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Windows 7: Windows 8, a Repeat of Windows 7

03 Aug 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows 8, a Repeat of Windows 7

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While with Windows 7 Microsoft did not need a repeat of Windows Vista, the same is not valid for Windows 8 and its predecessor. Essentially, the Redmond company needs Windows 8, the next major iteration of Windows to fall as close as possible to the Windows 7 tree. Windows 8 needs to be a repeat of Windows 7, at least in terms of market success, although Vista’s successor is delivering a performance that will be very hard to beat. Still, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer recently revealed that he believes the software giant will manage to take it to the next level, during the Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting, at the end of July 2010.

One product “I think is most important -- it is the most important -- from a financial perspective, and that's Windows. You know, this was an amazing, amazing year. In the sense that Windows is our flagship product, Windows and Windows' success is a tide that floats all boats, so to speak. Suffice to say, I didn't love everything about where we were in the market, say, two years ago. And yet today we launched Windows 7. It got exceptionally well-reviewed. We've got 94 percent customer satisfaction on the product, which is stunning. Sales of Windows 7 PCs have skyrocketed. We built the team that I think has a very strong capability now to repeat -- not easy -- but to repeat the kind of great work that delivered Windows 7 itself, which I think as an investor is an important capability for you to think about,” Ballmer said. (emphasis added)

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03 Aug 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

We built the team that I think has a very strong capability now to repeat -- not easy. Quoted by Ballmer.

We can thank John, Brink, Barman and Airbot for having the foresight in putting this forum together.
I think Windows 7 Forum has a lot to do with Balmer and staff's success. Part of that 94% Customer satisfaction is from this forum. IMO
My hat goes off to all of you for all you've done and continue to do.
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03 Aug 2010   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I sure hope they bring back an animated defrag UI.
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04 Aug 2010   #4
adamsuail

win7 Enterprise X64
 
 

I have one option on my wish list, I need to see some advanced copy/paste features.
It’s VERY annoying when it skips the entire copy process because one locked file or so.
What I want it to do is, copy everything it can and then display a list of the problematic files with an action option beside EACH on of them..like retry, skip, cancel and it should also give me an option to save a log file of the copying process to send it to a user in case you are backing up data for someone and require his confirmation that backup is complete….I WISH THIS WILL BE TRUE in this coming version.
And I also wish to see a GUI for winpe to ease the backup process of a crashed HD.
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04 Aug 2010   #5
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamsuail View Post
I have one option on my wish list, I need to see some advanced copy/paste features.
It’s VERY annoying when it skips the entire copy process because one locked file or so.
What I want it to do is, copy everything it can and then display a list of the problematic files with an action option beside EACH on of them..like retry, skip, cancel and it should also give me an option to save a log file of the copying process to send it to a user in case you are backing up data for someone and require his confirmation that backup is complete….I WISH THIS WILL BE TRUE in this coming version.
And I also wish to see a GUI for winpe to ease the backup process of a crashed HD.
I think it has the options for the file copy and paste in 7...
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04 Aug 2010   #6
wilywombat

win7
 
 
Windows 8 wishlist

I would like to see Win 8 recognise that we are not all completely unfamiliar with setting up computers and grant us that we may be intelligent enough to actually decide what we want to be loaded onto our system. I think WinMin should be the basic start point and then be allowed to pick and choose from a list of functions and programs to install. Basically similar Linux installations. After all..if we are totally honest, 99% of us don't use probably 80% of the items in Control Panel. Yes, the should be a default option to load all as at present because many people just want the easy way to install/upgrade their systems, but for the more savvy out here, choice would be a fine thing!!
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04 Aug 2010   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You mean in the same way that some software allows you to choose either a minimal or typical installation in which case the preset options are made for you, or a customized installation in which you can choose what features to install? I can see your point here, but an OS is a very different animal to an application. Many functions and features are integrated together, and it is not always possible to separate them. Personally, I would rather have them installed and be available for potential use (even if I don't end up using them) than have to reinstall the whole OS (and applications) just to gain a feature/function that I thought I wouldn't need. With today's HDDs, there is sufficient capacity available to make lack of space a virtual non-argument against a full install.

Just my take.
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04 Aug 2010   #8
Consequences

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
You mean in the same way that some software allows you to choose either a minimal or typical installation in which case the preset options are made for you, or a customized installation in which you can choose what features to install? I can see your point here, but an OS is a very different animal to an application. Many functions and features are integrated together, and it is not always possible to separate them. Personally, I would rather have them installed and be available for potential use (even if I don't end up using them) than have to reinstall the whole OS (and applications) just to gain a feature/function that I thought I wouldn't need. With today's HDDs, there is sufficient capacity available to make lack of space a virtual non-argument against a full install.

Just my take.
I'm going to have to agree with Dwarf. I used to think like that when it came to installing this or that on my computer but space, while still limited, is hardly an issue these days. Though sometimes I still catch myself contemplating whether I need a component or not. Old habit I suppose. Also I think the option to compress the hard disk should just be removed from the operating system. Does anyone actually use that?

-Jake
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04 Aug 2010   #9
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Fair enough but if you look at the Microsoft history from the early version of DOS at 7 * 1.44MB floppies to the huge size now...how much could be described as bloatware? after all a lot of what was available in the early version windows/windows for workgroups are still in the present windows albeit tarted up a bit. I guess sometimes its a case of repackaging in a bigger box and sell it to the mugs with a different name!!
My main point was over the non-choice we have at present rather than to be granted the intelligence to actually be capable of making rational deisions on what we as individuals want our system to comprise of instead of a load of bloat.
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04 Aug 2010   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As there is a functionality included in win7 to remove certain features after the install it would be nice to have this available at the initial install point, (although this may not actually remove the feature just disable it, due to the fact that many features rely on others).

This is available now for it professionals where this can be a major time saver when installing hundreds or even thousands of copies, (though the majority will use imaging technology today), so would be nice for the enthusiast user.

Of course from Microsoft's point of view they want to supply everyone with the same set of features to standardize the image of windows, as a brand, so it may be something that we never see.
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