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Windows 7: Windows 7's first 100 days: So how were yours?

02 Dec 2009   #101
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 foolproof2k View Post
I do admit that Windows 7 is a very stable OS but.....
Some drivers are still not available for a large part of current hardware that it not being sold in stores anymore. Windows 7 is not compatible with alot of software that was running fine with Windows Xp that was the reason why we never upgrade to Vista because of that fact and now Windows 7 has the same issue you need to install Microsoft Virtual PC which is also garbage Sun Virtual Box is 10 times better that Virtual PC. That version of Windows XP on the virtual PC is a special version that I cannot run certain software on that either.
XP Mode Is a waste of time.

Windows 7 needs to be revised to fix the compatibility mode it doesn't work correctly
It only looks better but basically thats it
Wlecome to the Se7en Forums! foolproof2k

Actually what many don't realize is how to see older XP programs install and run on even the 64bit 7! As seen in XP and Vista as well you have the compatibility mode tab seen in the properties screen there. With 7 one more option known as the "troubleshoot compatibilty" item was also added onto the right click menu.

It can quite useful for setting any older program's installer as well as the main executable in an XP or Vista mode. See the attached image.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But you have to understand that the fact that old XP programs do not run on Windows7 is not the problem of Win7 - it is the problem of the owners of those programs. If you want to run XP programs forever, you have to run XP forever. I fully understand MS cutting out some of this old stuff because legacy is the biggest road block for progress. But this time they gave you at least XP mode - whatever that does. I never tried it because I come from Vista. And all my Vista programs run perfectly.
Here I have 98-XP programs running on the 64bit 7 without fuss. In fact some of the old pc games actually go on easier and run better then some of the newer titles.

As far as drivers and application updates many will see Vista on them not being named 7 but work just as well. The thing to find out first for any new version is always what does work and what simply won't no matter what you try.

Of course some things just won't as part of the entire upgrade process like the ISP's own modems they provide seeing updates only upto 2003-08? You end up buying your own in order to run the 64bit Windows since they are outdated!




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03 Dec 2009   #102
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 
Great stable OS

Hi All,
I have had Win7 Ultimate 32bit installed since September when I attended a Microsoft seminar. I have been around since DOS and Windows 1.1. This should give you an idea of my expereince and age.

Anyway, I must state that Win7 has been a definate pleasure most of the time. It has been an easy clean insatll on my system and found all the drivers needed to get me up and running quickly. Even with a few updates I feel this is probably the best OS Microsoft has produced. After the initial learning curves I think I have a good handle on it. Now that we made Bill Gates feel great now my other comments.

My biggest gripe is the security system. If I'mthe only user and have Administrative rights why do I have to tell Win7 who I am before looking at hidden directoris? User Account Control UAC seems to be the problem and so far I have to live with it.

The bells and whistles in Win7 are ok and I use AeroShake the most.

So that is it for now and plan in the near future to install a 32 & 64bit Home Premium upgrade version over my Ultimate to see how that works. I just thought how dumb the upgrade is as you must have Vista or WinXP installed first on your HD or you won't get you install completed.
What happened tothe great idea of please put your old OS CD in the drive so I can verify you have one idea. Way too simple I guess.

See you all around.

Iggy in Arizona USA
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03 Dec 2009   #103
muralikrishna

windows 7
 
 

I am happy with windows 7 .. it's much better than vista . Thanks to Microsoft
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03 Dec 2009   #104
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muralikrishna View Post
I am happy with windows 7 .. it's much better than vista . Thanks to Microsoft

Well, I don't know about that. Yes, Win7 is smaller, faster and they have automated more functions. But they also dropped some useful Vista functions, spread the controls all over the place and added some useless eye candy. So I am still ambivalent about it.
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03 Dec 2009   #105
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 IggyAZ View Post
So that is it for now and plan in the near future to install a 32 & 64bit Home Premium upgrade version over my Ultimate to see how that works. I just thought how dumb the upgrade is as you must have Vista or WinXP installed first on your HD or you won't get you install completed.
What happened tothe great idea of please put your old OS CD in the drive so I can verify you have one idea. Way too simple I guess.

See you all around.

Iggy in Arizona USA
First off Welcome to the Se7en Forums! IggyAZ

I find it curious you would want to downgrade from the full featured edition of 7 when you already have that working well plus the additional features like creating a full system image or access to the BitLocker tool seen only the Ultimate and Enterprise editions. The AppLocker is another one as well.

The idea of an upgrade disk to start with is to upgrade from a previous version which nulls out the previous. MS was simply changing a few things to prevent people from using upgrade media as full version there. You can read a good MS blog about that at Microsoft SMB Community Blog : Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know.

As far as the UAC the new one was made easier with a slide adjuster in 7 over the single check box only option seen with Vista. Here I simply turn it off to start with with some other system guards inplace for any unknown startups.
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04 Dec 2009   #106
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate is the only way to go.

Thanks for the welcome Night Hawk.
I'm still staying with Win7 Ultimate with its extra features. I just wanted to see how much difference the install was in actual size on HD as well as memory and loaded programs. Like you siad the upgrade must be installed on a Windows OS and can not be installed on a blank HD. I did read a few trick to get around this but I guess Microsoft wants to keep everyone honest.

Now I have to figure out how to remove the single user selection after recovering from sleep mode. My first install went from sleep right to the desktop.

I also removed hybernation mode and file which makes things start backup from sleep quicker.

I also turned off Restore and Recycle bins for my backup drives. Any thoughts on doing this from anyone?

Anyway I find this forum very informative for all users and will read and learn more each time I visit.

Have a great day!

Iggy in Arizona


P.S. Where is the desert properties you have to sell?
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04 Dec 2009   #107
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I've been running 7 a lot longer than a hundred days (beta builds, y'know ), and no OS in the world - not Snow Leopard, not even big boy UNIX - has anything on 7.

Kudos on a great product, Microsoft!
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04 Dec 2009   #108
DjProDG

 
 

It just works!
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04 Dec 2009   #109
lee3319

windows 7
 
 

I'm using Vista to type this even though I would prefer to on w7.

I find it easier to use than vista and quicker. The only problem is usbs which is why i'm on vista.
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04 Dec 2009   #110
zenarcher

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

I'm in Heaven with Windows 7.
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