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Because Windows Vista originated in America (where MDY format is used) (EDIT: or did it originate there?), would it be better to use Americans' (and my) way of writing down dates? Gamingforfun365(talk) 00:04, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
It was changed to DMY format with this edit. That edit was unchallenged afaict. Per MOS:STABILITY and MOS:ENGVAR it should not be changed unless there is a compelling reason for it. Although MS is US-based it is a multinational company, many components of Windows are developed outside the U.S., and of course there are users everywhere. If you change it back to MDY now you can expect an, um, "spirited" response, and really, no one wants that. Jeh (talk) 01:13, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
The moment before I read the succeeding comment, I was thinking "Did Windows Vista really originate in America?", so I have edited my above comment.
Anyway, I was more concerned with MOS:TIES (which, prior to this discussion, I ironically have not yet read but figured was there after reading articles whose subjects were mostly based in America, the United Kingdom, etc.), but I guess that the article's subject really is not solely based in America, so anybody (including those from Canada, Great Britain, Australia, etc., and not just Americans) can dispute over this, so it would not guide us anywhere near being constructive. Gamingforfun365(talk) 01:48, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
MOS:TIES needs very strong national ties, not just some ties. IMHO, it should be something that Americans can claim non-Americans don't understand it. —Codename Lisa (talk) 11:17, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
This article suffers from a large number of dead links. I have already found six dead links, and I have already rescued four of them, but, while I am feeling tired of repairing them all by myself, I can very almost promise you that the article might have yet another dead link. I am red-flagging this issue here so that I could show other editors an opportunity to improve this article so that I would not have to do all of that work myself. Gamingforfun365(talk) 23:54, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Why does the article follow the date, month, year ("dd-mm-yyyy") format (e.g., 8 November 2006) instead of the month, date, year ("mm-dd-yyyy") (e.g., November 8, 2006) that is in use by the other Windows articles? (IanWilliam20 (talk) 01:04, 3 January 2017 (UTC))
One could check the page histories for clues, I guess, but it might be because different Wikipedians wrote the respective articles. People will often use the date format they're personally most familiar with, and there's often no compelling reason to change it. RivertorchFIREWATER 11:07, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
If I recall, all of the Windows articles use the latter format. I am not sure why this one should be the exception. Perhaps that will change with the next contribution? (IanWilliam20 (talk) 19:32, 3 January 2017 (UTC))
Windows NT 4.0 also uses DMY format. Windows 7, 8, and 10 all did but the editor who made the changes reverted themselves and went back to the MDY format. —MRD2014 (talk • contribs) 19:47, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Spintendo ᔦᔭ 14:50, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
1GB Was never an option for Vista. Vista couldn't handle more than something like 768MB RAM. Anything beyond that and it was crippled. Also, note that the only reason this was so is because Microsoft purposefully kludged the VMM's code; a guy from an electronics shop on Long Island wrote a replacement for the memory manager that allowed you to access several GB of RAM. Microsoft obviously wouldn't admit that they had kludged their code to cripple 98, because they wanted everyone to dump 98 for XP. AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 18:32, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
Neither our article nor Microsoft have said that all of the 1GB was going to be utilized by the OS. These are the limits on memory that can be installed. Since memory was at the time being sold in increments of 1 GB and 768 MB RAM cards were not offered, as a practical limit a 1 GB memory card was the most that could be used in a machine running Vista. General IzationTalk 18:43, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
Oh wait a sec... this was a problem with Win98, not Vista. My bad. Comment stricken. AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 19:33, 12 July 2019 (UTC)