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Windows 7: W7 vs Vista

29 May 2009   #41
jazzpicker

Win 7 Build 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I just spent the last 8hrs. seeing a clean install of Vista plus all 298mb of updates, installation of both SP1 and SP2 in concession plus seeing IE 8 installed. You know how it takes to see that much? 20 minutes clean install plus time for drivers/softwares roughly 3hrs. tops!

The main difference between right from the start is the introduction of the MinWin kernel which essentially is starting off with a new core element. MS finally realized Windows was getting too large and slow with Vista and took steps to 7's core redesigned into the modular form. On the basically Vista ready system here 7 takes the lead every time!

One way to get around that trouble is call MS sales and buy a upgrade vista disc $29+ shipping that contains all the updates. I did that with XP and vista and was back to a quick install. I'm sure the same thing will happen to 7 after many security updates. An original vista disc is nearly impossible to install. It's really worth the $29.


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29 May 2009   #42
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
Build 7127 is faster every which way than Vista Ultimate with SP2 installed on ANY machine I've tested it on.

Whilst Vista (and of course the hardware) have improved considerably in the last 2 years Windows 7 has been able to run on lower grade hardware right from the start.

I still have to use XP from time to time due to some legacy hardware and applications for which NO Vista or W7 upgrade will be coming - but I can do this either in "Compatability mode" or as a separate Virtual machine using Vmware or Virtual Box.

I only keep the Vista system around (as an Image) so that I can get the W7 "Upgrade" options when the final version is released.

Time to move on -- Vista is likely to be phased out as soon as possible now W7 has been proved to be stable and popular.

Cheers
jimbo
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29 May 2009   #43
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jazzpicker View Post
One way to get around that trouble is call MS sales and buy a upgrade vista disc $29+ shipping that contains all the updates. I did that with XP and vista and was back to a quick install. I'm sure the same thing will happen to 7 after many security updates. An original vista disc is nearly impossible to install. It's really worth the $29.
I won't spending more on the 32bit Vista when I am already planning to be seeing the 64bit 7 go on once 7 is out. That would be stepping backwards rather then in any forward direction if you follow my meaning there.

Besides if I was in need of cutting the time down considerably instead of imaging the fresh install once everything is on again there are a few options available. Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD - Vista Forums
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