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Windows 7: Most XP users hate Windows 7!!!

27 Aug 2010   #21
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Speaking of all this, does anyone remember when XP first came out, and had compatibility problems left and right, and was considered by many to be a horrible excuse for an OS? Windows 98 was the "golden standard." Ironic...
I seem to recall SP1, SP2 and SP3.

List of fixes for 1
List of fixes in Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Service Pack 1a

List of fixes for 2
List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2

List of fixes for 3
List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3

Wanna count 'em? I don't.
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27 Aug 2010   #22
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Speaking of all this, does anyone remember when XP first came out, and had compatibility problems left and right, and was considered by many to be a horrible excuse for an OS? Windows 98 was the "golden standard." Ironic...
I seem to recall SP1, SP2 and SP3.

List of fixes for 1
List of fixes in Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Service Pack 1a

List of fixes for 2
List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2

List of fixes for 3
List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3

Wanna count 'em? I don't.
I remember seeing tons of software and hardware with big stickers saying "NOT COMPATIBLE with Windows XP".

Windows 7 SP1 is little more than a compilation of previous updates, it doesn't "fix" any major issues. So which OS is truly better?
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27 Aug 2010   #23
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antares View Post
Check the comments on this article, very interesting!!
Why XP owners won't love Windows 7 - Computerworld Blogs
So I guess what they are saying is that the millions of people who like Win 7, never had XP and jumped straight from Windows ME to Windows 7. Come to think of it, anyone that used ME would be thrilled with anything else.
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28 Aug 2010   #24
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I would not have switched to 7 from XP just to switch. All the years of tweaks, and programs, and all I didn't want to lose. But, I wanted a screaming new PC, and I wasn't going to be stupid and install an older OS on it. Since it had gotten almost universal good reviews, I knew 7 was good. Happy as can be, no looking back. Besides, got to come to Seven Forums, case closed, lol.

A Guy
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28 Aug 2010   #25
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I don't think the conclusion can be drawn that that "most XP users hate Windows 7". There may be plenty of people that don't want to switch for whatever reason but I doubt "most" users hate Win 7.

Personally, I've purchased only 1 computer that came with Win 7 installed but have converted 6 other computers in my house from XP to Win 7 and have no desire to switch back!
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28 Aug 2010   #26
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I used to have XP years ago before Vista, and, after using W98SE, I thought it was great. Then along came Vista and now Windows 7. Each new release I felt was an improvement over the last. Where I feel that many people have problems is not the OS persay, but rather its idiosyncrasies and different ways to achieve the same thing. In other words, people get frustrated when the method that they have got used to using in achieving something in an older OS no longer works, or only partially works, in a newer OS. The solution there is patience and learning the new way of doing things. Then there is the totally new features that didn't previously exist. The UAC is a classic example. This did not exist in XP, was introduced in Vista and greatly improved in Windows 7. Of course, it is not perfect, but I haven't had trouble with it at its default settings.
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28 Aug 2010   #27
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

To be fair, the article referred to was written in January 2009, a good 9 months before your "average" XP owner would have been able to legally get their hands on it. So how did the writer know people wouldn't like it if they haven't seen it (beta testers excepted)??
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I would not have switched to 7 from XP just to switch. All the years of tweaks, and programs, and all I didn't want to lose. But, I wanted a screaming new PC, and I wasn't going to be stupid and install an older OS on it....
Same boat here, made my own theme etc. and knew exactly where everything was.
The "very occasional" system re-install would be due to user error, usually trying to remove Outlook (with a 20Gb system HDD, removing everything that I thought was "bloatware" was essential!). But to re-install the system and all my stuff took at most an hour.
WinPatrol, ESET, Mbam instantly took hold of any naughty boys, gave them a good slapping and showed 'em the door.
Then my old (and it was second hand to me) Packard Bell was finally showing its age so it was time to buy a new PC, but that was back in June 2009 and like A Guy I wasn't going to install an old system on a new PC. I waited until December 2009 to see what feedback Windows 7 was getting from "real people", not Beta testers.

And I was impressed, so I took the leap.
Am I still impressed? Yep. 98% of the time.
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28 Aug 2010   #28
Dalek

Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7 is better than xp in so many ways,but i dont know why they hate it so much...
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28 Aug 2010   #29
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Time to quote him and tell him why he is wrong.... (IMO of course )
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One of the biggest complaints that XP users had with Windows Vista was its hardware incompatibilities. Older printers, scanners, network cards, and other peripherals simply didn't work with Vista. Here's the bad news: They won't work in Windows 7, either, because Windows 7 uses the same driver model as Windows Vista. So XP users will be out of luck.
I can understand wanting to keep your tried, trusted, and true hardware, but there comes a point where it is obsolete. In the technology world, much more than 5 years and it is old.

Quote:
XP users also tend not to be fans of Vista's Windows Aero and other interface enhancements that they dismiss as so much frou-frou. Guess what --- there's even more frou-frou in Windows 7, such as a new taskbar and a nice new feature called Aero Peek. (For more details, see "Review: Windows 7 Beta 1 shows off new task bar, more UI goodies.") Those features won't make XP users happy.
Windows Classic (or basic) theme for the win...

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Some XP users I know simply don't like change. They'd like the old Windows Explorer back, or the Run box back, or would have liked to have seen the same desktop icons in Vista that were in XP. Even though Vista lets them customize it so that it had some old XP features, it was still different enough that they weren't happy.
Run box is still there, just a little deeper in the menu.
I don't know why desktop icons are an issue, they work exactly the same :sarcastic:

Anyways, in the end it is a new OS, why SHOULDN'T it be different? Would you drive a car that was made in 1950 because you think it works better than one made in 2009? The safety features alone should make you think twice...

~Lordbob
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28 Aug 2010   #30
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I like LordBob's car analogy, except, a car from the 50's (like my Dads '55 Chevy) still looks cool and is nice to drive once in a while. After figuring out 7, doing anything in XP just seems harder. The Run box was easier to find in XP, but I've almost completely replaced it with Windows search. Besides, saying that people that primarily use one OS, don't like the other, is like saying most people that have only used desktop computers, don't like using laptops. Yeah its true, but that doesn't mean that laptops don't have some advantages over desktops.
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