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Old 06-17-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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Windows 7.....(better than sliced bread)

Who is using Windows 7?

I've been using Vista for the past year.

I've been using a dual partition with Win 7 for about 1 month now and it's head and shoulders above Vista (for me).

1st thing I noticed is how easy it was to load this new OS!

The boot-up is 10x's quicker (seems like it).....

With Vista running, not only does it take FOREVER to load but....I always have some type of hard drive activity going on it seems, lots of noise associated with this..and response delays.......Win 7....quiet as a mouse and quick.

Finding stuff in explorer got really convoluted when Vista showed up. Could never figure out how to search efficiently, Windows 7 has a new system using librairies that automatically puts pics together, video, music, data, etc...
Basically for me the....big diff is the speed.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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still much worse than OS X.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:40 AM   #3
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Been using it since Beta in January. It's awesome. I especially LOVE Media Center. Noone has anything that can even bother competing. I've got an absurdly complicated tuner setup (bought different ones at different times for different purposes) and it set them up with almost no intervention on my part.
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I'm going to try the beta soon. I wonder how it will run on my laptop
2.0gb core2duo, 2gb ram...
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I'm gonna have to try it.....
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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I'm going to try the beta soon. I wonder how it will run on my laptop
2.0gb core2duo, 2gb ram...
Should run fine. 7 isn't as intensive as vista - if you can run XP, you can run 7.

I agree with the first post - but I went from XP to 7, and it was still an improvement in speed (both boot and running). Take that as you will though, because I was running 64 bit XP, which isn't the greatest of 64 bit systems, to say the least.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #7
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I'm gonna have to try it.....
Here's the link to get the download...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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it's bulletproof, i've got it running through virtualization, some of the design layout i'm still not loving, but as far as i can see, the guts of it seem pretty solid. i prefer it over OS X.
i run vista on my dell laptop, 7 runs through virtualization (sun virtualbox) on that. my macbook pro has 10.5 leopard and i virtualize windows XP on that (parallels).

my only beef is with virtualization of it, the mouse can't detect correctly so it's constantly tripping out all over the screen. that's a problem with virtualbox though i believe. anyone know if parallels will support windows 7? virtualbox is free and doesn't have the same refinement as parallels does

and yeah hemlawk shouldn't be a problem, i'm running vista and 7 simultaneously with no problem, i've got 2.5ghz dual core & 4 gb ram.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:36 AM   #9
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Who is using Windows 7?

I've been using Vista for the past year.

I've been using a dual partition with Win 7 for about 1 month now and it's head and shoulders above Vista (for me).

1st thing I noticed is how easy it was to load this new OS!

The boot-up is 10x's quicker (seems like it).....

With Vista running, not only does it take FOREVER to load but....I always have some type of hard drive activity going on it seems, lots of noise associated with this..and response delays.......Win 7....quiet as a mouse and quick.

Finding stuff in explorer got really convoluted when Vista showed up. Could never figure out how to search efficiently, Windows 7 has a new system using librairies that automatically puts pics together, video, music, data, etc...
Basically for me the....big diff is the speed.
I love it. I've been using it since the Beta came out and just installed the RC on my laptop. That thing screams. I can't wait for it to come out in October.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:41 AM   #10
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Win7 is what Vista should have been all along.
Most of my systems are spread out between Win XP,
Ubuntu 6.10 through 8.10 and a Vista box.

My primary system is a dual-boot XP SP3 and Win7 RC.
As long as MS doesn't screw the pooch with pricing, I will more than
likely upgrade the XP boxes to 7 over a month or two.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:46 AM   #11
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Nice. I'm just wondering how easy it'd be to swap over full time in Oct. to Win 7 from my current Vista SP1 setup. If it's only a pair of disks to lay over Vista I might splurge on it for shits and giggles.

Lord knows if it screams faster than Vista and isn't as annoying, I'm going to do it. Maybe even do my brothers computer (we both are very meh on Vista for College comps..)
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:49 AM   #12
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From my understanding....we will all have to do new "clean" installs after the official release comes out!
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:05 PM   #13
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From my understanding....we will all have to do new "clean" installs after the official release comes out!
I think the "clean" install is only from XP. But either way, a "clean" install will work better IMHO.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:12 PM   #14
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Yes. Clean install is always the way to go, even if you can upgrade, I wouldn't recommend it.

I've got the 7 RC running on my HP Mini 1000 (1GB ram, 1.6ghz ATOM CPU, 16GB SSD) and it runs fine.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:29 PM   #15
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Been using it since beta, it also runs on junk machines that vista will not, also works great on mini's and such with atom procs.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:32 PM   #16
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I've got the 7 RC running on my HP Mini 1000 (1GB ram, 1.6ghz ATOM CPU, 16GB SSD) and it runs fine.
Got my wifey the Asus 1000HE for Mother's day for under $400 (cheaper then my 16G Itouch).
I need to upload 7 on it....came with XP.
These things are awesome!
* Intel Atom N280 processor
* industry-leading 9.5 hours of battery life
* Bright 10-inch LED backlit display
* New ‘chiclet’ keyboard allowing for faster and more comfortable typing
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:36 PM   #17
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WTH are you guys talking about? I got no prob. with Vista.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:42 PM   #18
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still much worse than OS X.
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WTH are you guys talking about? I got no prob. with Vista.
Then you don't actually use computers the way they're meant to be used.
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Then you don't actually use computers the way they're meant to be used.
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Uh.... but I run my whole business on my PCs. Maybe I just got so used to the problems that I don't even know they are problems?

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Maybe I'll try this '7' that you guys speak of. How do I do it without having to buy it?
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WTH are you guys talking about? I got no prob. with Vista.
That's great to hear....however, trust me......if you like Vista....You'll LOVE 7.

edit...not so sure it would be business ready to swap out for your daily ops of the biz!
You should simply try it on possibly your own home system!
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Uh.... but I run my whole business on my PCs. Maybe I just got so used to the problems that I don't even know they are problems?

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Maybe I'll try this '7' that you guys speak of. How do I do it without having to buy it?
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx

The release candidate is free. It won't be "final" until fall.

I use Vista on my work machines and used to run it at home until Win7 took over. I like Vista but I can see SOME of the reasons people hate on it (most of it is baseless). Win7 is just a notch above and takes care of those gripes. It's a solid, well rounded OS.
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That's great to hear....however, trust me......if you like Vista....You'll LOVE 7.

edit...not so sure it would be business ready to swap out for your daily ops of the biz!
You should simply try it on possibly your own home system!
Well, my business stuff isn't teribly complicated. Excell, Word, and QB Online, along with Outlook for our Calendar and appointments, synced through Mobile Me with Apple. But I'll check it out. I sure would like to do less moving and organizing of files as far as music and video are concerned. Anytime I load from a device it has default programs that it sets them in and I have to manualy move them and when I try to change defaults it allways reverts back for some reason.



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The release candidate is free. It won't be "final" until fall.

I use Vista on my work machines and used to run it at home until Win7 took over. I like Vista but I can see SOME of the reasons people hate on it (most of it is baseless). Win7 is just a notch above and takes care of those gripes. It's a solid, well rounded OS.
In your opinion, is it worth switching if Vista doesn't really bother me?

I don't do as much as far as networking and such as I'm sure you do. I'm really am still a computer idiot. I've done most stuff but I only do some things when I need to and never remember what I did to make it work. lol
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The release candidate is free. It won't be "final" until fall.

I use Vista on my work machines and used to run it at home until Win7 took over. I like Vista but I can see SOME of the reasons people hate on it (most of it is baseless). Win7 is just a notch above and takes care of those gripes. It's a solid, well rounded OS.
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