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Windows 7: Windows 7 has a "Vista" look and feel.

07 Jun 2010   #1
beastlyblu

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Windows 7 has a "Vista" look and feel.

I logged in on my laptop today, and I typed in my password and all that stuff, but when I double clicked on Firefox, it had a "Vista" look to it. I went to the control panel, and went to my display section, then went to themes, then double clicked on Windows 7. Nothing happened. So I dragged the top of the Firefox window to the top of my screen, and the screen had a blue tint. The window went to full size, but it still was a Vista look. This was getting annoying. Can anyone help me? I bought this laptop last year during the winter. Does that mean I have a less updated Windows 7? And still, I can't figure why it looks vista when I clearly have a Windows 7 Home Basic. I restarted my laptop and I still looked like Vista. Weird.


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07 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

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07 Jun 2010   #3
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Personal opinion: Windows 7 is an "updated" version of Vista. I.E. Windows XP is to XP SP2 as Vista is to Windows 7.
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07 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Personal opinion: Windows 7 is an "updated" version of Vista. I.E. Windows XP is to XP SP2 as Vista is to Windows 7.
Most would agree.
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07 Jun 2010   #5
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Personal opinion: Windows 7 is an "updated" version of Vista. I.E. Windows XP is to XP SP2 as Vista is to Windows 7.
Most would agree.
I doubt it.
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07 Jun 2010   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Personal opinion: Windows 7 is an "updated" version of Vista. I.E. Windows XP is to XP SP2 as Vista is to Windows 7.
Most would agree.
I doubt it.
They kept the look and feel of Vista (with a few changes here and there) as everyone would moan about major UI changes like they did with Vista.

Can't make everyone happy.
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07 Jun 2010   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Personal opinion: Windows 7 is an "updated" version of Vista. I.E. Windows XP is to XP SP2 as Vista is to Windows 7.
Most would agree.
I doubt it.

I am with Rich on this one. Just look at the windows/system 32 folder, winxsx, or almost any part of the OS
Updated for sure

Ken
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07 Jun 2010   #8
richc46

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Under the Hood, Windows 7 Is Vista's Twin - PCWorld

So everything remains friendly, let me point out it is just opinon. There is no right or wrong answer; just the potential for friendly discussion.
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07 Jun 2010   #9
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Vista and 7 aren't that different, despite what some people would have you believe.
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07 Jun 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Vista and 7 aren't that different, despite what some people would have you believe.
Fortunately that is true. Win7 is Vista SP4 (they skipped SP3). Imagine it would resemble XP or Linux. That would be a real disaster.
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