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Windows 7: How long have you been using Windows 7

23 May 2013   #21
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Evidently not long enough, 1yr. 3 mo's. I keep reading that it's easier & better than XP, but I sure didn't have all the problems, or at least what seem like problems anyway, with XP. As a matter of fact, I've been a big PIA at this forum over it.
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23 May 2013   #22
bobland

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
 
 

I started with DOS 1.0 using the "original" IBM PC. Around the time of Windows 2000 I switched to Linux for a few years. I came back to Windows when I couldn't find real software for video. By then, I went directly to Win 7. I've played around with Win 8 at Costco and liked it but don't want to lay out all the money for new monitors.
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23 May 2013   #23
smarteyeball

 
 

Been using it since build 6801, the first leaked build.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobland View Post
I've played around with Win 8 at Costco and liked it but don't want to lay out all the money for new monitors.
Don't have to mate. You can ignore Metro completely with 3rd party apps.
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24 May 2013   #24
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Been using it since build 6801, the first leaked build.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobland View Post
I've played around with Win 8 at Costco and liked it but don't want to lay out all the money for new monitors.
Don't have to mate. You can ignore Metro completely with 3rd party apps.
And even if you do like the Start Screen (a.k.a. Metro) like me, it is extremely easy and surprisingly nice to use with a mouse with scroll wheel.

I have not a single touchscreen although I have Windows 8 on all my PCs laptops and desktops alike, Seven remaining on virtual machines only. For me the touch screen is a no go (except in tablets) because I want to have my displays about 80 cm (1.6 feet) from my eyes meaning they are too far to be used as touch screens.
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24 May 2013   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Got a free windows 7 upgrade disk when I bought a new computer 4 years ago the worst part I remember was the disastrous transition of personal files from vista all of them pretty much doubled and where not intergraded in the correct "My" folders
If I hit the yellow folder on the taskbar every single file appeared not the separate library categories
So after straightening out that mess it wasn't bad at all.
Windows 7 is much better after a fresh install last year on both machines
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24 May 2013   #26
Rain08

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Since I got this computer, maybe for 1 year, 11 months, 25 days, I got my PC on May 27, 2011, in 2 days, my PC will be 2 years old.
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24 May 2013   #27
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Windows 7 Alpha - November 2008. . .those were the fun days. . .
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24 May 2013   #28
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Exactly one year, since May 26, 2012.
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25 May 2013   #29
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

First install on this system - 10/01/2010. This is the original install.

This is the first time I have had an OS run stable for this long, so you can guess how pleased I am with it.

In fact, this particular install has survived a complete system change (CPU, motherboard, RAM, various video cards) without once needing a reinstall or even a driver overhaul. It was an amazing experience to have changed the motherboard (chipset [G965 to P45] and manufacturer [Intel to Gigabyte]) and CPU (C2D 6600 to C2Q 9550) and then see 7 boot up seamlessly and retrieve and install all the drivers by itself, just as though it was all business as usual and nothing had changed.

Absolutely Rock Solid OS.

I now intend to upgrade to ASRock Z77 Extreme6 + Intel Core i7 3770K. Let us see if the OS can repeat the feat.
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25 May 2013   #30
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

my mom had bought a Toshiba in early 2009 that originally ran Windows Vista, but a year later it crashed and she bought a new one running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and then a few months after she bought this one her first one got fixed and she was able to get Windows 7 on it and she gave me this new one she only had for a few months and I used it for at least over 2 years and then I got a new one for Christmas this past year and it was running Windows 7 Home Premium x64, so basically I have been using Windows 7 for 3 years and just joined this site not too long ago, I should have joined when I first started using Windows 7
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