Was Windows Vista THAT bad?

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  • Ranking Bos
    Ranking Bos 17 hours ago +1

    I still love my Windows XP..

  • pp10050
    pp10050 20 hours ago

    It was really bad if you wanted to network between your own computers.

    GODLIKE99KINGZ 21 hour ago

    This is so cool. Best voiceover film themed.

  • Maximilian Dummnichtswürdigkerl

    Tbh, vista wasnt bad, it was just different - as in much heavier way - so it was too much for the average hardware of the time and people resisted changes that didnt seem to work so well, but once the hardware evolved and people got used to the changes, it was obvious it wasn't so bad. Now, windows 8, that was a true POS.

  • Maximilian Dummnichtswürdigkerl

    Was it? Let's see. Vista was released in late 2006/ early 2007. Iphone was released in 2007/2008. Same was android. Now look at microsoft market value from then to now and then compare to apple and google and there's your answer.

  • I’m just a Wii
    I’m just a Wii 23 hours ago

    If you have a good computer vista isn’t bad and it looks stunning

  • Retired oh no no soldier

    hey linus how many keyboards and mice do you possibly have?

  • kingAdam
    kingAdam Day ago

    Yes...yes it was

  • b4uistand
    b4uistand Day ago

    Vista was my first media centre with a TV tuner card and it ran better than XP for that purpose. However it was painfully sluggish on new laptops with Vista pre-loaded, so they always got a downgrade to XP for the resulting upgrade in performance.

  • Luis Galnares
    Luis Galnares Day ago +2

    In fact win7 is windows 6.1 (type "ver" on a command line to check it)

  • oink in yo face
    oink in yo face Day ago

    all windows version this milenuim ranked
    1. windows xp
    2. windows 7
    3. windows 10
    4. windows 8.1
    5. windows 8
    6. windos vista
    7. windows me

  • Deyvson Moutinho Caliman

    Well, I liked it, except that my PC at the time was too weak to run it, so I kept Windows XP for longer until I bought a new PC.

  • George Job
    George Job Day ago

    I bought a windows Vista years ago when it was preinstalled , I called a computer expert I new then to uninstall Vista and install XP , the difference was phenomenal.. Vista ,yuck..

  • Edrick Vince Velicaria

    I miss vista looks so nice

  • RETROnuts
    RETROnuts Day ago

    Liked Game For Windows,now you can buy games but keep them for life.You could call them Game for life..:)

  • RETROnuts
    RETROnuts Day ago

    Hate side bar.

  • RETROnuts
    RETROnuts Day ago

    Microsoft is not making any new versions of Windows,only Builds that you download for free and part of the Windows 10 updates.I think the 10 should be removed from its name and it just called Windows.

  • RETROnuts
    RETROnuts Day ago

    Vista sounds like Vita without the S... :)

  • RETROnuts
    RETROnuts Day ago

    I use to use Windows 10 on my main PC,all the updates Microsoft was doing to it was slowing down my PC,I would start it and it would take 45 minutes for it to stop accessing my hard drive.you can't stop updates on Win10 so I got hold of Windows 8.1 and installed that and it not that much different than 10,I don't like all the stuff there changing in 10, like eliminating the Control Panel and adding everything to settings app so you find it hard to find a setting that you could goto in Control Panel ,I am glad I am on 8.1,its a lot faster and I can stop updates if I want to.

  • tomatobros
    tomatobros Day ago +1


  • Jacob Boyko
    Jacob Boyko Day ago +1

    Watching on Windows Vista :)

  • Jan Wróblewski
    Jan Wróblewski Day ago +1

    Windows 7 was just basically next Service pack for Vista. And for me Vista was ok. Never had any trouble with it.

    • Ginés de Pasamonte
      Ginés de Pasamonte 20 hours ago

      I clearly remember the SO dramatically improved after the first SP was released.

  • Azraf choudhury
    Azraf choudhury 2 days ago

    windows 8 is the best not vista

  • MaFd0n
    MaFd0n 2 days ago +1

    Windows ME ... yeah worst ever indeed.

  • Moose Bme
    Moose Bme 2 days ago

    Was Windows Vista THAT bad?
    ! Y E S !

  • tHE HECk
    tHE HECk 2 days ago

    Windows me was worse.

    PYXEL 3 days ago

    I actually quite liked Vista but that was mainly because I was 9 at that time and it was the OS on my first own computer (that actually worked). I could do everything i needed, which was basically just Word and Lego Star Wars. I even remember not wanting to switch to Win 7 because i didnt like the taskbar.

  • MLGPRO2065
    MLGPRO2065 3 days ago

    Lol Vista is a Latvian word meaning chicken

  • Scott Isaacs
    Scott Isaacs 3 days ago +2

    Ha you said the M word! ME still gives me nightmares!!! Not only did I have to build PCs and install (painfully) ME but I also had to use Cyrix processors aaaaarrrgggg lol scared for life! If you have never seen the spoof windows RG edition can I suggest you do a video on ME and RG. Just for a laugh 🤣

  • Christopher Farrell
    Christopher Farrell 3 days ago +3

    I bought Vista x64 when it first came out - I had no issues with it at all and was confused about why there were so many haters ( the XP'ers ). It enabled me to work on huge 200x300cm images in Photoshop x64 with access to 16gb ram. What was there not to like?

  • Mr Smith
    Mr Smith 3 days ago

    I remember downloading Windows 7 on torrents in December 2010 thinking I had it before everyone else lol

  • Angeliceron
    Angeliceron 3 days ago

    Top Tier Intro

  • 2400dimension
    2400dimension 4 days ago

    We had a Vista laptop, it wasn't that bad but there were learning gaps that shouldn't have been there. It was a tad buggy and we had problems with the early version of windows defender.

  • ObsoletePowerCorrupts

    I just knew there'd be comments slagging of windows 8 (or 8.1). It's really a rather cool tool for the right jobs because you get to use the NT kernel akin to 7 and vista (and sometimes xp a bit) for some drivers (unlike10) but you also have that "sort of touchscreen" GUI to play with which means if you get the media addon, it's cool. I'm talking without any 3rd party start-menus etc. Well, vista is handy for some games and has dx11. The trouble with vista was driver issues (no where near as cool as going from win98se to win-xp at the time) and the way vista was more bloated than vanilla XP (up to say sp2 xp). In yerms of security updates, vista was a bad after the short lived usefulness period (when new devices had drivers). However, aside from nowadays being insecure, it is more useful now than it was back then. There was also that dodgy free loissensse key trick.
    EDIT: I should add, that the RAM situation on vist was ridiculously bloated. I mean gone was the glory of installing winxp with 96meg RAM bare minimum in a PC and then, once successfully installed, removing 32meg RAM to have XP running on a 64meg PC. Don't look at me like that: You've all done it. You know it makes sense when you get 3for2 PC's running that way from 192meg.

  • Taylor Montgomery
    Taylor Montgomery 4 days ago

    daddy looks tan on his arms. If he lifted, he'd be a major stud

  • Guy Jordan
    Guy Jordan 4 days ago

    Vista; a view to a kill.

  • Ranger Roe
    Ranger Roe 4 days ago +1

    I think I'm in the minority who's had an amazing experience with Vista and Win 8.1, while a really bad experience with Win 10. For Win 8.1, get the Start is Back function and you are good to go. Typing this from my Win 8.1

  • trumpton
    trumpton 4 days ago

    i liked vista

  • vitloken1337
    vitloken1337 4 days ago

    Windows ME whas the worst if you asked me. And like sad i the video driver support and buggy at start. Then rly ok. Even if I den was trying prerelese w7. Whas testing prerelise vista to. Dont remeber how my nvidia drivers was. Creative drivers for my X-Fi was... On all NT platforms bdw, even today.

  • Reuben Hooft
    Reuben Hooft 4 days ago

    I loved it, but then 7 came out.

  • José Guadalupe García García

    I loved Windows Vista so much.. for me Vista was the precedent that changes everything...

  • the gamer 2.0
    the gamer 2.0 4 days ago

    so I can kill it with the memes virus

  • the gamer 2.0
    the gamer 2.0 4 days ago +2

    I'm installing windows vista on a virtual machine

  • Smackerlacker
    Smackerlacker 4 days ago +4

    Sure, that's all fine, but try FIXING a PC running Vista.
    I've never pushed the format/reinstall option harder in my life.

  • Med Otaku
    Med Otaku 4 days ago

    I liked it...

  • Jonnytrickz
    Jonnytrickz 4 days ago +1

    Because yo lol. I always enjoy these videos. I never had performance issues with any Microsoft os unless I was working too fast.

  • The Automaticist
    The Automaticist 4 days ago

    One of the best intros ever.

  • Phil D
    Phil D 5 days ago

    What I remember are the horrible slowwwww... updates (and the bugs).
    Perhaps one could call Vista the beta version and Windows 7 the commercial product, meaning Vista should never have been released as is.

  • Todd Nicholson
    Todd Nicholson 5 days ago

    I worked at a cell phone store during the early Vista days. We had to assist customers in installing air cards on their laptops, and pretty much any Vista laptop with 2 GB or less RAM took forever just to get Windows and any startup program running. Installing the air cards was a nightmare.

    I didn't personally start using Vista until I built my first home theater PC with Vista SP1 with the TV pack that enabled CableCard support. I never really had many issues with Vista after that, but any family member who was using Vista also had a computer that I personally assembled and had adequate hardware specs. I have been a day 1 adopter or Windows Insider preview user for every Windows release since then.

  • Roast Chicken
    Roast Chicken 5 days ago

    Windows 8 and 10 are absolute fucking garbage

  • Vardhan Patil
    Vardhan Patil 5 days ago

    I really like Windows Vista and 8. They are really cool UI wise

  • Zach The Bird
    Zach The Bird 5 days ago

    So I worked at a Walmart. Something interesting about their secure store intranets is most of the computers in the store I worked at run either xp or vista, and I do believe the self checkouts are either using windows 98 or xp. They even had professional hackers that work for Walmart come in and try to crack the security of the self checkouts.

  • Rick 271
    Rick 271 5 days ago

    Ok then, how about Windows 8 and 8.1 ...

  • Joshua Laurin
    Joshua Laurin 6 days ago

    windows vista was my childhood operating system

  • BoronDrawing
    BoronDrawing 6 days ago

    6:55 BLASPHEMY !!! :D

  • Logan Gates
    Logan Gates 6 days ago

    My refurbed optiplex 740 came with vista and I did not have many problems with it... now I have a i5 8400 with a gtx 1060 with win 10

  • Nighthawk
    Nighthawk 6 days ago

    I still run vista.
    the first thing I did when I got it, was get rid of all the visual shit.
    been running since 2010.

  • Casy Chapin
    Casy Chapin 6 days ago

    I liked Vista. It was the first is I installed on a pc I built and it was my first experience with pc as more than using one for ten minutes to print something.
    And frankly I feel like everything since has been getting less user friendly since with Windows 7 just screwing up everything with weird start page and the loss of basics like good windows media player and software like office 365 needing subscriptions I want my Vista experience back

  • Jose Rivera
    Jose Rivera 6 days ago

    3 Words, User. Account. Control.

  • rembpilot172
    rembpilot172 6 days ago

    Nice intro deep voice.... Thumbs up for squeaky voice

  • Walker Nelson
    Walker Nelson 7 days ago

    I love a good CD wallet full of OS disks.

  • Arturo Tabera
    Arturo Tabera 7 days ago +1

    1667 people don't like vista!? Come on, you guys!?

  • Arturo Tabera
    Arturo Tabera 7 days ago +7

    I don't worry about security because my atomic nuclear submarine still uses DOS.

  • Arturo Tabera
    Arturo Tabera 7 days ago +2

    My Win7 machine (c2d, 16GB RAM) with hundreds of programs installed runs smoother than a fresh win10 install on the same machine. Guess what?

  • Arturo Tabera
    Arturo Tabera 7 days ago +1

    Sounds like the HL2 narrator. "Is it really that time again?"

  • Jonathan Onnenlehto
    Jonathan Onnenlehto 7 days ago

    Is not bad

  • Łukasz Leda
    Łukasz Leda 7 days ago

    Awsome material not to mention intro that was genius. Thx for that.

  • SolarMagpie
    SolarMagpie 7 days ago

    Vista was so bad, it can't even run on a virtual machine!

  • Daniel Musser
    Daniel Musser 7 days ago

    What do modern sound cards do if windows Vista effectively liked hardware accelerated sound?

  • Zack Akai
    Zack Akai 8 days ago

    I ran Vista for about four years, and outside of the occasional stability issues it was fine. I think about 95% of its bad reputation comes from a combination of early bugs (which were later patched) and the fact that when it first came out, it was too demanding for most computers of the day to run efficiently. By about 2008 or 2009 though it was perfectly functional.

  • abdallah ramadan
    abdallah ramadan 8 days ago +1

    Windows 7 is the best 😉

    • Jeremy Lopes
      Jeremy Lopes 7 days ago +1

      98 SE was best. I know... I'm old

  • Speakup84
    Speakup84 8 days ago +1

    Windows ME was trash,Vista wasn’t so bad but XP will always be my favorite.

    • Korosu u
      Korosu u 5 days ago

      金平平 lol that’s interesting

    • 金平平
      金平平 7 days ago

      XP was used widely in every Chinese Government Department in 2019😂I guess they would change a operating system until windows 20 appearing.(town ,city, county,state, and central government, also the army)

  • Comdervids
    Comdervids 8 days ago +2

    MY old Windows Vista is somehow faster than my NEW Windows 10.

    • 金平平
      金平平 7 days ago

      Can’t believe it, is yr windows 10 on a old hard driver instead a SSD?

  • Saturniun Guy
    Saturniun Guy 8 days ago

    was windows vista that bad?
    as a former windows vista VM user,
    short answer: yes and no for yo
    long answer: yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Richard Freeman
    Richard Freeman 8 days ago

    I loved vista, but I had a powerful machine...I think they just understated the system requirements. if you had a machine that just made the requirements, Vista would cripple it.

  • Kourkutas2 Kutsukuta
    Kourkutas2 Kutsukuta 8 days ago +1

    why you don't just click continue on user account control?

  • Kourkutas2 Kutsukuta
    Kourkutas2 Kutsukuta 8 days ago +1

    win vista is beautiful

  • ArbūzsLv
    ArbūzsLv 9 days ago

    Vista in latvian means chiken

  • Windows Vista
    Windows Vista 9 days ago

    I'm not bad

  • Luc Foxbat
    Luc Foxbat 9 days ago

    I think,no I am convinced that VISTA is the best OS ever made .It is everything I want and need : it is beautiful , it is complete , it is safe and secure and is very easy in use(similar to Xp which however is far from secure, safe and complete and so beautiful : I like especially the aeroglass transparency look and the sidebar) Since i worked with many OS f.i. W95 , W98 , XP , VISTA , W7 en now W10 and even MacOS9 en Linux Mint I am able tot state : VISTA is the best , it is beyond comparison . And W8 en W10 they look like shit, they work like shit they really suck
    W7 is a stripped version of Vista( Vista has more features and was considered to " heavy" in 2006 but it had already everything onboard including agenda calendar snipping tool( that now everyone likes inthat sucking W10) and so on.
    VISTA FOREVER !!!!!!!!!

  • NoHacksJustSanti
    NoHacksJustSanti 9 days ago

    Wtf I have Vista right now and Im using it, im going 200 FPS

  • Tomás Belgas
    Tomás Belgas 10 days ago

    Nah. The worst is the windows 9.

  • wcdeich4
    wcdeich4 10 days ago +1

    And those "Windows Mojave" experiments were totally invalid!!!!!!!! It had Vista per-installed on high-end hardware! Not anything like normal home users experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wcdeich4
    wcdeich4 10 days ago

    I"m surprised you did not mention the reason the drivers were so incompatible is b/c Microsoft did not let hardware vendors see the specs before Vista was released They wanted to keep things "secret" & it really backfired

  • wcdeich4
    wcdeich4 10 days ago

    A friend of mine asked me about Vista vs XP just after it came out. I said, "XP is kind of like the fastest, meanest running dinosaur ever. Think of the velocoraptors in Jurassic Park! Vista is kind of like the newly evolved flying reptile.... it is not a true bird yet. But it really does fly. But it really does crash too."

    • wcdeich4
      wcdeich4 10 days ago

      But I do miss the Vista / 7 gadgets. The CPU monitor let me know when to stop clicking things b/c the CPU was close to 100%

    • wcdeich4
      wcdeich4 10 days ago

      BTW, pre-loading files in the background so they will be "immediately" available on demand is a BAD thing!!!!!!!!!!!! Almost every program today wants to pre-load files into RAM, and then the ram gets taken up and the PC crashes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • wcdeich4
      wcdeich4 10 days ago

      I bought a medium grade laptop w/ independent graphics card right after Vista came out & it crashed several times until Vista Service Pack 2 came out & fixed it.

  • Chris Pagán
    Chris Pagán 10 days ago

    Ok... so what really caught my eye was the vintage looking monitor frame for the flat screen in the sponsor ad. What is that and how do i get one? Thanks!!!

  • Andrew ergerergerg
    Andrew ergerergerg 10 days ago

    Intro is awesome!

  • DataHog
    DataHog 10 days ago

    so vista is the Windows 8.1 of Windows 7

  • nfamousonline
    nfamousonline 10 days ago

    No it was NOT that bad of an OS, it's just the hardware requirements forced people to spend money in order to run it properly. Vista only got a bad rap due to people trying to use below spec equipment on it expecting to just work without issue. Funny enough, since Vista every Windows OS has required more memory, cpu and graphical requirements and yet we're not hearing these complaints like we did when Vista was released. There was NOTHING wrong with Vista.

  • lrg162
    lrg162 10 days ago

    Why is this still confusing for people? EVERY second version of windows is a "beta" of what the next version will be. It's there to mainly test new, upcoming features, to integrate windows versions and to force manufacturers to update their drivers. It's been that way since windows 98 --> Windows XP = ME (which also saw Microsoft wanting to join there business and home versions into one product) - XP --> Windows 7 = Vista - Windows 7 --> 10 = 8

  • lollchand
    lollchand 11 days ago

    11:12 No Don't pronounces this OS name It's like the fucking Voldemort.

  • Ethan LaHood
    Ethan LaHood 11 days ago +7

    Was Windows 8 that bad?

    Yes, yes it was

  • lollchand
    lollchand 11 days ago

    I just read the title and I can say that Vista was not that bad because I used Windows Me and nothing could be worse.

  • John Owen
    John Owen 11 days ago

    Windows Vista has a special place in my heart........I was 16 and m y mum had a pretty sick looking Windows XP Dell computer with a massive hole where you could put your hand through and feel the cool air on your hands (this computer is dead now but when mum finally chucks it out I am going to turn it into a sleeper), but as I was using it all the time and it was for my mum and step dad's buissness they were getting annoyed with me using it all the time.
    So even though I was earning from my nightclub job it wasn't massive amounts of money but I managed to get a job in a UK supermarket company named somerfield (RIP). But I was getting loads of overtime and saved and saved for my own laptop and finally I had enough.
    So me and Mum went down to our local Currys (Computer and household electric accsesory supplier) to find loads of balloons and some sort of party going on. It was a vista launch event....it's was launched that day. Thanks to a 30% off deal they had, I got a really powerfull intel i5 processor laptop for my budget....and top of that there was some Windows guy there that gave me a laptop bag, 3 year antivirus disc and Windows 2 year warranty on the whole laptop on top of everything else for being the first person to by a Vista computer in that town.
    Took it home and i loved it it was my first PC that was mine and only mine, it was so good that my mum loved it and was begging my to swap for her super fancy Xp tower PC. Ihad to go o work but when I got there my manager was in the staff room telling people that he was going to get a vista pc soon. He saw me and went Hey John your looking for a new PC aren't you.....I said "yeah"....he smuggly went well I be getting a vista and starting stating these specs that were worse than the one I got.....i waited for him to finish and casually said " that's cool....I just got a vista laptop about 3 hours ago" his face dropped.....WHAT!!!! vista doesn't launch till next friday.......I turned said no it doesn't it launched today.....he panicking at this point and looks for reassurance by asking what the specs....after I told him he face was bright red at this point.....the. He asked the important question......."how much".... I told him the price and the extras and explained the launch event and he just left the room.....left the shop in fact....turned out he rushed down to that store but it had closed, so he drove to a large town nearer with a later opening time but by the time he got there he was too late there as well......from that my moment my vista laptop had a special place in my heart and that laptop still today....the end

  • Fahad M. Siddique
    Fahad M. Siddique 11 days ago

    Did you know Windows Vista had Video Wallpapers Background on Desktop!!! That Was CoOL!

  • cWolfs
    cWolfs 11 days ago

    I like vista and think it’s better than windows 7. xD

    • Luc Foxbat
      Luc Foxbat 9 days ago

      I like it even more it is simply the best

  • Rishi V.L.
    Rishi V.L. 12 days ago +1

    So vista was iOS 11 and 7 was iOS 12?

  • LakituLP
    LakituLP 12 days ago

    I had Vista for 7 years and it was a hard time. I hated the System really bad. But if I have to choose between Vista and 10, I would go 100% for Vista, because Vista is at least logical and not overloaded and 10 is just fucked up, shitty and full of stupid features/settings :)

  • JorgeAraujo97
    JorgeAraujo97 12 days ago

    Last good looking OS from Redmond.

  • Evelene Maye
    Evelene Maye 12 days ago +18

    MSDOS: I'm a computer, I'm pretty difficult to get along with. goodluck
    Windows 3: Hey see that thing next to the keyboard, try moving it... MIND BLOWN!!!
    Windows 95: Hey look, i got a shiny START button
    Windows 98: Puberty. things changed man, things changed. Look, it looks different now. see my new start menu?
    XP: Hey you want a puppy, you got it. Tired of gray, now theres color.
    Want internet, just plug me in. I'm the friendliest OS ever and will
    always be known as the only one that gives you a puppy to help you look
    for stuff. ALSO there's pinball, good luck getting any work done. also i
    can do that too, but you're not even listening, i can see you're too
    busy shaking the life out of space cadet
    Windows Vista: Alright,
    people know where and what the start button is. let's just replace it
    with a shiny orb. I've put on some weight so you know, i need more
    space. also i'm new.
    Windows 7: Quick launch? never heard of it, do
    you mean the pinned programs on the task bar? OOOh check this out (opens
    2 windows, moves one to the left edge, other to the right) Huh! HUH!
    Cool, right?
    Windows 8: Alright, people have gotten pretty used to
    the start button, let's just scrap the whole idea. also that desktop
    look is so yesterday, let's just throw everything out the window and
    start over as a brand new OS but let's keep the Windows name just so
    people are confused.
    Windows 8.1: (back from being shredded alive by
    angry zombies) Oh dear god what have we done. Alright, let's take
    everything we did when we made windows 8 and reverse it. Apparently
    people actually like the start button but let's just make it useless for
    now, we know they hated the start menu.
    Windows 10: Jesus! I can't
    ever win with you guys, FINE! Here's a fu**ing Start MENU, HAPPY!?!,
    fuck*rs. Also since we clearly don't know what people like, let's just
    spy on everyone.