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Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

14 Nov 2009   #131
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I've been using 7 now for quite a while. It is THE best OS I have ever used. I even upgraded my work pc to 7 coz I couldn't stand running XP again


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14 Nov 2009   #132
Gbsnplr

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satchmo View Post
I've used Windows since version 2.0 (not too many of you had used Windows 2.0, I bet).

Windows 95 was great, but Windows 7 rivals Windows 95 as the best Windows yet.
And used Windows 386
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14 Nov 2009   #133
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Nice .

I personnally think (about the uac discussion) that it's something that should've been inplemented before Vista and also that it should've been worked up more than it's been worked up (although they did a pretty good job in 7). I beleive similar security was on some linux distros before it was inplemented in Windows.

Don't take my word on it though.
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14 Nov 2009   #134
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sbrideau View Post
Nice .

I personnally think (about the uac discussion) that it's something that should've been inplemented before Vista and also that it should've been worked up more than it's been worked up (although they did a pretty good job in 7). I beleive similar security was on some linux distros before it was inplemented in Windows.

Don't take my word on it though.
Rather than the UAC pre-dating Vista the operating procedure that UAC is based on. (the visible pop up elevation prompt, UAC is much more that just this ), is one that has been in use for as long as a permissions system has been in use.

This system has been and still is used in "nix" systems as it has been used in all "NT" systems - what the UAC brings to the user is the automation of the elevation procedure.

Whereas it used to be required to manually run as a standard user and manually "Runas" an admin for certain tasks this is now automatic.

Microsoft are as much to blame as anyone for the confusion that surrounds running as an admin or standard user. Prior to Vista they automatically created a single user on install of the OS, and of course a single user must be an administrator.

In the professional computing world, the person installing would always make at least one standard user in addition to the single admin. and this would be the day to day user account.

When XP was released, to the home as well as the professional market, Microsoft could, and IMO, should have, set the installer to create the correct twin account set-up, and guided those users coming to a secure style OS from the Windows 9x into the correct way to run securely.

The basic issue is that a lot of users were "taught" to use an administrator for everything and of course the developers then created the software to assume you were an admin, and so people were even more likely to run as admin as they wanted to be able to run their software

the UAC elevation prompt is a retrospective attempt to guide uses back to the original best practice, without making it too cumbersome, again with vista Microsoft dropped the ball in the education of users - most of whom think it is some type of anti malware software.

If you use UAC or switch it off that is your right as a user on your system, unfortunately the reasons I hear for this are often confused. Those who would most benefit from the additional protection are often persuaded to switch it off by others.

I have never had any issue with a new user starting with Vista using UAC I explain why it is there and they accept it. The only issues I've had is with those who have been drawn into the less secure practices proliferated with XP.

sorry for the long post but I feel that explanation of the situation may give neww users a more balanced view and enable an informed decision
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14 Nov 2009   #135
maryomalley

Windows 7
 
 

I'm back, and I rode in here on Windows 7 Ultimate. I decided to pay the extra $ and stick with Ultimate (I was upgrading from Vista Ultimate) rather than go through the hassle of a clean install.

Anyway, so far so good. With Vista, whenever I spent time importing from Excel into Access, I would have to reboot the PC every hour or so, because it would just start crawling. Now, it stays fast, no reboot necessary.

Also, with Vista, whenever I started up my Netgear wireless would connect to a Virtual Profile, and I would have to disconnect, then reconnect to the proper network. THat problem has also disappeared.

No complaints yet!
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14 Nov 2009   #136
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post
I'm back, and I rode in here on Windows 7 Ultimate. I decided to pay the extra $ and stick with Ultimate (I was upgrading from Vista Ultimate) rather than go through the hassle of a clean install.

Anyway, so far so good. With Vista, whenever I spent time importing from Excel into Access, I would have to reboot the PC every hour or so, because it would just start crawling. Now, it stays fast, no reboot necessary.

Also, with Vista, whenever I started up my Netgear wireless would connect to a Virtual Profile, and I would have to disconnect, then reconnect to the proper network. THat problem has also disappeared.

No complaints yet!

Congrats Mary, glad to hear it.
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14 Nov 2009   #137
Tommyd

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(desktop), Windows 7 Professional x86(laptop)
 
 

Well, I got Vista after five years of using XP on my families ancient desktop (AMD athalon processor, GeForce 2 graphics, ect), and it seemed incredibly fast. Which it was. But over the following year, it started to slow down considerably, even after a reformat or two. When I first heard about Win 7, I didn't really like the look of it, especially the taskbar. But after getting it through the Student discount offer, which I couldn't really refuse, and using it for a few weeks on my laptop, and on my new desktop, I could never go back to Vista.
Get 7, and you won't regret it
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14 Nov 2009   #138
MP28

Windows 7
 
 

I hated Vista for a long time. I actually wished ill on Microsoft for inflicting us all with Vista. Buggy, bloated, slow, incompatible. Just frustrating. It started being tolerable around SP1.

I love Windows 7. Microsoft definitely got it right. This is the first time I have ever seen a new version of Windows run BETTER than the previous version on older hardware.
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14 Nov 2009   #139
ancient11

Windows 7
 
 

The only way that I will upgrade is when Microsoft quits supporting the OS that I am using, as it has done with XP. I don't upgrade just because it is new. I am giving this computer to the grandchildren after I put a new video card and power supply in, then put Windows 7 on it. Thankfully, I will not be using this computer.

I guess that I will have ever one here jumping down my throat but I will not claim I like something, when I don't. I respect everyone's opinion on what they like and dislike. I might not agree with it, but I will respect it and I certainly will not try to ram my opinion down their throat. Ever one has the right to their opinion. You must understand that some like Dodge's, some like Ford's, some like General Motors products and some like BMWs. What is right for one does not make it right for every one.

To say I disliked millennium would be the understatement of the year, but I would choose millennium over Windows 7 or Vista. I started with Dr. DOS, then 3.5, then 95, then 98 SE (the best one yet), and then XP ( wasn;t overly fond of but did not dread using like 7) I used Windows 7 trial for 2 months and it convinced me to buy an iMac as it did several of my friends, but some went to Ubuntu, out of 23 -- 8 are going to Windows 7. All of us are senior citizens, the youngest one is 74 ( the baby).

I am not saying this is a bad product, I am saying it is a bad product for me -- an individual. I supported Windows for years but now it is time for me to move on. I will probably need help getting Windows 7 on this computer because I do not believe this particular computer is a prime candidate because it is a Dell product. The school is going to Windows 7, so they would like their students to use this particular OS.

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14 Nov 2009   #140
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you barman for the explanation. It's one of the things I was confused about, but never removed it from my systems because I know it is security things.
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