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

08 Sep 2010   #51
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I and I'm sure most other users wouldn't find it a problem when the day finally arrives to ditch XP completely.

Cheers
jimbo
I agree with you completely and as I said all of the people whom I know who used to champion the XP OS some of whom have 25 years of experience owning PC's have all upgraded to Windows 7 without reservation and some have even decided to uninstall XP from their dual boot.

Nevertheless there are some hard core XP users out there who will go to their grave expounding the glories of that turn of the century OS. One of them blew up on me the other day saying "please search the net ; read what people say ... ran your benchmarks (please... I know all those biased tests that anybody can see out there) I did my tests - the system (Win 7) is pathetic!"

It is truly sad that it takes this extreme level of delusion and paranoia to believe that all benchmarks except the ones he has made up on his to favor XP are purposely rigged in favor of Win 7. I think that its an exaggeration to say that most XP users hate Win 7, but there are a few completely ballistic just at the mention of it.

~Maxx~
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08 Sep 2010   #52
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Depending upon what you want to get out of your PC and your hardware, sometimes XP is a benefit. There are always complaints when things change...and finding them on the net is easy. Usually the net is full of those who are complaining, while those who are happily working along are typically more quiet.

Just look at the # of people who think that UAC is awful and should be banished. Apparently they forget that everybody having admin access is what really make XP so troublesome in the past.
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08 Sep 2010   #53
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Some need a hardware upgrade, people cannot expect to run today's OS's with 8 year old hardware.
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08 Sep 2010   #54
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Some need a hardware upgrade, people cannot expect to run today's OS's with 8 year old hardware.
Some don't expect to run today's OS's with 8 year old hardware. They simply prefer to keep running their OS from 8 years ago.
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08 Sep 2010   #55
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I went right from XP to Win7 but work with all operating systems with my job. Win7 has been solid for me and look forward to more and better things to come down the road weather it 's Win8 or improvements to Win7. GL
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08 Sep 2010   #56
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polarbear View Post
I went right from XP to Win7 but work with all operating systems with my job.
We've got computers with everything from Win 2000, XP, Vista and Win 7 to a dual quad core Mac Pro running the Leopard 10.5 OS, but my absolute favorite is the Core i7 930 Win 7 which is the only computer in the house that will play back video perfectly without the jerky stutter the rest of them have.

~Maxx~
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09 Sep 2010   #57
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I think computing for a lot of people has become an appliance, or close to it, akin to their refrigerator, dishwasher, or even their TVs. You turn them on, use them for a bit, and then shut down/sleep and forget it. They don't want to think about things like maintenance, what's new "under the hood", etc - they want to do what they always do (whether that be run the same apps, check mail, browse the web, etc), and move on with their lives.

I too have become one of those people over time, although I still find new tech interesting. However, Win7 was sort of a change in this regard - it gets up quickly, gets out of your way, and does things in a more "human" manner than previous versions of Windows used to (in fact, with the superbar, it's even more designed for folks to use by muscle memory than XP ever was). I treat my PC now the way I have always treated others PCs that come to me for help - you set it up initially, properly; install a good anti-malware bundle that will stay updated automatically (MSE is perfect for this), and enable automatic disk defrag (which is helpfully done for you out of the box). The PC then becomes, basically, an appliance that self-maintains and is easy to use.

I have to agree with the statements that most folks who don't upgrade right now are probably just happy with the status quo and will worry about a new OS when they get new hardware, but we'll see the same sort of zealotry in a few years that you generally see from folks in the Win9x scene today, or the folks that are sticking with Win2K are starting to become - they'll cling to an old OS like XP with everything they've got, and everything else ever made will be "crap". Technology will pass them by, but for the vast majority of the long-term holdouts, it probably won't affect them much at all until they can't find an XP installation disc or ISO anymore .

Suum cuique.
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09 Sep 2010   #58
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Some need a hardware upgrade, people cannot expect to run today's OS's with 8 year old hardware.
Actually that's not quite true -- SOME 8 year old hardware will run W7 quite happily -- I've got an old PENTIUM IV computer from circa 2000 running W7 32 bit just fine -- although it's only got 512GB RAM and a 60 GB HDD. Not even USB slots.

Running Windows 2000 on that computer is actually faster -- that's basically due to the MUCH smaller size of the OS and W2K was designed as a SERVER OS (its the basis for the STILL excellent Windows 2003 Server) but you would be surprised at what W7 will work on.

I have some legacy PERIPHERALS where the original manufacturer is no longer in business --quite specialized and EXPENSIVE gear still perfectly serviceable so I'm keeping XP for these (running XP as a Virtual Machine --no more dual booting for me).

For this type of gear XP will still be around for several years yet -- not because it's a better or worse OS - but due to the fact that people who USE this type of gear will still need it.

As to lack of security updates -- well if you use your XP system as a Virtual machine there isn't any need to connect it to the "external" Internet anyway. You can still share files / printers etc over your own LAN of course.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Sep 2010   #59
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Some need a hardware upgrade, people cannot expect to run today's OS's with 8 year old hardware.
Actually that's not quite true -- SOME 8 year old hardware will run W7 quite happily -- I've got an old PENTIUM IV computer from circa 2000 running W7 32 bit just fine -- although it's only got 512GB RAM and a 60 GB HDD. Not even USB slots.

Running Windows 2000 on that computer is actually faster -- that's basically due to the MUCH smaller size of the OS and W2K was designed as a SERVER OS (its the basis for the STILL excellent Windows 2003 Server) but you would be surprised at what W7 will work on.

I have some legacy PERIPHERALS where the original manufacturer is no longer in business --quite specialized and EXPENSIVE gear still perfectly serviceable so I'm keeping XP for these (running XP as a Virtual Machine --no more dual booting for me).

For this type of gear XP will still be around for several years yet -- not because it's a better or worse OS - but due to the fact that people who USE this type of gear will still need it.

As to lack of security updates -- well if you use your XP system as a Virtual machine there isn't any need to connect it to the "external" Internet anyway. You can still share files / printers etc over your own LAN of course.

Cheers
jimbo
I didn't mean all of 8 year old hardware isn't compatible. I meant that it, maybe, is a pain for Microsoft to update drivers which are pretty much ancient and possibly slow, causing errors or slowdowns.
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09 Sep 2010   #60
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

There is always a exception where a older operating system is better and or needed for connecting to a piece of expensive equipment or such. Most of these don't go to the internet. Those people or companies will keep the old operating system because it works with there very expensive equipment they don't want or need to upgrade or replace. For most of the complaints about Windows 7 I have read here are not those kind of people. They understand. Most complaints I read here and other sites are from people wanting to use there computer at home or school. IMHO they don't want to learn a new system or upgrade there software or hardware to meet W7 standards. There answer to the problem is coming to a Windows 7 forum and tell all the members how bad W7 is. I would like to say that the ones that hang around and let us help them end up happy with W7. I did it the easy way. I came here first and did a lot of research. I wanted to know as much as I could before jumping to Windows 7 Home premium 64 from XP-PRO 32. I found out that my equipment would work so I added more ram. I also learned that some of my programs will not work to there best with a new 64 bit system. I just bought new programs that I couldn't up grade to 64 bit free. And of course a clean install, no upgrades. Installing ever thing went smooth so I joined this forum. Thank you all for the information I got here. I learn something new every time I come here.
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