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Windows 7: Am I the only one?

15 Jul 2009   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64

I first used Vista on the laptop I bought last summer, and I bought it for gaming, so its got decent specs. Good video card, a bit lacking on processor for more intense games, but even on vista HP 64 I was able to play almost everything max, or just under max settings. As for everyday use, I never had a problem. I fell in love with vista from the moment I turned on my laptop for the first time. I do get better gaming performance in 7, but thats beside the point that Vista was and still is a great OS. I work at the tech help desk at my college, and I HATE dealing with the sheep that say they don't like vista, then can't give me a reason for it. Most people just tell me its bad. No examples, even when I ask. Its just 'cool' to hate it. Trying to be 'cool' just makes you look like an ignorant jackass. I do know some people that have had legitimate problems with vista, due to driver support or something else, but those cases are far and few in between.

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15 Jul 2009   #32

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well, I also once (about 1.5 years ago) bought a laptop bundled with Vista ....
It had good specs (core2dua 2.2ghz, 2gb ram, ati mobility hd 2600 (dunno if this one is good xD)) but ... it was just ... extremely slow, everything ... from opening programs to the startmenu etc...
I'm sure that Vista NOW is a lot better than it was 1.5-2 years ago ... 2 SP do change a lot (or is it still only one? win7 compatibility options give me vista sp2)... but in the beginning it was, for me at, not usable.
After downgrading to xp (HP bundled extra "downgrad CDs" with the vista dvds) the computer was ... fast.

For me, a lot of my negative attitude towards Vista is from the beginning when a lot of stuff was, or at least, gave the impression to be (forgive me the word) crappy. I just say one word: UAC. I remember when I wanted to something and had to press "OK" or "Allow" twice or thrice just to be able to start the program... that was the main reason why Vista died for me. It may be better now, i dunno and frankly said, with Win7RC and newer builds available, i don't care anymore. UAC in Win7 is a lot less annoying, up to now I never had to grant permission twice or thrice ... and that's a real improvement on vista!

When I first installed the Beta version of Win7 I was like: WOOAH ... that's better than the Vista Release I had preinstalled on my laptop...
IMHO the problem with Vista was, that it was released in a beta- or RC-state ... and I regret paying for that OS in its pathetic state it was in...
I felt like I was paying for beta-quality software? That's not what a user wants if he pays a few hunderd bucks for it....

just my few cents
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15 Jul 2009   #33

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit

I used Vista x64 and it worked fine. It never was really slow, but it just didnt seem right. Mind it was better then XP in some regards, but slower in others. Booting was the killer of it all.

Windows 7 is the best of both worlds IMO.
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15 Jul 2009   #34

Mac OS X

I dual boot Vista and Mac OS X on two of my computers, including the one I am currently using. Vista has served me well. In general, it's a little slower than Windows XP but much prettier and more secure. Windows 7 is a small step up from Vista, mainly reducing RAM usage and speeding up the system overall. It's more than a service pack, but less than we are accustomed to with major releases, but it's a welcome release to everyone, and so far appears to be a success on the marketing front as well, where Vista failed miserably.
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15 Jul 2009   #35

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64

I love Vista, Vista paved the way for Seven. There were so many great features and technologies in Vista that it's sad that so many shunned it. It worked great for me from beginning to end except some of the initial Nvidia driver releases. I still love it, and will always.
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15 Jul 2009   #36

Windows 7 64-bit

Loved Vista from the start, but love 7 even more!
I think the critics of Vista have either never used it (and just read internet rumours) or have very low-spec hardware.
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15 Jul 2009   #37

xp sp3 on netbook. dual boot xp vista desktop

Hey guys been a long time viewer so thought id sign up to give my 2p worth.
I think the issues with vista were primarily with hardware and driver issues i dl vista and found it to be a lovely os over xp not always intuitive but going through the os and getting to know it helps. I was running this on a P4 512 ram 80gb hdd now i couldnt run the transition effects but with those turned off ran as good as xp. The widgets were a nice addition and also having the direct search bar in the start menu was a welcome change. Vista had the right idea and although i thought it was a good os it was thrown out from ms as an xp update rather than taking the time to build from the gound up.

Vista was a steping stone to win 7 which i feel is far more complete but im thankfull for ms for vista as it gave us a chance to try a new os and from the feedback ms has created win7... beautiful.

anyway since its my first post id like to say hi to all you guys are doing some great work. A massive thanks to all the guys around the world esp china and russia for the rls we are getting. A possible note i would make is i think there is possibly to many of the same thread on here but i guess the more chat the more gets done.

Cheers Guys
Love Waffles
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15 Jul 2009   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Vista never ran that great for me but I used it for almost 2 years and kind of put up with it. I don't even want to enumerate the issues I had with it because it pains me to think back about it, but I wouldn't describe myself as a hater. I used to even support Vista in discussions with people who put it down. But that said, 7, even as a beta, was such a relief for me, faster, more consistent and stable, . . once I tried it, I just couldn't go back to V. I appreciate MS making it possible for people to switch way before the official release.
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15 Jul 2009   #39

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
But that said, 7, even as a beta, was such a relief for me, faster, more consistent and stable, . . once I tried it, I just couldn't go back to V. I appreciate MS making it possible for people to switch way before the official release.
yep! exactly my point. Win7 in beta stage was better than vista in released state... That's sad for Vista I think, but I really love win7 ... :)
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15 Jul 2009   #40
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail

I have liked Vista since the start.

I believe a lot of the initial problems were due to hardware drivers not up to par. Both MS and the hardware vendors were responsible for that.

I also beleive a lot of the initial problems were the result of people attempting to run Vista on older systems that could not even run XP well. I know this because I was often the one who told them that they needed a new computer(s). Fortunately many of those PCs have since been retired.

But I liked Vista and I STILL like Vista....

But I like W7 more. W7 appears to have resolved a lot of the Vista issues and incorporated the performance of XP.
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