10.04.09

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Vista 7 Breaks Functionality That Worked Fine in Vista

Posted in Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 3:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista 7

Summary: Serious bugs and deficiencies in Vista 7 are pointed out by the press just weeks before the release

THE reality behind Vista 7 is extremely distant from news coverage, which often comes from journalists who rely only on word of mouth, including recommendations from people whom Microsoft paid [1, 2].

One of Vista 7′s main selling points (over Vista) is pseudo-compatibility with more programs. The operating system’s main function only for those who pay for premium versions is that it runs (as a mode) an operating system from almost a decade ago because backward compatibility got messed up. Microsoft is now finalising this function and as Windows XP is almost EoL now (rarely a problem for Microsoft), what would be the impact on Vista 7 security?

More importantly, according to this article from CRN, Vista 7 has real issues, the first of which is broken function that it lost throughout development.

Except that isn’t happening, according to many users on TechNet and reviewers’ findings in the CRN Test Center. Win7 x64 is backing up the entire system again and again, eating up tons of disk space and extending backup jobs that should take a few minutes into hours.

To date, there is no satisfactory explanation from a Microsoft engineer or TechNet as to why this is happening, only lots of posts from frustrated users. Users are especially ticked off because the feature worked fine in Vista.

The Washington Post has another new article (from IDG) about “10 Things [in Vista 7] That Still Need Fixing.”

Microsoft released too quickly and it shows. There are very serious bugs.

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