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Vista's Defragmenter, like

Vista's Defragmenter, like most things on Vista, is a horrible downgrade. No status bar or indicator of any kind leaves you wondering whether or not Vista is hung up, and whether or not it's telling you the truth when it says your file system needs improvement. Not to mention the fact that it takes 10x longer on Vista to degrag your hard drive. I've managed to make it through the process one time. When it finished in the morning as I woke up, I restarted the computer, and out of curiousity I decided to start disk defragmenter again. And it still said "Your file system performance could be improved, it is recommended you defragment your hard drive now." Or something to that effect. So a 5 hour defrag that apparently doesn't do anything? Either that or Vista is lying to me when it says that my system needs defragged. But we have no way of knowing which is which. WHY, you ask? Because there's no freaking status bar! I wasn't really a big fan of XP's disk defragmenter when it came out, but it was 30x better than Vista's version.

Isn't the idea of upgrading your computer with a newer OS to make the computer run better? So far, Vista has been a huge let down. Disk defragmenter doesn't work, errors keep popping up, my games all have issues running. Even the ones designed specifically for Vista. I have had to use workarounds for COD 4, COD 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, etc. etc..

And these aren't normal workaround either. In one of them, I had to change the freaking sound settings to output at 16bits 48000Hz just to get the game to work. In a different one, Vista kept saying my disc wasn't in the drive, when it was. And another of them just won't work at all. And on top of it all, I still can't get my microphone to work right with Vista. People can barely hear me, and I have the volume cranked all the way up with the mic boosted to the max.

I know for a fact that I'm not the only one suffering from these problems. And there are people out there that have it far worse than I do with Vista. Only reason I haven't thrown the hard drive out the window is because I have enough experience with computers to know how to work around most of the issues that arise. But some of them are new even to me.

Anyway, enough ranting about Vista for now, I guess.....Bill Gates should shove it where the sun doesn't shine...

Vista should be trashed. It never should have been released in the first place. This is worse than Millenium Edition. And quite frankly, new computers being released should stick with XP. If I could get Vista off of my computer, I would. Unfortunately it's designed to be hard as you know what to uninstall. And I am not paying Microsoft another $80 to DOWNGRADE to XP. This freaking computer came with Vista because I didn't get to choose my OS.

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