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Windows 7: The Last Days of Windows 7

20 Sep 2011   #71
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 

I am just happy with windows 7. The only time I will ever upgrade to windows 8 is if I get a new laptop or a desktop. But I'm happy there making progress.


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20 Sep 2011   #72
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree zEric7x.
Won't change over till I review how others are doing( at least 6 months) and if I need to get new lappy.
This old dog is tired of chasing new OS's and shelling out coins to MS Inc.
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20 Sep 2011   #73
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 will be supported until 2015 and with MS on a 3 year release schedule I look for Windows 8 in 2012 and Windows 9(or whatever its called) in 2015. Probably get tired of Windows 7 by then and need a new OS fix.

Jim
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20 Sep 2011   #74
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Windows 7 will be supported until 2015 and with MS on a 3 year release schedule I look for Windows 8 in 2012 and Windows 9(or whatever its called) in 2015. Probably get tired of Windows 7 by then and need a new OS fix.

Jim
Many things will change until 2015.
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20 Sep 2011   #75
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As many other have said, I will definitely be sticking with Windows 7. I've been playing around with Windows 8 in VirtualBox (yes, I know it's FAR from the final version - hopefully )over the past few days, and sure, it's snappy, but metro does seem to get in my face as I seem to suffer from digital-claustrophobia (I've always got stressed when something on a screen is really packed, like a 640x480 resolution or a desktop FULL of icons). I know it's a new OS, but it seems incredibly counter-intuitive, I mean, at least W7 worked the same way as Vista, XP etc....
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20 Sep 2011   #76
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
My only two questions are ....

1) How will having two UI selections affect the response on the new OS (slower or faster than Win 7) I would imagine that even if one of the UI is turned off it still might add some additional layer of code to the processes or not, can someone help me out on this.

2) Improving how reliable Windows Update is at cleanly installing updates without problems or failures on a system that is only has well known major programs on it and has not been compromised by Malware or had the registry screwed with by the owner.

WU just always seems to be the weak link IMO.
In answer to question one this would depend on how well the code was written and what it was optimised for (rapid switching or lowest total overhead) MS will probably decide users will choose the UI ocassionally and not pre-load any elements that arent going to be used.

in comment to question 2, I used to have frequent problems with WU in XP and ocasionally with vista. IMO its getting better as I havent had any fault with updates for 7 despite how many there are, this goes for my system (which hasnt been re-installed in over a year with all updates working) and other systems that I have re-installed for people recently. Even enabling updates on my wifes laptop that has had update turned off for a while didnt cause any problems (lots of catching up to do though).
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20 Sep 2011   #77
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
it's snappy, but metro does seem to get in my face as I seem to suffer from digital-claustrophobia
We suffer from the same illness, I hate having my desktop full of icons, without any organization and covered entirely by things that, in the majority of the time, I will barely use, like Control panel... it is just fine in Start menu as it is right now, just using it whenever I need it but NOT covering my screen...

I know metro is intended for tablet use indeed, but overloading the screen with more graphics is just useless, at least for me...

See ya!!
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20 Sep 2011   #78
Trucidation

 

Exactly - I have zero icons on my desktop. I launch the majority of my apps by pressing Start and then typing a few letters of the program's name - that little search bar in the start menu has been a huge boon for me. Barely need to open up the menu proper, on average the need to actually open up and scroll through the All Programs menu occurs only once a week or so. It's a real speedbump when I have to interact with my XP machines now, hahah.

Win8's gonna need some really compelling changes under the hood for me to consider upgrading any time soon, and a tablet UI definitely is NOT it.
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23 Sep 2011   #79
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I'll probably stick with 7 until either I get a new PC, or maybe if I can get it at a discount price, I hear they give Windows discounts to students. They have other software at the school like Adobe stuff, for about 1/2 of what it costs on the market.
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23 Sep 2011   #80
gregrocker

 

If you beta test you'll be hooked up to free and half price offers going forward. At least that was the case with Win7.

But exactly when are we supposed to have time to beta test Win8? How late is late to avoid being a late adapter, or adopter as google wants to correct?
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