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Windows 7: Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

01 Jun 2012   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I dont care what they are going to charge, I hate it and I'm going to skip this update.
I think we can agree on disfavoring what we have seen so far! And as I had been suspecting all along once getting into the 7 RCs the next version would be a hard sell no matter what MS did with it since 7 was a working success!

But knowing me I'll simply dump the RP on a VM along with a stand alone install on the second drive for what a few laughs? or just to review what ever else they made changes with.


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01 Jun 2012   #22

 

Will be happily learning from those who are getting it early - I'm going to keep using 7 until it's as dead as XP
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01 Jun 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I certainly don't have any plans to dump 7 any time soon. That would be a large fail in doing that!

The possible dual boot would be for things new and new to come that you wouldn't be able to run on 7. At the same time there will be numerous things that you won't be able to run on 8!
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01 Jun 2012   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

Historically speaking, Windows releases seem to have a pattern of being good-bad-good-bad. I can't say Win2k was bad as I thought it was a huge plus over NT4, but XP was better, Vista was too intrusive/slow/unsecure until SP2, then Windows 7 was clearly an excellent product. Win8... if MS follows this pattern,... well let's say I'll be sticking to Windows 7 until it's clear that 8 is the better choice.
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01 Jun 2012   #25

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

If Microsoft released it with a free touch screen monitor then I would buy it because that's all its good for but there not going to do that so its going to Microsoft epic fail
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01 Jun 2012   #26

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Been tinkering around with it. It does have some interesting features included like the "Reset PC" feature. But they have removed some features I really liked about Windows 7 and it's just too difficult to navigate if you ask me.

I've had to put 30 shortcuts on my desktop already just to find things...and that's before installing any programs!!

In Windows 7 I have all the stuff I need in my Start Menu.
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01 Jun 2012   #27

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
If Microsoft released it with a free touch screen monitor then I would buy it because that's all its good for but there not going to do that so its going to Microsoft epic fail
+1 on that!
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01 Jun 2012   #28
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
If Microsoft released it with a free touch screen monitor then I would buy it because that's all its good for but there not going to do that so its going to Microsoft epic fail
+1 on that!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I dont care what they are going to charge, I hate it and I'm going to skip this update.
Same here. Been avoiding it for a while and finally decided to give it a try. It has the look and feel of just about everything I dislike with Windows Live and anything Facebook. Can't even be bothered with going through whatever to get rid of Metro which really blows.

Add me to the growing list of those that will likely be giving this "new and improved" version of Windows a big pass.
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01 Jun 2012   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
I have to say the opposite of a lot of you. I will admit that the Windows 8 Developer Preview was horrible and the Consumer Preview wasn't that great, but this Release Preview is great. The OS feels like I'm running it off of my ssd even though I am running off of a spinner (I didn't have enough room on my ssd for Windows 7 and Windows 8 together). Metro is very fast and fluid and the Desktop is nice too. It does have a learning curve, that all operating systems have. I like Windows 7 and the good ol' classic desktop, but Windows 8 is great.
A learning curve I can handle. And change I am ok with. However, I cannot see any way in which I would pay cash money to "upgrade" to this new version of Windows. Windows 7 is very solid for me, it doesn't feel old and clunky, it doesn't have a lot of missing things that Windows 8 resolves for me. So why would I pay money to get a new UI that I really don't care for. I don't necessarily want to "get used to it".

My question is why MS hasn't provided a clear path to disable the new Metro feel and give people the option to run in the "classic desktop non-touchscreen environment"? Personally, i think it's because most people would turn off the new look and very few would actually use it. But to attempt to get consistency with Windows phone/tablet interface, they are going to try to force desktop users to have a similar look and feel.

I don't feel compelled to be on the "latest and greatest". I have skipped other Windows versions in the past. Perhaps at a later time, when the way I have used a computer shifts, I will feel more compelled to adjust to this touchscreen way of doing things. But just like my tablet at home, it's alright for a few specific tasks, but for anything else, give me my laptop/desktop and let me be 1000% more efficient using those interfaces (and a real keyboard).
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01 Jun 2012   #30

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
I have to say the opposite of a lot of you. I will admit that the Windows 8 Developer Preview was horrible and the Consumer Preview wasn't that great, but this Release Preview is great. The OS feels like I'm running it off of my ssd even though I am running off of a spinner (I didn't have enough room on my ssd for Windows 7 and Windows 8 together). Metro is very fast and fluid and the Desktop is nice too. It does have a learning curve, that all operating systems have. I like Windows 7 and the good ol' classic desktop, but Windows 8 is great.
A learning curve I can handle. And change I am ok with. However, I cannot see any way in which I would pay cash money to "upgrade" to this new version of Windows. Windows 7 is very solid for me, it doesn't feel old and clunky, it doesn't have a lot of missing things that Windows 8 resolves for me. So why would I pay money to get a new UI that I really don't care for. I don't necessarily want to "get used to it".

My question is why MS hasn't provided a clear path to disable the new Metro feel and give people the option to run in the "classic desktop non-touchscreen environment"? Personally, i think it's because most people would turn off the new look and very few would actually use it. But to attempt to get consistency with Windows phone/tablet interface, they are going to try to force desktop users to have a similar look and feel.

I don't feel compelled to be on the "latest and greatest". I have skipped other Windows versions in the past. Perhaps at a later time, when the way I have used a computer shifts, I will feel more compelled to adjust to this touchscreen way of doing things. But just like my tablet at home, it's alright for a few specific tasks, but for anything else, give me my laptop/desktop and let me be 1000% more efficient using those interfaces (and a real keyboard).
I am kind of mad that Microsoft thinks Aero is old and not very good while it is still new in my opinion and is very nice. For the people that don't want to upgrade, you don't have to and you can keep rockin' Windows 7 until 2020 when Windows 7's support ends. The reason why Microsoft doesn't want you to disable Metro is because they are going to make money off of the Windows Store where you can buy only Metro apps. If you disable Metro, then they won't be able to make money off of you (except the Windows 8 license that you buy). P.S. PParks1, have you used the Release Preview yet? It is much better than the Consumer Preview and I think you will like it more.
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