Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

30 Oct 2009   #51
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by armyslowrdr View Post
uhhhh-no.

I was a huge XP fan, but 7 is leaps forward.

I still got my favorite XP computers running.

But I have 6 Win7 computers running, & I don't think I could live without Win7


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
31 Oct 2009   #52
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bearlout View Post
the only thing i regret is that there were no home computers when i was a kid

LOL... I reget that there were no home computers when I was an ADULT!!

(you probably think I am kidding)

..and I have always been bummed that BIG WHEELS were invented long after I had grown too big to fit into one. Life is just not fair.
(Gallagher later had one custom-made that would have been great)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #53
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi All

Like always there's usually a spanner in the works / fly in the ointment.

On my Laptop -- no question at all -- W7 is there to stay.

On my main desktop I'm not so sure -- since its got 12GB RAM and as I need to log on to loads of different applications the lack of virtual desktops is almost a showstopper here. (Ok there are some 3rd party one's but nothing like the completely configerable desktop powertoy in XP).

So I've actually REMOVED W7 from my desktop and replaced it with W2008 Server R2 and fire up a load of XP virtual machines with their specific apps on them.

I've also got a W7 ultimate VM for my main Email, Internet and Office apps, but apart from that I probably still am using XP 80% of the time now.

Don't get me wrong -- I Love W7 and will gradually migrate the XP VM's to W7 VM's but there's no rush yet especially most work applications still need an XP front end.

I'll probably convert my music streaming app with its MySQL database over to a VM W7 first.

Since machines have much more RAM in them these days MS really should have provided a decent virtual desktop facility -- with EACH desktop 100% customiseable.

This is what I mean -- makes it much easier when running loads of applications. This is a SINGLE VIRTUAL XP machine with 4 desktops - and each can have their own set of apps etc. (You can of course cut and paste between them etc etc). The desktop facility is the DESKTOPS from MS powertoys sysinternals.

Cheers
jimbo


Attached Thumbnails
Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?-xpvms.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 Oct 2009   #54
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You should try cube desktop,its a very easy program that allows 6 virtual desktops to be used at once.
I find it excellent.

Dan
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #55
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
You should try cube desktop,its a very easy program that allows 6 virtual desktops to be used at once.
I find it excellent.

Dan
Hi there

Thanks for the info - the application is fine up to a point but I've tried that one and it still doesn't do EXACTLY what I want -- each desktop to be TOTALLY separate with own backgrounds, MENU, and desktop Icons.

For example if you need to logon to 6 or 7 different SAP R/3 systems each with say 3 different clients (Development, QA/ User Test / Production) you can see why I need this type of application.

It has also crashed a number of times so I gave up on that one.

Running a number of VM's on a 12 GB RAM server gives me the best of both worlds here - as I can migrate as and when I need to.


Note the main download link reports UNSAFE website -- there are others of course but beware of this one



Cheers
jimbo


Attached Images
Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?-unsafe.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #56
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
You should try cube desktop,its a very easy program that allows 6 virtual desktops to be used at once.
I find it excellent.

Dan
Hi there

Thanks for the info - the application is fine up to a point but I've tried that one and it still doesn't do EXACTLY what I want -- each desktop to be TOTALLY separate with own backgrounds, MENU, and desktop Icons.

For example if you need to logon to 6 or 7 different SAP R/3 systems each with say 3 different clients (Development, QA/ User Test / Production) you can see why I need this type of application.

It has also crashed a number of times so I gave up on that one.

Running a number of VM's on a 12 GB RAM server gives me the best of both worlds here - as I can migrate as and when I need to.

Cheers
jimbo
Thats great!!!


I dont know what the fu.. he just said
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #57
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I never regret moving to 7, probably one of the smartest things Ive ever done for my PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #58
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Installed WIN95 day of release after having bought a PC with WIN3.1 on it initially, likewise WIN98. Skipped WinME (though did have it just never installed it), skipped 2000, went XP the week of release, likewise Vista.

Never regretted any of them. Especially liked WIN95 and Vista.

Beta'd WIN7. Really impressed with it's lightness, crispness (though I DID have a freezing issue intermittently), so I bought and installed WIN7 on the day after release.

Absolutley no regrets. To me - Vista on steriods - I love the interface and the speed.

Really -what's NOT to love about it? No doubt I WILL find issues the more I delve, but right now, extremely happy.

And I have been helped immeasurably by those here whenever I have sought advice - that's a help too!

Rgds
Rod
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #59
steve08

windows 7 32 bit home premium
 
 

I used vista for around a year not a bad os at all had no problems with it. But purchased win 7 home premium and absolutely love it not regretting it one bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #60
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

From Windows 3.0, through most of them, until Win7RC and now Win7.

They all had their good points, and I enjoyed each one.

Win7 has a very good feel, I was comfortable with it from the first day.

Absolutely no regrets.

Waiting for Win8
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
You Will Not Regret Help This Thread!
Hey friends, without wasting time :D, i want to ask if someone in this forum know what is the OS used in this picture? https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/PWA7cElL8kIwAfVAJcvK8dAj5mKfzMDj9WTOYtWZcgaBIQMA58N417ihbRA_wI_DNWWEEfYWjQ=s640-h400-e365...
Themes and Styles
Moving Windows Old
Hi After a reinstall of Windows 7 the Windows Old file takes up some 53GB of my 128GB SSD. Is it OK to move(copy) this file to a storage drive, and delete it from my C drive? Thanks in advance
General Discussion
What do you regret?
Granted, many of us don't cry over spilled milk, or have moved on and don't dwell on the past, but there's always something that we can think of that we regret. I'll go first. Letting a few good (marriage material) women get away. Not buying that Samsung 830 64Gb SSD for $99.99, a few days...
Chillout Room
Moving Windows 7 from one HD to another
I recently bought a laptop, it came with Windows 7 Home Premium. I ended up getting another HD on it, and I got my hands on a Windows 7 Ultimate disk. Thing is this second HD is actually a SSD so I want to install 7 on it, and I'll do it with the Ultimate for obvious reasons. A friend of mine...
Installation & Setup
Moving Windows 7 from old PC to new PC
I currently own a Optiplex 745, and was just presented with the opportunity to trade in for a Precision T3500. My issue is moving the windows 7 OS from a 80gb hard drive (optiplex 745) to a 320 GB hard drive (T3500). I know I can image the Drive to move but how do I take into account the change...
Drivers
Moving Windows 7 32 to 64 Q?
My machine is dual boot with Vista Ultimate 32 and Windows 7 Pro 32, Upgrade. CPU is AMD 64 Athlon X2, mobo is a Asus M3A. Both qualified to run 64 bit. I had purchased the 7 from MS and have both 32 and 64 Backup DVD's. I want to do an upgrade of the 7 from the 32 bit version to the 64 to...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App