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Windows 7: The Windows 7 honeymoon is over.

11 Feb 2010   #31
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I like Windows 7 and I have no problems running it. I am one of those with antiquated hardware; but I scraped up enough money to add memory and a new graphics card in order to run Windows. Previously I used XP Pro and I still like XP; but I do not want to go back.


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11 Feb 2010   #32
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
It's all about the statistics, I wish I could see a multi-thousand person SRS survey of Windows 7 users, with their experience rated between 1 and 10, maybe I could do that here, but then that would be a limited population, with no indicative on the world wide issues. Stupid statistics.
Actually not a bad idea. None of the people who aren't smart enough to install windows 7 would ever see it
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11 Feb 2010   #33
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
I have no desire to go back. Windows 7 it is, for me. Of course, I don't have a laptop or netbook....
I have a netbook, and Windows 7 Home Premium runs just fine on it.

As for the article, it's little more than the opinion/wishful thinking of someone just looking to nitpick. I've looked at plenty of computers for people and not one has complained about Windows 7 so far.
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11 Feb 2010   #34
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

7 for me added a lot of functionality that was lacking previously. and i'm going to be honest i never liked xp, sure it was generally stable and because of it's unnaturally long lifespan supported everything but lets be honest it was a bare bones OS with few features made so that anyone could learn to use it, and it worked. people aren't still clinging to xp because they love it, 7 with all of it's power user features and shiny eye candy is just to much for some people who just want the basics.
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11 Feb 2010   #35
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I would bet the vast majority of windows 7 haters are people who can't afford to buy a computer that can run windows 7, let alone buy a copy of windows 7 itself.
I'm not sure what you mean? Old computers or low spec ones run windows 7 without problems. There is a thread here about people running win 7 on old pc's.
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11 Feb 2010   #36
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
7 for me added a lot of functionality that was lacking previously. and i'm going to be honest i never liked xp, sure it was generally stable and because of it's unnaturally long lifespan supported everything but lets be honest it was a bare bones OS with few features made so that anyone could learn to use it, and it worked. people aren't still clinging to xp because they love it, 7 with all of it's power user features and shiny eye candy is just to much for some people who just want the basics.
if you want basics.. there's ubuntu.
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11 Feb 2010   #37
Everlong

 

I agree with what people have said here with that article being pointless. He's basically just looked for rumours like the netbook battery detioration and thrown that out to everyone.

Windows 7 runs perfectly fine on my netbook. It has a 3 cell battery, and I get about 2-2:30 hours out of it with Windows 7 and Aero Transparency turned on, which I think isn't too bad as a 3 cell battery gets about 3-3:30 hour, and that's what I get if I turn Aero off. I've had Windows 7 on it for about 2 months now and I can't say the battery life is deteriorating at all.
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11 Feb 2010   #38
ripstik

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omegatron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripstik View Post
Well I'm some one that don't like it.Yes it has some real nice features,but I just bought a new computer with OS7 on it.I also bought a new 22" monitor.The system did not set the resolution for the monitor.I had to do it manually.Not a big issue,but I didn't feel I should have to do that.It continually locks up.It does it so much,I can't put a finger on the problem.Windows Live Mail.I don't like the idea that I'm forced to use it.I was very happy with Outlook Express.I don't like the changes to the desktop folders.Especially picture folders.It seemed to me the old XP system was much easier to use.
Flame me now if you may,but I wanted to say that there is some of us out here that are not totally happy with OS7.
I will stay with it,because I feel I have no choice.It is the future.I'm sure at some point in time I will be more comfortable with it and that time can't come soon enough.
Recommend taking it back to where you bought it and tell them to replace it. New computers shouldn't be locking up out of the box.

I would like to recommend trying out different e-mail clients, I use thunderbird, till you find one you are comfortable with using.

And the picture libraries are just shortcuts to the folders that you are storing images. I believe I saw a tutorial on this forum that explains how to turn those off...
Once again I followed your advise and took my computer back for a replacement.I have been online with the new one for around seven hours and no lock up problems.I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks for the kind help from the good folks of this forum.
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11 Feb 2010   #39
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
I don't know if Windows 7 killed my battery, but I have gone thru two OEM dell batteries in the time I have been testing Windows 7.
I had Windows 7 Beta running on a Dell Latitude D610 with a 3 year old battery without a problem for several months. Windows 7 does not effect batteries.
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11 Feb 2010   #40
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 
What about all of us that claim improved batt life???

Here is Adrian's Bio (Courtesy ZD Net):
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.
Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include "Build the Ultimate Custom PC", "Beginning Programming" and "The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide". He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Adrian also runs a popular blog under the name The PC Doctor, where he covers a range of computer-related topics -- from security to repairing and upgrading.
Sounds like a lot of techno babble to me! This article is truly pointless, and Adrian sounds like a techno schmuck!

I want to know why he doesnt mention that so many of us get improved batt life with Win7! I personally get 20-25 more minutes out of a full charge on my 3.5 year old Toshiba laptop! Maybe the people who now have batt issues are complaining because with Vista or XP they didnt use their laptops as often and never cycled the batts properly?

If you'd like to e-mail Adrian (the author of this techno-trash) here's the link: http://blogs.zdnet.com/emailform.php...ingsley-Hughes
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