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Windows 7: What's your First O.S to now list

07 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
What's your First O.S to now list

Since Windows XP support is at the under a year mark I was thinking about the different flavors of windows over the years that I've used and invite you to list/share your experiences on the subject.

Let's see:
1994/5 Windows 3.0 w/MS-Dos 5.0 - my first pc, used ibm 80286 with accompanying monitor/printer. My mother bought it for me for $500.
1995 - upgraded the ibm with Windows 3.1. copied the disks from my aunt. I used her pc to copy the 1.44mb disks to 18/20ish 720kb disks cause the ibm's drive could only read 720kb disks

1997 - Windows 95 - First modern pc also first time i got internet. IBM aptiva w/inkjet printer. cost over 2 grand. was a b-day present from my mother.

1999 - windows 98se - upgraded my ibm aptiva along with it's hdd/ram/ and graphics card. Burnt me a copy of a 98se cd I found in my school's computer lab.

2001 - Windows M.E. Came preloaded on a Dell Dimension L800CXE. Downgraded to 98SE within a week cause frankly I liked 98SE better. Bought it for $800. Soon upgraded the graphics card with a Radeon SDR 32mb pci so I could play Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament.

2002 - Windows XP Pro. Snagged a copy from a dude at school. Upgraded the dell. Then used it as my main os when I built my first custom pc to replace the dell in 2003.

2010 - Windows 7 Pro. Felt it was time dump XP cause I knew it'd be a matter of time before Firefox/AVG drops support for xp altogether. plus xp's lack of gpt and advanced 512 sector support would limit hdd upgrades down the line.

Side note: Win 3.x/MS-Dos install - 13-15mb w/all options. Win 95 - 200mb. Win 98SE - 500mb. Win xp - 1.5GB. Win 7 pro. 13-15gb. Makes you think how far or how bloated windows has come don't it?
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07 Apr 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

2007 - vista,
2009 - 7 ,
2013 - 8
i was a late bloomer
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07 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The years I cannot remember but here

Linux to many to name them
Server 2003,2008,2012
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07 Apr 2013   #4
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I've used as my primary OS, in chronological order as far back as I can remember:
* Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
* Windows 95
* Windows 98
* Windows ME
* Windows 2000
* Windows XP
* Windows 7

All of them, including Windows ME, have been downright awesome and up until the Windows 8 debacle I've been a long-time fan of Windows. Out of the above list, I currently actively use Windows 7 and XP.

I have also occasionally worked on computers with Windows Vista. On the Linux side, I've used Puppy Linux to perform recovery operations and am currently fiddling with Linux Mint 14 KDE in a dual-boot setup on my laptop (with Windows 7 as the "master" OS!).
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07 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

95,98,XP,XPMCE,Vista,Suse Linux,7
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07 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 10 64bit

from first to last

Windows xp (2005)
Windows 7 (2009)
windows vista (just from the time I used it, being at my aunts house :P ) (date idk)
windows 8(just during the beta before release. (2012 some time last summer)

Using windows 7 right now.
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07 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1


Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows Vista (up to SP1 then immediately upgraded to 7)
Windows 2000 (I recieved an old Dell from my friend)
Windows 7
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows 8 (lasted on my laptop for less than 1 week)

Currently using 7 as primary and Server 2012 as a VM.
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08 Apr 2013   #8

Win7 Pro 32bit

2001-2004 Win95 osr2.5 - Great to learn on and incredibly simple. Daily BSODs, though.
2004-present XP Home SP3 - Indestructible, flexible, runs anything I throw at it. My all time fave.
2007-present Vista SP2 - Slow and fugly
2012-present Win7 Pro 32 bit - Seems bloated, complicated, fragile. Some programs won't work with it. Poor font rendering. Needs third party apps to return to 95/XP usability (ShellFolderFix, Classic Shell, Ultimate Windows Tweaker, Network Activity Indicator)
Verdict: Nothing compares to XP for this user.
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08 Apr 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

(oopsie, forgot the brief affair with the Commodore Plus 4)
Whatever the OS was called on the Commodore C64c
NT (at work, roughly 2000)
XP (at work, roughly 2002 until first retirement in August, 2003)
XP (at next job until second retirement in 2009, and at home, early 2003 to June 2013)
Win 7 (at home, June 2013 probably to January 2020)
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08 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 10 64 bit

Commodore VIC 20
Commodore VIC 64
Commodore VIC 128
DOS 3 (I think)
Every MS OS after that.
IBM's OS/2

I worked in computers as a Network and Hardware Help desk manager since 1973 so I've used MS software, Xenix (Unix) and mainframe software including VTAM and CICS.
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