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Windows 7: Windows designer explains why Windows 8 is such a mess

28 Feb 2014   #81
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Routers don't need drivers....Your Ethernet adapter yes, but not the router itself...


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28 Feb 2014   #82
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It was not a driver problem but after 7 years I really don't remember the details. It just did not work with Vista.
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01 Mar 2014   #83
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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Vista was crap (mostly for performance reasons).
I still have 2 systems with Vista and never had any real problems. I like Vista. The performance problems arose because it was sold on PCs that were not properly equipped.

I remember one lady from Portugal who came on a forum complaining about performance. They had sold her an Ultimate on a PC with 512MB of RAM and a 1.6GHz CPU. My laptops with 2GB of RAM and 2GHz CPUs run beautifully.
It is quite true that Vista was sold on underpowered machines, but those machines met the minimum system requirements as spec'd by M$. 2gb of RAM is the minimum for Vista to run decently, and yes, you are correct, with enough resources it can run well.
As I write this, I am running an old Toshiba P25 laptop with a 3.4 ghz P4 and 768 mb RAM with Win7 Ultimate. I installed 7 on this machine (imaged with Norton Ghost) just to see if it would run. It actually runs quite well, very snappy performance. After the beating M$ took on Vista, they went back and tightened up their code (for 7) instead of assuming that everybody would have plenty of RAM. Not unlike the myopia of our elected officials inside the Beltway, assuming that everybody makes more that $100k, has gold-plated medical insurance and a luxurious retirement plan.
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01 Mar 2014   #84
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Is Windows 8.1 as vulnerable as I have experienced ?

I think malware took over my PC and changed my boot order. When I was on YouTube my computer just froze, monitor when black and turned off, a loud sound came out of the speakers. When I restarted my computer I got an error that there was not Windows boot drive.
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01 Mar 2014   #85
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Is Windows 8.1 as vulnerable as I have experienced ?
No.
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01 Mar 2014   #86
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Is Windows 8.1 as vulnerable as I have experienced ?

I think malware took over my PC and changed my boot order. When I was on YouTube my computer just froze, monitor when black and turned off, a loud sound came out of the speakers. When I restarted my computer I got an error that there was not Windows boot drive.
I suspect it has something to do with your own doing or something burned out inside. You may start a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Help Forums or General discussion.
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02 Mar 2014   #87
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Static Electricity or the New Moon, which ever answer you want to accept !
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02 Mar 2014   #88
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Jupiter being across Orion may be the culprit too.
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02 Mar 2014   #89
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

It seems Microsoft can't do anything right when it comes to interfacing with people on a simple level - Ford was using Microsoft Sync software / firmware for its cars and now they are switching to Blackberry! Remember the head of Ford was being considered to take over as head of Microsoft!

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Why Ford is dumping Microsoft

...The Sync system Ford developed with Microsoft (MSFT) did become one of the most advanced systems for controlling mobile devices, such as phones and music players, through a vehicle’s dashboard controls. It wasn't exactly what consumers were looking for, however, which is why seven years later, Ford is dumping Microsoft for technology powered by BlackBerry (BBRY), the former smartphone maker that has become a poster child for disruptor-turned-disrupted.

Why Ford is dumping Microsoft | The Exchange - Yahoo Finance
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03 Mar 2014   #90
gregrocker

 

Seriously why would any company need to ask customers to be brave enough to buy their products?

Oh.

Here's the song that apparently inspired that advertising campaign:



OK, it's inspiring. So I showed how big my brave is.
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