Saturday 13 October 2007

My life and Windows Vista

OK, where do I start..
well I just HATE it.
I am not a person who will argue that Linux is better then Windows (I am using linux nowadays, except when I play some game). But I'll say that Windows XP was far better than Windows Vista.
I have no friggin idea why Vista is accessing my hard disk so heavily all the time, please don't give me spyware/virus/worms crap, I know that much about computers atleast. But Vista is plane crap. And I'll say 1 more thing, if the warranty violation was not the problem, I would have removed vista from my laptop long back.
Microsoft says - Vista has so far the least number of bugs then any other Microsoft OS. I'd say it took them 5+ years to make this piece of shit!

Also one more thing, I just tried to shutdown my machine, and Vista starts installing updates right after it logs me off!! It took about 20 minutes to install those updates.
I mean wtf, there is an option to install updates and shutdown, and I din't want to use it, that's why I just selected to shutdown. This doesn't end here, it says while installing updates DO NOT POWEROFF THE COMPUTER.
Consider this scenario, my laptop has 2-3 minutes of battery power left. I select shutdown, Vista starts it's 20 minutes of update install, and assume update is like Service Pack 1 or something, which on interruption will screw up your computer for sure, now what choice do I have. I have 2 minutes of power left and 20 minutes of installation to do, and no power source to attach my laptop to :(

PS : I like some features in Vista, the music management is awesome and few other features are also good, but it still doesn't make it usable.

Note : This is written by POV of a user, and not a programmer etc etc, Microsoft can say this is the greatest software made in history of mankind and 98% of people will buy that. Yes Linux userbase is about 2% in desktops!. Please correct me if I am wrong, last thing I want is to incorrectly quote Linux hard earned market share :)


assem said...

Hmm all Windows versions had some problems over the earlier versions, theres nothing new in that! what do we do? Wait for the next version which will work only on "P5"'s ;)

Anonymous said...

It's quite sad that a guy like you couldn't find out himself the cause of the hard disk usage on his comp and is calling Vista bad just because of that reason.
I would recommend, if you have paid for vista and if you find the disk activity suspicious talk to a Microsoft techinician who knows the right solution

aiq said...

I looked around in some forums and found possible causes:

Windows Defender
Disk Defragmenter
Shadow copy/System restore

Turning off some of these may help.

DarK said...

Indexing - It should stop indexing sometime!

"Windows SuperFetch enables programs and files to load much faster than they would on Windows XP–based PCs."

--It should make the PC faster and not slower :\

Windows Defender - was not running, I checked

Disk Defragmenter - might be the reason, but it is SUPPOSED to be low priority task, and not slow down other stuff.

System restore - disabled it right after the first boot.

@anonymous[e] : i am not calling vista bad, looks like MS has realized that too :), and I "doubt" MS technician will be able to help me, or will agree when i say i don't want "System Restore" type of requests. I might give it a try tho, when i boot in windows again :P