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| p.1 #7 · Windows Vista 64bit / Lighroom users? |
I've got 32 Bit Vista Business on my laptop (too old to install 64 bit OS).
I caught a wicked, nasty virus this past spring when FM got hacked into that required a rebuild and I wound up trying 32 Bit Vista Business that I had received as an alternate disc that had shipped with my beloved XP a few years back.
For some reason unknown to me, I never could get XP to reinstall correctly, so I gave Vista Business a try from dire measures. Given the HORROR stories @ Vista, I was very pleasantly surprised by it. I'm running Win 7 64 bit on another machine, and the two are rather similar in many regards.
I've also used Win 8 for about a month, but the user interface is a royal PITA to me. It is more "app" & "icon" oriented than anything Windows has put out before. It's the most "Mac-like" thing Windows has put out yet ... but they did NOT get it right, as the user interface is convoluted and very inefficient due to poor navigation layout/keystroke and unidentifiable paths.
From that, I'm back to Vista Business on my laptop currently, but if I had a 32 Bit Win 7 disc, that's what I'd be running instead of Vista Business. But, I'm having no problems with Vista Business & LR4 ... which BTW LR4 ... UPGRADE, the new ACR is so worth it.
If you can deal with the Win 8 user interface, it seemed stable enough, but even though I'm fine with Vista Business ... I'd recommend Win 7, as Vista support will die on the vine sooner than Win 7.