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Windows 7: Seven or XP?

View Poll Results: What you choose?
Seven (don't choose only because you use it at the moment) 211 87.92%
XP 29 12.08%
Voters: 240. You may not vote on this poll

05 Aug 2009   #31
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Having converted to 7 for the past 3 months or so has reinvigorated my notebook. XP was just too old and tired for me. I'm a firm believer of "Out with the old and in with the new!" Having to use XP at work is a pain for me. The future is now! XP was good in it's day but it's time to look ahead. Onward and upward!
Subjective Reality : reality is in the eyes of the beholder


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05 Aug 2009   #32
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
? ?
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05 Aug 2009   #33
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Windows 7 definitely.

Running smoother than XP ever did on my old laptop

Dell D800 Pentium M 1.7 Ghz, 1,5gb, Nvidia 4200go 64mb running xp drivers v.81.98, 120gb fujitsu 5400rpm.

no aero translucency, but aero style and alternative transparency hack (only on taskbar)

cpu idle 3%

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That's cool! I guess it's a 32-bi, or can you run x64 on that? Would be interesting to know who has the oldest, minimum rig to run Seven!

BTW, OT I know but squonksc, did you notice your post I quote here was your 400th post? Made a snip:
Seven or XP?-squonksc.png

Kari


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05 Aug 2009   #34
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
That's cool! I guess it's a 32-bi, or can you run x64 on that? Would be interesting to know who has the oldest, minimum rig to run Seven!

BTW, OT I know but squonksc, did you notice your post I quote here was your 400th post? Made a snip:
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Kari
Thank you, I didn't realize that.

FYI: Pentium M is 32bit only.

Finding a driver to run native resolution on my lappy was a real b*tch.

None of the vista or recent xp drivers worked.

Ended up with the 81.89 which was made for longhorn build.
After fiddling with the nv4disp.inf a bit, it installed perfectly.

Had zero problems with this setup.
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05 Aug 2009   #35
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
? ?
what may seem real in terms of big improvements with 7 are mostly the result of very clever marketing which planted the idea by first 'leaking' a completely stripped barebones 7 core.

It was noticeable faster obviously. Once that idea was stuck and all over the net you're preprogrammed to look favorably on 7 whatever it does.

Now the 7 is dressed up it performs on par with Vista.

Hence, reality is in the eye of the beholder.
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05 Aug 2009   #36
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

reality (whatever that means ) was/is/always will be in the eyes of the beholder.

i just wondered about your link...

*edit* nearly got my 400 posts
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05 Aug 2009   #37
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
what may seem real in terms of big improvements with 7 are mostly the result of very clever marketing which planted the idea by first 'leaking' a completely stripped barebones 7 core.

It was noticeable faster obviously. Once that idea was stuck and all over the net you're preprogrammed to look favorably on 7 whatever it does.

Now the 7 is dressed up it performs on par with Vista.

Hence, reality is in the eye of the beholder.
Sorry Petrossa, but I have to disagree with you.

Subjectivity is not my thing, and Win7 (on all my machines):

1. is starting up in 12 to 20 seconds, where XP took 1.5 to 2 minutes

2. Recovering from standby is almost instant, where XP took about 15 seconds.

3. File transfers have gone up by 10 to 30 % (depending on the machine)

4. CPU usage on my recording machine has dropped by 50% compared to running the same project under XP.
(for the first time I don't have to freeze tracks anymore to avoid having crackles in the sound)
Laptop idle Cpu is now 3%, where under XP was 21%.

5. Transfer rates over my gigabit network have gone up by 15% compared to XP
(on vista it was horribly slow)

6. Vsti's (virtual instruments) crashing is thing of the past now. (past being XP)

7. and this is very important to me. The UI is so efficient and easily tweakable I spend at least 50% less time on clicks and double clicks to get where I want. Especially the libraries are a godsend.


I have to make note that on all my machines I completely disabled indexing and search (as I always did in XP too)

Disabling those services boosted Win7 beyond XP.

So Win7 is here to stay for me, XP is history.
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05 Aug 2009   #38
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Sorry Petrossa, but I have to disagree with you.

Subjectivity is not my thing, and Win7 (on all my machines):

1. is starting up in 12 to 20 seconds, where XP took 1.5 to 2 minutes

2. Recovering from standby is almost instant, where XP took about 15 seconds.

3. File transfers have gone up by 10 to 30 % (depending on the machine)

4. CPU usage on my recording machine has dropped by 50% compared to running the same project under XP.
(for the first time I don't have to freeze tracks anymore to avoid having crackles in the sound)
Laptop idle Cpu is now 3%, where under XP was 21%.

5. Transfer rates over my gigabit network have gone up by 15% compared to XP
(on vista it was horribly slow)

6. Vsti's (virtual instruments) crashing is thing of the past now. (past being XP)

7. and this is very important to me. The UI is so efficient and easily tweakable I spend at least 50% less time on clicks and double clicks to get where I want. Especially the libraries are a godsend.


I have to make note that on all my machines I completely disabled indexing and search (as I always did in XP too)

Disabling those services boosted Win7 beyond XP.

So Win7 is here to stay for me, XP is history.
Maybe you're XP hasn't been tweaked too well,it's hard to believe it's starting up only in 12-20 seconds!

Quote:
what may seem real in terms of big improvements with 7 are mostly the result of very clever marketing which planted the idea by first 'leaking' a completely stripped barebones 7 core.

It was noticeable faster obviously. Once that idea was stuck and all over the net you're preprogrammed to look favorably on 7 whatever it does.

Now the 7 is dressed up it performs on par with Vista.

Hence, reality is in the eye of the beholder.
I think that too,for me Windows Seven it's like an update for Vista,a little bit faster(a tweaked vista)!
It's all about marketing!
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05 Aug 2009   #39
Professional

Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

now i have both of them,but i prefer windows7
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05 Aug 2009   #40
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Professional View Post
now i have both of them,but i prefer windows7
Why?Because it's new,right?
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