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Windows 7: Windows 7 Almost Twice as Many Users as Vista


21 Aug 2010   #11

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

There is nothing wrong with Vista, What problems did you encounter when using Vista?

I used it for years, right after SP1, it's a great OS.


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21 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7
 
 

7 is the best , Visa is the worst and XP is still alive

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There is nothing wrong with Vista, What problems did you encounter when using Vista?

I used it for years, right after SP1, it's a great OS.
Vista's only problem is that it uses the system resources so heavily resulting in a very low performance compared to Win 7 . The most noticeable slowness of Vista is at the start up time

I suggest you try using Win 7 for sometime to get to realize what is really wrong with Vista . You know , If I was asked to choose XP or Vista , I'd immediately choose XP because it's much lighter and has better performance than Vista and of course Win 7 stays at the top !

PS : You will only feel your PC's power only when using XP or Win 7 not the resources eater monster ( i.e :Vista )

Oh , Did I happen to mention the fact that Vista gets slower and slower by time especially if you're a computer geek who always installs and uninstalls programs . Also after few weeks of a fresh Vista install it'll start hanging and crashing and displaying BSOD !

Please don't misunderstand me and think that I am Anti-Vista user but I just think it's a failed OS for the pre-mentioned facts that every ex-Vista user know about
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21 Aug 2010   #13
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EnNajmy View Post
Oh , Did I happen to mention the fact that Vista gets slower and slower by time especially if you're a computer geek who always installs and uninstalls programs . Also after few weeks of a fresh Vista install it'll start hanging and crashing and displaying BSOD !

Please don't misunderstand me and think that I am Anti-Vista user but I just think it's a failed OS for the pre-mentioned facts that every ex-Vista user know about
As both a Vista & Win 7 user suffice to say you have made a sweeping statement above with which I won't agree.
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21 Aug 2010   #14

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
It's not surprising really that Windows 7 has overtaken VISTA.

VISTA was introduced FAR too early on inadequate hardware and XP compatability with a lot of programs was poor.

Windows 7 X-86 actually runs quite a few XP programs that Windows 7 X-64 won't handle such as older hardware devices while if you really only need a driver for say an old scanner you can always run an XP virtual Machine on Windows 7 X-64 if you want to run the 64 bit OS.

Incidentally Windows 7 runs quite nicely on some REALLY OLD hardware -- Even the thought of running VISTA on some of that stuff would probably cause the hardware to fail before you even attempted to boot the OS.

VISTA after a service pack or two came out TOGETHER WITH VASTLY SUPERIOR HARDWARE made it a passable OS -- but now lets move on as it's history.

XP will still be around for a while yet since there is still a lot of legacy hardware which will NEVER get updated drivers --for such simple reasons the manufacturers no longer exist. However if the hardware is still perfectly serviceable then there is no reason to junk it.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Aug 2010   #15

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Jimbo

I could not have said it better. I am not a vista fan but we should at least give it a fair shake. Many, many users are still using it with no problems and win 7 and vista are build on similar code.
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21 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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BCXtreme & Lebon14,

My Vista computer is less than 2 years old.
It was purchased new with top specifications needed to satisfactorily run Vista.
Has served me well, never had any problems, never let me down.
Why wouldn't I continue to use it?

Yes I do also have a new Win 7 64-bit Ultimate lappy, also with top specs.[ check them out]

At this stage I still prefer to use Vista.


Jan.
I fully understand why you would still want to use that system, I just find it odd that you wouldn't upgrade said system to Win 7, but then I find it odd that so many still insist on XP, so... I guess it's just personal preference.
I can see why she would not choose to upgrade. Vista is running smoothly and does everything she needs. That is the same reason so many will not switch from XP. However, those XP folks upgraded their systems, I think they would be very pleased with Win 7 after they got through the learning curve.
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21 Aug 2010   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EnNajmy View Post
Oh , Did I happen to mention the fact that Vista gets slower and slower by time especially if you're a computer geek who always installs and uninstalls programs . Also after few weeks of a fresh Vista install it'll start hanging and crashing and displaying BSOD !

Please don't misunderstand me and think that I am Anti-Vista user but I just think it's a failed OS for the pre-mentioned facts that every ex-Vista user know about
As both a Vista & Win 7 user suffice to say you have made a sweeping statement above with which I won't agree.
Ok , let me get it . you don't agree to the fact that Vista is slow and uses the system resources heavily , do you ?

If you don't , then you give an indirect opinion that Win Vista is as light and fast as Win 7 , and believe me no one would agree with on this one
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21 Aug 2010   #18

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Of course I'm happy with this news. It's also partly understandable as new computers are shipping with Win 7, Win XP machines are sometimes underpowered for the upgrade and hardware fades with age, and Vista machines are more likely for upgrading.
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21 Aug 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Vista's only problem is that it uses the system resources so heavily resulting in a very low performance compared to Win 7 . The most noticeable slowness of Vista is at the start up time
This was my number ONE reason for moving to Windows 7. My supposedly fast i7 920 computer was taking close to 3 minutes to boot up in the morning with Vista x64, and was that way since day 1. Now with Windows 7, my boot times have gone from 180 seconds down to 40 seconds, sometimes less. Not to mention Firefox opens in less than a second from a cold start in Windows 7, with Vista it took at least 5-10 seconds...and then finally less after it had already been opened. I have other examples of improvement as well but those two things alone made me instantly fall in love with Windows 7 and I am SO glad I made the switch.
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21 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yea. Its the closest thing to make alot of XP users finally want to change to another Windows Operating System. Alot of XP HAS changed to 7. So far i love it. I cant see any flaws to make me say anything bad about it yet.
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