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Windows 7: Where do you come from, dear forum...?

06 Aug 2010   #1
scoopeeedoo

 
 
Where do you come from, dear forum...?

For the more or less new members, like me,
could anyway relate us the genesis of Windows7Forums???

Please, someone, i would be very interested in...!

Thanks in advance for any anecdote!!!!!!!!
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06 Aug 2010   #2
derekimo

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I would guess it was a natural progression from Vista Forums

Just like Windows 8 Forums is a progression of sevenforums
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06 Aug 2010   #3
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Yep, i know that, but at the beginning of VistaForums? Was there anything else...? Did it begin with VistaForums...?
The genesis in any way... The creator(s), the year, the location(s)...

Anything is welcome...
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06 Aug 2010   #4
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Yep, i know that, but at the beginning of VistaForums? Was there anything else...? Did it begin with VistaForums...?
The genesis in any way... The creator(s), the year, the location(s)...

Anything is welcome...
That's way before I joined, I guess the big guy will have to answer that one.
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06 Aug 2010   #5
z3r010

 

64bit-world.com forums (now deceased and semi merged with VF) - Creation Date: 29-feb-2004


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I guess the big guy will have to answer that one.
Are trying to say I'm fat?
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06 Aug 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
64bit-world.com forums (now deceased and semi merged with VF) - Creation Date: 29-feb-2004


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I guess the big guy will have to answer that one.
Are trying to say I'm fat?
Thats not fat... its insulation for the cold!!
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06 Aug 2010   #7
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Thank You, John!
That's a beginning
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06 Aug 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
64bit-world.com forums (now deceased and semi merged with VF) - Creation Date: 29-feb-2004


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I guess the big guy will have to answer that one.
Are trying to say I'm fat?
Not at all, I meant big as in powerful, sir!
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06 Aug 2010   #9
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I joined in early 2009. I came from Vista Forum, which had become my favourite and regular forum when I sought help and information as an early adopter of Vista x64.
So I had become a regular on there and, just as there is now a Windows 8 forum, I was aware of the Windows 7 forum. I had visited and lurked several times.
Then when I heard that the 7 Beta was "in the wild" I joined and installed it as a dual boot with Vista.
Almost immediately it replaced Vista as my main interest and, indeed my main OS.
The incredible buzz around "leaked" new builds is hard to describe. There were some people that seemed to be online 24 hours a day speculating on when a new build was coming and whether this next one would be as good as the the one before last.
There were leaks from mysterious Russian sources. There were the "Frankenbuilds". These were made by some of our members when it was not a full ISO that had leaked.
I can recall getting up at about 4.30 am to download a leaked build and install it. Then desperately trying to set it all up before I had to leave for work and have to wait all day to get back and try it.
That was an amazing time for me and I felt really close to the others on the forum at the time. This sparked all sorts of things for me and is a feeling I still get today
It was also quite a revelation for me because I'd not previously been a proper member of any kind of forum. I'd joined a few to ask questions, got help and not really got into it.
Neither had I been into any of the social network stuff that had been going on.
So this was the first time that I'd become friendly with someone from the other side of the world who I'm never gonna meet.
That's weird s**t
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06 Aug 2010   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Right you are JW!
You could write a best selling novel about them early days on SF. That was some exciting times.
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