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Windows 7: Should I upgrade to Win7?

15 Apr 2010   #31
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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I have not had a single BSOD with Win7 in 1 year (since Beta). But I never had a BSOD in Vista either (since Febr. 1, 2007). I think many of the problems people have are self inflicted.
The problems I had with Vista were definitely driver related. I just did not have the time to sort them out. Going back to XP was expedient. I had no problems with XP; it was reliable, did everything I needed and I just had no reason to try Vista again.


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15 Apr 2010   #32
Valor D

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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From my personal experience I think that the shift from Windows 98/Me to Windows XP was the most revolutionary step for Microsoft in terms of quality in user experience. We were exposed to frequent BSODs and system reboots in 98/Me, and XP meant a huge improvement in stability/performance and reliability. Since then I haven't witnessed such a huge gap, eventhough my Windows 7 experience has been limited. So the question is, for those with more experience with Windows 7, would you consider that the shift from Windows XP to Windows 7 offers an improvement in reliability/stability/performance as big as that from Windows 98/Me to XP?
Well... just as a comment... you forgot Win2000 which, in my opinion, was far more robust and stable than XP. The actual technical leap was from Win98 (16bit) to Win2000 (32bit) and it was worth every penny.

Is Xp to 7 a similar leap... no. There's still a whole lot of XP in win7... basically they are still building on the codebase of Win2000 so I'd have to say it's evolutionary not revolutionary.

FWIW... I ran windows 2000 on a single install for 6 years... not one BSOD, never a driver problem, amost entirely error free... XP did almost as well for most of the 5 years I had it... but then I came to XP late in the game... Were it not for Win2000 not supporting HDAudio and SATA, I'd still be running it.
I remember Windows 2000. Every computer at the public library had it, and they were very slow, and constantly crashing. No way would I ever call WIN 2000 "stable", sorry. Microsoft actually came out with a few different Operating Systems between 98 and XP. Windows ME, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. They were all less than successful. More like prototypes to the very successful Windows XP, which stayed strong for more than a decade as the reigning O.S. of choice. And, then, of course, Microsoft dropped that turd called Vista on our heads. lol
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15 Apr 2010   #33
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Valor D View Post
Well... just as a comment... you forgot Win2000 which, in my opinion, was far more robust and stable than XP. The actual technical leap was from Win98 (16bit) to Win2000 (32bit) and it was worth every penny.
I remember Windows 2000. Every computer at the public library had it, and they were very slow, and constantly crashing. No way would I ever call WIN 2000 "stable", sorry. Microsoft actually came out with a few different Operating Systems between 98 and XP. Windows ME, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. They were all less than successful. More like prototypes to the very successful Windows XP, which stayed strong for more than a decade as the reigning O.S. of choice. And, then, of course, Microsoft dropped that turd called Vista on our heads. lol
I would venture to say that those problems you mention in the library were due to poor network setting up and management. The OS itself was/is rock solid. We ran many networks in the military based on 2000 with no problems - except between the keyboard and the chair.
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15 Apr 2010   #34
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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We ran many networks in the military based on 2000 with no problems - except between the keyboard and the chair.


Oh my yes... The infamous BKC-100 error....

My techs used to call me up in hushed tones and say "I've got a BKC error here, what do I do?" I would tell them to do something that looked massively impressive for 30 minutes, then hand them a bill for $100. Over time this got used often enough that it started showing up on service billings... "Deal with BKC-100 error.... "

Carl... thanks for the trip down memory lane, my friend.
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