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Windows 7: Retiring Windows 7 Anyone Else?

29 Nov 2009   #31
stew2

 

I liked Vista. I built my pc especially for vista, so it had 4 gigs of ram at 1066Mhz and a dual core cpu etc and it was rock solid and pretty fast.

Most complaints relating to vista where that it was slow, but these were from people running it on 1 gig of 400Mhz ram and a pentium 4 etc. People seemed to expect a new OS to run on less than XP lol.

For me windows 7 is a major let down. It feels and looks like a service pack for vista thats gone wrong. Im sticking with it till the next imacs get released next year and then il make my mind up.


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29 Nov 2009   #32
Xzaviar

6@Win XP 1@Vista (1@Win 7 (Mine))
 
 
Time to relight this fire!

I don't drive a Dodge Dart!

I trade each of my three vehicles every four years. And you know what? The work right out of the box!!!!!!!!!! If I have a problem with one I don't turn to the internet and Goggle how to fix it, I don't wait for a service pack to come along in six months, I bring it to the dealership and let them worry about fixing the problem.

Don't get me wrong. I don't expect everything to work perfectly with a new OS, a little tinkering is OK, but I'm looking at more then a little tinkering. For my machine I'm looking at waiting for a service pack, or newer drivers, or something like that. I have no idea when these are coming, and until then I'm stuck with a wonky install. Remember, I've been working with 7 for about five months and waiting for updates... Blah, blah, blah....

Many of you are quick to blame hardware manufacturers for lame support for 7. OK, I'll bite! 7100 and 7600 both had a hardware problem with respect to the screen saver. Huh? That's right my screen saver will not work until I install the 7 drivers for the mouse that I downloaded from the manufacturer!!!
I have a Microsoft Mouse

Duh
As far as the post from mangotango with respect to the reply from gregrocker. Crap, mangotango's issues would not have been solved in a night on sevenforums or anyplace else for that matter. He is right to shelve 7 and wait for a service pack to come out till he goes back to 7. Let us remember that:
Sevenforums would not be so wildly popular or even exist if 7 were as perfect as the guru's claim it to be!
That's enough for now. I'll chime in again later to fire you up again.

And lets remember, I really like 7 and can't wait till it's mature enough for me.
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29 Nov 2009   #33
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Or you're mature enough for it...
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29 Nov 2009   #34
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

It's a personal choice.

If you don't like an OS, use the one you do like.

I've used just about every windows OS since 3.0, and I like them all. Always seemed to stay with the new one, takes a little while to get adjusted to them.

Windows 7 works great for me, so I'll stay with it. Doesn't mean anyone else should.

Enjoy which ever one you prefer, but you know this is a Windows 7 website, so don't be surprised if most of the people here like Windows 7.
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29 Nov 2009   #35
Xzaviar

6@Win XP 1@Vista (1@Win 7 (Mine))
 
 
I prefer 7

I like Windows 7 and as far as it's content I prefer 7 to XP, honestly! It's simply that despite months of searching, trying betta drivers, many many installs it has issues (for some) that I can't afford to overcome. I don't want to have to buy hardware known to work with 7 now when in a few months from now improved drivers from manufacturers and a service pack will come along and everything I'm having issues with now will be solved.

In a nutshell I much prefer 7 to XP but it isn't working for me yet and I'm ok with waiting for resolution to it's current issues till adopting it for my main OS.

As for recommending it to others, I don't. My recommendation to them is to wait and when it's time for them to upgrade their hardware, purchase a new computer with 7 preinstalled. If I recommend to people that they upgrade to 7 and they have problems with compatibility I feel a sense of obligation to help them get it running properly, and I should.

Once again; I feel 7 is far superior to XP but at this point I find it to time consuming to have to find solutions to compatibility issues that arise around every corner.
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29 Nov 2009   #36
Kencelot

W7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

What strike me as the most humorous of all these posts, is the simple fact that so many forgot what XP was like when it was first released. XP had twice as many problems as 7 does now.

BTW, an os is not a car. Apples and oranges comes to mind.
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29 Nov 2009   #37
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I wonder if 'settings' and 'permissions' are correct.

The first thing I did in Vista and Windows 7 was to disable Windows Defender ... it causes too much trouble. The second thing I did, was to make myself an Administrator (the hidden one).
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29 Nov 2009   #38
dperson

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit/Vista Ultimate 32 bit/XP Pro : Multiboot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I wonder if 'settings' and 'permissions' are correct.

The first thing I did in Vista and Windows 7 was to disable Windows Defender ... it causes too much trouble. The second thing I did, was to make myself an Administrator (the hidden one).
Can you explain how you make yourself the hidden Administrator? Just curious how you accomplish that...
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29 Nov 2009   #39
davewilldo

Windows 7
 
 

It's very true that when XP came along there was a considerable wait for service pack 1. But I reckon a lot of people who are giving up with 7 remember that XP came after 98/ME/NT/2000 and it was a big leap so we all were braced for a few problems back then. When XP first hit my machine it ran M.S. Office, printed and browsed around the hard drives with a speed and stability that was impressive, so I stuck with it and, as many on this forum have pointed out, the fixes came along so we could run the toys. On the release of 7 I think a there are quite a few who expected it to be the salvation of the Vista disappointment. Problem is the failure to provide the performance that people who use PC's all day for business, (and probably many home users), expect or hope for. 7 is brill, it's shiny and I want it, but I have things to do with my time and waiting two or three seconds for a folder to open or an application to print while 7 is being "clever" is just irritating. So I think it may be the responsiveness or "feel" of the system, rather than how it looks, is more important to a lot of people. I am not investing in i7 just to run M.S. Office, so 7 is off my PC and clunky old XP is back.
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29 Nov 2009   #40
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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