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Windows 7: Hello. My OSX Desktop for W7.

19 May 2009   #1
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 
Hello. My OSX Desktop for W7.

ME
Hi. I'm new here. I've been using W7 for a few days now, and it has been running great. I've always considered XP to be the most stable OS out there. But I wanted to upgrade to 64-bit and DX10. When I installed Vista last week, and ran the updates, it completely crashed on me. I was going to reinstall XP-SP3 when somebody told me about Windows 7 RC. I wiped my hard drive, and installed W7. I've managed to install all of my main applications on it, and everything runs very well.


MY RIG
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz (64-bit quad-core)
8GB DDR2 RAM
1TB Hard Drive
Dual Layer DVD burner
EVGA nVidia GeForce 8600GT 512MB (Dual DVI)



MY DESKTOP
I'm not a fan of Mac products, but I really like the default desktop wallpaper for OSX. So I took the wallpaper, stamped my name on it with W7, and themed my desktop accordingly. I love my desktop.






TOP
My Computer
External Hard Drive
Network Places
Recycle Bin Empty (Allows me to drag trash into it.)
Show Desktop
IE
Calculator
Notepad

DESK
Profiles Folder (Where I keep all of my icons, wallpapers, sounds etc. for targeting.)
Filesharing download folder.

APPLICATIONS MENU
Games Folder
Microsoft Office Folder
Adobe Folder
Gimp (Image Editor)
Second Life (3D Virtual World Platform)
Trading Station (Forex Trading Platform)
ImgBurn (CD/DVD/Virtual Image burner/editor)
Super C (Audio/Video conversion)
DVD Shrink (Shrinks movie DVDs)
EasyCleaner (Registry Cleaner)
uTorrent (Filesharing on Bittorrent network)
KCeasy (Filesharing on Gnutella, Ares, OpenFT)
Trillian (IM Chat Platform)

SYSTEM TRAY
Sphinx VFC (Firewall)
Avira Antivir (Anti Virus/Malware)
USB Hard Drive
Internet Connection
Volume
Clock
Show Desktop Panel


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 May 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

So if I understood right, you did an upgrade install from vista to win7? If thats the case its not really a good idea. Its better to format and do a clean install.
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19 May 2009   #3
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
... I wiped my hard drive, and installed W7.
I dunno, maybe those old XP users have different terminology.
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19 May 2009   #4
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
So if I understood right, you did an upgrade install from vista to win7? If thats the case its not really a good idea. Its better to format and do a clean install.
No. I never do upgrade installs. And I never do partitions or multiple OS. I always zero my hard drive, and do a clean install. I did so with Vista. Then I ran the updates, and it completely crashed on me beyond repair. I had tried Vista when it first came out a few years ago, and encountered tons of problwms. I recently figured Vista would be stable enough for me to start using. Turns out I was wrong. But W7 is great!
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19 May 2009   #5
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
I dunno, maybe those old XP users have different terminology.
No he was asking about when I installed Vista. I think he got the impression that I didn't do a clean installation when I said that I wanted to upgrade my OS to start taking advantage of DX10 and 64-Bit technology. But I didn't literally do an upgrade installation.
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19 May 2009   #6
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

For the menu at the top, may try out RocketDock...

I myself have had nothing but problems with Vista as well... I do have a tri boot setup as well: XP SP3 for most programs and games, Vista x64 for work program testing, and W7 for more testing.
My laptop uses Ubuntu 9.04 primarily but also dual boots with W7.

You mentioned a Mac? I am of the opinion that the only good Mac is one running linux
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19 May 2009   #7
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
No. I never do upgrade installs. And I never do partitions or multiple OS. I always zero my hard drive, and do a clean install. I did so with Vista. Then I ran the updates, and it completely crashed on me beyond repair. I had tried Vista when it first came out a few years ago, and encountered tons of problwms. I recently figured Vista would be stable enough for me to start using. Turns out I was wrong. But W7 is great!
What did Vista do? Because, with my config below, runs very well without a hitch and no crash. It most be the drivers that screws things up again... NEVER download drivers from WinUpdate... at least, not the graphics and chipset...

You should have visited Vista Forums and try to solve your Vista problem for at least make it work because it's a pretty reliable OS. But Win7 is bound to be much better than XP and Vista though...
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20 May 2009   #8
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by screwballl View Post
You mentioned a Mac? I am of the opinion that the only good Mac is one running linux
I'm with you on that one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
What did Vista do? Because, with my config below, runs very well without a hitch and no crash. It most be the drivers that screws things up again... NEVER download drivers from WinUpdate... at least, not the graphics and chipset...

You should have visited Vista Forums and try to solve your Vista problem for at least make it work because it's a pretty reliable OS. But Win7 is bound to be much better than XP and Vista though...
It could have been that. Who knows? I had no reason to try to make an OS that completely crashes the system work. If it was a crash that didn't affect my ability to boot back into Windows, I would have checked it out. But a crash that completely messes up the OS because routine computing is unacceptable. I can understand if I was really doing something crazy with the system files or something. But running a routine update should cause the system to temporarily crash at the most. Not completely mess up the OS.
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