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

14 Sep 2010   #71
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
#1). Windows XP was very easy to steal...especially with a volume license key so it didn't have to be activated. People could install it, share it and put it on whatever they want. It was way easier with XP than it is with Vista or 7. So, since it's not as easy to steal, just badmouth it and use the old stuff.
Windows 7 isn't exactly difficult to steal, but I'll say no more on that before I start violating rules

Anyway, my $0.02:

Personally, I think most XP users really don't "love or hate" Windows 7. Im sure there are plenty of XP "Fanbois" (hell we get alot of them on here) but I think most people probably don't care one way or the other. If it works, and runs their programs/hardware etc. then I doubt most people who aren't "in the know" would care whether its XP, Vista, 7 or even Windows 98!

We of course, are in a unique position, most of us are enthusiasts, and have followed Windows 7 on its long winding journey to being (in my humble opinion) the best Windows, hell the best (again, IMO) OS out there!
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14 Sep 2010   #72
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Windows 7 isn't exactly difficult to steal, but I'll say no more on that before I start violating rules
It's much harder for the average joe than it was previously when they could just use a volume license key on 10,000 different computers and get away with it.
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14 Sep 2010   #73
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And with the Russia thing lately, it's been made basically public that Microsoft *does not* care about individual pirates, they care about the distributors and those facilitating the piracy. It makes sense, since those folks / organizations are where MS loses their money, not at the individual pirate level.
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14 Sep 2010   #74
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
And with the Russia thing lately, it's been made basically public that Microsoft *does not* care about individual pirates, they care about the distributors and those facilitating the piracy. It makes sense, since those folks / organizations are where MS loses their money, not at the individual pirate level.
I agree
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14 Sep 2010   #75
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
2: I miss the Xp search. I thought it was easyer to find what I was looking for when there was check boxes to limied the file search to say video, pictures or audio. I don't use the search much now because I hate having to type "Type:mp3" when I want to find something
I felt this way too, until I changed the indexing options to include my personal folders, all of them. The index is a bit large, but it doesn't seem to affect search speed at all - Start > Search and typing something in became pretty easy and relevant quickly, although not until I added my own folders and other things I wanted included in the index that weren't indexed by default.
I still find it faster and better to click a button to limit search then to type it out...indexing has nothing to do with that

it also is faster to limit where to search for the file
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14 Sep 2010   #76
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 

I still remember the day my mom received her laptop, she opens it up and it had windows 7 on it. I ordered it for her, and she got ticked off because I got her 7 over windows 2000. When I told her they didn't have that anymore she called Dell support and yelled at the guy for like an hour xD
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15 Sep 2010   #77
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I once got a 10 minute lecture from a guy yelling as loud as he possibly could that "Windows 98 was the greatest operating system Microsoft ever made and everything after that has been pure &*%#".

~Maxx~
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15 Sep 2010   #78
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
I once got a 10 minute lecture from a guy yelling as loud as he possibly could that "Windows 98 was the greatest operating system Microsoft ever made and everything after that has been pure &*%#".

~Maxx~
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Hey Maxx, I'm yelling at you, Windows 98 is the mother of all OS's!! Here's the proof:
YouTube - Bill Gates - Windows 98 crashing on live TV!
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15 Sep 2010   #79
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

That's odd because neither Vista nor Win 7 have ever crashed on one of my computers.

~Maxx~
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15 Sep 2010   #80
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Compaker View Post
I still remember the day my mom received her laptop, she opens it up and it had windows 7 on it. I ordered it for her, and she got ticked off because I got her 7 over windows 2000. When I told her they didn't have that anymore she called Dell support and yelled at the guy for like an hour xD
I'd be ticked off...
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