What Will Happen to Vista after Microsoft Launches Windows 7?

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anndy

I do know what windows 7 works , but one thing I am very ckear is that the vista is really give me a bad impression, that when I bought a new laptop with vista , it really give me a big trouble to setup other applications , so I have to restall the OS with XP , vista is too ugly !

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burntjuggalas

Anyone notice that vista was like the original Phenom. both didnt have great starts (TLB bug-poor yields+performance vs competition ect. -Phenom / /  driver issues Poor performance even on high end systems poor stability ect. - Vista) but Windows 7 is like the Phenom 2. What the original SHOULD have been. Awesome performance vs previous version.  Phenom 2 has good yields great performance and best of all overclocks like nobodies business.  Windows 7 is stable (even in beta) has alot better performance and much lower system overhead. If only they could have done Phenom 2 and Windows 7 instead of Vista and Phenom. but obviously that wouldnt have worked. 

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Keith E. Whisman

This is a quote from Twitter. 

Will Smith posted this to Twitter and then I replied because of the confusion.

 willsmithRT @MikeYbarra: Windows 7 RC is up and ready for download. http://tinyurl.com/crxlpq

 from TweetDeck

And then my Reply after visiting the RC 1 Website.

TheWhisman@willsmith Will can you figure out when the RC1 Expires? I know mine expires March 1,2010 and that is before June. Hmmmm...

 from web in reply to willsmith    

  1. TheWhisman@willsmith The RC will expire June 1, 2010, and the bi-hourly shutdowns will begin on March 1, 2010 That quote from RC1 Website.I'm stumped. from web in reply to willsmith

  

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OvenMaster

"... Microsoft will stop support for Vista in April 2012."

Yet support for XP will stop in April 2014!

Finally: M$ admits that Vista was nothing more than a boxed beta.

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Brett Schealler

bingojubes, i believe the score goes up to 7.9/8ish. at least the build 7000 was this way.

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Keith E. Whisman

RC1 build 7100 goes to 7.9 for the performance score but really it just gives you an idea of your computers performance. I have exactly zero 7.9 scores. 

My current scores from a clean install are as follows.

Processor Calculations Per Sec 6.5                          An Penryn Core2Duo E8400 @3ghz

Memory (RAM)                       6.5                         8gigs of DDR2 800mhz 5*5*5*CL12

Graphics                                6.4                         And I've got an EVGA Gforce GTX280 

Gaming Grahpics                    6.4                         Again puzzeling that a GTX280 does not get a max score.

Primary Hard Disk                  5.9                          1x 500Gig Seagate 7200.11 and 1x 1.5Tb Seagate 7200.11 with no problems so take that Seagate Baracuda haters.

Too bad there is no average score and MS decided to go with the lowest score for an overall score. Wouldn't you get pissed off if you ran an hour long Benchmark just to have it do that to you? 

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Defiant

"so take that Seagate Baracuda haters"

 

Over-confidence eh? Give it a few months :)

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Keith E. Whisman

Let's see here.. My 500gig drive is a 1.5 years old and my 1.5Tb drive is now 5months old. I think if something were going to happen it would have happened already because the issue was not hardware it was a bad firmware. The Firmware issue would have come up by now.  And so very few people actually had the firmware problem. Most people that had problems were those that were unaffected but still tried to update their firmware and ended up bricking their hard drives because the firmware update had a flaw in it or was for a different drive then what was being patched or was a bad firmware update flash attempt. I had to have a rom chip overnighted to me for my Mobo because of a bad flash.

Why don't people still hate on Maxtor or Western Digital for pretty much selling stupid bad HDD's? Remember Maxtors Deskstar drives when they were an IBM product? 

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OvenMaster

You mean the Deskstars that are now made by Hitachi, right?

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Keith E. Whisman

I'm sorry your right Hitachi.. The Deathstar. I had one die on me and I tore it apart. The fluid dynamic bearing had broken and the actuator actually hit the spindle and physically damaged the spindle surface. That drive did last me almost a year before it died.

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Biceps

Give a free copy of Windows 7 to anyone with a legal copy of Vista.  That might go some way toward repairing the damage to Microsoft's reputation.

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DrBeat

At least a functioning trial or something of that sort.  They do need to make money.

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bingojubes

agreed. i spent too much money on the 32-bit/64-bit versions of Vista. i want my free copy! preferably the 64-bit.

whats the new experience score up to in Win7? will it still be 6/5.9?

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MRrelabled

does it run better than the way vista should run or is this just getting double charged

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Keith E. Whisman

Windows 7 is the Best Windows yet. And it is way fast. I love it and if I could marry it I would. There simply is no excuse to not try it out. It's freaking fast and great in every way.

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QuadCoreAbe

...can it play any games ??

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Keith E. Whisman

It plays nice with all my games and yes Crisis runs slightly faster in Win7 compared to Vista. GTAIV, Company of Heroes, Left4Dead and everything else plays great. 

This is a fully functional evaluation. It's good until March 2010. You'll upgrade your computer befor then. 

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bingojubes

my brother says Mass Effect, Guiild Wars, and a few of the Madden & NHL titles work so far for him. He also says that Hellgate: London runs fine on Win7. i would try Crysis, but i am waiting on a new video card before i attempt that game again.

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Jesterace

Vista works fine for me, wasn't until after SP1 that I finally actually used it. I'll eventually upgrade to 7 once it's released. For now I'd rather just use Vista instead of a beta or an RC that'll eventually expire. Have Vista on my desktop and laptop, XP on the netbook.

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Keith E. Whisman

Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100 64bit kicks ass. Your old Beta key will work as it did for me and activated just fine. I got my copy through bittorrent. There should'nt be a problem as I have the Beta and a registered Beta Key. Do as I did and do a clean install. No more Vista for me. 

I typed WinVer at the Start Menu and an Expiration of 3/1/2010 at 4:59PM is listed. So this is great. Microsoft is giving me time to save up my pennies to get the best version available after the release.

Microsoft thank you for the very liberal Evaluation Period.  

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b_c_pc

Shouldn't "...avoid a stay of execution..." read "...get a stay of execution..."?

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