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  1. On 2/18/2021 at 6:04 PM, PugLover13 said:

    I'm using Vista because it was the first OS I ever used and I really like it. I have to dualboot with 7 though, because I need modern software compatibility.

    When did you use it first time ever? Just curious.

    On 2/21/2021 at 2:21 PM, smr15 said:

    After I learned about how vista had gotten quite the bad reputation for it's apparent "instabilities", I did a bit more research into vista, then I tried vista, and loved it. Shortly after that I stopped caring about vista because I was really big into trying to obtain copies of Windows 7 and such. Fast forward to about late last year and I discover a few videos about some people trying vista in 2020. Didn't really care until I discovered WinClient5270 and his guide about how to make vista safe to use in the modern era. Then I forgot about vista for a bit again until I started downgrading my laptop a bit, then I asked myself this question; "Can I use vista on this thing?" I started doing a bit more research into all my drivers and seeing if they would work with vista. Then after doing that I installed vista.

    So far my experience has been quite nice! Despite the fact that some drivers were a pain in the a** to install i'm quite enjoying vista. I'm not planning to move operating systems for a while because vista is my new home. :D

    Nice to know, I was also not very much into computers until last year, when I first used Vista.

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  2. 18 minutes ago, Win10-Hater said:

    @VistaLover You must consider looking into buying a Sandy/Ivy Bridge i5/i7 laptop (any Lenovo Thinkpad, Dell Latitude/HP Probook/Elitebook). They will give you the best value for the money you can buy them for on Ebay or some seconds market. They have full support for Vista. You can avoid spending lots more on newer craptops that support Win10 and Linux only.

    Very very well said!! :thumbup

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  3. Finally, now I have a computer that supports Vista. I have to give special thanks to @Win10-Hater for selling his Pentium D desktop (he plans to replace it soon with his own custom desktop that he will build within the next 2 months, according to what he said). He upgraded the HDD on it to an SSD (1TB Samsung 850 EVO) and I upgraded the Pentium D 915 to a 945, and I will use this computer for Vista and retro stuff. I have a dualboot of Windows 2000 Pro and Vista Ultimate x86 on it.

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  4. On 10/23/2020 at 11:36 PM, monkeylove said:

    For telemetry, etc., run O&O Shutup and Windows Privacy Dashboard. Also, don't forget that telemetry also appeared in Win 7 and 8 and needed Aegis VOAT or similar to block.

    Do you know that the telemetry in Windows 7 and 8.x can be easily disabled (without third-party tools) and that it is not as obtrusive as Win10's telemetry?

    On 10/23/2020 at 11:36 PM, monkeylove said:

    Meanwhile, check out night mode, dark mode, the new Power Toys, etc.

    • Night mode can easily be implemented in any other Windows version through f.lux. 
    • Dark themes are available for older Windows versions also, so you can't say that it's a very useful feature introduced in Win10.
    • Individual PowerToys can be downloaded and installed on any other Windows version. 
    On 10/23/2020 at 11:36 PM, monkeylove said:

    Just use Open Shell:


    and you have Windows 7.

    Open Shell, however great it is, makes ZERO sense to me on Windows 10. It's only for Windows 8.x IMO. And also, is Open Shell the ultimate solution to making Win10 look like Win7? Please tell me.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Win10-Hater said:

    What do  you mean? Vista still is receiving security patches till 2023. 

    I use Vista only because Windows 10 is crap and Vista is awesome. If Windows 10 was good, then I'd be using it on all of my PC's. In fact, all the PC's in the house used to run Windows 10, but none of them still do. I have all of MS products that I need. MS lost a loyalist customer!!

    Well said!!! :thumbup And thumbs down to Win10 :thumbdown

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  6. I started to use Windows 7 from last year until recently when I moved to Windows 8.1 because of Windows 7 EOS and dropping program support. I am a small kid lol, so I don't do very much with my computer, except for writing documents, drawing on paint and now, attending online classes. Windows 7 was wonderful for me when I used it and I loved it, while I hated Windows 10. My specs:

    Dell Inspiron 15 3559

    Intel Core i3 6006u

    4 GB RAM

    1 TB HDD

    This computer was verrrrrrry slow with Windows 10, but superfast with Windows 7. 8.1 is faster still.

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