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Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 03:55 PM Reply

Have any of you gotten a new PC yet or at least tried it? Post your honest opinion on this OS and if its worth buying or not.

So far the only downside thats confirmed is the fact that XP users cannot upgrade only Vista users.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 03:57 PM Reply

It's a good, stable release. I'd still say it's a pretty big memory hog, 500mb RAM used at least without any programs open. I've used it for 11 months now, using various preview builds and have yet to experience any real problems other than the built-in printer driver not working (I just had to download the proper one).


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 03:58 PM Reply

Been using the RC ever since it came out and the beta before it. I can't really find anything negative about it.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 03:58 PM Reply

I actually had more problems with it than with vista, I have it installed one day now and I couldnt manage to run crysis on it (ran fine on vista, so Im glad I kept my vista partition).

altough its really much like a mac now; its nearly as fast as a mac, half as beautiful (thats still pretty beautiful) and the overal feeling is not that static windows feeling anymore but more like a mac.

altough I can play more games on my mac than I have managed in windows 7, but Ill try some more.

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 03:59 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 03:55 PM, Ultor wrote: Have any of you gotten a new PC yet or at least tried it? Post your honest opinion on this OS and if its worth buying or not.

I got it for free through my college a few weeks ago, and I upgraded my 1-month old desktop from Vista to 7.

... And it's amazing. The start up time is a fraction of what it was with Vista, and 7 itself is just a smoother OS. It hasn't froze on me or anything yet and It never lags. At least is hasn't yet anyway.

Yeah, I'd say it's worth it.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 04:21 PM Reply

I don't see a need for me to change to Windows 7. My laptop, once all the kinks were hammered out, works just fine with Vista.

I used to get Blue Screens randomly, but that was because of 2 Anti-Virus programs were installed. (Hurr) And one that was taken care of, everything's fine. Uprgading would just cost me time and money.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 04:22 PM Reply

Its better than vista, mac OSX is hell better but 7 is definitley better than vista

vista < XP < 7 < OSX < NG


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 04:24 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 04:21 PM, Krbyfan1 wrote: I don't see a need for me to change to Windows 7. My laptop, once all the kinks were hammered out, works just fine with Vista.

I used to get Blue Screens randomly, but that was because of 2 Anti-Virus programs were installed. (Hurr) And one that was taken care of, everything's fine. Uprgading would just cost me time and money.

I thought the same thing but it took me almost nothing to buy and install and i think it really is worth it, i kept my vista partition but after a month of never booting it i just deleted it


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 04:57 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 04:11 PM, Mendou wrote:
At 11/6/09 03:57 PM, Rohedin wrote: It's a good, stable release. I'd still say it's a pretty big memory hog, 500mb RAM used at least without any programs open.
Because people don't have more than 1GB of RAM installed into their computers.

Yeah like five years ago.

The majority of most new computers at a moderate price will have at least 3gigs of ram and will have a duo/quad core processor as well. When I was looking for my new one six months ago, I didn't come across any computers with less than 3gb of ram, just laptops. Windows 7 is waaaaay more stable than Vista, more fluid and I dunno, prettier and easier to use. I'm running it on a x4 64 processor with 8gigs of ram (at about £30/$60 for a 2gig stick its not that much really for an uprgade) and its sexily good.

But seriously 1gig of ram? The last computer I got 5 years ago had 2gigs already pre-installed, and it was a shitty cheap ass gateway...


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 05:08 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 03:58 PM, robin1232 wrote: I actually had more problems with it than with vista, I have it installed one day now and I couldnt manage to run crysis on it (ran fine on vista, so Im glad I kept my vista partition).

altough its really much like a mac now; its nearly as fast as a mac, half as beautiful (thats still pretty beautiful) and the overal feeling is not that static windows feeling anymore but more like a mac.

altough I can play more games on my mac than I have managed in windows 7, but Ill try some more.

Don't forget that you can't upgrade a mac laptop. And when you get rid of it say goodbye to $3,000 dollars! :D


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 05:13 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 05:08 PM, Crazyshark70 wrote: Don't forget that you can't upgrade a mac laptop. And when you get rid of it say goodbye to $3,000 dollars! :D

Every penny is worth it , besides , they have such a long lifespan that by the time you need an upgrade the new macs will be hell better in design AND specs


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 05:42 PM Reply

I have Windows 7. I love it. Its mostly the same as vista except a lot faster. plus you can do a lot more things at once. Like delete more than one thing at once and stuff. Im still playing with it. but i really find no MAJOR difference other than the interface. Its mostly a performance upgrade.

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 06:01 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 05:13 PM, hdxmike wrote:
At 11/6/09 05:08 PM, Crazyshark70 wrote: Don't forget that you can't upgrade a mac laptop. And when you get rid of it say goodbye to $3,000 dollars! :D
Every penny is worth it , besides , they have such a long lifespan that by the time you need an upgrade the new macs will be hell better in design AND specs

Then shell out another 1 to 5,000 dollars for an upgrade you could have done on a PC for under $500.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 07:25 PM Reply

I bought a new laptop in August. It came with vista, but as with most computers after January I think, you get the option for a free upgrade to windows 7. I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive.

The new laptop I have is the exact same model that they demonstrated at a MS unveiling of windows 7. I'm not sure whether they had the solid state drive in that machine that I've put into mine, but the demo model did a full boot from cold in 11 seconds. So I'm expecting magic.

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 07:27 PM Reply

don't have it but, Win7 is more of less what Vista was SUPPOSED to be, not a lame addon to XP.

Hoping to upgrade in next 6-8 months

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 07:50 PM Reply

It's pretty good, very stable and easy-to-use, kind of ugly but I guess thats debatable.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 07:56 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 03:57 PM, Rohedin wrote: I've used it for 11 months now

Whoa, the time flew by! Over a year for me now. :p
Been working like a charm for me. I would hate to go back. :p

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 08:37 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 04:22 PM, hdxmike wrote: Its better than vista, mac OSX is hell better but 7 is definitley better than vista

Vista < XP < OSX < 7 < NG

I fixed it for you.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 06:57 AM Reply

At 11/6/09 03:58 PM, robin1232 wrote: I actually had more problems with it than with vista, I have it installed one day now and I couldnt manage to run crysis on it (ran fine on vista, so Im glad I kept my vista partition).

altough its really much like a mac now; its nearly as fast as a mac, half as beautiful (thats still pretty beautiful) and the overal feeling is not that static windows feeling anymore but more like a mac.

altough I can play more games on my mac than I have managed in windows 7, but Ill try some more.

whoo! Im running crysis in 32 bit mode now (it seems only to work that way) and its running on very high instead of high now!

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 09:09 AM Reply

WRONG!, I upgraded to Windows 7 2 days ago from XP


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 10:22 AM Reply

I'm still with XP and at the moment, I'm definitely not changing.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 10:26 AM Reply

At 11/6/09 05:08 PM, Crazyshark70 wrote:.

Don't forget that you can't upgrade a mac laptop. And when you get rid of it say goodbye to $3,000 dollars! :D

yeah, and upgraded pc's are sooooo stable...

seriously, I bought my macbook for $1200, best purchase ever, but if vista was like windows 7 I wouldnt have bought it

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 10:27 AM Reply

I really like it, and IMO its way faster than vista or xp. Although sometimes i miss my blue bars from XP.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 10:39 AM Reply

Actually, doing a fresh install and then recofiguring with Windows 7 will stop a bunch of compatability problems. Just back up all of your vital information and format. Also, XP is good, but it is eight years old. Get over it.

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 11:46 AM Reply

At 11/6/09 03:55 PM, Ultor wrote: So far the only downside thats confirmed is the fact that XP users cannot upgrade only Vista users.

1.) Download a Windows Vista ISO image and burn it to disk.
2.) Upgrade from XP to Vista. When asked, DO NOT enter a CD key, and select Vista Home Premium.
3.) Install all Windows Updates for Vista
4.) Upgrade from Vista to Win7.

Problem solved.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 12:02 PM Reply

There is really nothing negative about it.

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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 12:04 PM Reply

i havent had any real problems with it so far honestly


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 12:04 PM Reply

Meh, Vista on my laptop is working pretty good, I've never had a freeze yet not even a crash, so I don't see why I would switch.


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 12:29 PM Reply

I mean I was thinking about it for weeks now what my next PC should be seeing as most of you guys have posted positive stuff I am not steering directly away from 7

But snow leopard might be a possibility too


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Response to Windows 7 Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 12:52 PM Reply

No. . .

I run Linux.

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