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Windows 7: Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista

23 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot

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geeve420, Sorry you didn't get in on the first pricing that Microsoft setup back in July. They established a pricing for those who helped in testing Win 7, albeit this was not tied to just those of us testing Win 7; it was put out to all. You could pre-order Win 7 at some great prices.

As far has using XP legacy applications within Win 7 that is not really a problem, you really don't need to spend the money on Pro or Ultimate you can download Microsystem's Virtual Box Virtual Machine application (free). Then you can run any version of Microsoft's Windows OS's. So as you can see there are options out there with just a little exploring. Enjoy Win 7 it really is a great OS.
Yeah I missed it by one day Oh well, I still stand by the belief that had that kept that price structure they would move alot more people over.

Good point , I just don't know how well an intensive audio multitrack recording DAW would work within a virtual console. I never really tried. another point to that is people who don't know any better (as I didn't) would feel that going pro is the only way to use legacy software.

Just playing a bit of the Devil's advocate here

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23 Oct 2009   #12

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate

I wish PC world would get its head out of steve jobs rear end and actually publish something worth wiping my butt with
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23 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I hate how people are already saying its just vista with more eyecandy. Its not, i never got vista because of the reviews and tried windows 7 as a RC first to be carefull. I found it worked quite well and actually was faster then my xp installation, even with the eyecandy. And people complaining about moving files? DONT UPGRADE THEN! It took me most of yesterday to migrate everything but now im set.

Heres a suggestion, don't delete your xp partition. Make a new partition for windows 7 and size down the xp one to about 10gb left. Put the rest to windows 7, then add your xp folders to your library's on all the user accounts, easy. You may have to add permissions but that's easy as well.
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23 Oct 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

People complain about the pricing but forget all too fast about what Vista saw there when first released! $399.99US for Ultimate retail full compared to 7's $319.99! and 7 wins the lot for being the better of the two as well!

As for the UAC that is actually an improvement in security for the novice user being seen there while in Vista the lack of level settings was a major drawback seen while 7 offers the level slider for adjustment. The advanced user on the other hand can simply disable that with a simple click and move on.

No upgrade from XP is nothing there either! You couldn't upgrade 9x to XP or 2000 direct to Vista either. What's new?
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