I recently bought a new computer and unfortunately Vista came with the machine. I had to reinstall the OS three times in one month. This seems a bit excessive. Every time the computer would wake from sleep mode, the screen resolution would revert to the lowest setting which made everything look horrible. Re-installing the video drivers did nothing to solve this issue.

There was so much hype for Windows Vista that it’s no wonder people are disgusted with the performance of this new OS. Vista has all the bells and whistles that anyone could ever want from an OS. The screens look good, search functions seem to help you find what you need on your computer. There is just 1 problem:

The system has so many issues that need to be ironed out that it is a real pain doing simple tasks that would normally run flawlessly in XP.

On the second OS installation, my computer system information would not show up because of some kind of permission setting that was not allowing my processor and memory information to be displayed. After 2 hours of troubleshooting, I figured it would be easier to re-install the OS. Here are some ways to cope with your Vista machine:

Install only the programs that you absolutely need

Upgrade your memory – this is essential

Upgrade to Microsoft XP (XP is the older OS but I feel “upgrade” is an appropriate word because XP is the more stable system)

Review the management console and keep track of the system events in the events viewer – this will give you some information on what could be causing the issues at hand

Disable Windows Aero display setting in your Appearance Settings

Remain optimistic as future patches would fix Vista to a more reliable OS

Get rid of the PC and get a Macintosh computer