Windows 7 opinion?

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  1. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    I recommend Win7 to anyone whose system can run it.

    I run multiple operating systems & installed Win7 Beta when is was available in early 2009. Then I installed Win7 Release candidate on my new system & my friend Gloria's system.

    Both Gloria & I love Win7. We now have the commercial version on both systems. Win7 is incredible in finding drivers & keeping a system up to date. The graphics are great. It is stable & easy to use.

    I have an old printer which never ran on 64Bit XP. Tech support claimed that there were no drivers for a 64Bit system. 64Bit Win7 found a driver for that printer.

    Win7 has a "run as adminstrator" option which avoids hassles that friends of mine reported with Vista.

    Due to articles by various Geeks (my kindred) & complaints by various friends, I never used Vista.

    Gloria's system was built (by me) in 2004 & had no trouble running Win7 with 1GB of memory. I recently added another 1GB. She did not notice any increase in speed, but I think it probably runs a bit faster.

    I am running 32Bit & 64Bit XP as well as 32Bit & 64Bit Win7 on my new system. I use XP only to avoid installing a lot of seldom used software under Win7. I run 32 & 64Bit versions due to software which will not run on a 64Bit system.

    There will come a time when I phase XP out.

    BTW: When you buy Win7, you get both the 32Bit & the 64Bit versions.
     
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  3. Kennyc Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks Dinosaur. I just got my win7 64 bit Enterprise Edition laptop at work yesterday and have begun installing and learning. We moved to 64 bit XP servers a couple of months back. We are still not able to run everything native 64 bit, but getting closer.

    I'm liking it so far and have not run into any significant problems yet.

    I will upgrade my home system(s) if no issues arise.

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  5. coolplay Registered Member

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    I would definitly recommend moving ot Windows 7 ... I allways ised XP and never Vista ...
    Windows 7 is really a big improvement ... IMHO
     
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  7. preearth Banned Banned

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    Yeah. I had so much trouble with Vista drivers for older stuff.

    Windows 7 could not possibly be as bad.
     
  8. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    BTW: I run multiple operating systems on my desktop. Win7 came with both a 32Bit & a 64Bit installation CD.

    The above was a great gift from Microsoft. I have some 32Bit software which will not run under a 64Bit OS.
     
  9. Danny G "Listen.. you smell something" Registered Senior Member

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    Had windows 7 64bit installed 2 days now, so far im really liking it. Had a few problems getting my sound to work as neither my motherboard sound or PCI Soundcard are supported with windows 7 drivers, but a quick Google search showed me that I can used Win XP Drivers for it, and it worked.

    One thing i didn't like thought, is that it kept a folder called windows.old which was 90GB big, what's the point in this, i wanted a fresh start.. it soon got deleted.
     
  10. Kennyc Registered Senior Member

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    Are you running in a dual boot mode then?
     
  11. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    One thing though, Win 7 like Vista, Doesn't support Hardware Profiles that were available in XP.
    Most people probably never used them, but it allowed a systems drivers to be configured to bootup differently based upon the profile, it was a handy way of rigging up say an Online (DHCP/DNS clients and network connections) and an Offline profile. (All networking disabled)

    There might of course be a way to port the Registry from an older system, but the ability to copy/clone a profile is greyed out. (The alternative is likely to use a User Profile with different settings configured and perhaps some "net stop" batch scripts)
     
  12. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    KennyC: Not Dual boot mode. I use Paragon Partition Manager, which includes a Boot manager.

    When my system boots, there is a menu displaying 5 operating systems.

    I used to use PowerQuest Partition Magic & its Boot Manager. That software has not be upgraded for many years. It has problems with Windows 7 & Vista partitions.
     
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