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Top 3 Vista Features that FAIL

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I installed Vista Ultimate x64 recently and there are three things that I've disabled (so far).

UAC
This one was disabled before I even slipstreamed the DVD. I didn't even have to use it to know that not only would it annoy the hell out of me, but I don't really need it since I've never had any problems in XP/2000.
120dpi
The larger, crisper fonts were nice when they worked. Most software outside of the OS itself didn't support it though. Even MS's own software (like WorldWide Telescope) is inconsistent. I guess that's why this isn't enabled by default.
Window Translucency
This just seems useless IMO. It's cool that it's possible to do, but I don't think it's the best use of my GPU time.

Anyone else have any pet peeves or stuff they've turned off in their default Vista install?

(The screenshot shows the raw speed at which Vista is capable of unzipping files on my hard drive.)

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Ralph Whitbeck I've just not installed Vista.

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