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Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

01 Nov 2009   #61

windows 7

I loved my Vista 64-bit, it was/is a geat operating system for me.

I belive Vista broke ground in many ways that now allows Windows 7 to have a much smoother start.

I am now using Windows 7 64-bit Pro and love it...

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06 Nov 2009   #62

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
I skipped Vista but will chime in anyway. Windows 7 is clean, fast, and my knock on it is that it is not quite customizeable enough. I do not like the start menu at all. Not even close to regretting moving to it though - its the best new OS in quite a while
I did the same thing I will never regret it.
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06 Nov 2009   #63

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I sufferred bugs (mostly minor) in Vista, and the same for Win 7. No sensible difference to me. And I should say I had more bugs in XP than in Vista :) And two of my friends who had moved to 7 tell me the same.
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06 Nov 2009   #64

Win7 x64 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
I skipped Vista but will chime in anyway. Windows 7 is clean, fast, and my knock on it is that it is not quite customizeable enough. I do not like the start menu at all. Not even close to regretting moving to it though - its the best new OS in quite a while
I did the same thing I will never regret it.
Ditto, but I skipped Vista 'cus I just could not get a level of comfort with it. I've used Windows since 3.0 - all of them - server versions like 2K, 2003, 2008, plus OS/2, multiple versions of 'nix systems [AIX, Linux, Solaris, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc] so have fairly extensive server and Desktop OS interface experience and an understanding of the underlying operating principles.

With Vista I had major issues with trying to get underneath the UI and finding low-level system controls. It was all UI issues for me, nothing to do with stabilty, missing drivers, stability or anything like that. My kids laptop runs Vista 32-bit and they seem to like it, but I hate having to do anything on it. Doesn't make it a "bad" OS, jsut one I did not like and thus, skipped.
Win7 appears to be much better thought out and has some of the nice touches from Vista. Still don't like Explorer, never have, never will. But other than that, I've had very few issues with it.
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06 Nov 2009   #65

Windows 7 64-bit

No regrets at all here. Vista never really gave me any major problems except on other people's machines that came with a bunch of crapware pre-installed and RAM deprived. If I had to pick things I hated about Vista they would be:

1. Built-in Backup program was utter garbage. Wouldn't backup .exe files!? I can understand the need for security, but if it won't backup what I want, then its useless.

2. The Vista Theme: I was getting pretty tired of the green/black and wave crap toward the end.

3. Constant HDD churning: Even with 4GB of RAM when I bootup, HDD churned for what seemed like forever. Install or uninstall and app, yet more HDD churning. Vista really loved to spin the ol drive I say. Didn't take long to disable Windows search and Superfetch to stop that nonsense.

4. Half-baked apps like Windows Mail, Calendar and Movie Maker.

What do I like about Windows 7?

1. A backup program that is actually decent.

2. Aero Snap, jump lists and taskbar previews are useful too me.

3. Disc imaging and Previous Versions available in Home Premium.

4. MUCH less disc churning.

5. A better, more pleasant theme.

6. Overall a snappier feeling UI.

7. Homegroup is a nice and simple feature for sharing files and printers.

8. Removal of sub-par apps (see # 4 on Vista dislikes)

9. DVD and AAC playback by default.

10. Media Center.

11. More customizable UAC (I still have it set to max though).

12. Gadgets aren't stuck in a sidebar anymore.

13. SuperBar is a refreshing change.

What do I dislike about 7 so far?

1. Control panel visually is less appealing than Vista.

2. Window Media Player needs an overhaul. While it looks nice, its missing features that should be standard (tag editor for example). and Its buggy with displaying album art.

3. Can't verify disc images in Home Premium. Seriously, why should that be a Professional and up feature?

Thats my take on this situation :)
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07 Nov 2009   #66

Vista/Windows 7

Not ready yet to do away with Vista completely. Yesterday I got my Windows 7 disc and set it up to dual boot. The windows calendar is missing and don't ask me why but that is the only calendar my phone will send events to. I was able to create a shortcut for it onto the 7 desktop. Windows 7 was the easiest installation I've ever done. So far no major problems.The jury is still out on whether it will stay or not.
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07 Nov 2009   #67


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Then came Vista... (which some call Windows ME 2.0)
And those some thought they we're witty and original too
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07 Nov 2009   #68

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

While there are undoubtedly many people on both camps concerning Vista, in my town I was beginning to think I was the only one that actually liked Vista.

Sure, the one major bug I had with it was a few months after installing it (I got it a few days after initial release), the activation gave me an issue that required some creative tinkering with SLMGR to get working again. Other than that, Vista gave me no problems.

When Microsoft first released the 7 public beta, I did the normal routine and setup dual-boot between Vista and 7. Three days later I formatted the harddrive and removed Vista completely. That's how good 7 was, even in Beta. And it does not stop there. The RC showed vast improvement in performance and stability over the BETA.

And having installed the 7 release for several clients over the past two weeks, I can says with confidence that I have no regrets at all with my move to 7.

Prometheus is still running the RC, but I'll be hauling out the R1950.00 required for 7 Ultimate x64 towards the end of December, once I've paid off a few hardware upgrades I've made first.
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07 Nov 2009   #69

windows 7 home premium x64

With vista ultimate sp2x64, my comp was so fast ; with seven ultimate x64, my comp is so slow.Same software installed.Both genuine (market) . So sad.. Tomorow I"ll go back to vista.
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07 Nov 2009   #70

Windows 7

Two years ago I was undecided between getting a new PC or switching to a Mac. I decided to go with a PC because I have a lot of expensive graphic software and I didn't want the extra expense of having to upgrade it all for the Mac. So I bought a new Dell PC with Vista Ultimate 32-bit installed. Well, guess what? Most of my software had to be upgraded to work with Vista. Add to that the fact that my machine started freezing after about 6 months - it seems the USB ports went faulty. I had to get new ones. They're still not 100%. I also had several other minor Vista issues - minor, but annoying nonetheless. I gave up using Internet Explorer, there were so many issues, and now just use Firefox.

Now, in order to update to Windows 7, I have to upgrade to Ultimate, which is pricier than the other versions. Well, I refuse to give Microsoft another penny of my money. It seems to me they put out a faulty product, used their entire consumer base to test it and find the bugs, fix the bugs, change it up a little, call it Windows 7, and now expect people to pay for the corrected version. And this is not the first time Microsoft has done this. Well, I'm done.

iMac, here I come!
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