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Windows 7: W7 vs Vista

25 May 2009   #11

Win 7 Build 7000

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Very possible. My laptop is in the low 2's.

Btw, if I'm not mistaken, I think I heard that one purchase of W7 is supposed to provide you with a license to put it on up to 3 different machines at once, but I could be wrong about that. But if that is true, it wouldn't be that expensive for you on a per machine basis.
I'd go for that if the license was reasonable. Thanks for the info.

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26 May 2009   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

The actual End Users Licensing Agreement still hasn't been seen since 7 is still in development at this time and still awaits reaching the final RTMs. The MS page to keep an eye on is seen at
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26 May 2009   #13

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Harpua quote:

My experience is the exact opposite of yours. Vista was always fairly slow, buggy and problematic on my T61p laptop. Constantly irritating me.

I'd rather be using W7 than Vista sp2. Just my experience on my particular machine.

I would never use a laptop to assess a new system,
A good spec Desktop is \really the only sensible machine, for assessment,
Aln688 quote:

I personally find Windows 7 faster, not as fast as XP Professional x64 was, but fast enough that I notice it. It's more responsive to clicking on menus, less time for a window to open, less time for a program to start, etc.

I always found XPPro both 32 bit and 64bit to be slower than Vista or Seven, not a lot I agree but noticeable, always that ever so slight hesitation with XP.
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26 May 2009   #14
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Vista vs. W7? No contest.
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26 May 2009   #15

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

While I see some nice touches in Seven, Vista for me is still my workaday system, I see little difference in speed between them both booting and working, Seven may be a few seconds quicker shutting down.
But a few seconds is hardly world shattering.

Aesthetically Seven is the better looking, and I think a little more user friendly, security and stability, I find no difference between Vista and Seven,

Final decision, the juries still out, price could be a issue, ie: value versus improvement.
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26 May 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
Vista vs. W7? No contest.
I 100% agree:)
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26 May 2009   #17

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
I would never use a laptop to assess a new system. A good spec Desktop is \really the only sensible machine, for assessment
Your kidding right? Some notebooks are more powerful than mainstream desktops running Quad cores and 8GB of RAM, and GTX 280 SLI
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26 May 2009   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

i like windows 7, i heard that it runs in parallel boot compare to vista which doesn't. Programs like rocket dock load instantaneously once enter into windows but not vista. I had slow loading with network and sharing centre in vista which load like 30 secs and that's terribly slow but windows 7 loads for like 5 second, very big gap
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26 May 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Same for me. The difference in performance is so huge, I almost can't believe it. Vista just never worked right on my laptop, probably due in part to some of Lenovo's less than stellar drivers. And, to be fair, I never did a clean install of Vista. I went off the factory preload, which almost certainly contributed to the poor performance I saw under Vista.

It so happens I don't have any desktop machines so I can't "evaluate" W7 on one. So for that reason I should be denied the opportunity to enjoy and asssess W7 on the machine I do have and use??? I really don't think so. Since my "evaluation" is for my personal use, I don't see why I shouldn't undertake it in any manner I feel like. My laptop may not be the most powerful thing around but it is x64 w 4 GB ram and is running super fast/well on W7.

What I do have are a bunch of extra hard drives lying around for my laptop, so what the hey is wrong with installing W7 on one of them and checking it out. Once I did that, loaded up my stuff and saw how wonderfully it was running on my system (as in better than it ever ran before), it was a no brainer to switch to 7127 for my main OS, mission critical stuff and all. I hope I never have to boot into Vista again, but of course, I have my old set up on it's own hard drive put away in case I should need it for some reason and I have several backups (both clones and images) of my current 7127 installation, so I'm perfectly comfortable testing, evaluating and using this wonderful OS (on my laptop or whatever). It is running everything I "need," in almost all cases, better than Vista did, including some programs with unsigned drivers like PG2 (had to test sign them myself).
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26 May 2009   #20

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

I've had 2 big issues with Windows 7 that keep me from using it over Vista SP2 x64. My hardware seems to be throttled when 7 is installed (the fans all start going nuts), and there's still this annoying resolution glitch where if I turn on my monitor, my resolution gets changed to 1280x1024 instead of my native 1440x900, and 1440x900 disappears from my available resolutions entirely unless I reboot the comp.

So for those reasons, I'm sticking with Vista.
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