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Windows 7: Who else is still running their original Win 7 install

11 Aug 2010   #11
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Is it unusual to be running your original install? I very rarely ever re-install the OS on a machine?
Among techies, it might be a bit unusual. I play and experiment sometimes quite a bit with a machine and for this reason, often reinstall a couple of different times. With Windows 7, I've probably tinkered a bit less...but I do have a system image that I have restored a few times. So, while it's technically the same's not the first time I have laid it down.
+1, that's the way to go. Use images.

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11 Aug 2010   #12


Nope. Not my original installation.

But this is mainly because of a system upgrade.

This particular installation I'm in atm has been installed since 10th February. I've tinkered plenty, but nothing that's been critical enough to warrant a re-installation.

Although I do like a fresh installation... and it has been 6+ months. Hmm
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11 Aug 2010   #13


same install since it came available here in australia, geek boy loves win7!! and lol, i thought bsod in win7 was just mac fanboys creating problems, except for the time i played with modded inf video drivers for my graphics card.
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11 Aug 2010   #14

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

Still using the original install, got it on day one of the release, no issues.
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11 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Many of my other systems have been rebuilt due to hardware changes, but I installed Windows 7 Pro last August 6th from TechNet, and it is still running strong.

This brings up the point that Windows 7 isn't XP, where it degrades over time and needs to be clean-installed every so often.
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11 Aug 2010   #16


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s lol, i thought bsod in win7 was just mac fanboys creating problems
Nope - between dialling in overclocks across two rigs and a faulty video card - I saw plenty of blue screens

I'm happy to say they are now a rarity and are always easily able to determine (video or sound drivers)
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11 Aug 2010   #17


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I guess it's been about a year now that I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my main machine and have had no real issues with the OS.
only had a handful of BSOD's due to video card drivers and that's it.

I use my machine anywhere from 5-12 hours/day every day depending on if I am working or just playing on the machine.

who else is still using their original install?
I have a desktop, a laptop, and a netbook all running original installs of Win7. I installed them all right after Amazon shipped me 3 discs on release day (for $49 a pop).
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11 Aug 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Still the original from TechNet, plus SP1. I received the Windows 7 Ultimate Commemorative Edition from Beta testing, but I haven't used it yet.
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11 Aug 2010   #19

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

I think this machine is the original install I put on here back at the end of 2009, 1 reinstall on my main system, since RTM (revert to office 2010 x32 from x64, was easier to re-install than hunt down all the posts Beta remnants).

My original win7 installs are all long gone as they were all BETA or before, and have long since expired

Oh and what's a BSOD? I have heard rumours but have never seen one on a win7 system of mine
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11 Aug 2010   #20

WinXP / Win 7 / Win 8.1 64bit Dual Boot

Still running original x64 ultimate installation. I like it!
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