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Windows 7: What's your SF story?

06 Apr 2015   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
What's your SF story?

This thread is for telling your story on why you joined SevenForums. My story:

I had my old computer fixed by a technician in April 2013 along with my old laptop. After the desktop was fixed, I accidentally thought that my old desktop lost hard drive space after the technician did a clean install of Windows 7. (Before it was Windows XP) I actually found out that I just had bad memory and it was the same space as before. After that, I stayed on this website to ask other questions about my computers that I had occasionally. I also started helping people out from my experience and I have come all the way to this point. These days though, sadly I don't have much free time to just come on the forums unless I have a problem of my own. Thanks everyone that has helped me so far. I really appreciate it.

Table of Contents:
Page 1: Computer0304, Arc, MrNeeds, Joan Archer, computertech19, Layback Bear, Tookeri, whs, ThrashZone, VistaUltimate
(Updated when a page fills, please remind me if table needs update if it takes me a while)
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06 Apr 2015   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

My story:

When I got windows 7 for the first time, I wanted ultimate, but got home premium. I wanted ultimate for the virtual XP feature, so I got a replacement, VMWare.
I installed virtual XP in VMWare (my first attempt with such a thing, I did not know about vmware tools), but I was not happy with its performance, so asked for help. And that is what happened in the result: Problem! Video is slow in virtula xp.

Well, doesn't that thread give a perfect idea about me?
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07 Apr 2015   #3
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not much of a story to tell, I came from Vista Forums, and I joined there because I felt like I needed to help people who had vista but hated it (convince them it wasn't so bad), the trend didn't continue to 8 forums though as I wasn't really interested myself in Metro UI, but i'm certainly looking to do 10.

vista forums profile: View Profile: MrNeeds - Vista Support Forums
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07 Apr 2015   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I'd joined Vistax64 after seeing the link in a newsgroup post by Brink, after that I just followed John and Co. each time they started a new one, just like a bad penny I turn up everywhere.
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07 Apr 2015   #5
computertech19

Windows 10,Windows 7,Mac OSX
 
 

I was going to school to be a network administrator, I had been using Mac OSX for several years and had bought a Windows 7 Thinkpad for school. I joined this forum to learn everything about Win 7. I now use it everyday at work and home so I stay here to stay up to date.
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07 Apr 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I made the HUGE move from XP-Pro to Windows 7. Just found this forum to learn about Windows 7.
Didn't take long to get comfortable with Windows 7 as long as I didn't treat Windows 7 the way I use to treat XP.

I have been hanging around like a maggot on a dead horse ever sense.
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07 Apr 2015   #7
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Microsoft's sometimes very confusing windows updates is the reason I'm here. A weird SP1 was offered last year, even to users who already had SP1 installed. No one knew what it was so I registered only to share my own findings about it: an update labeled with the wrong kb number
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07 Apr 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I started with the Vista forums and then just followed the evolution - 7, 8.1 and 10 with a sidetrack to the PC Help Forums which unfortunately looks pretty dead now.
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07 Apr 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep you paint a pretty picture Jack

But I'm about the same I wasn't on Vista for more than a month before a free upgrade to win-7 arrived from the manufacture for my recent purchase of this desktop,

I then bought win-7 for my lappy and started out mostly on Microsoft community and followed help links to SevenForums mostly to Shawn's amazing work

Joined back then but didn't last very long 2012 + -
I have since grown up and a bit less angry
Stuck around and got into graphic's here more than anything with a dash of Internet explorer help
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07 Apr 2015   #10
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

I had difficulty in understanding problems while installing Windows 7. I had language problems (still not fixed,Advanced Options are in English while system has Greek as default language). After fixing some problems,I wanted to make a tutorial but I couldn't,so I contacted support and we found the solution. This computer made me pay 350€ (almost the same if the price was in dollars) because it couldn't handle an external DVD drive with the Office 2010 DVD.

This is my first and only (right now) tutorial about installation in partitions or VHDs:

WIM ImageX - multi boot with partitions or VHDs

Now I continue helping others about installation issues. I also have a Vista Forums account,in which I haven't logged in for a long time,due to a big issue (0x0000001e BSOD) while installing Vista. I found that Intel HD Graphics 4000 is a culprit,because Intel supported the older OS (XP) for a 2012 graphics card,but not the 2006 Vista!
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