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Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

15 Nov 2009   #141
John Ulbricht

Win 7 Pro
 
 

"I've used Windows since version 2.0 (not too many of you had used Windows 2.0, I bet)."

Actually I've used every OS since DOS (except for MAC OS's) and I find they have been getting better all the time. I now have Win 7 on two of my PC's . Linux on another and XP on my netbook. I updated one from Vista and the other from XP .. other than the fact I can't use my HP2200C Scanner anymore and some niggling problems with printer sharing to another Vista Laptop (my wife's) it is by far the best OS I have ever used. Opening applications is lightning fast and being able to do things like VPN in the OS easily is fantastic.
Go ahead and upgrade .. you won't go back

Cheers


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15 Nov 2009   #142
fbernaus

Windows 7
 
 

Vista has given me many problems because UAC was so intrusive, many old applications that worked perfectly under XP gave incompatibility problems under Vista. Yes, I know, we have to upgrade all those old apps but that's not an easy matter if you are working in a company with hundreds of PCs. So we had to roll back our testing Vistas. Under 7 everything is smoother. Go move to 7 now, it's the best Microsoft OS ever.
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15 Nov 2009   #143
ULTIMATE2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Build 7600
 
 

I bought my first PC with Windows ME( memory eater) and it was garbage. Updated to XP and it was a breath of fresh air. Tried Vista and it was a nice change but had it issues. Windows 7 ROCKS!!!!!!
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15 Nov 2009   #144
Kencelot

W7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Having used, fixed, tweaked, and tinkered with all of MS' OS's, 7 is by far the best out of the gate.
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15 Nov 2009   #145
myoriah

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7 definitely loads and shuts down faster than Vista. I have dual boot on my laptop running both. Didn't want to commit myself to running just 7 until I found out if I liked it and if everything works. So far my cell phone does not have the updated software for my computer so I can not sync my music or data on it using 7. Hopefully once that software becomes available everything will work. I only hope it won't take them six months like it did with Vista to come up with the software. My bluetooth printer periodically goes offline and the only way to get it back online is to delete the printer and then add printer where it will reinstall the drivers. At least I was able to get win7 drivers for my printer.

I don't regret putting 7 on my laptop but not sure I will spring for the money to put 7 on my desktop. I have no problems with Vista other than the slowness at start and shutdown and actually isn't really all that slow.
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15 Nov 2009   #146
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Until your software for the phone is updated for Windows 7 you may be able to set your phone into "storage" mode where it works as a USB stick - in this mode you should be able to copy and edir files on the phone.

Also although the software is not compatible it could be that your Vista drivers may work with windows 7 - if this is the case then you should be able to sync your phone using one of the many music player/managers available - or even Windows media player
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15 Nov 2009   #147
mocca

win 7
 
 

I'm startig to regret some of it.

I simply cannot understand why microsoft screwed up the windows explorer so badly.
if someone manages to migrate vista x64 explorer to win 7 x64, i'll be more or less happy to stick with it.

-Automatic horizontal scrolling in the left pane and the horizontal scrollbar.
-The size of any selected item and free disk space are not shown on the status bar.
-The Sort bar that appears for any view in Windows Vista only appears for Details view.
-Classic Start menu
- sorting "programs" in startmenu by drag&drop

just a few things that aren't as good.

only real improvement are the network capabilities or rather the networking speed.
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15 Nov 2009   #148
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote:
-Automatic horizontal scrolling in the left pane and the horizontal scrollbar.
-The size of any selected item and free disk space are not shown on the status bar.
-The Sort bar that appears for any view in Windows Vista only appears for Details view.
-Classic Start menu
- sorting "programs" in startmenu by drag&drop
I am quite sure that the file size is displayed in the status bar for selected files.

I can sort my programs in the Start Menu using drag and drop. I did that last night.
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15 Nov 2009   #149
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote:
And used Windows 386 ...
My first computer was a 286, and I used a word processor called WordStar.
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15 Nov 2009   #150
CSSteve

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mocca View Post
I'm startig to regret some of it.

I simply cannot understand why microsoft screwed up the windows explorer so badly.
if someone manages to migrate vista x64 explorer to win 7 x64, i'll be more or less happy to stick with it.

-Automatic horizontal scrolling in the left pane and the horizontal scrollbar.
-The size of any selected item and free disk space are not shown on the status bar.
-The Sort bar that appears for any view in Windows Vista only appears for Details view.
-Classic Start menu
- sorting "programs" in startmenu by drag&drop

just a few things that aren't as good.

only real improvement are the network capabilities or rather the networking speed.
I have to say, one of the first things that struck me as a massive improvement was explorer file navigation.

The only thing I prefer that is not the default setting is to display the full true file address. Dumbing the file address down just doesn't seem like smart computing to me. People should know what each file address is and the system by which they are stored. But, hey, that's me.
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