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Windows 7: Usage Poll

View Poll Results: How much are you using 7?
Im using it all of the time now, its running great and i have not booted vista/xp for days 34 82.93%
Im using it but still using vista more 7 17.07%
Ive played with it, but not using 0 0%
Nah, not interested. I installed it but not used it since 0 0%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

22 Jan 2009   #11
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using it all the time and it's working great, the only thing that is bugging me is Punk Buster on COD but hopefully someone will come up with a fix for that soon.


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22 Jan 2009   #12
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I triple boot, Vista 32 bit, Vista 64 bit, and Windows 7 64 bit.

3 Options to cover most eventualities.

I feel that unless you have a backup PC, single boot with what is after all, a Beta system, with all the possibilities of faulting, is a poor situation to put yourself in.

Just my opinion of course.
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23 Jan 2009   #13
octomobiki

win7 x64 (7000)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Patrick C View Post
I have a dual boot Vista 64, Windows 7(64), and a Partition for My Documents (ALL Data). I have Office 2003 Standard and I have not been able to get the Outlook Mail Backup program that works in Vista to work in Windows 7. I can backup contacts & Old mail to a file in Outlook - manually - but so far I haven't wanted to do that.
unless you are strictly talking about backing up, why not just place the outlook.pst file onto your "my documents" folder. access it from both OS's no problem, then just backup that partition that you have your documents in.
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23 Jan 2009   #14
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Like almost everyone here, I'm using W7 pretty much exclusively now.
Still love Vista but this OS is functional in every aspect I need and I really like the tweaks they made over Vista's interface. Well except for the new "All Control Panel Items" view, I find it harder to find what I'm looking for now. I have to read thru a couple of lines of them until I find what I was looking for, I guess I'm more accustomed to finding the big Icon I wanted in Vista and now the icon's are smallish in there.

Sure wish I could get my Cable TV working in W7 WMC tho...damn! Only thing I have that doesn't work properly for me.
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23 Jan 2009   #15
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

I am now using W7 Build 6.1 now as my only system..i have not had no issues at all with it other than every now and then IE slows down and acts funny..But hey that's fine.I love the new code over vista for sure cant wait to see the final rtm..
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23 Jan 2009   #16
Patrick C

Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by octomobiki View Post
unless you are strictly talking about backing up, why not just place the outlook.pst file onto your "my documents" folder. access it from both OS's no problem, then just backup that partition that you have your documents in.
octomobiki - Although I install, activate, and do the things Microsoft requires for legally installed software so that the program can "know" it is Ok for the user to download and activate other components, for some reason in Windows 7, after I have installed MS Office 2003 Standard, and it is activated, ==> When I run pfbackup.exe - a Microsoft program that backs up Outlook essentials ==> The software tells me that I must have Outlook 2000, 2002, or 2003 installed to install that Microsoft written program. Obviously it is a Windows 7 beta error that will eventually be solved. I experimented and I can export to a file my contacts and in a seperate file the folder *.pst mail backup. When you use pfbackup.exe it backs up both in one and has an interface for telling the software where to save the backup, for opening backups, etc.. It is an essential part of backing up, the data to My Documents. If a person saves every essential data item in My Documents, with a regular backup of My Documents and all of the users software programs - a user can recover from any problems easily. I really like the Windows 7 Ultimate interface. Once Vista 64 Ultimate has finnnaaalllllyyyy opened it is quite good. I think it is far superior to XP, and Windows 7 appears so far to be a step up in performance. I was quite surprised to see ATI with "preview" drivers. I need to get off my soapbox. Bottomline I could do what you suggested, but for right now I think I want to test things some more or "wait & see". Thanks for your post. God's Speed - Patrick C
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23 Jan 2009   #17
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Windows 7 all the way. I just reinstalled/formatted all my Hard Drives yesterday and completely ditched Vista. Living on the edge, hah
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23 Jan 2009   #18
Patrick C

Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit
 
 

Renthor - You're the Man - Go for the Gold. I hope You have fun. I like to read the posts in this forum....God's Speed - Patrick C
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23 Jan 2009   #19
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Never realized how many people are ditching vista completly and going alone with 7. I hope whatever and whenever the next release is that we can upgrade cos im seriously tempted to format my vista drive. 7 does everything vista did for me only better and faster.

Regards
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23 Jan 2009   #20
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

I wouldn't suggest it for the average person, just because this is still a beta product, and it does end in August (July?) of this year. If a new beta/RC or RTM isn't out by then, you'll have to go back to Vista/XP (ugh). Then again, I'd say this forum consists mostly of *not*-the-average people.

If you do ditch it entirely, it won't hurt to make an image backup (which is what I did) so you can go back to exactly what you had when you formatted.
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