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Windows 7: Feedback Poll (and Rant)

View Poll Results: Feedback Question
Do you send Feedback to MS on a regular basis about issues and/or likes/dislikes in Windows 7? 25 80.65%
Do you not send Feedback to MS at all and just use Windows 7 for free? 6 19.35%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

15 Feb 2009   #11

Windows 7 7022 x86

I send feedback but its not worth getting all worked up if others don't.

And you say its FREE lol, no way, it more like try before you buy(shell out hundreds to M$). This beta trial is good for M$ and good word of mouth about a good OS this time around. Bill wont loose any sleep if you remove the feedback so why should you, he will have your money in his wallet in no time, again.

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15 Feb 2009   #12

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000

well, i have to agree up to a point. i used to beta test software about 10 years ago and the days of beta testing being actually hard on hardware (no pun intended) are pretty much over. remember though that software companies (including microsoft, perhaps not so much on their operating systems but certainly their other softwares) don't test nearly as in depth or over such a wide platform base as they used to. when microsoft extended the public beta numbers from what two and a half million to 12 odd million they knew exactly what they were both getting and putting themselves in for. is suspect that the bulk of the people whom have downloaded and installed despite the warnings that you may want to consider yourself relatively competant in pc terms as regards sorting your own issue out are actually instead looking for a long term free op system. hoping i would guess that some hack is produced down the road to keep the thing alive beyond the expiry date. i run into this every day, no doubt there will in fact be some enterprising lads hard at work already for those whom have not worked out a least a way round already.

that being said, a very high percentage of machines come in for service over their life from at least the general public and the word in certified shops at least is pretty clear. no shirt, no shoes, no legitimate matching operating system disk or software license with the unit, no service. ms i think don't expect to get too much out of "media player crashes when they play downloaded .avi files." they are looking for intelligent commentary besides the system status files that accompany the feedback. that i know may seem lost among the bulk of minor complaints but the screening softwares are set to catch those. i think they have made a moderately serious effort this time, the least we can do is support that effort.
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15 Feb 2009   #13

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lappydog
I send feedback but its not worth getting all worked up if others don't
Yes, I aree Lappy, but these jokers that I was (trying) to talk to, were all uppity about MS owing them something and they had no intention of helping...they just wanted their free OS. I disagreed and was immediately roasted on the spit. Got my ire up cause their arguments made no sense so they resorted to flaming to get their way. Gawd..I hate those types..

And you say its FREE lol, no way, it more like try before you buy(shell out hundreds to M$)
LOL...well, for now it is anyway
No argument here that it surely helps MS big time too, but I like having some input at least. Even if it's totally ignored, it still makes me feel better in a "placebo" kinda way.

@ittech - Yep, agree. I guess one reason they don't test on as many platforms anymore is simply because of the vast difference in possible configurations available today. Man...I couldn't imagine just how long that could take, and exactly why MS went this route instead. Gives them a snapshot over a very wide base of varying setups.
Indoobbidedbly, there are many a "cracker" working on 7's protections as we speak. That's the nature of things today I guess.
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15 Feb 2009   #14


Like quite a few people here I removed the feedback link from the window because I got fed up with inadvertently opening it.

Perhaps I should have sent feedback about feedback link locations
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15 Feb 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

imao i still am wondering how many are running the vista RC2....

there are already such *hacks* out there...
even a simple google search should lead you up with a certain one that has done it...
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15 Feb 2009   #16


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
imao i still am wondering how many are running the vista RC2....
Probably a few, although they're probably running 7 now
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16 Feb 2009   #17

win7 Pro

I've only had to trouble the feedback button a couple or 3 times, and I've had the OS installed since day 1, but I couldn't imagine removing the button. I see it as the price I pay for having a free OS for 6 months, absolute bargain.
There will always be those who won't pay any price for software, though I'd not expected their commitment to a free ride being so high as to effectively steal something which is very nearly free, with just a tiny cost of screen space and occasional time.
My big worry now is...I don't want to go back to vista...nothing wrong with it...but I like 7 more..and as I've been using 7 exclusively (which really has surprised me) I'm gonna have to migrate back until final release

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16 Feb 2009   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hello! I use the "Send Feedback" button whenever I need to, and don't mind the location or the sight of it. Also, feedback is sent automatically whenever a program crashes, I beleive (IE 8 for example!).
To "error": I think we might see an RC1 by the time the beta version expires, then on to the full release by the end of the year. (Just from what I've heard on the net)
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16 Feb 2009   #19

Windows 7 RTM x64

Good topic,
However. Yes as per original post there ARE people who believe MS should be giving this away without them providing feedback or any return from the 'testers' and i use that word in the broadest possilbe term. Now i for one have been beta testing MS from a long time ago. Whistler anyone, i even have gotten copies of operating systems that predate XP. Georgia anyone lol
Now i have no hesitation in providing feedback , having said that i do not like having the provide feedback on each and every single window. When i give feedback i use the send feedback link in the start window. I am aware that as a tester its my obligation to report bugs etc... which i do whenever i get one. But i dont want it putting in my face each time i do something. The water mark, well i get rid of it. Thats my personal preference, i still know im using 7 though.
What i am interested in is however how many people using 7 got it from MS or torrents. Now i am aware that each person using 7022 will have gotten it from torrents. But send feedback and activation still works. And ms must have a way of telling were on 7022 so they have two builds being tested for free.
Thats my opinion, some and im not saying all belive they can pilage all the MS stuff they can get. There justification is that MS having been delivering sub standard and out of date products for years and charging a fortune for using it so why not? But in reality if people actually bothered taking a minute and think about the feedback option then they would realize that it is for there own good that its there. No feedback = unfinished and buggy os.

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16 Feb 2009   #20

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I completely agree chappy. If your testing a beta product then you should at least consider giving something back to make the OS a better product. Im quite happy to have the send feedback on every window as its handy for the times when I do (and have) want to send ms my suggestions.
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