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11 Aug 2012   #1

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64 bit alternative to windows 7...

I tried windows 7 for a year, I am done, I just can't do it. I absolutely hate the explorer and just about everything else. I have done everything I can to adjust and just can't do it. I am going to have to revert back to XPP.

I really want a 64 bit process for the memory access.. I want something as close to XPP or W2k as possible. Has anyone tried XPP64?

I have tried classic shell its better but still not XPP.

I already have a Linux box, its great Love it, definitely the future unfortunately a lot of the programs I need are still windows and I need 64bit.

I used server 2003 briefly its pretty good, but I know nothing about 2008. Is 2008 explorer closer to XP or vista/7.

This will be for a brand new 6 core I7 Desktop that I will build. I do not care one bit about support or updates, I turn auto updates off and only update when there is a new SP.

I will not really be using windows much except for swapping files and a few simple windows program and thus the need for a good explorer. Most of my time will be spent in virtual machines.

Again windows 7/vista/8 are a no go.. Never going to happen.. Tried them hate them.

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11 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

64bit XP was absolutely awful. Don't even consider it.
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11 Aug 2012   #3

xpp 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
64bit XP was absolutely awful. Don't even consider it.
Yah that is what I heard... I think I am going to have to go with 2003 Enterprise. I hear 2008 is too much like vista/7

I was really hoping that someone out there knows of some rare version of windows.. lol
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11 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
64bit XP was absolutely awful. Don't even consider it.
Er, what?

I have limited experience with XP 64, but a number of machines at work have it. Looks and feels exactly like XP.

I suspect that driver support for it may have been limited, but if your hardware has drivers, it ought to be quite usable.

On the other hand, if you haven't been able to adjust to Windows 7 in a year, it sounds like you have issues that extend beyond driver worries. Try the Release Preview of Windows 8. That may make you long for the more traditional Windows features of 7. It's cheaper than therapy.
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12 Aug 2012   #5

xpp 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
64bit XP was absolutely awful. Don't even consider it.
Er, what?

I have limited experience with XP 64, but a number of machines at work have it. Looks and feels exactly like XP.

I suspect that driver support for it may have been limited, but if your hardware has drivers, it ought to be quite usable.

On the other hand, if you haven't been able to adjust to Windows 7 in a year, it sounds like you have issues that extend beyond driver worries. Try the Release Preview of Windows 8. That may make you long for the more traditional Windows features of 7. It's cheaper than therapy.
Son I tried windows 8 its complete Microsoft. I use my keyboard for almost everything. Windows vista, 7, 8 are made for mouse users. I rarely if ever reach for my mouse. for me the best windows was win2k. My XPP is basically win2k. I just don't have time to be slowed down by a mouse. Sorry.
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12 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Why are you posting in a Windows 7 forum, Gramps, except to stir it up with young Aerosnappers?

Back in the Model T, wheeze on down the road.

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12 Aug 2012   #7

xpp 32
 
 

Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?
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12 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mantion View Post
Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?
No.
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12 Aug 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mantion View Post
Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?
No, but there is a thread around here that talks about people like you who go to support websites for nothing else but to trash the item they are supporting
For Windows 8 VIPs, I guess. Thread I was talking about: http://www.eightforums.com/vip-loung...c-shaddap.html

If you can't change, no point in condemning a company that is changing (Microsoft), whether for bad or for good.
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12 Aug 2012   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mantion View Post
Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?
No. That's Windows 8.
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