Your Thoughts on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by drewgrantt, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. drewgrantt

    drewgrantt MDL Novice

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    It's still s**t. W7 is just Vista Service Pack 3. I managed to blow it up on two different machines, a Dell and a Foxconn (makers of Dell's boards). MS keeps rearranging the furniture on the user and I hate it. I hated the Vista interface. From what I understand, people began to like the XP interface after several years of working with it. Hunting for utilities with new names in new locations in a new OS like Vista and W7 destroys productivity. Offering a family of products ranging from "Home" to "Enterprise" has functionality strewn in different locations with different names. If you run a network like I do, this is a pain and can waste a lot of time. Like with Vista, I've had a nightmare of a time with W7 trying to get it to accept network printers.

    Vista is such a bad product that tweaking is like tweaking a turd. It's still s**t. I don't care about the bells and whistles. I need the thing to work and not menace the users or techs. W7 barely works as a useful environment.
     
  2. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

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    I think it is great. Have had no issues with it and very stable. XP is ancient. I have no comment on Vista. I skipped it due to all the complaints. 7 has been very positive. Do you not have time to learn 7? Maybe you are just stuck in the old ways with XP. You don't really want to bother with 7? I feel like 7 is set it and for get it. It just "works".
     
  3. exo-dan

    exo-dan MDL Senior Member

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    I know this has been said many times before,it's kinda true....but Vista was like ME,imo I totally agree,I tried it during the BETA phase and only bought it because I got it from a friend who worked @ EA sports at the time so I got it for 50 bux and about the only thing that impressed me about it was the eye candy.7 on the other hand,when I got a hold of one of the leaked 65XX copies that came out,I could see,it was Vista,but done right without as much bloat and better performance wise....just my worthless 2 cents
     
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  4. bluealien

    bluealien MDL Member

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    I will agree with you that vista initially was a pain but windows 7 is better than xp. Where I work, we have 37 computers. The company started shifting to windows 7 just this january and it took the IT guy about a week and a half to adapt 70 percent to the existing network. There were some peripheral upgrades but overall, we had minimal problems and was fixed within a short time period. Today, after roughly 5 months, everything is great. (except for a laser printer that seems to be having some problems with the upgraded printer server).
     
  5. .Matt.

    .Matt. MDL Novice

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    Well, I've used all three systems: XP (5 years), Vista (one year) and 7 (since the RTM was released), and all I can say is that I agree with you about Vista. It sucked big time. But Windows 7 is great, I've never had any of the problems I had with XP and it's as good as XP if not better in terms of performance. At least, that's what I've experienced.
     
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  6. pauldamo

    pauldamo MDL Senior Member

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    i think your being about over dramatic,techs would understand win7 very easily or they shouldn't be techs,utilities are in obvious places,the ui is basically the same with any op.you click start and the menu comes up,cant say anymore,its all so basic,and I'm a noob also.
     
  7. WCCobra

    WCCobra MDL Junior Member

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    Windows 7 is as great as Windows XP. I found some small things a little odd, but I chalk that up to the learning curve.
     
  8. Stool

    Stool MDL Junior Member

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    I have no troubles setting up a network in win7.
    Vista was ok too, after the service pack(s) Had little to no problems whatsoever in vista 64.
    As far as I can see, setting up networks in win7 is a piece of cake even for noobs now.
    I don't see the problem. "Control panel"-> "network and sharing center". How difficult is that?:dunno:
     
  9. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    I think windows 7 is gradually becoming slower and slower!! it doesn't seem as quick as it used to :(
     
  10. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    I like it but still prefer ubuntu.
     
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  12. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    I think, Win7 is just great.

    I don't give a f*** if something went wrong. Too bad! When I really can't fix it I just back-up my stuff and plug my USB drive in and do a fresh install. I'm done with that in about 15 min. It's not that bad. I'd wash the dishes in that time. This even makes my girl happy. ;)
     
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  13. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    #13 Computer Fixer, Jun 7, 2010
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    XP was very light on resources- 512Mb ram and an old single core CPU gave you acceptable performance results. With a properly setup system you could get away with under 25 processes running at idle. Click on any desktop icon and the app launched fairly quick.

    Vista was completely different resource wise- with Superfetch, Windows Search/indexing, automated hard disk defrag, Windows Defender, etc,,, running in the background and the hard drive constantly thrashing doing God knows what- it quickly brings single core systems to it's knees. Now add in an anti-virus program and Vista is a complete dog- especially on laptops with limited ram and 5200rpm drives.
    I've seen clean out of the box Vista rigs running 70+ process in the background at idle. That's completely unacceptable for a single core system- Microsoft blew it on that one. Vista was a dog right out of the gate with the hardware available at that time. Even on clean un-infected systems people think they're infected because they click on an icon and nothing seems to happen for several seconds because of all the behind the scenes stuff going on.

    Windows 7 is kind of in-between XP and Vista resource wise while still offering Vista eye-candy but with the ability to turn off some of the more CPU intensive stuff for lesser systems. I still prefer XP, but Win7 is far better than Vista in almost every category because at least it's user customizable to some extent where you have some say as to what's running in the background and what's not.
     
  14. calpo

    calpo MDL Member

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    As far as I like Windows 7, We do not have to install Drivers after fresh installation but We do on XP & Vista.
     
  15. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Works faster than Vista, boots a hell of a lot faster than a fresh Vista install even with AV and all other crap enabled on startup...
    Has security of Vista with performace of XP!

    Iv found it maintains its performance a lot longer than XP, maybe thats because of the automate defrag and so forth.

    I have rebuilt about 10 machines now with it, all previously Vista or XP machines.
    None really high end at all, 7 finds my wifi and most of my drivers without any issues, can run vista drivers in comparability mode and they work fine (Netgear DM111P for example ;))
    Boot times are never more than 80 seconds, even on an older single core machine (all be it it had 1.5GB RAM). A dual core CPU with 2GB ram is fine on 7, its crap for Vista though!
    I fix and rebuild PC's on the side, Windows 7 just makes it so much easier tbh, faster to build a machine up and update it as well

    I especially like it that even an inboard Intel graphics chip, say about 5 years old, maybe more, still will allow the glass aero theme!! :p
    Vista security + XP performance = damn good overall OS

    Windows 7 - it just works!
     
  16. sandipandi

    sandipandi MDL Novice

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    Windows 7 - Fedora

    (just wanted to add - I only use 64 bit OS's - Windows 7 x86 was a POS on my machine, x64 works like a dream...and I only used x64 Fedora as well)

    Ubuntu? *shudder* I tried it and ended up using Fedora for a few years. Open Suse and I had a short stint but the package installer liked to die on Suse, so the chameleon and I parted ways. I would go back to Fedora in a heartbeat but, ever since I installed Windows 7, I haven't had a "f this" moment yet. In Vista, I had those moments every day. And XP - well, it didn't like my rigs, and it freaked out a lot, prompting me to go to Linux.

    One day I just decided I wanted to play games that were not Linux compatible, and use Photoshop/Adobe products. I wanted to use my graphics card to the best of it's ability (sure, many cards work great in Linux, mine didn't, no matter what driver and options I picked, just luck of the draw and all). I wasn't about to plop down more $$$ on a card just to stay with Fedora. So Windows 7 was installed. I haven't looked back.

    And yes, I had been using VMWare Workstation (a bit frustrating to get installed on Linux compared to the experience on windows) but as you probably know, you have the same issue with video cards getting used properly in virtual machines.

    Does Vista suck as far as "where is that now"? Absolutely. So is Office 2007. Ribbons? WTF?

    But does it work perfectly for me as far as stability goes? Yeah. I haven't had a screw this moment yet. And that's all I can ask for.
     
  17. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    Some people just need to evolve, new times are coming and XP is in the past. W7 is easy to configure, uses few resources and have a beautifull interface. I'm using it in a Foxconn mobo with great performance.

    Continue with XP is pure opportunism, it is easier not learn anything new and getting stucked to old things. I agree that Vista was the most long Beta Test of history, but nobody can claim that W7 is a Vista SP3.
     
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  18. exo-dan

    exo-dan MDL Senior Member

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    Absolutely right!
     
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  19. fubar121

    fubar121 MDL Novice

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    You been living my life. And i agree completely
     
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  20. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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