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12 Aug 2012   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601

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Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?
No, sir.

But out of curiosity what makes you think that this site is devoted to talk about how bad Windows 7 is?

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12 Aug 2012   #12


There was always a thread going here for almost 3 years where a crank yammers on about how bad Win7 is. You'd sometimes thing they were pulling our leg with the way they imitate Grandpa Simpson demanding we get off his lawn (XP).

I think it disoriented them when threads started up with complaints about Windows 8, making them settle down and eat their oatmeal quietly in confusion.
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12 Aug 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

mantion you are making it to difficult. All the operating system you don't like, don't use them. If you ever find a operating system you do like, use it. The only other choice is to create your own operating system. Be careful you might not like that one.
Have a nice day.
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12 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mantion View Post
Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?

Petrossa, is that you?
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12 Aug 2012   #15


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mantion View Post
Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?

Petrossa, is that you?
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12 Aug 2012   #16

windows 8.1 Pro x64

the default win7 interface annoyed me a bit as well, however with the way I modded it I now prefer it to how I had XP.

quick launch can be brought back.
also getting '7 taskbar tweaker' you can adjust the taskbar a lot making it much more like how XP was.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2012   #17


xp....terrible horrible os, vista...worse, windows 7...actually got most things right best parts of xp and the best parts of vista and some extras added in.

driver support...check
backward compatability...check
32 bit/64 bit support...check
uefi support in 64 bit...check
increased ram support...check
general better support for new hardware...check
support for dx11....check
better networking support native to the os that even a monkey could get working...check
and this is just a small list of things that it does better than xp or vista.

let me know when xp supports all of that...oh wait never gonna happen.

don't like it then tough there are no alternatives.

i can't fault win 7 and you don't need a mouse for it either, it uses the same key commands that windows has always used.
i can fault xp i can fault vista.

hey you could always switch to apple.....oh wait thats even worse.

and one day linux will be a better os in the ways it needs to be you could just wait till then....

in the end your here to complain about something and can't even find the time to be humble about what it got right.
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12 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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I tried windows 7 for a year, I am done, I just can't do it. I absolutely hate the explorer and just about everything else. I have done everything I can to adjust and just can't do it. I am going to have to revert back to XPP.

I really want a 64 bit process for the memory access.. I want something as close to XPP or W2k as possible. Has anyone tried XPP64?

I have tried classic shell its better but still not XPP.

I already have a Linux box, its great Love it, definitely the future unfortunately a lot of the programs I need are still windows and I need 64bit.

I used server 2003 briefly its pretty good, but I know nothing about 2008. Is 2008 explorer closer to XP or vista/7.

This will be for a brand new 6 core I7 Desktop that I will build. I do not care one bit about support or updates, I turn auto updates off and only update when there is a new SP.

I will not really be using windows much except for swapping files and a few simple windows program and thus the need for a good explorer. Most of my time will be spent in virtual machines.

Again windows 7/vista/8 are a no go.. Never going to happen.. Tried them hate them.
Just a question, why does it absolutely needs to be 64 bits? If you like XP so much, why not stick to it simply instead of searching for something new?
I agree that Windows explorer is a complete crap in Win Vista/7/8, but personally I can live with it after applying the Classic Shell and got a very usable thing after tweaking. But if you won't use Windows too much, what about installing it as a virtual machine under a Linux host? A 32 bits XP should run just fine on that conditions.

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Yah that is what I heard... I think I am going to have to go with 2003 Enterprise. I hear 2008 is too much like vista/7

I was really hoping that someone out there knows of some rare version of windows.. lol
I use 2008 R2 and yes, it's exactly the same as Win7, with a totally useless Windows explorer unless tweaking. Unless for some server-specific functions not available in 7, 2008 it's the very same thing and after some configuration, you can't tell on what system you are

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Son I tried windows 8 its complete Microsoft. I use my keyboard for almost everything. Windows vista, 7, 8 are made for mouse users. I rarely if ever reach for my mouse. for me the best windows was win2k. My XPP is basically win2k. I just don't have time to be slowed down by a mouse. Sorry.
Not that exactly. Windows Vista/7 are mostly for mouses. Windows 8 is made for tablets and touch screens. XP is a mix of mouse/keyboard.
But what about using a command line? It's 100% keyboard, mostly with the same functions when you learn the commands and for file management it works great. You may be used to it if you're on Linux too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mantion View Post
Isn't this website devoted to talking about how bad windows 7 sucks?
Nooooo. It's all the opposite. In this site, the general line is "XP is old, Win8 sucks, Vista is fine, and Win7 is the greatest". Here the fanatics even defend the un-defendable things as if they were THE best things ever (MSE being the most clear example).
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12 Aug 2012   #19


Win7 is the best OS ever for the average consumer, which is who we help here by the tens of thousands.

You can call us fanboys but our innate knowledge of the OS since before it's release has helped these forums to become the undisputed tech powerhouse of the web.

That it doesn't appeal to users who want to use their Command Line to do mouse functions makes sense, however.
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12 Aug 2012   #20

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Pardon me but do I smell a troll

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