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Windows 7: windows vista or windows 7

17 Jul 2010   #11
windows7theme

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohammed yasser View Post
and my cpu is good for windows 7 ?????????????

Windows 7 is comparable to Windows XP in speed. Vista is light years behind of Windows 7 in terms of speed. That is what I have written many articles about too in some other sites. Windows 7 is one of the first Windows OS that works faster than the previous version (Vista) with same amount of memory. Microsoft seems to have stopped the trend of newer versions of Windows needing more hardware requirements.

In some cases, I would say Windows 7 is faster than even XP especially in startup and shutdown etc. from my personal experience. But go for 32 bit as mentioned earlier.

Also keep the UAC activated and go for MSE as the security suite as that is very light and would perfectly fine for your 2 GB RAM. And its free too. Dont keep too many programs open at the same time and your 2GB RAM would work like a charm in Windows 7.


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17 Jul 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohammed yasser View Post
and what anti virus should i use ???????????????????????
Whichever one you prefer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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17 Jul 2010   #13
Hungrytoheal

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Unless you're going to be using your computer for banking or anything else that is mildly dangerous, I'd argue you don't need any anti-virus so long as you regularly install all available Windows updates.
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17 Jul 2010   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hungrytoheal View Post
Unless you're going to be using your computer for banking or anything else that is mildly dangerous, I'd argue you don't need any anti-virus so long as you regularly install all available Windows updates.
WHAT? Bearing in mind the OP's obvious lack of knowledge. and your recommending no antivirus? AV's arent there to stop you getting viruses, safe computing does that, they are there as a "just in case measure," do you really think the OP would know how to effectively clean an infected machine?

I would argue that you sir are a fool.
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17 Jul 2010   #15
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I personally use Avast 5.0.594. I haven't had any problems since I started running Avast which I started using when I built a Windows Home Server a few years ago and Avast was the only vendor offering an AV solution for it at that time.

Definitely do NOT recommend that you not run AV despite statements by "hungrytoheal" to the contrary. Its a crap shoot if you do and why take the chance when there are good AV solutions for free.
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17 Jul 2010   #16
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohammed yasser View Post
and what anti virus should i use ???????????????????????
Hi, mohammed yasser.

I'd recommend ESET NOD32, as it's a fairly lightweight application. It has some of the most advanced definitions and it should run nicely on your system. Here's a list I compiled earlier.

Free Antivirus Applications
  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software. Please select the Antivirus download, not the Smart Security download, as we only want an antivirus. Select the appropriate version (32-bit or 64-bit) depending on your operating system.
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software.
  • Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.396 Final - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software.
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 - Trial Version - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software. To download this software, you'll need to go through an e-mail verification process. Please fill in your Name and E-mail Address to do this at the link provided above.
Thanks,
Harvey Meale
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18 Jul 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Right now the most lightweight effective free AV is MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Win7 firewall.

But Avast 5 is a close second, if they didn't bug you about registering and announce every time they update.

MSE installs in 30 seconds, updates, runs a quick scan and then becomes invisible forever unless there's a threat.
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18 Jul 2010   #18
wysiwyg

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

Hear, hear Gregrocker,
M$ have hit the jackpot with this one, you don't need to clutter up your system with anti-spyware or ad blockers, MSE DOES IT ALL.

Put your wallets away, its as good as any paid for bloated applications
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18 Jul 2010   #19
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

In my personal opinion I would go with Windows 7 to be quite honest. I have tried Vista and I just absolutely disliked it. Considering the fact when I got Vista, Microsoft announced Windows 7 to be released soon. I was pretty cheesed off about that one. Plus the gaming department for Vista was a horrid department for me. Nothing ever worked really. I like the visuals of Windows 7 better as well, I mean Vista was alright but 7 just made Vista better. And I am not sure if Windows 7 has the same issue with RAM as Vista did, I just know trying to run Vista on 1 gig of RAM did not cut it at all. Most terrible experience was that.
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