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10-23-09, 08:04 AM #1
Well let's see who is getting the new windows or has a new computer with it already installed. Lets leave some feedback so we can decide if paying $120.00 for the upgrade is worth it. Like most I will be waiting at least a few months, so all the bugs can get worked out............Swamp Mafia
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10-23-09, 08:35 AM #2
I've had the 64bit windows 7 RC for months and it works fine. It's a huge improvement over vista.Romans 13:4
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10-23-09, 10:55 AM #3
I am getting windows 7 because I purchased a dell a few months ago but they have not contacted me yet.
10-23-09, 12:50 PM #4
My buddy who works for Best Buy got the Ultimate edition last week and installed it on his laptop. Then yesterday I bought a new laptop with Windows 7 preinstalled. Works fine for nowAlpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
10-23-09, 03:07 PM #5
I've been running the Release Candidate on my laptop and desktop for a couple months. I love it. I hated Vista so much that I "upgraded" my laptop to XP when I bought it. I'll definitely be purchasing the retail version in the near future.The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.
10-23-09, 06:06 PM #6
I've never upgraded an operating system; I just get the upgrade when I buy a new computer. I figure it's too much trouble to deal with the bugs that crop up when upgrading. I'm still using Windows XP.
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Alright guys, sell me on it then. What will it do that XP won't do? I have read good things about it, but I will probably just wait until I get another computer.
10-25-09, 01:43 AM #8
Kinda depends what you're doing and how much your time is worth to you - and how much time spent fiddling with the PC is work vs entertainment.
Just as an example, Media Player has been updated quite a bit in Win7 and so is the Windows Movie Maker for Win7. XP versions aren't going to get all the updates, so if you want to watch a h.264 encoded movie, or edit with it or a number of codecs developed in recent years, XP's built in tools won't help you while Win7's will.
On the other hand, if you haven't run into a problem with that in XP yet you probably won't.
Security wise : who knows? Win7's structure is better in user accounts and such, XP has been hardened with a decade of patches. Depends what your use is again.
Performance : While Vista was a dog and Win7 is faster, XP is pretty quick on modern hardware. Pretty much a tie for most users.
User interface : Win7 is modern and pretty, XP is cartoonish. Fashion points to Win7
And so on. Basically if XP is working for you, no reason to change now. Unlike Vista, no reason to stay with XP vs Win7 when getting a new PC. Right now software isn't going to make you change, but expect XP support to be dropped for software and device drivers in the not distant future.
If you do want to put Win7 on an older PC, run the Window 7 Upgrade Advisor first. It'll check your hardware and tell you if it's supported, might save some headaches.
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10-30-09, 04:55 PM #9
So I up/downgraded, but love Windows 7 now.
It is important to note though that it works great on my lappie partly because it was designed for Vista. All the drivers are available, etc.
On the other hand, I have a thanantos built desktop that has an odd ball motherboard (socket 939), and I cannot find Vista/Windows 7 drivers for it. So that machine runs Ubuntu now.The truth is you're the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men.
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11-10-09, 02:59 PM #10
I just received my windows 7 disk and upgraded my laptop. I am very impressed with some of the features.
11-10-09, 04:10 PM #11
I just purchased a real nice dual core processor toshiba 13.3 in screen with Windows 7 pre-installed. I have two other home networked computers with XP and man you can really tell the difference. I enjoy the ease of applications and how nothing locks up. I've loaded a ton of programs on the laptop and put it through the ringer already. Plus I use it for most of my work files and Trigger Pull Tactical Tactical website design. Runs smooth as a babies butt. I don't know if I'd pay $120 for the upgrade just yet, but it's worth it down the road a month or so. Ask for it for Christmas!Trigger Pull,
12-11-09, 06:23 AM #12
Tip a (few) day late for upgraders. MS had the nicely priced "Family Pack" with three W7 Home Premium upgrade licenses for $150. In the spirit of the holidays they axed it a couple days ago.
If you were thinking about upgrading, or heck if you want to sell it for double MSRP on eBay and use the profit to buy something else, might check your mom and pop shops to see if they have any left.
Of course I finally converted a couple systems over with the Release Candidate and made myself use it to get a clearer picture. With classic timing, I do this just as the last of the deals dies, ha!
Now to say W7 is snappy would be lying. To say it's as fast as XP would be stretching the truth, though this is smoother about handling maxed out CPU/ram conditions. Flash video performance is down a bit compared to XP, but otherwise it's perfectly usable. Of course the "Windows Experience" rating is a 1.0, but then I just browse, download, listen to mp3s, etc on it anyway, no gaming and it never could do Hulu. Not bad for an install I had to do on another machine since W7 won't even let you install without at least 512meg. Still faster than Ubuntu: Redhat was painfully bad on this hardware, but then I don't know diddly about tweaking linux.
Anyway, that's what I've been up to. Been too much of a grump to mix with people so I've been playing with the toys. Just wish I'd done it a bit earlier before the 3 license pack deal died.
12-11-09, 10:38 AM #13
I wish they would stop upgrading windows, it basically forces everyone to buy new software and/or computers just to stay compatible with the internet. But I guess that's the point.
12-11-09, 11:33 PM #14
When I bought my computer it came with Vista but it also came with a free upgrade to Windows 7. I just recieved my email yesterday saying they have shipped the CD to me. I guess I'm one of the few people that doesn't have any problems with Vista but I am looking forward to Windows 7.
12-12-09, 07:32 PM #15The truth is you're the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men.
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