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Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

08 Nov 2009   #91
Homey

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Having worked with several OS's in the past, I skipped ME in favor of 98SE, skipped Vista in favor of XP, personally think now that my not having any working knowledge of Vista is what is causeing me the hard times I am encurring with Win 7. Things are their but are buried and you have to did for them, a lot of my good graphics and Photo programs do not work in 7, Win 7 seems to be about being connected with people, have seen several places where they are wanting more info than I care to reveil, my old machine (XP) died just 5 or 6 days before the release of Win7, I could not find a computer on the shelves, most all laptops, but if I could have found a decient one with XP I would have gotten it or went the DIY route, but held out for this one, it's all just a new learning curve, but it's all good!!!


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08 Nov 2009   #92
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Homey, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if that helps get some of your "good graphics and Photo programs" working.

Compatibility Mode
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08 Nov 2009   #93
littlemissymoo

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Going from XP32bit to windows 7 64bit lets just say wow! My PC runs so much faster and can now run my whole 5 gigs instead of saying I only have 3. Had no major problems expect my motherboard died but unsure if that's related.
It's so much cleaner, easier to use, looks smart compared to XP. I found it 100% easier to install comapred to XP [I am not the most PC knowing person] and found it easier to install.
Only issues I have had is that it finds it hard to connect to my router and can loose my net from time to time.
I have even bought a new monitor because my old one was not doing 7 any justice.
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08 Nov 2009   #94
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post
I was looking to save $100.
Mary, I don't blame you for preferring to save the cash on upgrading and in your case I agree with you Ultimate is overkill and not worth the extra cost. You are not required by the license or the upgrade validation process to upgrade to Win7 Ultimate.

I purchased the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade version (reduced cost, requires a previously installed version of Windows) and it validated and installed right over Windows 7 Ultimate Release candidate, a beta version that was actually free to receive over this past summer.

It is not apparent to me here: Do you know if you are currently running Windows Vista 32 bit or 64 bit? If you were to upgrade do you desire to move to 64 bit? Moving from 32 bit to 64 bit would require you to have to perform a clean install, or one that requires reinstalling your previously-installed applications.
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08 Nov 2009   #95
maryomalley

Windows 7
 
 

I have 32-bit Vista. I have no problem sticking with 32-bit Windows 7.

Thanks for the info. I am going to upgrade to Win7 Pro.
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08 Nov 2009   #96
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post
I have 32-bit Vista. I have no problem sticking with 32-bit Windows 7.

Thanks for the info. I am going to upgrade to Win7 Pro.

There is always a learning curve with any new OS or software program.

Many of us here at SevenForums have been learning win7 for a year now

from the Beta testing Enjoy Win7
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10 Nov 2009   #97
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by littlemissymoo View Post
Going from XP32bit to windows 7 64bit lets just say wow! My PC runs so much faster and can now run my whole 5 gigs instead of saying I only have 3. Had no major problems expect my motherboard died but unsure if that's related.
It's so much cleaner, easier to use, looks smart compared to XP. I found it 100% easier to install comapred to XP [I am not the most PC knowing person] and found it easier to install.
Only issues I have had is that it finds it hard to connect to my router and can loose my net from time to time.
I have even bought a new monitor because my old one was not doing 7 any justice.
5 gigs! You certainly aren't messing around.

I get by just fine on my laptop with 3.
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10 Nov 2009   #98
CSSteve

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

I had spent quite a bit of time messing with the beta, so I knew it was going to be stable and I knew there would be some aggravations.

All in all I am still glad I took the chance to migrate to W7 on my primary work computer. There are only 2 things that are annoying:
1. Adobe Acrobat PDF converter does not work with Office in W7 64 bit.

2. My high dollar Logitech mouse is too glitchy to use in W7 64 bit.

Other than those two software makers dragging their behind on these updates, I would call W7 a pretty exceptional new release.
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10 Nov 2009   #99
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Can't help with the mouse issue but for the converter issue - if you have a need for producing PDF files from Word Etc, try one of the universal PDF print drivers such as CutePDF or similar
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10 Nov 2009   #100
CSSteve

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Can't help with the mouse issue but for the converter issue - if you have a need for producing PDF files from Word Etc, try one of the universal PDF print drivers such as CutePDF or similar
I own Desk PDF from Docudesk and it works for the job. It is no Acrobat, but it gets the job done for now.
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