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Windows 7: Seven or XP?

View Poll Results: What you choose?
Seven (don't choose only because you use it at the moment) 211 87.92%
XP 29 12.08%
Voters: 240. You may not vote on this poll

05 Aug 2009   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Complaining that XP runs very old hardware better is pretty misplaced, imo. A computer that is over 3 or 4 years old is an antique already. After my machine gets to be 2 to 3 years old, I'm usually ready to upgrade and see what advances have been made in hardware. The important point is that 7 runs fantastic on moderate performance machines. It runs great on my 2 year old laptop. It doesn't seem important or impress me that XP might run better on an underpowered antique or use less ram, especially since ram is so cheap now. Jmo.

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05 Aug 2009   #22

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)

Win 7 for me......I use XP at work and I find it frustrating and not very intuitive in the way I work.....
Having anything up to 10 windows open at a time (combination of e-mail, excel, word and PDFs is a real pain...where when I do work from home the same scenario is much easier to find what I need etc....and Windows 7 doesn't lag down under the load of having all these windows open. PC at work is more powerful than the one I have at home....

End of story for me....I would never go back to XP on my Personal machine.
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05 Aug 2009   #23


I will think more about installing it on this machine,but Windows 7 have lots of bugs at the moment,i've experienced some of them on other machine like network problems,and can't playing games fullscreen(not fixed yet)!
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05 Aug 2009   #24

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

W7 for me, although I do multi-boot with Vista. I used to have XP, and actually quite liked it, but it has had its day. One of the best things about W7 is its hardware support - this is the first OS that I have had that hasn't needed any 3rd party device drivers either during or after installation. That doesn't mean to say that I don't keep my audio and graphics drivers up to date - of course I do - but it gives satisfactory performance out of the box.
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05 Aug 2009   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
tw33k: your signature is particularly relevant for this thread!
Glad you like it
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05 Aug 2009   #26

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Easy question to answer, here's why:

- Windows 7 is the first Windows OS or GUI I have been using with almost no problems. Using RC now, before that beta from February to early June and in my case BSOD seems to be history. First Windows I've never seen BSOD.

- Nostalgia is OK, but sometimes too much. Why use something old when the future is already here? Plasma over CRT, color-TV over black and white etc.

- I still need XP for certain work software and applications, BUT MY WINDOWS 7 HAS VIRTUAL XP!

- 64 bit hardware and software are already here, every day more and more. You can't seriously compare XP x64 to Windows 7 x64.

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05 Aug 2009   #27


Many opinions here!
On this configuration:Intel Celeron D 3.07 GHz,1GB ram,GeForce 256 mb how do you think Windows 7 7600 will work?
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05 Aug 2009   #28
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

yes, try it!

i recommend doing a dual-boot installation to see if it all works fine for you, your hardware and your software. here's a good tutorial if you need help.

you don't have a lot of ram though - but it will be enough, some people are only using 512 MB. maybe readyboost will help you a lot - it depends how you use your pc.

but YES - do try it!
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05 Aug 2009   #29

Win7 Build 7600 x86

Windows 7 definitely.

Running smoother than XP ever did on my old laptop

Dell D800 Pentium M 1.7 Ghz, 1,5gb, Nvidia 4200go 64mb running xp drivers v.81.98, 120gb fujitsu 5400rpm.

no aero translucency, but aero style and alternative transparency hack (only on taskbar)

cpu idle 3%

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05 Aug 2009   #30

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64

you cant expect advanced user with advanced hardware to use XP

may be commericially xp is prefered!!!
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