#1…takes a long time to load.
#2…will NOT network with XP.
#3…will not let you install a 2nd operating system even though it says so.
#4…if you do, it voids the warranty.
#5…will not read XP created docs on the old software.
#6…MUST call microsoft for tech support @$69/hr.
#7…has an “over-ride” chip in it that detects materials/hardware/software that is NOT of it’s own kind (as in HP, Compaq or Dell).
#8…does not support AOL’s firewall or security programs.
#9…would NOT accept McAfee antivirus
#10…only allowed NORTON (which is a joke).
#11…will not accept most current software on the market i.e. Office 07.
It would appear that Microsoft wants us to become solely reliable on them, no other tech support. Other suppliers i.e. HP, Compaq etc seem to be installing their own "chips" to override anything generic and kick it out.
My opinion is that Microsoft and HP and those want to be rid of the little mom and pop computer geeks out there making a living being "technical support". They want ALL the money.
I have just spent 2 days trying to re-work and find a back door or loophole....not! Not gonna work.
We've all heard horror stories....I just wanted to warn y'all that VISTA will not perform and I'm sure soon Microsoft will get sick and tired of all the complaints and come up with a fix.