Here’s an excellent article I found while surfing the internet. If you are having reliability problems in Windows Vista, then it is a must read for you.
I don’t buy into all the “Windows Vista is rubbish” rhetoric that’s been floating about. Rather than rely on collective hearsay I much rather collect my own data. Also, when it comes to operating system reliability problems that look like they are down to the OS are usually down to something else – a bad driver or a rogue application.
Some of the steps I have taken to reduce problems are:
- Apply all patches and updates from Microsoft
- Update critical drivers (graphics card/chipset and so on)
- Flash the BIOS (companies like ASUS put out a lot of BIOS updates, and usually there are good reasons for this)
- Update applications that cause instability (if this isn’t possible, consider replacing the buggy applications with another)