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Windows 7: Windows 7's first 100 days: So how were yours?

10 Dec 2009   #121
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W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

You may want to review the guide on improving performance in 7,[2]=Performance Maintenance, as well as looking over the volume of free programs for 7. FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

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11 Dec 2009   #122

Win7 RTM

Love Win 7! Was unstable for awhile until I updated bios and put in the appropriate overclock settings works great now.
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11 Dec 2009   #123
Night Hawk

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

7 has been great all along since the beta builds once I was able to get at least the Vista updates for things like chipset and tuner card. It's been a success story right from the start here.

I wish the same could be said for their new Live Hotmail however! Out of nowhere I can no longer get into the inbox online but can import and send mail through the Outlook in MS Office 2010 beta there.

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11 Dec 2009   #124

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I've had 7 about two weeks now on a new build. Some hiccups like Media Player not playing either MP3s or DVDs; all together though I like the new look and feel having come from XP Home, and the new features and the greater capabilities of Ultimate.
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11 Dec 2009   #125

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

love it, love it, love it, i cant say i can really justify the extra i shelled out for Ultimate... but its a massive improvement on Vista
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11 Dec 2009   #126
Night Hawk

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

Vista's draw there was mainly the new styling at the time and improvements in security and stability over XP. But MS had to make a large turnaround in order to see 7 far more responsive as well as lighter on it's feet.

Having run both betas then the RCs the extra for the Ultimate edition wasn't too hard a decision to make there!

Presently I'll spend a day on the 64bit retail then over to the 32bit and the day after that the one 64bit RC install still on one drive. With the previous version's RC1 that only lasted a month here where I ended up waiting for the retail release. Big differences seen with 7 right from the start!
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11 Dec 2009   #127

Windows 7

I have had a compatibility problem between HP printer drivers and Windows 7.

I have a new HP G60-530US laptop with Windows 7 installed (less than 2 months old). It is connected to an HP 7410 All-in-One Printer and a Brother laser printer.

Three times now, the HP 7410 printer has mysteriously disappeared from the installed printers. The Brother printer does not disappear.

To re-install the HP 7410 printer requires disabling the AVS using the Services utility (not just shutting down the AVS (Panda)).

The printer driver works for a week or so, and then must be re-installed.

HP is clueless about the cause or cure for this.

The laptop people referred me to the printer support people and the printer support people referred me to the laptop support people. The last tech support guy suggested that I restore the system on the theory that if the problem persisted it would be a hardware problem and not a software problem. He seemed to miss the fact that the disappearing printer driver software only occured with HP printers.

HP technical support was worthless.

Does anyone have any suggestions to fix this?

Some internet forums suggest that this occurs when HP machines are connected to different networks. I noticed my problem occur after I took the laptop on a business trip and connected to a different wireless network.

In my experience, HP All-in-One printer software (e.g. the "Solution Center") is buggy and a resource hog, so I suspect that HP has not debugged their software to work with Windows 7.
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11 Dec 2009   #128

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Been running 7 since May and NEVER had a problem
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14 Dec 2009   #129

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Laptop came with Vista Home Premium which ran superbly also but Windows 7 is THE BEST so far. I DID get my first BSOD yesterday after almost 6 months - probably self inflicted.
SUPERB forums.
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14 Dec 2009   #130

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Good - except for OpenOffice and Quicken screen softnes

I have two rather major problems with the new Win7 64 bit on a new Asus K60 computer. The fonts in both OpenOffice Writer and Quicken 2010 are a bit out of focus. Gives me headaches. Quicken has no solution, and OpenOffice has it under consideration - but meanwhile I'm stuck when trying to produce documents or to use my checking/savings registers in Quicken.
Oh, I've done all the requisite tweaks, but nothing works. I'm running a Pentium dual-core machine with 4 gb ram and screen resolution of 1366 x 768 - and ALL other fonts/screens are in focus, including this one.
I hope somebody - maybe Microsoft? - can help me on this!
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