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Windows 7: Convince me to try/use Windows 7

14 Apr 2009   #11

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64

Install it, you won't need any words to convince you.

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14 Apr 2009   #12

Windows 7

I always had problems with XP. I never liked it either.
Then I switched to Vista and it was perfect, I really didn't want to switch to 7 because I also had alot of tweaks and stuff, to make Vista even better.
But I did ended up switching to 7 and I'm glad I did.
Its not only faster than Vista, but It also is faster than XP.
Based on your system specs, 7 would run faster than a blink of an eye.
My friend had a laptop and it was running Vista, He didn't want to change it to 7.
I gave him my laptop for a day, and finally at the end he loved it.
Now he wants me to install 7 on all his computers.

But its really your choose, maybe with all the tweaks XP is better for you.
Just try out 7 and make the decision for your self. Make a 30 GB partition and install 7 on it and use it for a day. Then after decide if you want 7 or not..

Just curious, after restarting off your computer how much system resources is used?
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14 Apr 2009   #13

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

Just thought of another good reason to use Windows 7.
You don't need to tweak it! :)
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14 Apr 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Why do we need to convince you? Why not just create a second partition, install it and decide for yourself if you think it's worth upgrading, if you don't like it then just delete the partition and wait for the next Windows OS.
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14 Apr 2009   #15

Windows 7, RTM x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black0ut View Post
I know Windows 7 is still beta, and that might affect some of the criteria I'm about to list, but here goes:

I am a Windows XP user who (obviously) skipped Vista. I've been hearing only good things about Windows 7, but I'm still a bit leery. I figure that these forums are full of knowledgeable people, so I'm looking for some real reasons (preferably quantifiable unless related to subjective matters such as user interface) for why I should switch to Windows 7, either now or when it is released.

I'll give a little background on my rig and what I use my computer for:

e5200 @ 3.8ghz, 4GB ram, 8800gt

Running Windows XP SP3, nLited and very tweaked (registry tweaks, services disabled, extra stuff like windows media player removed). I restart my computer every month or so, but it's usually on 24/7.

It is running no antivirus, and windows firewall is disabled. I have a pfSense hardware firewall filtering all inbound/outbound connections, so I haven't been hit by a virus in a VERY long time.

I use the computer mostly for web browsing, gaming, and academic-type work. Web browsing is with firefox, gaming involves games as old as the original starcraft all the way up to Left 4 Dead, and work involves microsoft office, matlab, mathematica, photoshop, and various IDEs (visual studio, wing, eclipse, etc). I also listen to music off a networked drive (slackware w/ unRAID running a Samba server) using winamp. I have 2 monitors so I usually am running several different programs at once.

I've also, of course, tweaked the UI with the uxtheme.dll mod and emulated a OSX-esque desktop with RocketDock, etc.

Can anyone give me any serious reasons to move to Windows 7?

EDIT: If you need any more info, I'd be glad to provide it.
This sounds exactly like my XP settup, the UI tweaks, services ect. And same for the uses! Really, your like an alternate me!

Dual boot ftw imo, i've been on XP for so long, its nice to change, and i figure, im going to have to upgrade at some point might as well make my next OS be a tweaked out 7.

If things arnt as smooth.. well, like i said, i can go back to XP in a heartbeat.
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14 Apr 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

WindowsSeven Forums welcomes you!. For me I like the way that 7 prints in 3D.
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14 Apr 2009   #17

El Capitan / Windows 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Why do we need to convince you? Why not just create a second partition, install it and decide for yourself if you think it's worth upgrading, if you don't like it then just delete the partition and wait for the next Windows OS.
Perfect GRiM! Try this method: Fastest 7077 Clean Install Method?
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