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Windows 7: Retiring Windows 7 Anyone Else?

03 Dec 2009   #121
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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I repair computers as a side job. No storefront or anything like that but I have about forty customers. For those that have asked if they need to upgrade to 7 I tell them no. Honestly they will receive no benefit from upgrading. We're talking people who surf the web, face book, email... I tell them to wait till it's time for them to buy a new computer and it will be preloaded with 7. What on earth is the sense for them to spend $150.00+ for a new OS on old hardware that will most likely be problematic because of the hardware?????

Thank you for letting me know I've received no benefit since dumping XP last December and using every version of 7 since. Me and my 6-year-old desktop with multiple hard drives, 5-year-old laptop, 8-year-old laser printer, 6-year-old non-apple mp3 player and 6-year-old digital camera must have been so delusional the past year. Been so distracted by a lack of problems that I've missed all the problems I should be having.

I'm with you Colonel Travis this old Dell XPS Gen 2 P4, mutipule hd's, agp Ati 3850, Audigy ZS sound, they just work. Yah i had to put my sound and video drivers in which i had to use compatibility mode. The problem is not with the OS furnishing the drivers, its the responsebility of the hardware companies making up to date drivers for the new OS, they had plenty of time to get ready, we tested for over a year, then the user has some responceability to learn how to install things the proper way.

Smitty


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03 Dec 2009   #122
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
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)

Hmm, that is really unfortunate. It must have something to do with the 8600GTS and the driver. With my 9500GT I have no problems at all. Videos work as they do on Vista.
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03 Dec 2009   #123
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Retiring Windows 7

I don' t plan on retiring 7 but I'm using xp more each day. It is faster, email in and out. Windows Live who needs it!
I'm still using 7100 and don't plan on buying 7.
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03 Dec 2009   #124
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
I don' t plan on retiring 7 but I'm using xp more each day. It is faster, email in and out. Windows Live who needs it!
I'm still using 7100 and don't plan on buying 7.

Now tell us what you really think, you don't plan on retiring 7 but 7 will retire you March 2010 so enjoy till then. It does take a little learning to get mail in and out, faster is in the eye of the beholder or user, it subjective. Enjoy your XP for as long as you can.

Smitty
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03 Dec 2009   #125
gregrocker

 

7100 is still buggy and has a ton of monitoring software.

There is no way to compare RC7100 to XP because RC is beta.

Try the RTM. MS has Win7 Enterprise for 90 day trial.
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03 Dec 2009   #126
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
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)

Hmm, that is really unfortunate. It must have something to do with the 8600GTS and the driver. With my 9500GT I have no problems at all. Videos work as they do on Vista.
HAHA the blocky picture thing is easy to figure out as he must have a problem with resolutions. =P If you knew how images worked you'd understand that the less blocky = the higher the resolution.... so either he's running a very high resolution OR he's running a really low resolution, though I doubt it's really low because that wouldn't make low res pictures look bad they'd look better. So what to do? Lower the resolution and I bet he'll find movies play better.
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03 Dec 2009   #127
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
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)

Hmm, that is really unfortunate. It must have something to do with the 8600GTS and the driver. With my 9500GT I have no problems at all. Videos work as they do on Vista.
I have an 8600 GTS and it works fine.
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03 Dec 2009   #128
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
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)

Hmm, that is really unfortunate. It must have something to do with the 8600GTS and the driver. With my 9500GT I have no problems at all. Videos work as they do on Vista.
I have an 8600 GTS and it works fine.
Then I wonder if tweaking is damaging system files. Try running sfc /scannow and possibly Repair install.
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03 Dec 2009   #129
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Have your tired adjusting settings with ffdshow tryouts, the latest beta which is stable?
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03 Dec 2009   #130
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I have an 8500GT and it works fine.
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