I’m still amazed that there are people who purchased low-end PCs when Vista was first released, and are still living in the painful world of a 512Mb Celeron running Vista.
I saw one the other day, and what should have taken me 5 minutes, took over 1 hour… and that was after I removed startup applications that didn’t need to start!
The owner was trying to use the PC to run a business, but she could only use it for a few seconds, then had to walk away, and return a few minutes later to do a few more seconds of work.
I was appalled.
Given that the PC was being leased, then I told her, she would be much, much better off returning the PC, and buying a new one. Or at lease get the leasing company to upgrade the PC.
Microsoft probably don’t realise the extent of the problems that they caused with Vista. They don’t realise that many people don’t know what the problem is, let alone how to fix it, so people will just put up with a horribly slow PC.