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Windows 7: Retiring Windows 7 Anyone Else?

01 Dec 2009   #81
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xzaviar View Post
Well, after a lengthy trial of Windows 7 I've decided to retire the blessed OS and use it on my testbed only. This is a personal decision and I'm not dissing 7, these are just my opinions.

I've been using 7 from RC 7100 (I even purchased 7600 about a week after the release) and to tell you the truth I love 7. It's beautiful and feature packed, but it's no match for XP as far as what I want in an OS.

I want ease of use, familiarity, dependablity.....

I know I'm opening myself wide up for vicious attacks here but here I am; cut my heart out.

Seven is about (in my estimate) a year away from proper driver support and technical fixes. My Hybrid sleep won't work despite all the latest drivers. It's wonky with any type of multiple hard drive configuration. Why on earth does 7 need to write to the boot sector of all HD's on a system, even just storage drives, and USB Drives. What a stinking mess this makes. It leaves a system with no versatility what-so-ever!

Programs that run flawlessly on XP either won't run on 7 or take a "geek of the year finalist" to get them to run; Crysis...

Games, at least on my system, (and mine is, while not an i7, pretty high in performance) run about 20% slower, with studer.

In my opinion RC 7100 was better than the RTM.

My scanner is not compatible with 7. This wouldn't be such a big deal if 7 wouldn't totally invade my other hard drives. It's as though 7 lives and the longer it mingles with other HD's the more it owns them. Eerie

Even Linux distros aren't as pervasive.

I have eight computers in use at my house. One with Vista running solid. Seven with XP Pro running solid. I also have a testbed built into a workbench in my basement that I use for computer repair troubleshooting. I have multiple HD's with different OS. I will run my 7 from this unit so I can become more familiar with the OS and try to determine when it is mature enough for me to use as my main OS.

So, in a nutshell; Windows 7 is not something I'll use for some time to come.

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?????

I know this post will be ripped to shreds and I'll be staked to an anthill, covered with corn syrup and left to die an agonizing death. So I offer myself to you to stomp on...

But I would like to know if there are any others out there that have gone back to a previous version of Windows after using 7 for a while and what your reasons are.

And come on, those of you in love with 7 no matter what comes your way; let the people who have switched back tell their stories and direct your hate towards me. I'm not scared, bring it on!
Dude, I paid $49.99 x 3 at Amazon for my 3 copies of 7. Currently, one can get a family pack for the same price ($150). Telling clients not to run 7 is a bit of a disservice, IMO. Just because YOU don't like it, doesn't mean no one you do business with should stay away from it too. I think you could have been more diplomatic and kept your personal feelings out of business decisions. That makes you less than professional, IMO. You remind me of the guys that hold down retail jobs that badmouth one product or another that is for sale in either their store or at a competitor, simply based on their own personal feelings, rather than on solid and rational information. By and large, Win 7 users are a happy lot. I've no quarrel with YOU not wanting to run 7, but when your attitude spills over to your clients, that's another story. A sad one, for your clients.


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01 Dec 2009   #82
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
After all we are civilized people - aren't we?
Nope, not me!

~Lordbob
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01 Dec 2009   #83
gregrocker

 

The Dodge Dart is full.

Off we go to bingo!

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01 Dec 2009   #84
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
After all we are civilized people - aren't we?
Exactly what does civilized mean again?
Zidane, civilized means we are kind to each other and don't use foul language.
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01 Dec 2009   #85
AntiSilence

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Hell no. I love 7 and XP by comparison feels archaic and antiquated to me now. I have absolutely no reason or need to go back into the past with my computing. Everything I want to use or run works flawlessly with W7 x64.
Same here.
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01 Dec 2009   #86
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

7 won't go till 8 gets here. And maybe not then, who knows.

I never used XP because of all the bad mouthing it was getting when it first came out. 2k pro worked great and that was fine with me. Vista was a headache at first, but mostly self inflicted because I didn't know about all the changes. Was quite happy with Vista and still use it on occasion.
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01 Dec 2009   #87
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
7 won't go till 8 gets here. And maybe not then, who knows.

I never used XP because of all the bad mouthing it was getting when it first came out. 2k pro worked great and that was fine with me. Vista was a headache at first, but mostly self inflicted because I didn't know about all the changes. Was quite happy with Vista and still use it on occasion.
Actually I was a whistler tester... An actual official tester then, and XP ****ed **** up compared to anything else. Infact 2k was dodgy at best, ME was **** and 98 was just getting older. lolz But really, XP was amazing when it came out, was better than anything I can think of at the time (other than our amazing linux!). I remember using whistler for almost a year? Maybe more, and it was smoooooooth. maybe it was just 6 months? I don't know, that was 10 years ago. =(
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01 Dec 2009   #88
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kencelot View Post
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.
correction 10 times problems as 7 does now


... wait what problems 7 has again?

atleast it didnt reset my password after a windows update lol (XP SP1)
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02 Dec 2009   #89
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Hmmm lol I never used passwords in XP, maybe that's why I didn't have a problem. Though I'll admit XP had a **** ton of security problems, but it did run smooth. =S I wonder if that's the price we pay for security lol
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02 Dec 2009   #90
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
After all we are civilized people - aren't we?
Exactly what does civilized mean again?
Zidane, civilized means we are kind to each other and don't use fowl language.
Unless you're speaking of birds, it's "foul" language....
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