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Windows 7: Microsoft Will Allow Downgrades From Windows 8 to Windows 7, Vista

05 Sep 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The only way Microsoft is going to make major improvements in Windows 7 is if the can charge for the improvements. Kind of like Windows 7 Special Edition.


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06 Sep 2012   #12
Silvarray

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just a question: why would one downgrade from Windows 8 to Vista when they could just downgrade it to Windows 7? Just curious.
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06 Sep 2012   #13
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silvarray View Post
Just a question: why would one downgrade from Windows 8 to Vista when they could just downgrade it to Windows 7? Just curious.
Some people favor Vista over 7. Although that baffles me, it's true. I think they're doing this so that people will at least try Windows 8 because they know it's going to be horrible by what people have been saying so far. I've heard that they took out disabling the new user interface so you have to use it (Metro). I just think they need to stick with what they have and learn how to tweak it and make it better. Take Windows 7 and somehow make it run smoother, take less resources, faster, and so forth. Possibly changing some minor looks to it. They're taking something that's becoming much like XP was and throwing it out the Window just to try something new. Windows tends to make a decent product and then completely turn it around and make something horrible. Vista is a great example. Resource hog and all.
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06 Sep 2012   #14
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Some people favor Vista over 7. Although that baffles me, it's true.
Vista is a great example. Resource hog and all.
I run Win 7 on my desktop and it is fast, it gets the job done right and I've enjoyed using it for over 2 years, but when it comes to resource consumption even with no program software running it uses about 3X the RAM that my Vista laptop uses because I took the time to cut back on unneeded services and implemented some memory conservation measures and now it runs lean like Vista has always had the potential to run provided some attention is paid to getting Vista to run as it should instead of just giving up on it because it wasn't perfect right from the start...



This is a screenshot I took of the Vista Task Manager with Vista using only 435 MB of RAM after 97 minutes where it takes Win 7 over 1 GB of RAM just to boot up. Unfortunately I found that Win 7 does not respond to the same memory reduction techniques that allow Vista to run so much leaner.

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06 Sep 2012   #15
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I've always seem to cut down on services and random stuff that I didn't need. It still seemed to take more than 7 has. Then again, I didn't always have the good components I do now. It could have made a difference, but I'm not willing to try to go back to Vista. Vista always seemed slower at everything including start up for me.
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07 Sep 2012   #16
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
I've always seem to cut down on services and random stuff that I didn't need. It still seemed to take more than 7 has. Then again, I didn't always have the good components I do now. It could have made a difference, but I'm not willing to try to go back to Vista. Vista always seemed slower at everything including start up for me.
My Win 7 desktop has a WEI score of 7.4 and the Vista laptop has the great disadvantage of having a WEI score of only 2.6 so it is hard to accurately compare the performance of the respective operating systems. That said, I'm very happy with Win 7 on the desktop and the much lighter resource usage of Vista on my laptop which has become the transport for my dedicated Music server.

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