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Windows 7: WIN7 Performance

21 Mar 2011   #41

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

I have read this entire thread and I guess I just don't understand what the big problem is. Are there things that could improve windows 7? Of course there are. There is no perfect OS. Probably I should know. My first computer was a Commadore64. I had to learn DOS to use it. Since then I have used every OS ever to come out I believe, and windows 7 is by far the best and easiest to use. Linux, I've used numerous distros and use one now. Every one of the tout the fact that it is laid out more like windows. That must mean that most people find windows easier to use. If you find Open Office easier and better than Microsoft Office, uninstall Microsoft and install Open Office on Windows. I have it and it works just fine. My experience has shown me that every OS I have used will work pretty well. It's just that every OS is different. You have to learn what to do to make it do what you want it to do. You have to learn every strength and weakness in every OS there is, then learn how to use their strengths and figure a work around for their weaknesses. Instead of complaining about how windows 7 is not like XP, try spending as much time learning windows 7. You might learn like most of us have that 7 is a pretty good system.

I may also add that it does use more resources than XP. But there is a good reason for that. Windows 7 is capable of doing things easily that XP could not dream of doing. You can call it bloat if you want to, but Windows 7 was not made especially for you. It was made for all of us, and each of us enjoy different things. That does not mean that programs that I don't use but you do is bloat, it just means that you will enjoy that part of Windows while I can enjoy another. And to have those capabilities for all of us, requires resources. Most of the resources are quite cheap right now. It's quite simple. If you want a better faster computer, provide it with the proper resources and it will be exactly what you want.

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21 Mar 2011   #42

win7 home premium 64 bit and 32 bit
Thanks Deacon

I have promised to go away and this is my last post on this thread. I promise again. However I had to reply to your networking comments.

No, each computer on my Home Network is a different user and so different USER ACCOUNT. Worked fine with XP. Had to use Credential Manager with WIN7.

Look I probably lack a lot of knowledge and I am not a high end User. However I am not a newbie either. I build and fix computers so I am very comfortable around the hardware. I don't buy high end as I am not a gamer. I go for value. I also know enough that I could teach people the basics of Word, Excel, Access, Email software,networking etc. For me I can use Win7 OK. Yes as has been described I have some rants and raves. Probably like many people. Win7 in my opinion was designed for the high end user. If someone wants a basic, easy to use OS that above all is very intuitive WIN7 IS NOT IT. In fact Microsoft seems to be going away from that model. And that is why I think more and more people will move away from the PC to the more simple handheld devices. This is probably the wrong place to vent my frustration. So I will stop.

That my thread friends is really my last rant .....say Amen to that!
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21 Mar 2011   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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21 Mar 2011   #44

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LenL View Post
Win7 in my opinion was designed for the high end user. If someone wants a basic, easy to use OS that above all is very intuitive WIN7 IS NOT IT.
I beg to differ. I rolled out Windows 7 to my 30 users, only 3 of whom I'd call tech-savvy, and all but one person has commented to me how much easier, smoother, and better there systems run. These are people who took months to adjust from Office 2003 to Office 2007, yet have had very little issues making the transition to Windows 7 from XP.

I'll add it again, it was your own misunderstandings getting in the way. The networking, if done properly, works identically as XP. If you tried to connect to a drive on another computer by UNC path, giving the username properly and wouldn't have any issue at all. If you don't know how to do that, it wouldn't have worked in XP, either, and it wouldn't be Microsoft or Windows 7's fault.

This is the place to come for help, and even to vent about what doesn't work. It is not the place to come and make baseless rants, blaming others, products, and companies for your own misunderstandings.

I don't know how to change the brakes and brake fluid on my 3 series....does that mean it is BMW's fault? Hardly.
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