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Windows 7: you dont realise how good Win7 is til you've lost it

04 Jan 2010   #1
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
you dont realise how good Win7 is til you've lost it

i apologise in advance for the slightly Win7 fanboy post

Having been running Win7 in various forms since the RC obviously iv got a bit used to it, but over Xmas i was at my brothers, who is still running a PC with Vista on it,

now his PC actually has higher specs than mine (if you look at my specs you'll see their nothing special) but i found it so.. frustrating, to me, having a taskbar that small now seems alien, words on the taskbar take up too much space, having to wait 5-10 seconds for it to register an action as simple as a right click, a "search" bar in the start menu thats laughable, i typed in EXACTLY what i wanted "disk management" waited nearly a minute for it to search, only to be told "no results found" in 7, i just type "partition" in and it knows what i want, and it had what i call a "fatal hang" (wyhere it doesnt actually crash, but you have to press the power button to get it to sleep and wake up again to restore order) randomly, for no reason about once an hour!

again, apologies for the rant and fanboy win7 bits, but i would like to hear your thoughts on this, anybody else gone back to Vista (whether by choice or not) and wondered how you ever lived without Windows 7

or better yet, anybody gone back to Vista and wondered why on earth people want windows 7?

EDIT: Apologies for the double post.. iv deleted the other one


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04 Jan 2010   #2
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

It all depends on how you use an operating system and the tools in it.
I’ve read that some have gone back to Vista because their Favorite tool(s) was missing ...
or no longer functional.


There are many who went back to XP because Vista was too crippled.
They’ve found that W7 is even worse.

I think it’s interesting to read the "rants" against W7 in the TechNet forum...
And the reply from M$.
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04 Jan 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

At home one of my laptops is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Second one is Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

So I use both of them constantly.

And, yes I can see difference.
That's why I am planning on changing second laptop into Window 7 aswell.

But everybody is different and everybody has their own tastes.

So, it's just me, and it was just me who was one of those people who prefers XP over Vista.
So, tastes different.
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04 Jan 2010   #4
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

I love windows 7, can live without it now!
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04 Jan 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
I still HAVE to have Windows XP -- but I do this on a Windows 2003 XP SERVER.

W7 is far more pleasant to use but 2003 Server is no slouch either.

I hated VISTA. The disks were always thrashing around often for minutes at a time at unpredicatable intervals.

Both my XP 2003 server virtual machine and W7 run rings around VISTA even on lower specced hardware.

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Jan 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Do your brother a favor and connect by Remote Desktop (I am extricating an XP dual boot and downgrading RC to Home Premium pre-order right now via Remote Desktop for a guy in Poland) , or by Remote Assistance so he can watch and chat:

Uninstall all bloatware he doesn't use
Run CCLeaner + Registry tab.
Run Auslogics Disk and Registry defragger
uncheck all Startup Entries in msconfig except AV and MS ones.
check event viewer to Google repeat errors
run sfc /scannow to verify system files

if this doesn't speed it up, run a Repair Install which is the same in Vista.

If that transfers back too much corruption, then a clean install from Vista DVD should shrug off the factory bloatware corruption.

Vista is no Win7, but it can be made instantaneous usually by doing these.
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04 Jan 2010   #7
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

unfortunately repair install isnt an option, as it was an OEM one, didnt come with a disk, its got one of those stupid "recovery partitions" which put all the crap you took so long taking off back on again, but i did give it a clean up while i was there,

to be fair, i always got by with Vista and never thought it was as bad as people made out (except memory management, i have to agree there it was shocking), but the point i was trying to make was about how things which seem so simple in 7, just arent there in Vista, i found myself just wondering how i coped without them,
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04 Jan 2010   #8
cwatson71

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit & Windows 7 home premium x32
 
 

Agreed. I fought a losing battle trying to convert my XP friends over to Vista and i had Vista Ultimate x64 which took a bit more work to get things stable. But of course when you did it really was a great OS. Win 7 has worked perfectly with alot less work and the great press is making it easier to coax my friends to upgrade their systems.

I do miss Dreamscene though and in a weird sadistical way i kinda miss the time i spent tweaking Vista to run the way i thought it should.
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04 Jan 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
unfortunately repair install isnt an option, as it was an OEM one, didnt come with a disk, its got one of those stupid "recovery partitions" which put all the crap you took so long taking off back on again, but i did give it a clean up while i was there,

to be fair, i always got by with Vista and never thought it was as bad as people made out (except memory management, i have to agree there it was shocking), but the point i was trying to make was about how things which seem so simple in 7, just arent there in Vista, i found myself just wondering how i coped without them,
Find him a Vista DVD of his version, or unlock all versions to choose.

My roommates Vista partition (kept for one game) was bluescreening which a clean install fixed.

Clean installs are the fix for that which won't fix, only better!
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05 Jan 2010   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin View Post
I love windows 7, can live without it now!
You can live without it? or can't?
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