The Windows Vista Gaming Experience

Published on Nov 23, 2016
The Windows Vista Gaming Experience

After taking a look back at one of the highest praised operating system to date, Windows XP, I thought we may as well revisit Vista too, perhaps one of the most notorious operating systems. But why was Vista disliked, and does it actually perform any worse as so many people have suggested on various forums?

Incompatibility issues, blue screens and freezes are just a few problems that come to mind, and it wasn't just gamers that were frustrated with what seemed like a step backwards at the time but regular everyday users too. A couple of updates and service packs later and a lot of problems had been fixed, but we want to see just how it compares to the likes of XP and Windows 10 when it comes to playing a few games, especially given it's higher memory requirements.

Test PC Specs: (Same as in XP Video)
Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.2GHz CPU
Intel DQ57TM Motherboard
GTX 750 Ti
8GB DDR3 Ram
Corsair 500W PSU
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 2

Games Tested:
Far Cry 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto V
Fallout 4
Dirt Rally

Thanks for watching :)