Microsoft: People could still change their mind on Vista

Redmond (WA) – In an 11th hour piece of marketing, a top Microsoft executive has said that people might still come to love Vista.

Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of the OEM division at Microsoft has said that people will look back on Vista after the Windows 7 release and realize that there were actually a bunch of good things there. He thinks that in two years’ time people will have a ‘better perception’ of Vista.

Windows 7 tackles a lot of the problems that early adopters had with Vista. It has improved performance, a lighter design and is less resource hungry. 

Guggenheimer pointed out that Vista sorted out a lot of its problems when it bought in Service Pack One but by then the damage was done to its reputation.

He said that there will be scenarios where Vista will be important to companies. And the fact that they upgraded to Vista first will make the transition to Windows 7 much easier than those who hung on to Windows XP.

Windows 7’s continued success won’t appease every hard-core Vista detractor and that down the road some lingering resentment may remain against the operating system, he added.  But he does not think it will be considered a complete turkey like Windows ME.

However, people who like parts of Windows 7 will be surprised to see those components were in Vista all along, he added.