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Am I the only person who dislikes Win7?

10:32 am on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have pcs, touch screens, laptops and netbooks using various versions of 7 and, honestly, I detest it...Vista Basic crucifies it in my opinion plus I have seen the trailers for Win 8 and I am dreading it.

Am I the only person who feels this way?

Not according to my family and office staff, none of them prefer 7 over Vista other than the faster start-up time.

And what's worse is trying to BUY a new Vista licence. MS will make you jump through hoops to validate a system only to say it is no longer supported and not available to purchase.

Is this where the Russians will "win" with their new OS?
2:48 pm on Sept 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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wah i love 7

never really had a problem with vista but I do like 7 more.... prob my fav version of windows.

8 has me on the fence....they keep shoving this metro interface everywhere, but as long as you can ditch it and get back to the desktop im cool with it. To me it just seems MS is chasing apple 20 miles down a 5 mile road. They need to remember tablets and rubbing your fingers on a screen are never going to take over the universe.... so don't alienate people that use a keyboard and mouse just because touch is the new hot thing NOW.

Also is it really the new hot now? or are these companies chasing each others marketing departments? People who buy android tablets are returning them for real computers that do stuff because all the commercials mislead people into thinking they gota have a tab.

They buy one say WOW, the wow wares off pretty fast and they are wondering why they just spent 500 bux on this stupid thing.

if MS leg humps the tab to hard like they kinda already seem to be they could blow their face off.

Im just keeping my fingers crossed and telling myself its just the developer preview and it has a long way to go until release.

I watched the build keynotes and it looks solid but they kept going back to that stupid metro interface and touchy for 80% of the damn thing. Ok guys bravo you did touch....you made an interface for a tab, cool. show us like you show us all the other features and lets keep it moving.

But if metro is what they are trying to force feed windows users as the future of windows.... see ya later guys im out. I won't be using stupid metro on 3 large LCD screens.... im also never going to be rubbing my fingers on my large LCD screens either. I will be moving to linux and i'll keep windows 7 around for games and i'll wash my hands clean of MS.

So I see 8 as they'll nail it or blow their face off.
3:03 pm on Sept 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Do you have any specific complaints about it?

I don't love it but I find it much better than Vista.. no question about it. The only Vista box I had was for a couple months and it was horrible.

There were so many issues, the final straw that had me toss it out the window from the top floor was; It couldn't update .Net It couldn't reinstall .Net... It couldn't uninstall .Net which meant a slew of MS products didn't work, like WMP and several other things.

I had M$ send me fix utilities. I tried every 25+ step process to clean it off myself and nothing worked.

I find 7 to be everything I need.
9:13 am on Sept 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I still use Vista Business on my main workstation. I would have moved over to Win7, as I prefer it, but everything simply works on my Vista machine and it hasn't given me trouble...

Windows 7 performs better with less hardware. I can imagine the performance of my Vista workstation would improve tremendously. I never do in-place upgrades of my operating systems, and I couldn't find the time to spend putting my machine together from scratch.
8:07 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I just had a random thought as I read this....

Microsoft was actually smart in releasing Windows ME.. NOTHING could ever be as bad, as quirky, as ill tempered, as crash inclined as that sorry excuse for an operating system.

Actually, I've had good luck with Win 7 for my clients. I had a couple with old 16 bit apps and running them under the 64 bit version was a challenge. It was a good excuse to get them to migrate from the 16 bit dinosaurs.
8:15 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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We just upped from XP Pro to Win 7 Premium on several systems, including our portables. Truthfully... we love it, and didn't think we would.

We never used Vista - in fact when a new system arrived with Vista, we bricked it and reloaded XP. So I can't compare the two.

other than the faster start-up time

I can't recall the last time we reached over and shut them off! They run 24x7... connected to surge and UPS systems just in case, but we never turn them off.
6:51 am on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Windows 7 is basically just the same as Vista, but with very minor performance improvements (eg, for booting up and file transfer), and a slightly tweaked task bar. It's a step in the right direction, at least. However, I won't be taking that step for a while to give everyone time to work out driver issues.
i don't like it also
2:08 pm on June 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I skipped entirely over Vista. While I hear things got a lot better after a couple of years, the majority still seem to prefer 7.

My biggest gripe with 7, though, is that Explorer feels significantly less useful than in XP. Also, that damn bug in Explorer where you click on a folder in the folder tree and it shoots down to the bottom of the window. I'd prefer it not to go anywhere and I can accept it jumping to the top, but the bottom? Grr... How difficult can that possibly be to fix?

xword_5601 wrote:
However, I won't be taking that step for a while to give everyone time to work out driver issues.

Drivers aren't an issue (well, not because of Win7 anyway). The driver model hasn't changed (significantly) between Vista and 7, so vendors have had plenty of time to get their crap together.

3:36 pm on June 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I cut-bait on Vista as fast as possible. Win7 Rocks here. I have it installed on everything that can run it.

> faster startup

My win7 main machine takes a solid 4mins to boot to a usable screen. sucks. XP 60 seconds max.
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Love win 7, tis better than every variant of vista .

For system admin on a network, win7 is even better than vista on further multiple levels
6:18 pm on June 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I had Vista sp1 pre installed on two machines..it worked OK ( but no better than OK ) after much tweaking..it is still on one machine ( my son's 3D Dev' machine )that I haven't had time to move it off and do all the reinstalls that he would need if I moved him to 7 ..it isn't connected to the web..no win boxen here are..( apart from one old one running XP for testing older IE on sites and running skype on.and the XP is heavily winlited so if "hosed" can be re_installed very fast ) Vista is very unwieldy compared to 7..

All others are dual boot mint linux and win7 if they are connected to the web ..only the linux sides get used when the router is connected..and there are two others running win7 ulti only..they fly..so much more pleasant to use than Vista..dual screens on all

Just finished installing Adobe's CS6 master suite on one..went beautifully ..very pleased ..means I can avoid win8 ( tried win8..awful interface, more problems than I can be bothered with beginning to name if you want to create rather than consume with win8 )..I think MS have shot themselves in the foot with win8 ..at least as far as those who do any creative work and or the business sector with software running windows OS..

Tablet and phone "me too" dumbed down touchscreen interface OS.. shoehorned into desktops and servers..against the wishes of almost everyone in the latter two markets..
6:21 pm on June 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I've used and programmed them all since Win 2.x from developing low level drivers to high level software, so I'm kind of aware of it's warts.

When XP finally came along was OK for a buggy unstable mess but the best we'd had to date. Then Vista, regardless of the bad press, was far better and the first version of Windows I could leave running for weeks without requiring a reboot every few days.

However, Win 7 is the BOMB!

Kind of depressing that they finally get it all working right for a change, I only waited over 20+ years for MS to fix it this colossal mess, and after getting Win 7 to actually run the way we'd always hoped it would, they decide to kill it with the abortion being dubbed Windows 8.

If Win 8 turns out anything like it appears it's going to be, Win 7 may be the last version of Windows to ever pollute a computer on my desk. After suffering through all those buggy versions this is how we're rewarded, by being tortured with some crazy user interface on a desktop that's designed for mobile devices.

Would it kill them just to leave the old classic interface?

The code is already written, it's not like they'd be adding anything new to support it, just not yank it out!

So either I'll need to stock up on Win 7 licenses just in case or start looking into the wonderful world of XWindows, Ubuntu anyone?
6:56 pm on June 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I went from XP to Win 7 and I love it. With XP I had to use the recovery disk to reinstall the OS about twice per year due to significant performance issues (slow boot times and the like). I've been using my new laptop with Win 7 for over a year now and it performs just as well as it did when I bought it. Can't say much about Vista as I haven't used it.
7:08 pm on June 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I had to upgrade to Windows 7 to be able to test software, but it was worth it... it can't be broken as it fixes itself.

My only complaint applies to every new Windows release... as computers get faster and more powerful, Windows OS always finds a way to consume those resources.
7:08 am on June 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Actually Windows 7 broke that pattern of requiring more resources than its predecessor. I know it takes less than Vista, and it seems to beat XP for me. I was able to put Win7 Ultimate on an old underpowered Atom-core netbook and it killed XP in terms of performance and battery life. Supposedly Windows 8 requires even less resources than Windows 7, but I haven't tested it out on anything more than a virtual machine at this point.
9:43 am on June 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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As a windows user (standalone desktop only) from 3.11 I love Windows 7.

It is very freindly and has lots of good features like the breadcrumbs trail feature and the switch windows to the left or right on my big screen.

But from what I have read of Windows 8 I don't think I will be going there yet.

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