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Windows 7: Windows 7, another step backwards

02 Nov 2009   #1
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7, another step backwards

I have no formal training in IT, but reularly use my laptop for email, report writing in word, bit of internet browsing.

Previously I had XP, then bought a new machine with Vista installed and found it too complicated and stress inducing. So when Win 7 came out, went out a bought an upgrade, instlled and have more problems.

For me both Vista and Win 7 are a step backwards. Too complicated and I'm almost sure to reload XP when I get hold of the software.

My advice to anyone who is not an expert is stick with XP.


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02 Nov 2009   #2
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

You're on a Forum where all the W7 Fanboys hang out ..
I think you've just poked a Hornet's nest.



But W7 looks kinda Buggy (handicapped) to me too
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02 Nov 2009   #3
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

^ Yup he definitely did! lol

I said the same thing as the OP in the beginning when Vista came out. Just wait until there will be no updates/support for XP (i don't know when that will happen tho lol)

My parents are not experts (barely know how to check their email) and they notice the performance upgrades on their laptops from XP.

Everyone has their own opinions/reviews about Windows 7. I say try it out and see how you like it.
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02 Nov 2009   #4
kanehi

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Oh well. There's actually no reason to use Win7 or Vista if you're happy with XP. There's a learning curb to any new OS, just like XP when it came out.
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02 Nov 2009   #5
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Did you install XP yourself or did your pc come with it?


You must remember XP has Service pack 3 now,so it was not without its complications.

In my opinion xp was very simple to use,and it worked at the time as there wasnt much use on the internet etc.

As time went on they decided to make Vista which was a polished version of XP with all those service packs intergrated and a new layout,which for XP users, was actually hard to get used to and in some cases made it harder (i think)

Win7 builds on Vista and corrects most of these buuut if you really really really didnt like vista,dont go Win7.

If you just thought it was too hard to use,keep at it,you'll adapt in no time.I for one really hated vista when in came out for silly reasons which seemed important at the time,then i got used to it and liked it,then the move to 7 i found it excellent.

I believe when xp users say its more complicated,some times its just done a different way,you have to remember it is a NEW operating system in relation to XP vs Vista/7.


I think when eventually service packs start getting released most if not all issues would be sorted.
Dan
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02 Nov 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Oi Vey!! He surely doesn't want to try linux...
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02 Nov 2009   #7
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
My advice to anyone who is not an expert is stick with XP.
Seems to me you have to be an expert to work with XP anymore. Windows 7 is so much easier to work with....The problem for most people is going to be getting it on a machine and running. Once it's installed, there is no comparison between XP and 7
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02 Nov 2009   #8
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
My advice to anyone who is not an expert is stick with XP.
Seems to me you have to be an expert to work with XP anymore. Windows 7 is so much easier to work with....The problem for most people is going to be getting it on a machine and running. Once it's installed, there is no comparison between XP and 7
How about 7 < XP

The "<" sign was inteneded lol
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02 Nov 2009   #9
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
So when Win 7 came out, went out a bought an upgrade, installed and have more problems.
I don't understand this statement.

You had more problems with Windows 7 than you did with Vista?? I don't know how that's possible.

What problems did you have? Problems installing the Operating System?

We need a little more details please.
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02 Nov 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I think this entire thread is just troll baiting... The OP wasn't interested in resolving a problem, only saying how difficult windows 7 was, and hasn't returned or posted a reply...Nothing more to see here...

Im 10-7
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