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Old 12-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #16
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As I mentioned, I removed the Dell version, as in Format "C" and then did a clean install of Vista the second day I owned the PC.
The lock-up I was having came from an IE add-on. Wasn't there for months then one day it appeared and my system would lock on web pages. Once I disabled the add-on's the problem went away. As I mentioned internet explorer will add stuff to your system without you knowing it and that caused me a problem.

Add-ons, also known as ActiveX controls, browser extensions, browser helper objects or toolbars, can improve your experience on a website by enabling content such as high-quality animations. However, some add-ons can also malfunction or display content that you donít want, such as pop-up ads.

When an add-on, such as a toolbar, is installed on your computer, it becomes part of your browser and operating system. In some cases these programs might contain spyware. In the worst case, a malfunctioning add-on might affect the performance of your computer or cause problems accessing the Internet.
That must be the reason why I never had a problem with IE as I never bothered with the add-ons. And now that FF emulates IE, I never bother with it much anymore!

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:16 PM   #17
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i'd have to agree with poppa, i use Opera, and have firefox on here as well as others. i prefer Opera, but will recommend firefox as stable. IE sux, period. i always liked the 'onboard' email in opera. their only problem is java related.

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Ie, even the 64 bit would lock my x64 vista system up. I tried firefox, still locked it up. Opera did not lock up my system, but did not have the add ons I liked, I tried a new firefox version, and it works great. Ie still has issues, it sucks.
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My vista experience sucked mostly because of my crap graphics cards.
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Opera did not lock up my system, but did not have the add ons I liked
what addons?

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what addons?

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I think they diddn't have adblock plus.
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popup blocker? it's in there.

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popup blocker? it's in there.

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Adblock plus is a little different, it lets you block most of everything, pictures, java applets, etc.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:15 PM   #24
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As a sysadmin for 15 years, OSes have come and gone. I found that Windows 95 was a great improvement over Windows 3.1, and by Windows 98, they had perfected that level of the operating system. Then, MS went to ME, which was a flop.

Similarly, Vista is in the same category. XP to me is a perfected OS for everyone - business and home users since 2002-2008. So now, they decided to hype Vista for the consumer (and business users which was a big failure).

As far as I'm concerned, Vista is super bloated and requires current hardware to operate. There is no reason why your PC from 5 years ago shouldn't be 'ok' to be used today on an OS that works fine. Software/hardware manufacturers want to encourage consumers to think that they have old systems and 'must' upgrade. This is a push for people to spend money when they don't need to. If you can do your simple web browsing and word processing, DO NOT UPGRADE!

Unless you need to play games and run the most recent software, you should be fine with what you have.
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As a sysadmin for 15 years, OSes have come and gone. I found that Windows 95 was a great improvement over Windows 3.1, and by Windows 98, they had perfected that level of the operating system. Then, MS went to ME, which was a flop.

Similarly, Vista is in the same category. XP to me is a perfected OS for everyone - business and home users since 2002-2008. So now, they decided to hype Vista for the consumer (and business users which was a big failure).

As far as I'm concerned, Vista is super bloated and requires current hardware to operate. There is no reason why your PC from 5 years ago shouldn't be 'ok' to be used today on an OS that works fine. Software/hardware manufacturers want to encourage consumers to think that they have old systems and 'must' upgrade. This is a push for people to spend money when they don't need to. If you can do your simple web browsing and word processing, DO NOT UPGRADE!

Unless you need to play games and run the most recent software, you should be fine with what you have.
Its called PLANNED obsolescence!

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