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Windows 7: Win7 stability, speed, reliability all degrading noticeably fast?

15 Jul 2011   #11
Max Peck

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I agree that it's probably something you're doing the same way on your systems. I have 5 Windows 7 machines (2 are 64-bit the others are 32-bit) and none of them are experiencing any issues. These machines run everything from development tools to audio/video processing software. If there was a "general" problem taking place with the platform I think I'd see it.

I've been using Windows since version 1.01 and I'll tell you hands down that 7 is the most solid and reliable version ever built.

-Max


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15 Jul 2011   #12
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cnd View Post
My hunch is that things are getting rapidly worse...
I've been using Windows 7 since day 1 (actually well before day 1 - I ran betas since early '09), and I have no sense at all of "things" getting "rapidly worse".

How would that even happen?
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15 Jul 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
If really interested in solving problems rather than ranting and being contradictory, you would have laid out the exact symptoms in depth by now. And we would have helped.
Ding Ding Ding. Bingo.
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15 Jul 2011   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm sure that if "things" have been getting "rapidly worse" I'm sure Microsoft would have been deluged with complaints as they were with Vista.

As it is, Windows 7 has been getting good reviews and is rapidly catching XP in terms of volume sales and selling at a faster rate too.

Always reminds me of a young, unexperienced pilot who after each sortie declared there was something wrong with his air-interception radar. After several unsuccessful attempts to fix the "problem" by the radar technicians, the last entry in the A700 log book (servicing record) on this particular problem read: "Pilot changed - radar assessed serviceable."
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15 Jul 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

I would try a test install using these tips given to get a perfect reinstall, which are based on hundreds of installs done to date without a single issue resulting: Reinstalling Windows 7

Let us know how it goes along and feel free to ask back any questions.
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15 Jul 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It makes no sense to blame Windows 7 off the bat, because if Windows 7 was the issue...we'd all be seeing it. We all have plenty of boxes in our house running Windows 7. I have 35 company machines, all running Windows 7...and I can't say I've seen anything that wasn't user-caused.

You need to separate out each machine, and independently look for the solution. First, the ones that BSoD...those should be the easiest. Research the codes and error messages.

If they are OEM systems, wipe them clean, and install Windows 7 fresh without all thier crapware. Use the latest drivers, don't go crazy tweaking the OS, and that's it. Aside from a hardware issue, those systems will be perfectly stable.
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15 Jul 2011   #17
cnd

Win7x64
 
 

I posted into the "general" forum, not the problems one, because I'm not looking for solutions.

My question was simply whether or not people other than me have noticed Windows 7 getting more and more unstable/unuseable over time.

If there's 400M Win7 customers, and 16K people on this web site posting with Win7 woes, then according to Alexa (which tells us that 0.06% of internet users visit here), that means that 1 in every 15 Win7 customers has a problem sufficiently serious that they need to come here and seek help about it.

Damning methinks...
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15 Jul 2011   #18
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cnd View Post
...If there's 400M Win7 customers, and 16K people on this web site posting with Win7 woes, then according to Alexa (which tells us that 0.06% of internet users visit here), that means that 1 in every 15 Win7 customers has a problem sufficiently serious that they need to come here and seek help about it....
Did it occur to you that people might visit the Internet for other reasons? For instance, sports, hobbies, news, friendship, banking, school, etc?

In addition to that, not everyone who comes here has a problem. Some are looking for hardware advice, or to learn something new. Then there are those who come here just to gripe.
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15 Jul 2011   #19
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cnd View Post
I posted into the "general" forum, not the problems one, because I'm not looking for solutions.

My question was simply whether or not people other than me have noticed Windows 7 getting more and more unstable/unuseable over time.

If there's 400M Win7 customers, and 16K people on this web site posting with Win7 woes, then according to Alexa (which tells us that 0.06% of internet users visit here), that means that 1 in every 15 Win7 customers has a problem sufficiently serious that they need to come here and seek help about it.

Damning methinks...
Methinks.... you do not want to resolve your issues you just want to complain.
As fas as whether others have noticed instability, the answer is NO.

No matter how you want to manipulate numbers to suit your own preconcieved notions, the 3 largest factors in problems with windows 7 are: Operator errors, outdated/incompatible drivers and hardware failure.

If you would like help to resolve your problems, we are here to help. If you just want to complain, I'm sure you can find more receptive places to do it.
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15 Jul 2011   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

+1 for Essenbe

Chap, you are barking in the wrong yard.

If you need help, we are here.

If you want to meckern and complain, find another home.
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