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Windows 7: New pc, new windows...

01 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 
New pc, new windows...

Hi all, previously Fieseler from the Vista forums...

Will be installing windows 7 with my new build at the end of this month. Previously a user of Vista since early 2008.

Are there any major differences in how windows 7 works from vista (apart from the new taskbar)

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01 Apr 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Fj, and welcome to sevenforums,

if you've been a vista user, you'll feel instantly at home with 7.

you've already identified the major UI change, namely the taskbar where you can pin icons. Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Program

then there are jumplists: Jump Lists - once you've got your head around them, they can be a major aid to productivity, allowing you to quickly open folders of your choice in explorer, or favourite files in any app.

there's hardly any learning curve to negotiate - unlike windows 8 - but don't get me started on that.

oh, and there's aero snap too. Snap a Window to a Side

none of these features are forced upon you, but are very handy once you've learned them.

of course there are other changes too, like homegroups: Homegroup - Create, and more, but most of them make sense and are simple to learn.
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01 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look here: Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with Windows 7, in my opinion it is far superior to Vista.

If you want to use legacy applications I recommend you buy Windows 7 Professional at least, which gives you the ability to use XP Mode under Virtual PC.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Just enjoy your new operating system and do check out the tutorials for a wealth of information.
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01 Apr 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums, and happy landings paratrooper
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01 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Also, learn the keyboard shortcuts. They make Windows 7 such a powerful operating system. For example, the windows key + tab will bring up the aero flip window switcher.
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17 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Wowzer had my system up & running for over a week now, performance over vista is much improved. Just under 1 minute for boot time (From the press of the on switch to a logged on desktop) would be faster without password lol. Love the new taskbar system & uac is much less intrusive. Everything feels a lot snappier when opening stuff like control panel.

The jump lists are very useful, as is snapping windows side by side

Build's not quite finished, gonna grab an SSD & a WD Black to run Smart Response, also the onboard sound is still shocking compared to a 5 year old X-fi! So waiting on a sound card at the moment.
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17 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Glad you're enjoying your Windows 7, I don't think you'll be disappointed with any aspect of the OS. You'll find a lot of the old Vista forum gang here so you want feel lonely.
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17 May 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums FallshirmjAEger. A Guy
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