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Windows 7: Retiring Windows 7 Anyone Else?

02 Dec 2009   #101
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

You know, even if you don't like it you'll have to accept it. Just as we are going to phase 32bit out soon, yes I said soon because I don't see a reason for it to be here too much longer. We have drivers, software support, the hardware that can use all the features... With RAM becoming so cheap.... Heck video cards now have 1G+ on them, I am sure we'll be seeing 4G cards someday lolz, man that's ****ing crazy. But with textures, blueray, and how everything is going... Just accept it and move on, because eventually you'll have to accept it to run new software.


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02 Dec 2009   #102
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
You know, even if you don't like it you'll have to accept it. Just as we are going to phase 32bit out soon, yes I said soon because I don't see a reason for it to be here too much longer.
Must be because you don't have anything significant that will not run on it. At my job, the systems admins need to VPN in to do their job. We use a checkpoint firewall, and it doesn't support 64-bit operating systems. Therefore, no VPN support if you run it.
And for those who suggest using a 32-bit virtual machine...the problem is that once you do get VPN'd into the system this way...all of the tools and such which you need to run to do your job are native on the host and not the VM where you are actually VPN'd in.

So, in our environment...64-bit is not a viable option.
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03 Dec 2009   #103
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
So, in our environment...64-bit is not a viable option.
it will be at some point in the near future..
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03 Dec 2009   #104
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

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It wasn't till I used the WD DLT and reset the MBR and then installed XP, used Ghost to create an image that I was able to restore XP as I have done for years.
any chance of a link to this WD DLT?
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03 Dec 2009   #105
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0c9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
So, in our environment...64-bit is not a viable option.
it will be at some point in the near future..
That's what we thought a couple of years ago. I remember having this issue when Vista 64-bit came out. Now, we are on Windows 7 and still have the problem. At the last employer, it was no 64-bit Cisco VPN client, at my new employer it's no Checkpoint 64-bit client. While there are options for 64-bit support for both vendors, it involves hardware replacement and significant licensing costs....both of which the companies would rather not incur.
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03 Dec 2009   #106
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I like to run XP...ON my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 box. Personally, I'm sick of virus-ridden, horrifically unstable XP - I have to shut my dedicated XP box down every night, while I can leave my Vista machine and my 7 machine(s) running for a month and a half before I have to restart - for updates.
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03 Dec 2009   #107
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
I like to run XP...ON my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 box. Personally, I'm sick of virus-ridden, horrifically unstable XP - I have to shut my dedicated XP box down every night, while I can leave my Vista machine and my 7 machine(s) running for a month and a half before I have to restart - for updates.

What the heck are u doing that gives you a "virus ridden, horrifically unstable XP"?? I've run XP for years on desktops and laptops with no viruses or instabilities. I do prefer the interface of 7, which is why I upgraded 2 of my XP machines, and one of my Vista units. You either didn't run decent A/V software or were getting too heavily involved with illicit downloading.
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03 Dec 2009   #108
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0c9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
So, in our environment...64-bit is not a viable option.
it will be at some point in the near future..
That's what we thought a couple of years ago. I remember having this issue when Vista 64-bit came out. Now, we are on Windows 7 and still have the problem. At the last employer, it was no 64-bit Cisco VPN client, at my new employer it's no Checkpoint 64-bit client. While there are options for 64-bit support for both vendors, it involves hardware replacement and significant licensing costs....both of which the companies would rather not incur.

Allright. =P But As far as everything a home user would do I can easily see 32bit being needed less and less.
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03 Dec 2009   #109
Sbrideau

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
I like to run XP...ON my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 box. Personally, I'm sick of virus-ridden, horrifically unstable XP - I have to shut my dedicated XP box down every night, while I can leave my Vista machine and my 7 machine(s) running for a month and a half before I have to restart - for updates.

What the heck are u doing that gives you a "virus ridden, horrifically unstable XP"?? I've run XP for years on desktops and laptops with no viruses or instabilities. I do prefer the interface of 7, which is why I upgraded 2 of my XP machines, and one of my Vista units. You either didn't run decent A/V software or were getting too heavily involved with illicit downloading.
I never really had viruses on my system because I take care of what I do and almost never download, but when I was still on XP, even without viruses it was horrifically unstable, with programs crashing every 5 minutes. Then again it was the media center edition, which from what I've heard, is very unstable, but still, who has money to buy another windows? That machine now runs on Vista and I don't have the money for an upgrade on this machine, I have bought 7 for my laptop and I don't see the need to upgrade my desktop anyway, just my laptop needed an upgrade so I installed Windows 7 on it and works like a charm . Even with some missing drivers it is the most stable OS I have used, only Vista comes close to it.
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03 Dec 2009   #110
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I'm about to retire it for the sole reason that I've been posting on 3 separate forums with about 6 different threads trying to figure out why I have terrible video playback (video quality terrible on videos known to have great quality in XP) and image resolution (terribly pixelated/blocky when you zoom in at all on any picture) issues to absolutely no avail. Not one suggestion has worked, to include latest/oldest possible video drivers for my 8600GTS, Shark007's codec packs, different configurations of the codec pack, complete clean re-install of known good ISO of Win7Pro x64 RTM... nothing works. It's terribly sad that something that would seem relatively easy to fix, or at least identify, persists to the point of making me not even want to use Win7 at all due to no viable answers after 3 months of questioning something that is obviously inherently awry in the system.

/(rant|Win7)
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