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Windows 7: Does anyone actually LIKE Windows 7?

14 Nov 2012   #61
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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Stay with what you have if it works for you.
That's what I want to do ! Windows XP


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14 Nov 2012   #62
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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The one thing I have noticed about people in stores looking at new windows 8 machines, their first instinct is always to touch the screen because they just assume it's a touchscreen interface.
I may be weird but I have an aversion to anyone sticking their greasy finger prints all over my nice monitors.
I personally think that is a significant issue with touch screen, so many people have dirty hands and stick who knows what over their mouse and keyboard let alone the screen.
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14 Nov 2012   #63
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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In case you hadn't noticed the head of windows division has just "resigned".
And as someone in the know, you will know that Julie Larson-Green is "the new head of Windows". See, I can do it too .
I found that out by tiptoeing into the Windows 8 Forum! It's also on the Vista forum. Both courtesy of Brink.
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14 Nov 2012   #64
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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LET ME ADD (instead of creating a new post): If Windows 7 is so good and Windows XP so terrible, why did Microsoft create XP Mode in Windows 7? Did they realise they had been a little hasty in killing off XP?
I use Win XP at work and Win 7 at home. Both are good OS. I like Win 7 more but Win XP is fine also. Microsoft has to make money, hence a new OS.
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14 Nov 2012   #65
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
I use Win XP at work and Win 7 at home. Both are good OS. I like Win 7 more but Win XP is fine also. Microsoft has to make money, hence a new OS.

Yes, I agree about Microsoft having to make money. But can't some way be found for that to happen AND for us to have what WE want in OSs? Yes, I know. I'm being naive. Win XP is GREAT!
Are you not worried about the demise of Win XP - from a work point of view? Or do professional users have a separate professional system? OR . . . do you know something the rest of us don't?

[By the way, bigmck. That's my comment about XP Mode, not Bertison, in your previous post]
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14 Nov 2012   #66
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

XP mode was added largely to give support to ancient software people insist on using for no real reason.

Also there are people that use and praise xp to the walls having never actually tried anything since.
I'm not going to go into culture and how people needlessly hang on the past, it's a very real factor in things though.

It's like my uncle who constantly talks about how superior the recording quality was back in the 60's.
Despite the hiss coming out of the speakers.

...don't get me wrong I used xp for years and never had any significant problems with it outside of the fact creative labs can't make drivers.

That being said it got old, it's like 10 years old now and it seriously doesn't support many features I use on a daily basis.
Vista does, but I tried vista and wasn't a huge fan so went back to xp until 7 finally came out.

I see 7 as being the first real replacement for xp, I guess a lot of people are just having a hard time coming around. and/or don't even know about some of the features they are missing out on.
I suppose really old hardware might explain it as well, but in that realm its more out of necessity.
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14 Nov 2012   #67
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
Are you not worried about the demise of Win XP - from a work point of view? Or do professional users have a separate professional system? OR . . . do you know something the rest of us don't?

[By the way, bigmck. That's my comment about XP Mode, not Bertison, in your previous post]
I work for a small company and have an Owner in his late 60's. I can understand his reluctance to upgrade. In other circumstances, I would say he should upgrade. == Sorry about messing up that quote in the other message.
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14 Nov 2012   #68
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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XP mode was added largely to give support to ancient software people insist on using for no real reason...
...other than no one made the equivalent software for Win7 or it's too expensive to replace with software that is Win7 compatible. It would have cost me $400 to upgrade the abandoned professional music notation software I used to use to one that would work on Win7 (I got lucky and got off cheaper).
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14 Nov 2012   #69
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
First of all Mr Moderator, apologies for (probably) putting this in the wrong forum. If there is a general comment forum, as opposed to asking general questions, I missed it. Please move me to the correct place. Thank you

My point - at last! - is that no-one I have spoken to likes Windows 7 and was much happier with Windows XP. I'm one of them. One of the people I spoke to didn't realise that XP was about to "die" (become unsupported).
Seven seems to be for people who want to get things done without too much thinking or expertise. Which is an insult from Microsoft for the more abler (and I'm not boasting) users who want to make top-notch DVDs and website and more . . .
So, here's a plea to whoever is left at Microsoft (the former top man had gone, I read): restore XP to the marketplace as Windows 9 (or 10 if version nine is too far underway). Yes, I would be happy to pay for it all over again just to be able to use it.
I seem to spend twice as much time trying to get Windows 7 to do what I want it to do as I actually do working on something.
The Library system is totally baffling to me. I once had something in SIX locations and deleted five as a waste of computer space and memory! I lost a DVD I was well into completing. I was left with just blank squares, some with question marks, where pictures used to be. No amount of trying to restore the files from the recycling bin brought them back.
Never had that problem with Windows XP.
Please Microsoft, give the more serious users a chance!
I used XP for, oh, about 7 years, I think, I loved it coming from 98SE. I have had w7 for nearly 3 years now and adore it!
If you're spending time trying to make w7 do what you want it to, stop. It doesn't need fiddling like XP did, and I did it a lot. All the same "fiddle points" are in 7 too but I don't need them so much. w7 can also fight back if the fiddling is not done correctly.
If you lost pictures trying to burn them to a DVD, you did something wrong, not the OS.
Libraries are a bit clunky though. If you showed something in 6 locations, you had apparently made copies/folders in those locations, a Library is a simple junction that point to locations and stores nothing in itself.
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15 Nov 2012   #70
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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By the way, bigmck. That's my comment about XP Mode, not Bertison, in your previous post.
"I work for a small company and have an Owner in his late 60's. I can understand his reluctance to upgrade. In other circumstances, I would say he should upgrade."

In his late 60s? Oh, you've no chance of getting an upgrade


"Sorry about messing up that quote in the other message. "

No problem. I don't mind - but Bertison might not wish to be associated with the sentiment . . . !
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