One in Five Windows Users Rock Windows 7

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dbotr

oopz wrong forum  im still using commodore 64

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Phantom-e

C 64? Wow, you must be rich.

I only went as far as the VIC 20

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waleedraza

I really like windows 7 because windows seven run very fast perform every task quickly than xp.

 

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ghost7772

I built my own computer, after building it, I wanted to see what the difference was between the major OS's

So I installed, Win XP Pro, W7 pro, and Ubuntu. They all have their good points, I wish someone would invent an Os that incorperated all the good points from all of them into one OS.

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kingfish15

Had 32bit Vista on two home builts,  one office workhourse and the other a screamin water cooled game machine.  Installed Vista on them, spent a day cleaning out all the excessive baggage that came along with Vista and never looked back.   Like a few others here, I liked Vista.  Switched to 64 bit 7 more for the 64 bit than anything else.  Yes, you had to clean up and tune up Vista but once done, it was pretty darn solid, about the same as  7 out of the box.  7 is faster, but I don't know how much of that can be attributed to the jump to 64 bit along with another couple of sticks of memory.

 

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whiplash55

But I see little reason to upgrade from Vista after sp2. On one laptop the drivers never worked out which is strange because most computers are fine.

I also actually prefer the old folder structure to the new libraries.

Vista was never as bad as they said, at least in my experience.

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mero909

I agree.  Most of the complaints about Vista were overblown.

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Michael Ellis

We have all Win7, and most of that professional or ultimate, except for one netbook. I admit I was actually tempted to put Linux on it just to be completely free from XP. I think that with Win7 SP1, which is supposed to add greater support for Domain Servers if I have interpreted Microsoft correctly, we should begin to see some major switches to 7 in the corporate world.

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dantfmly

I put Windows 7 professional 64bit on my newest laptop that had windows vista home 64bit on it, as soon as it was availible to me. Replacing Vista with 7 is a must. Have never looked back. It was like my computer became more powerful overnight without having to upgrade hardware. My memory useage of my 4gb DDR 2 went from around 45-50% with Vista to 32-35% with windows 7. Completely agree windows 7 is what Vista should have been. My wifes laptop, slightly older then mine , had her Vista home 32bit replaced with Windows 7 professional 32bit shortly after mine, She was getting so frustrated with her computer. I have heard way fewer complaints from her since I replaced her Vista. my son just go a brand new laptop for christmas and of course his laptop came with Windows 7 64bit home. Now my old 7 year old laptop, the one my son used to use, is still rocking windows XP professional. That computer meets the minumum requirements for windows 7 32bit, but i am leary of installing it on that computer beacuse of how old it is and compatibility with a new operating system. Vista though will never be a thought on that computer it could not hack the load that would be required by the resource hog called Vista. I have two desktops that are older then 8 years old sitting in the closet collecting dust. So they really don't count, but one has Windows XP and the other has Windows ME. remember that piece of work. Makes Vista look like it was the best operating system ever. That computer won't even stay on for very long before the operating sytem crases, even when it was new.  

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PawBear

Wife just said, " I like Win 7 better than Vista."  Me too, BUT... if Ubuntu could play the latest games I'd switch now, like this moment, and NEVER look back.

Win 7 still does not provide me with the granular os control I've wanted since dos.  Microsoft, let me decide what I want on my machine, not you!

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the_river

I rocked this about 8 months in advance and kicked Vista to the curb even before its release. I have two running in the house (desktop and laptop).

No other way to go.

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avenger48

Our household has 5 computers, 3 with 7 and 2 with XP.  I use 7 on my desktop and my laptop, my mom uses 7 on her laptop, and my parents each have an XP desktop.  Sharing files within the network can be a bit of a nuisance, but otherwise, no problems to report.

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drcrazyrich

FIRST OFF WINDOWS 7 ON MY LAPTOP 64BIT UPGRADE FROM VISTA DIFFINATELY A MUST !!

XP ON MY DESK TOPS ,WHY CUZ IT RUNS BETTER  ON THEM ,NOT TO MENTION GAMING WAY BETTER

& EASIER TO USE AND WORK WITH .SO I HAVE BOTH .IF ITS NOT BROKE DONT FIX IT!

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avenger48

BOY, TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS REALLY FUN ISN'T IT!!!!!!

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fa1thful

AGREED!   Just had to say that.  Ok, I got a desktop with Windows 7 Professional, netbook with Kubuntu 10.10 Linux, and a server with FreeBSD 8.1 Unix.

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Lhot

......and the ONLY reason XP's market share DIDN'T go up since January 2010 is the MS prevented it by disallowing it to be sold on new computers.  I dual booted XP and Win 7 for months and still find no reason to switch to Windows 7.  The Win 7 GUI is a joke, the libararies MAY sometime in the far future be worthwhile (when they don't require a degree in computer science to implement) DX10 and DX11 do nothing for me personally, and the security improvements in Vista and Win 7 are already broken.

You can say all you want about XP but its faster, its smarter and the market numbers tell the true story.  A 10 year old OS still has a 56% market share because it deserves it.  If MS hadn't FORCED Vista and then Win 7 on consumers....Windows XP would still have a 80%+ market share.

I don't know wtf people DO to their computers, but XP Pro boots in 17 seconds on my comp with some nasty startup programs.  I benchmarked XP vs Vista and Win 7 on identical hardware and XP wins everytime, and I don't even have that fast of a system these days....no RAID, no SSD's, only 1066 RAM and an AMD Phenom II 955 B.E. overclocked to 3.7Ghz.   I don't know where everyone is getting these great boot times from Win 7...it's NOT from the OS...that's for sure.

I DO surf the dark side of the web and haven't gotten any trojans or viruses, but I also practice safe computing; and as for BSOD's....the ONLY ones I've ever had were from trying to break 3.815Ghz on the same CPU mentioned above.

But...as the old saying goes:  Everyone to their own taste said the lady as she kissed the cow  :)

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Caboose

Don't look now, but there are some kids on your lawn!

 

Do you have valid benchmarks to backup your claims of faster speed? It'd be very interesting to see what kind of numbers you're getting. From a 100% Vanilla install of all 3 OS'. Fully patched too.

 

Well, lets hope that your hardware does't die on you, and new hardware has to take its place that has very minimal support for a 10yo OS. Or maybe doesn't work at all...

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methuselah

Installed on the work lappy day one it was available to RTM (August 2009)

Installed on the home gaming rig on day one it was available to consumer (October 2009)

Best Windows ever and haven't looked back since.  Anyone that disses Win 7 either hasn't used it or is an Apple fanboi.

Linux boys get a free pass however =D

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medhawk

I still have a desktop and a laptop running Windows XP, however, I never could get Vista to run on a home built machine, even though I prepared for it in advance. I know have one laptop running Vista and 3 desktops running various distros of linux. My primary desktop is running PCLinux OS 2010 with the other two running Dbeian Lenny and Mepis 8.0 respectively. At work, Windows is a necessity, but at home I have almost said goodbye forever to Redmond.

 

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Atomike

You probably shouldn't build computers. Ever.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Ever use nuke.com from the DOS 5.0 utility set?

It still nukes ANY file or directory from an XP or later computer when you can't find a single Windows program that works

You've seen the funky filenames and directories made on your computer when you access certain Asian Porn sites, haven't you?

Can't find a Windows program that will remove it?

Try Nuke.com

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cpuking2010

My favorite windows yet! and to think it only took me 3.5 hours to get it!

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logicmaster2003

I'm one of the winXP loyal user; I use it just for playing PC games since i'm a linux user for everything else but gaming.   I keep track of all my games and the measured FPS on my choice of graphic settings.

 

It was barely a year ago when I made that switch to Window7 (64) bit.  No hardware change and my FPS for the same game / same graphic settings significantly went UP !!   Plus, the bootup and shutdown time are significantly faster !  I'll never go back to winXP although my setup is capable of tripple booting ( PClinuxOS, win7, winXP).

 

For those who hate the win7 explorer ( clicking on a folder takes forever to display).. you can always use EXPLORER++ (this is 1000x faster than win7 default explorer aka file manager !!!!!!!!!!)  http://www.explorerplusplus.com/

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Markitzero

I hate hate the DRM in the way of you can only install Windows 7 only 3 times and that the activition system messes up with Dial-up. My Windows 7 back when I was on Dial-up before I got my 3G air my key tried to revalidate over 3 times and made my key not to be genuine any more and it cost money that I don't have to call Microsoft Support. So I had to use that Remove program for WAT to keep my windows. but I do have PCs that still rock Windows XP.

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Caboose

What are you talking about? It doesn't cost money to reactivate Windows. If you go over your activation limit for one reason or another, you call the 1-800 number (if its available), go through the automated activation. Sometimes you have to talk to a person to verify some info, and then its done. Total time involved is about 30 minutes AT MOST!

If your PC is attempting to validate its key multiple times, then thats a seperate issue as it didn't validate the first. Or you perform some sort of major major system change which required a re-validation.

I think you did something wrong...

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legacy2013

I have the Ballmer Edition of 7 Ultimate on my Desktop, Home Premium on my Laptop. I use XP at school( Computer Science major that computer is basically mine too). Got rid of Vista as fast as I could, like some people are saying it wasn't the worst OS in the world after SP1 but you needed to have enough RAM and a discrete vid card at the beginning for it to work well. As for a change in Windows 7? Um, major UI changes, Libraries which I love, and other under the hood tweaks to make it faster
Cant wait for Windows 8 CES annoucement :D

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Hamburger

Windows 7 is by far the best operating system they released since DOS 6.22.

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gothliciouz

i'm fine with my win 2000 pro i don't need win 7 or anything :)

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Hamburger

You holding out for a high bid from the Smithsonian before you upgrade?

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Kromaethius

Since I beta tested this wonderful operating system, really, I can't imagine anyone who is in the Windows Realm not using anything less in this day and age who hase a new computer. Totally happy with the OS since "Day One."

Now, IE -- Since it doesn't have it's own native Spell Check or like that of Outlook who uses the MS Word Spell Check Engine and it's own native "User and Password" functions, well I opt for Opera 9 and that was two versions ago. Besides, when I want a theme in black, I expect it in black, not some or part of things. IE doesn't have any of this but does offer a whole bunch of security bugs that third party apps to try to patch up or block. And no, IE 9.0 Beta doesn't offer "Jack" that I mentioned. Maybe these issues or features are not that big of a deal to most people, but to me, they are everything.

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I Jedi

What the hell are you talking about, Paul? I'm still on Windows 95!

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Corfy

My home desktop is running Ubuntu, my wife's laptop and my work laptop are both dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows XP (she's running XP Home, I'm running XP Pro... and yes, I got permission from our IT manager to put Ubuntu on my work laptop... I pretty much have to use Windows when I'm at work, but away from the office, I can and do use Ubuntu without any problems).

I made a New Year's Resolution in 2007 to not use any of my personal money to purchase another Microsoft product, and so far, that is the one resolution I have stuck to, and I don't see any reason to break it any time soon.

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praetor_alpha

I run Win 7 Pro on my desktop; Xubuntu on my server, laptop, and in a few VMs; and an XP in a VM. All 64 bit.

As with all "which OS you use" questions: They are operating systems, not wives: you should have more than one.

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Atomike

I've been using Vista for years at home, and recently started using 7 at work. Can anyone here tell me a single major difference between the two OS's? The only real difference that I've noticed, is that Windows 7 has removed some user control over the GUI. 

I really think that the bad rap Vista recieved was entirely due to people in the buggy Beta. I think it's an urban legend, spread by tech neophytes (especially tech neophytes who work at MaxPC).

 

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lunchbox73

I agree with you 100%. How many times did you hear "I was going to buy a new computer but I hear that Vista sucks so I don't know..." Urband legend indeed. With the proper hardware and latest patches Vista is perfectly fine and I enjoyed it. I upgraded to Windows 7 only because it's written in my DNA that I must have the latest and greatest.

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The Relic

Actually, I used Vista from the Public Beta up to just before 7 came out (I got the Ballmer Edition of 7 Ultimate), and most of the bad press Vista got was not because of the beta but because when Vista first went on sale, it had a multitude of problems.

One of the biggest was because when it was rolled out, many computer manufacturers low-balled on the memory. Vista was touted as needing a minimum of 512MB of memory, so many computer companies rolled it out on laptops and desktops that had the bare minimum memory. Problem was, Vista runs like crap on the bare minimum, and when you tie in integrated graphics using 64, 128MB or more of shared memory, then it gets even worse.

Then tie that in with poor driver support (NVidia was notorious for that), file transfers that could take ages even with a USB 2.0 thumbdrive and the massive (compared with XP) hard drive footprint, then you are gonna get loads of bad press.

Service Pack 1 improved Vista dramatically, and driver support got better, but while some people will hold off till the first SP anyway before committing to a new OS, most won't; they'll buy it when it hits the stores or soon after. And if that first impression blows, then the consumer will simply go back to what worked for them, never giving the new kid another chance.

Vista with Service Pack 1 was what Vista should have been, but then XP Service Pack 2 was what XP should have been.

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elliott78213

The OEM's wanted to just slap Vista onto existing stock with the crippled specs of Windows XP. I upgraded so many machines, once that was done my customers were completely happy. I have Windows Vista still running on three machines including my htpc and still install it on new builds heck its cheaper now on Ebay than 7. I did use 7 on a few new builds but my customers want to save money and I want them to have the added features and security of something better than Win XP which is riddled now with drive by infections and spyware. The Feedback i get is very positive and no bsod's no complaints everyone is mostly suprised at the effectiveness of the search and photo gallery. I found adding Micrsofot Security Essentials actually makes it boot a bit faster and all my builds come with a minnimum of 2gb ram and a low end video card from ATI/AMD thats enough to create a fast efficient bug free Vista PC same goes for Windows 7 I also think these two os's take better advantage of mulit core processors.

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Khoiboi

I don't know if this is exactly true, but I've heard that Vista also uses a massive ammount of RAM, which combined with the minimal ammount of RAM available on most normal working class laptops, was a bad idea.

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Atomike

This guy is exactly what I'm talking about. People who don't know. This is the main failing of Vista. People who dont' know. I think that most experts would agree that the actual problem with Vista was between the keyboard and the chair.

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elliott78213

Thats right its usually the user I know we get tired of hearing that but its true. You have to test drive a car and the same goes for Windows or any OS. I guess I"m in a minority as a Vista Fanboy.

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xeones

i agree with you partially, but only if we define the "buggy beta" as extending at least a year and a half beyond the official launch date

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