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Windows 7: I put windows 7 on my sister laptop, she hates it.

26 Sep 2009   #21
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I am strict when it comes to family and computers. I put my foot down and force my family to run what I deem necessary on their computers. Is that the right thing to do? Of course not...but ask them when the last time they have had a crash, virus, spyware, etc and I guarantee you it won't be in the last 4 years...

Don't worry though...I also see the opportunity to educate them as well. They know nothing about advanced OS topics BUT they can browse safely and update their computer regularly without additional consultation. That in itself is an accomplishment and is sufficient for the average user


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26 Sep 2009   #22
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I am strict when it comes to family and computers. I put my foot down and force my family to run what I deem necessary on their computers. Is that the right thing to do? Of course not...but ask them when the last time they have had a crash, virus, spyware, etc and I guarantee you it won't be in the last 4 years...

Don't worry though...I also see the opportunity to educate them as well. They know nothing about advanced OS topics BUT they can browse safely and update their computer regularly without additional consultation. That in itself is an accomplishment and is sufficient for the average user
yeah... what a twist.. she likes windows 7 now
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26 Sep 2009   #23
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

If it took so long to put in 7 why then replace it with vista?
Put the damn 64bit on the laptop(because i GUARANTEE that in a month or so she will ask from you again to put a 7 on her laptop...typical...)
So better do it now then to delay it...
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26 Sep 2009   #24
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Wow. I find this amusing.

This is not the happiest of situations (well, it is now).

This is what I would have done:
My system also has Vista on her laptop (32 bit though) and she wouldn't know the difference between Seven or Vista, let alone the x64 vs x86 crap.

If she asked me to put Seven on it, fine (I would probably have charged her though, I am really busy. My time is not free). If she didn't like it, then I would put Vista back on there. If she wants it buggy, fine. Not my problem.

[added]
The other thing was that she really thought that x64 needed to be on her computer (which was wrong). You could explain the difference to her, but from my experience, when someone is that set in their ways trying to help them out is stupid. Give them back what they want, they will be happier with it. Eventually, they may realize that what you told them was true, then they will come back and ask for it.

~Lordbob
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26 Sep 2009   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

As someone said earlier, it wouldn't be fair if you put some crack on her machine that's going to fail on her down the road, if so you need to explain that to her and put her factory Vista back.
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26 Sep 2009   #26
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
As someone said earlier, it wouldn't be fair if you put some crack on her machine that's going to fail on her down the road, if so you need to explain that to her and put her factory Vista back.
How did this get brought up? I see no evidence that he installed anything but the real deal on there....

He said that she just didn't like it and was frustrated with her....

~Lordbob
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26 Sep 2009   #27
gregrocker

 

There is NOTHING 64 bit can get you with 3 gigs except bugs. I tried it and scanned to find that the only program I was running that benefitted from the 64 bit O.S. was Internet Explorer and it had been buggy every since 64 install. McAfee is a bloatware infection just like Norton so put Avast free on there and she will benefit greatly from that alone: feather-lite vs. bag of rocks.

Windows 7 is the greatest invention since the computer. Light as a butterfly, quick like a bee.
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26 Sep 2009   #28
eli2k

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Take the laptop away for a few hours and say, yes I put 64-bit Win7 on there =)
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26 Sep 2009   #29
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You made the right choice. Either put 4 gb of ram in there and install 64 bit w7 or leave it as is and explain to her that w/o 4 gb or more of ram on board, x64 is not the best option and x86 is better in that situation.
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26 Sep 2009   #30
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

A nice technical justification for your actions could be as follows ....

Given her stated usage patten for the laptop ...
  • She will need to run a 32 bit browser to enable flash and thus a more enjoyable web experience
  • As this browser would have to use the 32 bit emulation to run in the 64 bit Operating system.
  • running the browser in a native 32 bit browser is more efficient and therefore the best use of her system

plausible & believable
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