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Windows 7: Back to XP!

13 Apr 2009   #31
Flarestar

Windows 7 Build -7600- (x64)
 
 

Loving 7077...


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14 Apr 2009   #32
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

At least you are seeing good results with it. At least it's a genuine build timingly seeing the 64bit 7077 out on 4/10!
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14 Apr 2009   #33
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post

Give me windows 7 any day.
Unless it won't stop Blue screening...

I'm glad I keep my Vista install up to date. It makes it a little less difficult to "downgrade"
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14 Apr 2009   #34
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Unless it won't stop Blue screening...

I'm glad I keep my Vista install up to date. It makes it a little less difficult to "downgrade"
I keep both VIsta and XP alike updated here while still seeing 7 as the default OS. You simply have to plan things up ahead of time to avoid any problems seeing 7 otherwise go right on like any previous install. 7 just happens to install one heck of a lot faster there however!
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14 Apr 2009   #35
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I remember a few of us hovering above me my friends computer years ago installing a copy of 'devils own xp' and how we cooed and ahhh'd at XP, it was new and looked oooooo. Thing is its like everything. Thankfully i dont hover above my friends computer and my PC is now a lot faster then a athlon 900 with 128 ram and a 8 meg GC. lol. So yeah i can see his point if he needs something to run. But i personally would not reinstall a whole OS just to do one thing. I mean no offence by that but i think that XP has hit its point now and needs to die gracefully. I do think that 7 will be the nail in XP's coffin that vista just could not be.
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14 Apr 2009   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Once the software side of things finally comes along not seen with Vista I expect XP will simply wane to past memories rather fast. The disappointment with Vista was simply seeing new drivers but no software updates for existing applications as well as not too much new for Vista to begin with.

On the hardware side everyone was still geared for XP when Vista was introduced leading to the greatest amount of letdown. While seeing a much needed improvement overall for security along with new themes and gadgets it became the "bloat" rather then the "dream" for the next version there.

While Vista saw it's own RC program there 7 is what is grabbing everyone's attention for the simple reason MS is now taking a serious look at what the typical home user wants and expects rather then simply being a competitor with other companies! "gee? we'll have to unintentional intentional leak a few out some how..."

In order to promise "customer satisfaction" they would have to first look for a way to get more people to run it in order to complain if not report the bugs as well as suggestions for improvement before the final touches are added.
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14 Apr 2009   #37
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damoh View Post
I remember a few of us hovering above me my friends computer years ago installing a copy of 'devils own xp' and how we cooed and ahhh'd at XP, it was new and looked oooooo. Thing is its like everything. Thankfully i dont hover above my friends computer and my PC is now a lot faster then a athlon 900 with 128 ram and a 8 meg GC. lol. So yeah i can see his point if he needs something to run. But i personally would not reinstall a whole OS just to do one thing. I mean no offence by that but i think that XP has hit its point now and needs to die gracefully. I do think that 7 will be the nail in XP's coffin that vista just could not be.

Well said, +1
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14 Apr 2009   #38
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I think XP will see someone come along for it like was seen with all previous versions at some point.

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14 Apr 2009   #39
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
When you think about it it, an 8 year old OS is bound to be quicker than the current one because modern hardware has overtaken what XP was designed for. By the same token, people using XP might be missing out on newer technology and security measures.

Give me windows 7 any day.
I agree swarf, but what if no modern hardware? I dont see much of a performance change in either gaming nor many other apps, but i havent upgraded hardware in ages.

Sure a person can "game" on 7, but not all games (#1), and if you have a game thats not comp, its hard to switch to 7 to make it a primary OS. Especially if you do tasks in background while gaming. Although using 7 doing the same, less memory is being hogged, now THAT is my biggest PLUS with 7 over XP so far. And its still a beta.

It comes down to making things backwards compatible. Even companies that still run their old software on a 3.1 machine, usually inventory software. Thats the developers fault, but a said company would have no alternative choice.

If you take a cup holder out of a new car, and the buyer is a morning coffee drinker, do you think he is going to buy that car? or find one that suits his needs and has a cup holder? Trivial to some, but some prefer convenience over a modern complicity change. Good luck with the older generation MS.
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14 Apr 2009   #40
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Last day for XP maintenance ...from here on in it is only Service Packs that will be maintained
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