Was Windows Vista THAT bad?

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Комментарии • 16 682

  • 0westdude
    0westdude День назад

    95 was the best Windows change my mind

  • tekz44
    tekz44 День назад

    but...nice wallpaper

  • tekz44
    tekz44 День назад

    What no Vista? thank God drivers nightmare, long live Windows 7 Win 10 sucks

  • American Tadpole
    American Tadpole День назад +1

    I'm using my vista laptop to type this. Online still works great for me! I use pale moon for my browser

  • chuck miller
    chuck miller День назад

    Vista was fine, problem was it was installed on machines not capable of running it efficiently. Laptops and desktops with single core 1 ghz processors, 500 megabytes ram - 1 gig of ram. You really needed 4 gigs of ram to run Vista. You said it correctly, it was mis-understood. I had no problem with it.

  • blueishgreen76
    blueishgreen76 День назад

    I had Vista on a work computer. It worked perfectly acceptably, except for the weird fact that it it could not figure out that the Windows defender/firewall was running and kept giving me a notification that security was turned. Not recognizing third party I could understand. Not being able to recognize that Microsoft own native security features were running was just plane bizarre.

  • dlwatib
    dlwatib 2 дня назад

    I'm surprised you're making a distinction between Windows Vista and Windows 7. In my mind they were just two different names for the same thing. Since I was happily on Windows XP the whole time it made no difference to me. When my XP machine stopped working they were already selling Windows 8. Windows XP remains the high point of Windows releases. I will probably run Windows XP in my next computer (but in a Virtualbox under Linux). Microsoft is ruining Windows 10 and making it unusable. I cannot tolerate an operating system that spontaneously reboots itself just because it feels I've been neglectful and haven't given it permission to update itself in several days.

  • Qardo
    Qardo 2 дня назад

    Vista was a mess in its early years. Yet when Microsoft decided to finally fix it. Towards the end of Vista's life cycle. Vista was not that bad. Though I guess those who had issues with it. Likely those who were doing things they should not be doing with an OS....but hey what do I know? I dislike IOS. Linux is confusing. Windows. Well, hey I am not trying to figure out the meaning of life. So as long as it runs programs...okay. Fine. It works. I am sorry if I am some scrub.
    Context: Look owned two Vista OS machines, had no issues with them. Even worked on countless others and downloaded the OS on School Hardware for an IT Class. Yes, before you ask. I know. Some people are asking "Why the fuck?" Well, simple answer. Most Workplaces use Windows vs IOS vs Linux. So you can whine. Yet Vista worked fine for those applications.

  • Tenebris oculi
    Tenebris oculi 2 дня назад

    I would have believed this was an advertisement for the first few seconds.

  • Roysul Saputra
    Roysul Saputra 2 дня назад

    7:41 wt* is that!

  • Andrei Ștefan
    Andrei Ștefan 2 дня назад

    i love windows 7 but i upgraded to windows10 on septenber 5 2018

  • Nyran Stanton
    Nyran Stanton 2 дня назад

    a lot of it was also, people's hardware werent good enough at the time of launch. It ran Crysis like dogsht.

  • Fardinza Machmud tosapati
    Fardinza Machmud tosapati 2 дня назад

    Windows mojave ? did the longhorn studios sold their OS into apple ?

  • Ben Klassen
    Ben Klassen 3 дня назад

    With an SSD Vista is fine. At least it was more stylish than ugly Windows 10.

  • Buttons
    Buttons 3 дня назад

    I used Vista until like 2014, it ran Sims 3 better than my Winsows 8 did and my current Macbook Pro. It crashed less, too. People just like to make fun of things online.

  • Newezreal
    Newezreal 3 дня назад +1

    it just works

  • Sanket Mukherjee
    Sanket Mukherjee 3 дня назад

    I luvd vista!!bcuz of the graphics mainly....

  • Gwen Walcott
    Gwen Walcott 3 дня назад

    ??? I had Vista. NEver had any problem with it. Didn't particularly like 7. Hate 10. Use 8.1

  • B. Maguire
    B. Maguire 3 дня назад

    Yes Worse, but not sooooo much. Thanks, but I'll stay with Win7, 64-bit, Ultimate... ;)

  • Battista Verardi
    Battista Verardi 3 дня назад

    I have a 10 year old computer where I'm still using Windows Vista home Basic and I have never had a problem with anything.

  • Dudeomfgstfux
    Dudeomfgstfux 3 дня назад

    I came here to check for the artifacts in Linus's eye

  • Zayd Abbas
    Zayd Abbas 3 дня назад

    How much was the dell optiplex payed for that godly intro??

  • Mike M
    Mike M 3 дня назад


  • Jloc
    Jloc 3 дня назад

    8:08 That task switcher actually looks cool. Why'd they trash it? (Asking as someone too young to remember Vista.)
    Edit: Never mind. The first (Win7) laptop I remember using frequently... I remember it having gadgets. Meaning, I actually must have used it some back before it had Win7 on it. I wanted those gadgets to just go away. Stupid input language gadget wouldn't get out of the way. I hated it so much. Thanks for bringing back memories I didn't even know I had.

  • TheYootz Media Group
    TheYootz Media Group 3 дня назад

    My 2003 LAPTOP supports Aero.

  • TheYootz Media Group
    TheYootz Media Group 3 дня назад

    At least it takes up 5 minutes of your time "installing a device driver."
    Some of these things are plug n' play and don't need the dedicated drivers.
    Oh wait, I just plugged in my Logitech Unifying Receiver on my Windows 10 machine... installing device driver...

  • TheYootz Media Group
    TheYootz Media Group 3 дня назад

    *monitor flops around*

  • chargermopar
    chargermopar 4 дня назад

    I liked w2K and resitsted going to XP because of the security and driver issues Not till the service packs came out did I even install it. Ran XP till my hard drive failed last year and now it's Linux only no more Windows. However I still have vintage computers with 3.11, 95. 98 and 2000.

  • GameWekelijks
    GameWekelijks 4 дня назад

    I used windows vista untill 2017 on my pc.

  • Rosija Rosijanov
    Rosija Rosijanov 4 дня назад

    and witch Windows is the best?

  • Caleb Bredemeier
    Caleb Bredemeier 4 дня назад

    That sponsorship killed the mood tho.

  • TheDesertsweeper
    TheDesertsweeper 5 дней назад

    Yes it was!...It sits firmly on the shelf along with ME and Windows 8 as embarrassments to Microsoft.

  • anonymous Crabz
    anonymous Crabz 5 дней назад

    one of the like, 5 computers in my house still uses windows vista

  • ThaKos69
    ThaKos69 5 дней назад

    I felt so emotional after the cinematic in the start and al of the sudden MEMORY EXPRESS

  • Nawas
    Nawas 5 дней назад

    i had windows 98, then XP , then 7. still using 7 because its stable and works with most new and older games.

  • RᴀɪɴDᴇᴠᴏᴜʀ
    RᴀɪɴDᴇᴠᴏᴜʀ 6 дней назад

    As someone who actually had the pleasure of using this one hell of an OS, it's really not that bad as people make it seem to be. Not the best for sure, but not the worst either.

  • Ginanjar Utomo
    Ginanjar Utomo 6 дней назад

    Windows barely change after 13 years. Seriously. I still think Windows 10 has Vista roots.

  • Spartan 117
    Spartan 117 6 дней назад

    Every OS from Microsoft was good for their time. And yes, for Windows Vista haters, I consider that vista was good, probably not perfect, because nothing in world is perfect, but need perfection.

  • d Katsuya
    d Katsuya 6 дней назад

    0:17 i have the same laptop OMG :o

  • Albert Chow
    Albert Chow 7 дней назад

    Do you remember Windows ME?
    BTW I'm sticking with Windows 7 !

  • Pokémon Master
    Pokémon Master 7 дней назад

    I like how the Vista thing in the thumbnail was poorly edited onto the monitor.

  • Lisa Kakazu
    Lisa Kakazu 7 дней назад

    Would use Windows Vista any day over Windows 8.

  • Br. Bill
    Br. Bill 7 дней назад

    macOS then called v10.14: Mojave

  • Ryker Bingham
    Ryker Bingham 8 дней назад

    hello children

  • Lancelot
    Lancelot 8 дней назад

    Memory Express is great

  • SoldierPayne
    SoldierPayne 8 дней назад

    I remember when Win 7 came. I was like: This is what Vista was meant to be. I never used Vista on a daily basis though. I used XP and 2000 Pro until the launch bugs of Win 7 was fixed before switching to 7. I really liked the look of Vista though, and that instant search was like a gift from heaven!

  • Sam Anderson
    Sam Anderson 8 дней назад

    my first actual computer used windows vista home basic... dark days... dark days indeed.

  • JAG 0937 EB
    JAG 0937 EB 9 дней назад

    fuck microsoft

    • JAG 0937 EB
      JAG 0937 EB 8 дней назад

      +Ryker Bingham i watched it and my conclusion is that is very good and appropriate. In fact it is exactly the response that most people should have against this evil monstrous company.

    • Ryker Bingham
      Ryker Bingham 8 дней назад

      watch your language

  • UltimateGamerYT
    UltimateGamerYT 9 дней назад

    Vista was my second favorite windows os

  • Djlaw56
    Djlaw56 9 дней назад

    best widget program is rainmeter just that easy

  • prismstudios001
    prismstudios001 9 дней назад +1

    One of my laptops is still running Vista, and runs perfectly. My NEW Windows 10 one boots up slower. I ended up running Chrome through the Vista laptop because it is unsupported, and I can't do some things in vista ( like RU-clip).... I really do not like 10 at all. If I find a Win 7 disc with a license that isn't looney expensive I will update the Vista unit, but so far so good. Watching and responding to this on my iPad.....Don't judge me.

    • Jauvo
      Jauvo 5 дней назад

      Get a win 7 iso preactivayed online for free lol

  • StormTehSinner
    StormTehSinner 9 дней назад

    @5:46 Everyone who knows what they're doing, don't even care for the UAC at all. That's pretty much the first thing I deactivate when installing a fresh windows. It's pretty much the "Noob filter" of Windows. If you're raging because of it, then you're one of the persons who needs it. If you're experienced enough to NOT need something like that, than you'll find the setting.

  • StormTehSinner
    StormTehSinner 9 дней назад +2

    I actually liked Vista to some extent... Back then I build myself a highend gaming PC (AMD Phenom 9950 4x 2.6GHZ, 8GB DDR2 RAM 1066MHz and a nVidia GeForce GTX 280) and therefore I had no problem with running Vista. The major problem was for the old PCs and the "Office-PCs" of that time. Every PC with 2 GB of RAM (or less) had a hard time with Vista because of how demanding it was. But if you have a good enough machine Vista is almost as good as 7. In my opinion it's far better than Win10, but so is every Windows except for Win8/8.1.
    I really REALLY hate Win10. It's a spyware with OS-features. And of course it doesn't provide as much freedom as older versions. It's my PC so why shouldn't I be able to decide EVERYTHING? And why should MY OWN PC send data to MS when I don't want to?
    Other than that, I also can't stand the design, but that's more of a subjective term.

  • TheBar20
    TheBar20 9 дней назад


  • Prasad Raghu
    Prasad Raghu 9 дней назад

    Correct order of release would be - windows xp -> windows 8.1 -> windows 7 -> windows 10 -> windows vista

  • karlwjm
    karlwjm 9 дней назад

    I liked Vista. ME was just a pre-XP OS

  • Motor Miljø
    Motor Miljø 9 дней назад

    I ran Vista just fine, to be honest I never regretted making the move.
    As mentioned in the video, it was pretty much up to hardware.

  • Matt Sparks
    Matt Sparks 10 дней назад

    watch windows on windows' ( ru-clip.net/user/majorsky17 )
    series on vista development

  • Matt Sparks
    Matt Sparks 10 дней назад

    vista ftw
    (i have a triple load of 10 7 and vista)

  • Putzak
    Putzak 10 дней назад


  • Kirbysanch
    Kirbysanch 10 дней назад

    I have a place in my heart for vista because the first computer I ever worked on was my family’s dell with a single core sempron

  • Russ G
    Russ G 10 дней назад

    Peer to Peer networking? New in Vista? What about Windows 3.11 for workgroups?

  • Paweł Warowny
    Paweł Warowny 10 дней назад

    I liked vista.

  • Microprod
    Microprod 10 дней назад

    1:17 my favourite screensaver when i was a lil boi. u brought me back memory [||_||_||_||]

  • Phantasima
    Phantasima 10 дней назад

    I was probably one of the only people who actually had no issues with Vista growing up. Even my gaming friends at the time were snotty about me having vista, mind you, I was like 11... Maybe it was because I was just a kid and only used my computer for homework and MMORPGs haha

  • Alfonso
    Alfonso 10 дней назад

    30 years old, and the worst computer experience I have had was windows vista. Was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo terrible that I can't explain easily. I had to change to windows xp FOUR TIMES, the four times in to computers that I tried to use vista (different builds).
    It was unstable, it was buggy, it was fucking terrible man. Windows 7 didn't brought the blue screen of death EVERY TIME I TRIED TO USE IT, differently from Vista. In fact, it didn't brought it to me ever.
    Was vista that bad? No. It was worse.
    You can't judge the system after just try it. You must have it. You must use it daily. It will fuck you up in a few months. That's why people today seems to think better of it. Because they don't use or maybe they use very fixed versions. I tried to use Vista, I really loved its design and functionality. And It fucked me every time. It was only a matter of time, like a clock bomb.

  • Mitronify
    Mitronify 10 дней назад

    Windows 8-10 are absolutely trash, windows 7 is the superior system

  • Spiros78
    Spiros78 10 дней назад

    Anyone with actual IT knowledge and not knowledge gained from videos and tips (meaning samples of knowledge), can customize an OS (and that PCs BIOS which is essential to customize) and make it work stable, nice and with minor issues, Vista included yes. Let's not forget that no matter the OS, they're all made by human hands, so none of them is perfect, they all have pros and cons and none is impervious to attacks and issues.
    Btw, idk if it was intended, but my eye caught that Win xp pro SP3 reference in this video, while there was never Sp3 for pro edition (as far as i'm aware).

  • Dead-Trend
    Dead-Trend 11 дней назад

    "Areo theme is too slow" *cough cough* windows classic and standard themes

  • nextg3n
    nextg3n 11 дней назад

    adding wireless in xp was cavemen compared to vista :)

  • Nathan
    Nathan 11 дней назад

    I remember really liking vista.. windows 8 was the one I wished would burn..

  • Matthew Bailey
    Matthew Bailey 11 дней назад

    K, now shit on Windows 8 plz.

  • Christopher R
    Christopher R 11 дней назад

    I loved Vista.

  • Bozidar Z
    Bozidar Z 12 дней назад

    hahahahha,like in Telltale!!!Grat job again!

  • SomeRandomIdiot
    SomeRandomIdiot 12 дней назад

    Windows 8/10 was way worse

  • Jack Of All Gulf City
    Jack Of All Gulf City 12 дней назад

    I had windows vista office pro, I had no problems with it at all, then again I had quite a high end PC back then.

  • Mario0416
    Mario0416 12 дней назад

    before i could remember, all the way to 2018, my dad used vista. then he finally got a pc upgrade

  • Chicken Permission
    Chicken Permission 12 дней назад

    Whispers Windows ME

  • Frankie Wren
    Frankie Wren 13 дней назад

    I had Vista at launch with a Q6600 and an 8800 Ultra.
    Nvidia was the bane of my existence. Their drivers were absolutely appalling, and crashed even on the desktop every few minutes. Different cards didn't matter, Vista simply could not game on certain hardware, but it was due to third parties releasing faulty or outright bad drivers rather than the OS itself.
    I ran Vista alongside 7 till 2014 in my home server. It was a fine OS for the average consumer.
    Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if Nvidia crashes accounted for far, far more than what was represented in the chart - for god's sake, around the same time, Apple was prepping to outright boycott the company, and let's not forget what Nvidia did to Sony with the PS3. Nvidia was also extremely common in desktop GPUs at the time, which would explain why so many people experienced senseless instability.
    Of course, Nvidia's hardware from the period had absolutely abysmal reliability records, so that could have contributed as well.
    IMO Vista was just "beta 7", whereas W8 was the true antichrist.
    Now running W10 for DX12 and OSX for creative work (applications not hardware). Vista was better than 10 by a long way.

  • -DoubleBubble-
    -DoubleBubble- 13 дней назад

    nice plug! XD

  • PiPArtemis
    PiPArtemis 13 дней назад

    I remember in 7th grade a friend of mine was bragging about a PC he and his dad were going to put together that summer. I dont remember specs as its been 12+ years but one of the things I'll always remember is him talking about it coming with Vista. I had no idea what Vista was at the time and it didnt seem all that important to me that it had a different OS. After my family moved to Florida that same summer and while we were initially staying with my Aunt and Uncle I had the extreme displeasure of getting familiar with Windows Vista on their computer and to this day I think back on how excited he was to use that buggy, unstable mess and giggle

  • Cèilidh Nevling
    Cèilidh Nevling 13 дней назад

    You guys should totally do a review of Windows ME lol

  • Danny Boyd
    Danny Boyd 13 дней назад

    (win ME, vista, w8 ) = lemons... WINDOWS vista ONLY worked ok, when you dumped LOTS of ram in it - which most pc's back then were NOT released with enough ram on a vista system. nearly all systems back then in retail, only decided to have 2gb ram.

    CUISINED 13 дней назад


    CUISINED 13 дней назад

    I bought windows Vista Ultimate with my new PC.
    Installed it. 3 hours later Uninstalling it.
    Greatest decision of my life and my sanity.
    Got back to my Windows XP Happily ever after.
    Then I cracked Windows 7 just to get even.

    Happy Days :-)

  • Julian Kennerknecht
    Julian Kennerknecht 13 дней назад

    to sum it up in 3 words: yes it was.

  • Albanian Gamer
    Albanian Gamer 13 дней назад


  • twopairsofaces
    twopairsofaces 13 дней назад

    They renamed it "Windows 7" and then everyone loved it. I loved Vista, it was like Windows XP, but with less crashing.

  • Ethan Bradshaw
    Ethan Bradshaw 13 дней назад

    vinesauce already did this.

  • Patriot 03
    Patriot 03 13 дней назад

    I actually loved Vista, to me it was the modern age of Operating Systems, 7 was a good refinement. 10 After disabling all the crappy parts is a nice upgrade from 7.
    PS: In consider WIN 7 and WIN 10 to be a part of the Vista lineage, with 8.1 being more mobile centric but still part of the overall family although I completely skipped 8/8.1.

  • Fred Pilcher
    Fred Pilcher 13 дней назад

    Using Windwoes is its own punishment.

  • fαмιℓιαяя ѕтяαиgєяя
    fαмιℓιαяя ѕтяαиgєяя 13 дней назад

    I liked windows Vista very much. But switched back to windows xp when service pack 3 came out

  • Saiko Productions
    Saiko Productions 13 дней назад

    I had 3 computers in my life, the first two had the worse windows you can have, ME and Vista, i have windows 10 now and this its just caviar in comparison with those windows back in the day.

    I had try windows 95 98 ME xP Vista 8 and 10 by far the worse ones was ME and Vista in my opinion.

  • blast boy
    blast boy 13 дней назад

    I remember way back when after our old ass Xp finally broke, my dad bought a windows vista which was the newest windows OS at the time. Honestly though I remember it being a pretty big update compared to the Xp, and it ran perfectly fine.

  • PatriArk
    PatriArk 13 дней назад +2

    Thought the beginning was an ad

  • Jessica Nguyen
    Jessica Nguyen 14 дней назад

    Man it would be been so cool if you did the sponsor in the narrator voice

  • Myles Trumbore
    Myles Trumbore 14 дней назад

    It worked FINE on powerful computers. The issue is that they kept putting it on pc's that couldn't handle it, and windows 7 fixed a lot.

  • Marc Grondin
    Marc Grondin 14 дней назад

    I think windows ME was worst

  • Katzelle3
    Katzelle3 14 дней назад

    The unsung hero.

  • viralshield
    viralshield 14 дней назад

    Y E S !