How many of you have switched to Win 7 from Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by albsat, Dec 25, 2009.

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Have you already switched to Win 7 from Vista?

  1. Yes

    121 vote(s)
    91.7%
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Still thinking...

    5 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. albsat

    albsat MDL Novice

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    Hello people.

    Let's make a poll. How many of you have switched to Win 7 from Vista definitively? In case you are one of them, are you satisfied and why?

    ;)
     
  2. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    kthxbye:rolleyes:
     
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  3. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Here's my story, as soon as I bought my HP DV5 Laptop, I downgraded it from Vista to Windows XP, then jumped to Windows 7 ever since the early RC Stages, then got my hands on the first RTM early. then I have never went back to any other OS!

    in my case! I totally stomped over Vista. in my opinion Vista is a POS OS that just consumes more resources than it really needs, and offers nothing but slowdown and some visual enhancements. Windows 7 performs just as good as XP if not better sometimes, has the Vista features + more, and looks better!

    Repeat after meh........... Windows 7 FTW
     
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  4. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    I have the two OS for now, because I have some important programs that I cannot port to Seven, these programs are Government related and I will upgrade it only next year.

    When its done, I'll shrink my Vista partition and will keep only Seven.

    I'm very happy with both OSs, I never had problems with Vista and it runs smoothly on my machine, but seven is the best M$ OS until now.:)
     
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  5. Pliskin

    Pliskin MDL Member

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    I have a little old notebook witch was sold with WinXP in the first time.
    After the release of windows vista i was fine for some time but windows vista was nagging me with some major problems (like problems with my bluetooth and audio).

    Then the Windows7 Beta (RC) came up and i switched ... and im more than satisyifed!
     
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  6. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    Since the Windows 7 build: 6801 I don't use Vista anymore. The RTM was pre-installed on my pc but it was awful. Every day a bsod cause of the "driver unload problem":( but due to all fairness Vista has improved a lot since SP2.
     
  7. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Have you tried running those programs in Windows XP Virtual Machine in Windows 7??

    This will enable u to have a window of a fully fledged Windows XP system d00d.

    Try that
     
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  8. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for your suggestion, but it cannot be done due security reasons.:eek: I must keep these programs at Vista partition until I receive the new ones.
     
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  9. Pliskin

    Pliskin MDL Member

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    Technically your programs are on the vista partition when you running XP-Mode, only inside a virtual PC.

    By securityreason you mean, security for the prorams or some restrictions for there use?
     
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  10. kmr1685

    kmr1685 MDL Novice

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    #10 kmr1685, Dec 25, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009
    only one reason for that still i can't figure it out what i am doing in vista everything is working flawlessly but still i am not in control of my own machine how do you like this, as well as battery power consumption in my laptop my vista is huge its normal working time is 3hrs 10minutes;) but after six months of purchase my battery working time only 2hours:eek: believe it not or not it is up to you people who reading. i really hate this windows os basically.:mad::mad::mad: bad,bad,bad, M$ boy is vista.;)

    ps: i think i am not harming anyone here talking about M$;).:D
     
  11. President Fluid

    President Fluid MDL Novice

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    I am debating the switch. A friend of mine was in the M$ partners program and I ended up with all the trial software for Vista. So right now I am running Vista and it has been a year now. I have had some goofy bugs with it and always have that nagging sharing problem with permissions but all and all I have been happy with Vista.

    I have a net book that came with XP on it but I put a cracked copy of W7 over the top of it and the net book seems to like it. It runs smooth and has not encountered any problems at all.

    And yes since SP2 for vista it has even gotten a lot better. And since the beta release of W7 M$ has been dumping some of the current features of W7 backwards into Vista now. The most noticeable was the Windows Update center. That has to be pulled directly from W7. Some other small features also ended up on Vista that makes it more user friendly.
     
  12. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    xp to win 7 for me i left vista out of the picture because i hate vista :D:D:D
     
  13. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    I used Vista from the release - it was easier to activate then XP and less harassment. I liked Vista more than XP but you need a supercomputer to run it properly.

    The boot times were impossible - don't know how anyone could use it on a laptop.

    7 is an improvement but I am yet to be convinced it is much more than a debloated Vista - but can't go back to Vista now!! By the way a clean install of Vista with SP2 slipstreamed worked better than any other version - upgrading to SP2 was a nightmare.

    But for me XP and Vista are dead and not very fond memories.
     
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  14. 0ldBear

    0ldBear MDL Novice

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    Got kids in high school and college so reasonably priced student editions are readily available.

    Went from XP to Vista. Did not go back to XP, but I can see why some people were unsatisfied with Vista.

    Began using 7 in it's beta stages and feel it is the best OS they've ever developed. It's on all the household computers now except one I need to keep on XP in order to continue to use a minolta laser printer.

    cheers
     
  15. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    I can't remember an MS OS that was so nice to use like Win 7.

    Dos? No. Win 3.11? No. 95/98/ME/2000...not really. It was getting better with Win XP. But Win 7 is best - don't know why but I love it ;)

    Going from 7 down to Vista is for me like trading your ferrari against a bike. First I was asking myself if the poll is asked in the wrong way :rolleyes:
     
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  16. tomorrow

    tomorrow MDL Addicted

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    Yeah i switched

    I liked Vista too(used it nearly 3 years)
    Switched because Win7 has bit better performance on certain scenarios

    Currently satisfied although there are some minor kinks to work out...
     
  17. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    I've been using Windows 7 since build 702x and fell more and more in love with it as I used it. I used it as my main OS and kept performing clean installs of every major new build through 7100, then I kind of settled on that until it went RTM. I didn't finally start using the RTM until early October. It's very smooth and I used Media Center under XP MCE 2005 and Vista so I like the further improvements in it in Windows 7. I like the stickied icons on the taskbar, and the improvements in Windows Easy Transfer, although for some dumb reason it doesn't transfer scheduled recordings from one Windows 7 installation to another (don't know about Vista to 7, but I don't think so either). There's other manual ways involving a shell command to import a previous Windows 7 Media Center scheduled recordings list.
     
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  18. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    ubuntu 9.10 and windows 7 have replaced vista on my laptop and on my new netbook i only use windows 7. vista was the worst pos in history
     
  19. MadSheep!

    MadSheep! MDL Junior Member

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    XP=>Vista=>7

    I Believe that the Vista is a good os that was tested for a long time with lot of problems and other things and from this behavior the 7 grown refreshed and with improvements.

    As for XP i thing it was an good os for his time.... Now its an old os full of holes and hundreds of patches to close some of them


    7 Is beter than XP or Vista....

    only problem is the Memory it uses a lot it is improved since Vista but....
     
  20. sml156

    sml156 MDL Member

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    I switched

    I actually liked Vista dident have any problems with it at all then when they released Windows 7 I set it up to dual boot but just this week I got rid of Vista and will never go back . Don't know what ill do with my copies of Vista cause any other computer I ever get will run Win 7 and if it cant meet the minimum requirements I'll probally throw Windows Server 2003 on it not XP
     
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