#1 Posted by Alexandru (301 posts) -


#2 Edited by Alexandru (301 posts) -

I upgraded my PC a few weeks ago (I made a thread about it back then) and a few days ago I upgraded from XP Home Edition to Vista Home Premium X64.

I tried both Vista and 7, but because I had a single core cpu I prefered to keep XP so I get as much as I can out of it when I play games.I remember Vista running pretty slow on that older setup, and when I tried 7 it was a huge diference (like seriously, I was surprised how much faster it runs on single core CPUs) but XP was still faster so I stuck with it.

Now however I bought a copy of Vista because it was way cheaper than 7 (or else I would have bought 7). The copies of vista and 7 that I tested on my old setup a few years back were borrowed and I didnt have the license so I couldn't use those (and I also like to own my shit).

Anyway, I noticed that Vista with SP2 runs damn well on my new setup, and Sleeping Dogs runs awesomely at 1680X1050 (not maxed out,but close).

Obviously I didnt compare to 7 on the same setup,so I dont know if its slower with Vista, but I was wondering if any of you use Vista nowadays for

gaming, of if you all have Win 7.

#3 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -

Windows 7 is great. Vista was not. I have no idea what Vista is like now?

#4 Posted by ShaggE (6717 posts) -

Yep, current Vista (modified for performance, of course) ain't half bad.

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#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Unfortunately, yes.

#6 Posted by TyCobb (1975 posts) -

I had no issues with Vista and never understood what people's qualms are with it. The real issue with Vista crashing and blue screening was related to NVIDIA drivers which they have corrected. Also it was because manufacturers didn't make proper 64-bit drivers. Windows 7 is still Vista (version 6 of Windows) it's just that they cleaned a few things up and slapped a cleaner looking Taskbar into it. One of my laptops still runs Vista doesn't have any issues. I think it was just because it was a dramatic change from Windows XP that people didn't like. People hated XP too when it first came out. Pretty sure most of the hatred was just people hopping on the Vista Hate Bandwagon.

Windows 7 in its current form would have suffered the same fate as Vista if it had come out first because all the real issues were related to third party drivers.

#7 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1092 posts) -

The only real problem I had with vista is that it takes up more RAM then it should and the UAC is a little to frequent. If you have 8GB of RAM then Vista is great.

#8 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1577 posts) -

I'm using it until I get a new computer next month.

#9 Posted by glyn (382 posts) -

@TyCobb said:

I had no issues with Vista and never understood what people's qualms are with it. The real issue with Vista crashing and blue screening was related to NVIDIA drivers which they have corrected. Also it was because manufacturers didn't make proper 64-bit drivers. Windows 7 is still Vista (version 6 of Windows) it's just that they cleaned a few things up and slapped a cleaner looking Taskbar into it. One of my laptops still runs Vista doesn't have any issues. I think it was just because it was a dramatic change from Windows XP that people didn't like. People hated XP too when it first came out. Pretty sure most of the hatred was just people hopping on the Vista Hate Bandwagon.

Windows 7 in its current form would have suffered the same fate as Vista if it had come out first because all the real issues were related to third party drivers.

Was that down to the horrible blue menu UI.

I changed mine to the standard greyish menu system = better performance.

#10 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Unfortunately, yes.

What the hell are you doing?

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Unfortunately, yes.

What the hell are you doing?

Gamering.
#12 Posted by NTM (7546 posts) -

Well, I use Vista, 'cause that's what my laptop came with, but no, I do not game on it. I hope to get a new PC at some point.

#13 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6311 posts) -

Hell yeah bro, I got Halo 2 on my laptop for college. Hit me up on XFire: xXxGrAnDaDaPurrpx420xXxLaLaLa

#14 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i still use xp. i need a new computer so i didn't see a reason to get vista or 7.

#15 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Unfortunately, yes.

What the hell are you doing?

Gamering.

It must suck to have to switch between your Rumble Pak and Memory Card whenever you save.

#16 Posted by Fattony12000 (7571 posts) -
#17 Posted by PenguinDust (12639 posts) -

@iam3green said:

i still use xp. i need a new computer so i didn't see a reason to get vista or 7.

Me too. Xp works fine on my old machine for a lot of games, but when I invest in a new PC, then I'll make the jump to 7. I'm holding off on 8. Never buy a new Microsoft OS in the first 6 months of release.

#18 Posted by believer258 (12207 posts) -

Been using 7.

No way in hell I'll ever go back.

For the record, the only real problem I've had with Windows Vista is that it seems a bit slower than 7 on the same machine. Otherwise, I never actually had a real issue with the OS itself. 7, though, feels so much better all around. It's responsive, it's smooth, it's quick, it's easier to use, it's more intuitive, etc.

#19 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I definitely could have stuck with Vista longer, but it was just convenient when I was reformatting my harddrive to update to W7 anyway.

I definitely liked the look of the start menu/task bar a lot more in Vista though.

Oh, and I'll definitely be sticking with W7 for years to come. Windows 8 is not for me.

#20 Posted by Hunter5024 (5973 posts) -

I still use Vista but I only use my PC for Civilization and Indie Games. Seems to work pretty terribly. My computer is from 2006 though so that's most likely the real problem.

#21 Posted by fisk0 (4501 posts) -

My primary PC is using Windows 7, but I have a laptop with Vista on it. It's got heating issues, so I don't play any really demanding games on it, but I do ocassionally use it for gaming.

#22 Posted by fisk0 (4501 posts) -

@Galiant said:

Windows 7 is great. Vista was not. I have no idea what Vista is like now?

With the latest service packs, they are pretty much identical except for the desktop gadgets. Performance wise I notice no differences at all, and there is no noticeable difference in software compatibility either, if you don't count the fact that Win 7 Pro and Ultimate include a virtual copy of XP, making it possible to run 16 bit software, which neither Vista nor 7 does otherwise.

#23 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

I keeping forgetting vista's a thing. So no.

#24 Posted by TobbRobb (4848 posts) -

I got enough of Vista by just helping other people out. No way that I would taint my computer with that filth.

#25 Posted by ShockD (2421 posts) -

I never understood the whole deal with Vista, I never had a problem with it and my games worked just FINE. I bet most people here who bitch about it taking more resources than Windows 7 just read it on some site, financed by Microsoft so they could sell their new product.

#26 Edited by Mcfart (1729 posts) -

Vista with SP2 is fine. Not as snappy as 7, nor does it have the improved taskbar, but besides that they're very similer. Unless you had 1-2GB of RAM (in that case, go back to XP, would be snapper then 7 on that), then Vista should be fine.

#27 Posted by FriedConsole (52 posts) -

Still using XP and it runs just fine. Serious.

#28 Posted by falling_fast (2284 posts) -

why would you use vista when both xp and windows 7 are better.

#29 Posted by Ascardon (71 posts) -

Windows 7 all the way!.After 2+ years of windows vista i had enough,and bought win 7.Never looked back since.

#30 Posted by Legend (2664 posts) -

Anyone else read "Vista" as "Vita"? :P

#31 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1015 posts) -

I still have and use Vista. No problems here. 

#32 Posted by Bell_End (1203 posts) -

@FriedConsole said:

Still using XP and it runs just fine. Serious.

but i have a PC with over 4 GB of ram so XP would be a bottle next. plus the fact its a 10 year old OS, why would i put a 10 year OS on my new PC.

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#34 Posted by believer258 (12207 posts) -

@Legend said:

Anyone else read "Vista" as "Vita"? :P

I did.

#35 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I jumped straight from XP to Windows 7. I was always read about performance issues with Vista, so I never got it.

#36 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3245 posts) -

Never.

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#37 Posted by Szlifier (514 posts) -

No, I don't use Vita for gaming anymore.