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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

11 Mar 2011   #371
valerian101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"Vista the Disaster" - act in haste, repent in leisure. As I understand it Vista came out before the bugs had been removed because Mac had a swish new OS.

My husband bought a laptop with Vista and we had nothing but problems. We tried to return it to Asda but because we had had it well in excess of a month (actually several months of perseverance and trying to get it sorted!) they refused to refund the money and said we had to contact the manufacturers. Evesham had gone out of business two days prior to our Asda trip and when we informed Asda that we couldn't get the required support, after a check with Head Office, we got our money back. With some trouble we managed to get a laptop with the XP OS pay extra option from Hewlett Packard and it has given us no trouble. I have tried to persuade hubby to upgrade to Win 7 but his attitude is: if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

It is interesting, or so I have been told, that MS stopped Vista support before XP support.

My opinion is XP is OK, Win 7 is fantastic and Vista, well never, ever, ever again.

I love Win 7 with its goodies, and I don't think the release of Win 8 OS with its light core and virtual programs will entice me away.


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11 Mar 2011   #372
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wds7 View Post
I thought i'm the only one who hates vista ...
Not at all! Tons of people hate it. There's still some who actually like it though. To each their own, you know? I do miss the "Dream Scenes" though. I really liked that one with the flowing river water.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valerian101 View Post
Evesham had gone out of business two days prior to our Asda trip and when we informed Asda that we couldn't get the required support, after a check with Head Office, we got our money back.
Praise God!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valerian101 View Post
With some trouble we managed to get a laptop with the XP OS pay extra option from Hewlett Packard and it has given us no trouble.
XP is a really solid OS after SP2. I loved it the entire time I used it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valerian101 View Post
I have tried to persuade hubby to upgrade to Win 7 but his attitude is: if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Well, any Microsoft OS that is no longer supported is "broken." Keep working on him, you won't regret going with Windows 7. Trust me!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valerian101 View Post
I love Win 7 with its goodies, and I don't think the release of Win 8 OS with its light core and virtual programs will entice me away.
I do believe that Microsoft has finally created the perfect OS when it released Windows 7, and I'm a pretty tough critic. However, I'll most likely keep upgrading my OS when Microsoft releases new ones. Gotta' have the latest software, you know?

I'm in no hurry though. I'm completely satisfied with Windows 7. OMG...did I just say that? LOL
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11 Mar 2011   #373
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by David Ben Yosef View Post
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120gb 5,400rpm drive and an 11hrs. total to get everything done!
Don't you just LOVE jobs like that? Grrrrrr!!!

I did the exact same thing for my little cousin when her Vista laptop crashed the OS. Windows 7 had just come out, so I did a clean install of that for her, instead of that garbage bloated Vista OS. That's by far the worst OS Microsoft has ever come out with. I hated that OS right from the get go. The only thing I liked was the new Aero, but other than that it really stunk. I can't begin to tell you how many of my family members systems I had to change from Vista to Windows 7.

I won't install Vista for anyone now. I don't care who it is.

I still don't understand how XP takes you longer to install than Windows 7. XP has always installed faster than 7 for me. Every single time. <scratches head>
Depends on installation methods used! If everything is all together such as XP having now seen the last SP included on the last available cds the only extra time is seen with the last of the updates released.

As far as which is best is matter of opinion while MS made the mistake of setting the miniimum requirement too low with Vista not that it wasn't a working OS but specs were set too low for OEMs who typically were seeing 512mb, 1gb premade over the 2-3gb better advised minimum.

Personally I found Vista far more stable and hardly any blue screens while with XP those were all too common. Unfortunately SP3 came too late since by then I was looking forward to examing what 7 would bring as well as waiting to test it once available.

Initially I thought 98 was a slow turtile until finally replacing 95. Ran that one for years eventually second with XP SP1 onto SP2.

7 however is MS looking at performance for the average desktop having far more OEM driver support available at the retail launch over what had been unfortunately for Vista but even worse for the 64bit XP!

So far no complaints with 7 and having it loaded up with anything and everything even seeing smooth results with SP1 on. Stable and still responsive making it the overall champ as far as Windows is concerned.

Long live "7"!!!
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11 Mar 2011   #374
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
As far as which is best is matter of opinion...
I couldn't agree more. For me, Windows 7 reigns supreme.
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12 Mar 2011   #375
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by David Ben Yosef View Post
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As far as which is best is matter of opinion...
I couldn't agree more. For me, Windows 7 reigns supreme.
You won't hear any disagreement on that from me!
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12 Mar 2011   #376
valerian101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love Windows 7!
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14 Mar 2011   #377
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I still believe the majority of issues with Vista, certainly the support issues, aren't all on Microsoft. I think the entire industry was a complete joke at the time, getting working drivers was simpler on linux. There's a lot of blame to be thrown around for Vista, because it's an epic failure, but at least half if not more of it can be attributed to an industry that cares for nothing more than the bottom line, period.
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14 Mar 2011   #378
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valerian101 View Post
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love Windows 7!


Hehehe ...... + 1
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14 Mar 2011   #379
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
I still believe the majority of issues with Vista, certainly the support issues, aren't all on Microsoft. I think the entire industry was a complete joke at the time, getting working drivers was simpler on linux. There's a lot of blame to be thrown around for Vista, because it's an epic failure, but at least half if not more of it can be attributed to an industry that cares for nothing more than the bottom line, period.
There was quite a bit of turmoil at first once Vista was out and people where stuck without updates available at first for the then new version. 3rd party support sadly lacked for addon devices as well as your main hardwares!

With MS managed to pull some strings in wanting driver support readily available and did more to see the beta and RC releases more widely known by getting people to look at the new promos. It was still fortunate that 7 and Vista have the close compatibility however over what would typically be seen when each new version came out in the past including Vista where new drivers were always in need as well as newer versions for each software.

Talk about why businesses are slow at upgrading retooling all softwares with any newer version isn't in their bottom line budget at times. This is mainly where MS had focused on the previous versions while focus has shifted for 7 and next to come when looking at the typical user.

Now for 7 MS is pressing to see support and getting back on a schedule and why SP1 has gone from beta to final without a lengthy wait but in a reasonable time frame.
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16 Mar 2011   #380
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Just installed SP1 which took a about 90 minutes for everything. So far it seems more responsive & I'm using less CPU than before.
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