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Windows 7: Most XP users hate Windows 7!!!

27 Aug 2010   #11

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I don't consider myself a komputer expert. Sometimes I even have trouble spelling komputer. But when I decided to switch from XP to 7 I took a few weeks to research the differences between the operating systems and the new computer I was going to have to buy. I made a somewhat informed decision that the changes would eventually be worth it, even though I was going to have a pretty huge learning curve. What really convinced me that 7 is a great OS is the fact that my 6 year old Lexmark all in one printer even works flawlessly.
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27 Aug 2010   #12
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Those guys may as well stay on XP - nothing wrong with that. My 2 cars are more than 10 years old too and run and run. It is all a matter of priorities.
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27 Aug 2010   #13

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Those guys may as well stay on XP - nothing wrong with that. My 2 cars are more than 10 years old too and run and run. It is all a matter of priorities.
But XP isn't a car.

But really, I was one of those crazies who loved Vista, resource-hog tho' it was. The updates to the NT filesystem, the extra security...and Seven just improved on the experience. Old, outdated XP with its horrible security and terrible UI just...doesn't work for me.
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27 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I too was one of those crazies who loved Vista as well and never really had any issue with it. It was rather funny too as most of my friends had XP at the time and were reinstalling about every 3 to 4 months due to BSODs and what not and they would tell me how horrible Vista was and how they refused to install it. My install lasted about 20 months until I decided to upgrade to 64-bit.
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27 Aug 2010   #15

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
Old, outdated XP with its horrible security and terrible UI just...doesn't work for me.
I'm using XP since its creation until now (9 years), and never had a single virus or hack to my system, all it takes is a good firewall, keeping updated with OS patches, safe playing (not opening unknown files, emails, etc) and on demand anti malware scan every so and so (this last step is optional if you play it safe, I just do it since I'm paranoid only )
I guess this same set of rules apply to any other OS, no matter how "safe" they tell you they might be.
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27 Aug 2010   #16


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Without reading the article....Most people that hate Windows 7 and hang on to XP is because they have crappy old outdated hardware and apps that haven't been upgraded in yes, so of course they will. Wouldn't you???
That is not very nice
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27 Aug 2010   #17

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Bottom line? Most people are AFRAID of change, be it computers or life in general. They know how something works and don't want to move outside their comfort zone. The members of SF understand the value of Windows 7, and why it's superior to XP.

XP is fading, in part b/c of OS upgrades, but mostly b/c of new computers coming preinstalled with the latest OS.
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27 Aug 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My $0.02 on the matter

#1). Windows XP was very easy to steal...especially with a volume license key so it didn't have to be activated. People could install it, share it and put it on whatever they want. It was way easier with XP than it is with Vista or 7. So, since it's not as easy to steal, just badmouth it and use the old stuff.

#2). People don't want to buy a new computer, or don't see any reason to pay money for a new OS. If they use their computer mostly to read the web, and their doesn't really matter to them if it's running XP, Vista...etc. As long as their web browser works and their email comes in they are all set.
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27 Aug 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I wonder, in say 6 years, how many people will still be on XP? I wonder if these people that swear they'll only leave XP when MS makes Windows XP 2 (in their dreams) will actually follow through? Or if they'll end up either switching to Windows 7/8/higher, or Mac, or Linux, or Chrome OS ... still muttering all the time that XP was best...

And Lemur is right, most people are afraid of change. I've heard a few Mac users say that they hate Windows "because it's not Mac". People hate Vista and 7, and will go on to hate Windows 8 and probably every other version of Windows, just "because it's not XP".

Speaking of all this, does anyone remember when XP first came out, and had compatibility problems left and right, and was considered by many to be a horrible excuse for an OS? Windows 98 was the "golden standard." Ironic...
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27 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

They hate it because they have old system specs..
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