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Windows 7: Life after Vista

29 Jun 2011   #1
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Life after Vista

Hi forum,
Have just had a "clean" install of Windows 7 from the Upgrade disc and I am just going to air my comments.
I decided to let a technician do the job for me in spite of all the good advice from the forum about how to do it. It went a treat, thankfully and only cost a few euros.
First impressions....hated the garish backgrounds and finally settled for a nice even deep blue screen. First hiccup..back-up from Vista failed but I had luckily put a lot of music, financial reports and pictures onto a memory stick two months ago. I have lost a couple of month's reports,however but I can guess at the figures. Like new shoes (or dentures) 7 takes some getting used to and I had to hunt for some drivers too. To tell the truth I should have gladly re-installed Vista at this stage (I still have it on a recovery partition) but I think I was getting a little cloudy in my thinking and not relaxing into the system more.
A couple of hours later I am absolutely delighted with the system and the speed at which it operates is amazing (particularly after Vista) and I dare say, as the technician told me, that,in a week or so, the whole thing will grow on me. I have still a lot to learn about it yet. So the future looks bright after a rather strange start to the change.


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29 Jun 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Peter, you know me and how the forum works. Ask as many questions as you like and soon you will be a great fan of Seven, like myself.
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29 Jun 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is another lesson learned about Windows backup - it just does not work. I have stopped using it long time ago. Any manual approach is better.
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29 Jun 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Ask away BluePeter. It is a steep learning curve but we are all here to help.
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29 Jun 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Hello BluePeter.

I felt the same when I moved from XP to Vista.

As for Vista to 7, what's Vista?

Have a good look through the Tutorials threads, there's masses of good stuff in there from our resident author, Brink. In the meantime, if there's anything you want to know, just ask away.
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29 Jun 2011   #6
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Hello BluePeter.

I felt the same when I moved from XP to Vista.

As for Vista to 7, what's Vista?

Have a good look through the Tutorials threads, there's masses of good stuff in there from our resident author, Brink. In the meantime, if there's anything you want to know, just ask away.
Thank you, one and all. It is wonderful to find there are so many helpful people out there. I shall consult the tutorials and never hesitate to ask for advice.
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29 Jun 2011   #7
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Congrats on the move towards simplicity and lower blood pressure! Enjoy the prettiness and performance and have no regrets, 7 is amazing!
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29 Jun 2011   #8
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

[QUOTE=BluePeter;1468469]Hi forum,
Have just had a "clean" install of Windows 7 from the Upgrade disc and I am just going to air my comments.



Unlike ..your first Impression ... I love wds7 the first minute I installed it ..
After 1 painful year with Darm Vista ...i'm a happy camper now ...
BTW ..welcome to the new wonderful wds7 .
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29 Jun 2011   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here is another lesson learned about Windows backup - it just does not work. I have stopped using it long time ago. Any manual approach is better.
If I understand you correctly, you are saying dont put too much faith in Paragon or Macrium Backups to reinstall.
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29 Jun 2011   #10
7ech7utorials

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 (OEM)
 
 

I remember when I first bought a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. Being a Windows XP user for years, and sometimes using Windows Vista when using my cousin's laptop, I was glad that I finally could use an operating system that is really efficient, but there were many things I encountered in Windows 7 that I disliked, especially the taskbar. I hated how the windows were bunched up in a square in the taskbar if you had a few windows open that were using the same program.
After a while, maybe a week or two, I got used to it. After a month, I loved all the new features and changes in Windows 7!
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