HP Explains Decision Bring Back Windows 7 PCs

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don2041

If memory serves me correct there were 7 versions of dos and 4 versions windows before win95 that's 12 previous versions to win95

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LatiosXT

I've considered the possibility that nobody back then knew what a GUI was "supposed" to look like. However, I also don't think the Start Menu is very useable in its current state, especially in mouse driven applications.

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thetinean

I actually did not know about Vista's problems being fixed in the later service packs. I stopped using it before service pack 2, so I wouldn't have known, but yes, I agree that Windows 8 is a subjective matter. I actually prefer it to Windows 7; it boots much faster than W7 ever did for me and the GUI didn't take too long to adjust to.

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Thursday

Really thetinean? Much faster boot times (like waaaaaay faster) was one of the very few things I actually liked about Windows 8 when I initially compared it to Windows 7.
And I hear ya on the Vista debacle. Initial release was brutal for me. My machine at the time had a creative sound card and an NVidia graphics card and if you followed any of the bug tracking for Vista you know how rough I had it...

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thetinean

@Thursday I think you misunderstood me. I was saying that Windows 8 boots really fast compared to windows 7, not the other way around.

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Renegade Knight

By the time they got Vista dialed in 7 had come out and 7 was enough better to make the Vista interface seem kludgy. There was no reason whatsoever to stay with Vista when 7 came out. Plus if you had Vista there were good reasons to upgrade when it first came out.

With 8 I will freely admit that there is no compelling reason to upgrade your existing computer from 7 if you aren't using a touch screen.

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big_montana

The majority of Vista's problems were 3rd party driver issues, and 40% of Vista's BSOD's were caused by faulty drivers by 2 companies, Creative and Nvidia, which is why I switched to Razor for sound and ATI(AMD) for graphics. Have not gone back as the experience with their Vista drivers was that bad.

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John Pombrio

Yeah, Vista drivers were terrible and were responsible for a lot of the bad press. MS did not give the developers nearly enough time to write drivers before releasing the OS. Kinda like what happened with XBox One, did not finalize on the hardware until only a few months before release.

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Renegade Knight

I was an early adopter of Vista. When I first installed it, it wasn't even compatible with itself. That was a new one on me.

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big_montana

Dev's had more than enough time to write drivers for Vista. Some, like Creative and Nvidia, chose to wait for the last minute than tried to pawn off beta or XP drivers as being Vista certified drivers.

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Innomasta

Nothing wrong with giving the customer what they want.

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iheartpcs

Unless your company is Microsoft.