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Windows 7: Just compared Vista with Windows 7 - Poor Vista


19 Apr 2009   #11
bhuulo

 

Vista was Ok for most of the users as seeing the Hardware Specs (Without Tweak) but Seven Rocks

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19 Apr 2009   #12

 
 

I swapped some parts within my computer a few days ago,
The store where I bought the parts said it was better to first install vista to see if everything worked good before trying the windows 7 beta again

Well...
Vista gave me: No sound, lots of drivers not found, the UAC screen with every step I took, ... ... I am sure after downloading all the drivers, and tweaking it a little, it would have run good,

But I decided to install windows 7,
All drivers were installed automaticly, never saw an UAC screen, and most of my vista tweaks were already active in windows 7

for me, vista was good after putting alot of work in it,
Windows 7 just went 'Pwnzor'
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19 Apr 2009   #13

 
 

First. Vista build 6000 is not that cool... Use at least SP1 or SP2 (pre-rtm or whatever version you can get now), second: of course it won't install your drivers for sound and printer etc. because it's older. I bet a basic XP can't find your drivers for that.. Windows 7 is fresh, it's new, it will easily install a new, recent hardware today. Try Windows 7 in a PC bought in 2012.
" most of my vista tweaks were already active in windows 7 ": well, Windows 7 is basically a tweaked Vista, no matter what people say. As WinXP is a tweaked, more reliable, more perfect, more secure, easy to use edition of Win2000. That's about improving

But as for so many people saying that every Windows 7 build is faster and better, it will end up like my old pentium 2 can actually run GTA 4 or Crysis with 1024x768 med settings with 30 fps at least
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19 Apr 2009   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I would not go back to vista. They have lightened the gui up nicely with the light blue. The constant disk thrashing was probably the indexing service which has not been replaced by the windows search service in Windows 7.

There were a lot of broken drivers and software when vista was first released, not so with Windows 7.
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19 Apr 2009   #15

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukgovsucks View Post
............... I purchased Vista a long time ago ( Vista Home Premium x64 ).....
I'm not a VISTA supporter but the essence of your post is in the Brown letters - A long time ago.

Since then SP1 plus updates AND improvements have come out, as well as some flavors of SP2.

This actually does improve VISTA - although I am not going back to it for any reason other than maybe to install it ONCE MORE so I can qualify for an "Upgrade" version of Windows 7 when retail is released. I'll still do a "Clean install" however.

The Disk thrashing can be improved by switching off VISTA's indexing and superfetch.

Hardware has also improved since the original VISTA release -- I'll bet half of the people on these boards weren't running 8 / 12 GB RAM machines qith QUAD CPU's back two years ago or so.

Anyway its time to move on -- VISTA is History now -- XP will live on probably longer than VISTA as there is still some perfectly good legacy stuff that won't run on anything newer than XP (even on a Virtual Machine).

In the future the Microsoft and VISTA saga will be written in the textbooks as a "Classic" case of how NOT to market a product.

The reverse was true when ESSO (as it was called way back when) came out with car Bumper stickers with the logo "Put a Tiger in your Tank" with a picture of a tiger on it. You actually had to PAY for these.

Originally the conventional wisdom was that this was mad as consumers wouldn't PAY to advertise someone's product. How wrong they were -- Logo advertising is big big business now. -- One up to ESSO (Standard Oil Co).

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Apr 2009   #16

SEVEN x64
 
 

Vista is a GREAT OS..

my vista install runs like a charm & certainly gives Windows 7 a good run... , i personally have never had an issue with vista even pre-SP1....it simply performed straight out of the box...(it did require a bucket load of minor tweaks though)

Windows 7 is far more responsive & looks a lot better, but i still have a lot of love for my aging vista....






SK
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19 Apr 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Never had any problems with vista myself even before the service packs come out. I also preferred it to xp which although stable (which was achieved through it's years of existence) was lifeless and bland. Windows 7 to me is far better than vista and has for more potential than either of those two in the same development cycle they once were. I would go as far as saying I find it to be just as stable as those two now and it's still beta. The performance is more superior in every way and the gui is a pleasure to look at and its tweakable to suit the end users desires.

Overall it gets a 9.99% out of ten from me in all departments and I'm sure upon it's release I will be able to find the other 1% to give it the perfect ten.
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15 May 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

Tbh i like vista im running vista ultimate x64 on a dual boot with Windows 7 rc x64 and think its a worthy upgrade from XP. I use it far more than i do 7.
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16 May 2009   #19
bhuulo

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Overall it gets a 9.99% out of ten from me in all departments and I'm sure upon it's release I will be able to find the other 1% to give it the perfect ten.
Sorry, I think it is .01% and not 1%
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16 May 2009   #20

 
 

Remember this thread when anyone who installs Vista SP2 RTM and runs it for a while..
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 Just compared Vista with Windows 7 - Poor Vista




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