about once a day. Does not work well with the AverMedia TV Tuner I bought for it. Cannot even really view live TV much less record shows. Had to plug the antenna back into the plasma just to watch TV again. Doesn't want to play well with some legacy apps. Seems to have a huge number of updates to install everytime its shut down. Did not find much of my hardware when installing (video card, sound, ethernet adapter), and occasionally cannot find it again when it comes back from sleep mode. This always requires a reboot, where I have to sit and wait for more patches to download (which of course, never fix the problems). Can only install on one machine. Is microsoft so poor that now you have to buy their OS for every computer in your home? Not to mention, if I decide to get a faster processor or motherboard, I will now have to call and beg them to let me use this copy again. If not, it will be just a $110 coaster.

Other Thoughts: The absolute most frustrating part of all of this is the upgrade coupon. After the above problems I decided to just go straight to Windows 7 to see if its any better, but after filling out their crazy online form (really, you need my phone number?), I learn that the front page of the site was lying, and that the 'general availability date' is not October 25th like it says there, but is actually December 4th (and even that is 'estimated') So even though I can buy it now from Newegg, I have to wait until at least December ?? to see if Windows 7 is any better this this !@#$. Wow. Suck it Microsoft. Suck it.

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