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

17 Nov 2009   #21
Night Hawk

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

The tv tuner card application is one thing being an annoyance at first with any clean install of first the beta builds only for the 32bit there, the RCs once a Vista update was finally seen, and now going backwards to the original software/drivers for the 32bit retail while the 64bit Vista update was saved. Once setup however no further problems are seen.

With the 32bit retail one good news was seen with one old XP program that won't run on any 64bit Windows but is now running on the 32bit 7. Surprizingly the old 4.0 version has turned out to be more reliable then the latest 7.2 that supports the 64bit platform as well as the 32bit Vista/7!

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17 Nov 2009   #22

Win 7 Home Premium

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However I'm not upgrading my Vista right now because
my Mobile Rogers Rocket USB works with Vista
but they (Rogers or manufacturer ZTE have not
come up with a Win 7 Driver, yet.)
Try it with the Vista drivers on 7. You'll like it!

A great deal of the updated drivers are still Vista for a number of hardwares, devices but still work on 7! As far as backward compatibility I manage to get more older XP versions of programs running on the 32bit 7 then on the 32bit Vista previously run including one finally running that will no longer need to see XP or Vista go back on.
How do I do that?
The Rogers Connection Manager installed itself when I plugged the stick in, but it does not show me any "wireless" connection to connect to.

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17 Nov 2009   #23
Night Hawk

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

The best place to look for online help with that would be at

It also depends on how you configured the network settings when installing 7 as well as looking at what is seen under network adapters in the device manager. Capability wise I can run old 2000, XP dsl usb adapter drivers on the 32bit 7 but not on the 64bit there. I had a change of ISPs entirely and still needed to buy a separate updated modem for the new ISP to connect with the 64bit.

But with Vista support already is this on the 32bit or 64bit 7 there?
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17 Nov 2009   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I love Windows 7 I have no problems with it none what so ever.
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17 Nov 2009   #25
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I started with the beta (invitation), RC and RTM... Early on, I had only two programs that didn't work with Win 7. They both have gone with the 'flow' and everything works perfectly!

Of course I'm absolutely loving it
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17 Nov 2009   #26

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu

I'm really happy with Windows 7... from build 6519 right up through RTM.
Really happy.
What drives that home is going back to Vista, which I have to boot from time to time for certain chores. I was running my lean build of Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 most of the day yesterday and what a difference! Night and day. I almost forgot how much Vista is constantly grinding away at the hard drive and doing things which apparently (vis-a-vis W7) are unnecessary.
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17 Nov 2009   #27

Mac OS X Yosemite

had a bit of issues but thats because upgrade sucks. i recommend Full CLEAN installation. (i have OEM) and i now fully installed and its more easier and smooth to use.
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17 Nov 2009   #28
Night Hawk

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

When forced to upgrade not perform a clean install you want the previous version(Vista obviously) in top running condition with all programs also in top shape in order to see any type of smooth upgrade with things running as they should. Too often by the time any upgrade comes along the drive along with the existing installation are simply too polluted and end up with a list of problems!
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17 Nov 2009   #29
Seventh Son

Windows 7

I am on 7 for the past 1 month on 2 laptops upgraded from Vista Home Premium. Absolutely no problems and no regrets. The transition was smooth and easy. Very enjoyable experience.
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17 Nov 2009   #30

windows 7 prof

I have win 7 pro and im glad i made the switch. I am learning alot with win 7 but each day has been interesting and following this site makes it easier to learn.
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