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That is the one thing I hate the most about Vista. It is always making me do extra steps for stuff I have told it I want done. I still run XP, but my son had Vista on his computer and that is one of the things I shut down. And it took me a while to get it shut off, they really don't want it turned off.
 

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What I like about Vista is it asks me before it does something. Like closing a program for example. It always asks me if I'm sure I want to close it. Sometimes I click something I didn't mean to. Vista gives me an easy way out and watches my back. It's awesome. I love it. The best operating system Microsoft ever made is Vista. If you're really good with computers I can see how you might prefer an operating system that doesn't hold your hand as much.
I understand Bob.

"Really good with computers" is subjective. I'm pretty good with computers, but I know people that swim in the way deep end and talk over my head.

I actually thought about getting into computers at one time, but didn't. Kept it as a hobby that I enjoy. I'd get too frustrated (and sometimes do with family member's uses.) if I did it for a living.

Windows 7 has similar features as Vista, but you can elect to turn things off or tone them down. As you said, the prompting drives some people crazy, others like it. 7 allows you to set it to your comfort level instead of just "on" and "off". You'll be fine with it....
 

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Vista isn't all bad its just takes alot of tweaking to remove all the crap features and programs that they ship with it.

Most update problems I encountered are due to the fact each computer company has their taylored version of Vista that comes with the computer, HP and Acer... I have had the most issues with. I don't think there is a dramatic savings when building your own computer, I've built plenty but if you order a dell on sale its not worth hunting down the individual parts; just format it and install a generic copy of your prefered operating system.

the partition is too full and it cancels whatever it is trying to do.
Do what I do, put your porn collection on NAS drives.
 
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