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Windows 7: Microsoft's Windows 7 hits 600 million licenses sold

06 Jun 2012   #11
windude99

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You can't even put a wallpaper on Metro.
I read this elsewhere and thought it was just another conspiracykeanu joke. Holy sheet.
I looked on Windows 8 and sure enough, you cannot have a wallpaper. Luckily Windows 7 has our backs


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06 Jun 2012   #12
pulsar68

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think that Windows 7 is the best OS that Microsoft released.
Windows 8? Just an hybrid OS trying to fill the gap of MS in tablet market.
Good for social network and something like this but very illogical for serious work.
I'll stay on my Win 7 which works almost perfectly and hope that there will be some improvements in the next future, maybe a SP2.
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07 Jun 2012   #13
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I found a app someone made to put wallpaper on the Metro screen in the DP, it made the transition between desktop and Metro much easier to take.
Haven't tried it on the two latest versions, I use the desktop 99% of the time.

Hopefully there will be a way to do it again.

Microsoft's Windows 7 hits 600 million licenses sold-win8-metro-background-2oct11.png

I would like to find a way to sync the desktop and metro wallpaper, that would make the transition much more bearable.
There is a graphics size issue with the metro wallpaper, it takes a wider picture.


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07 Jun 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Microsoft ought to use most of the profit from those Windows 7 sales to hire additional customer support--in anticipation of the deluge of calls they will get from users buying PCs with Windows 8.
Dell, HP, etc ought to do the same.

I just can't imagine they won't be over-run with calls.

I saw a Gartner report the other day about OS sales worldwide. It referred to the upcoming Windows 8, but contained not even the slightest mention of any possible disappointment. It seems the dismay about Win 8 on this site has not hit the mainstream media.
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07 Jun 2012   #15
Paarkhi

Windows 8.1u1 x64
 
 

Windows 7 Sales are going to be touching another new sales level even after the release of win 8 because many people will want to go with win 7 instead of win 8
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07 Jun 2012   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ After the release of Windows 8, MS won't tout the sales numbers from Windows 7. They will instead tell you how many copies of Windows 8 have sold.
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07 Jun 2012   #17
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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^ After the release of Windows 8, MS won't tout the sales numbers from Windows 7. They will instead tell you how many copies of Windows 8 have sold.
Unless there aren't enough Windows 8 sales to brag about
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07 Jun 2012   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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^ After the release of Windows 8, MS won't tout the sales numbers from Windows 7. They will instead tell you how many copies of Windows 8 have sold.
Unless there aren't enough Windows 8 sales to brag about
All new computers will have it installed...this counts as a sale.

Every business with a current enterprise agreement will gain eligibility to have Windows 8 on their desktops...thus Microsoft will consider this a license sale. Even if 99.9% of those customers continue to use either XP, Vista or 7 instead.
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09 Jun 2012   #19
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

I've personally been responsible for helping Windows 7 get onto several friends computers ... I just love it (ClassicShell and FileSearchEX too) ... I see it being around for another 10 years easily, at least on the desktop side of things. I think MS knows this and that is why they are careless with Windows 8 ... it is just an experiment to them.
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11 Jun 2012   #20
Dave76

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I'll agree with you on that.

MS has hinted they won't budge on Metro, so they figure you'll stay with Win7 if you don't like Windows 8.
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