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 Post subject: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:46 pm 
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Computers are leisurely, right?

Anyway, I've been having all this trouble with my stupid start menu in Vista. (as in, it's disappeared.) I think I finally decided that I'll just upgrade my system to Windows 7. That should fix it, right? I don't really want to spend $120 on the upgrade if it won't fix anything. Seriously, I've had this issue for two months. I had figured out that it was related to the windows updates, and every time I would remove them and restore the system, it would just download the darned things again because it won't let me turn them off!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:49 pm 
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I only use a PC at work, but we switched to Windows 7 a while ago and it's light years better than Vista. I don't know if it'll fix you issue, but it's worth the upgrade regardless in terms of user experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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I'm a pretty big fan of it. If you have more than one PC, you can get a 3-pack of Windows 7 upgrades for $150. That's only $50/pc!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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Upgrade is a misnomer even; if you have Windows Vista, you can "upgrade" to 7 with a complete wipe and everything is like brand new.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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i have had no problems using it...of course i didnt have any problems with Vista either

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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Adam Crisis wrote:
i have had no problems using it...of course i didnt have any problems with Vista either

Me neither, because I got it more than a year after release and I had the hardware to handle it.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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No really, its not bad! Much much much better than Vista. I miss ubuntu, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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My Mac savvy boyfriend loves 7. He put it on his gaming computer and says it's as good or better than XP. I have it on my computer, and I've been much happier with it than with the crap-fest that was Vista.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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brian wrote:
Upgrade is a misnomer even; if you have Windows Vista, you can "upgrade" to 7 with a complete wipe and everything is like brand new.


What do you mean? sorry, technologically not great here...


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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brian is being witty. you basically need to start over with windows 7

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:08 am 
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The best windows in a decade, easy.
Heaps better than vista.

Worth $120? I dunno. As a student I got it for free (though I had to pinky swear to de-install when I graduate)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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dandirtyapes wrote:
brian is being witty. you basically need to start over with windows 7


doh, im slow tonight. Vista is running pretty shiitake on mine so maybe i should upgrade.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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I have a mac now, but I had windows 7 before and enjoyed it.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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no issues with 7 at all...I didn't like vista much -at least, it didn't run well on my old laptop and I had a decent laptop.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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I'm a PC and Windows 7 was Apple's idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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I absolutely love Windows 7. I use it at work and now I'm spoiled for the crappy Vista on my home computers.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
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I use 7 at work and have Vista at home and....don't notice a difference.


I mean - there's obviously a difference, they're not the same, but I can't find the advantages.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Yeah, I dunno. I mostly use Macs and unix systems, except for video games. For that purpose, Windows 7 beats the heck out of XP and Vista. You do have to be pretty careful about hardware compatibility-- my monitor, of all things, didn't work properly with Win7. If you have anything reasonably standard, though (not some Gateway thing that you bought because it was cheap and you didn't want to wait for mail-order) you'll probably be fine.

I have had startlingly few problems with it beyond that. The PC admin here runs Windows 7 on his own workstation. He ran Vista for a while and says 7 is much better.

Overall, the whole "not as bad as you expected" thing is pretty much right-on.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:19 pm 
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Windows 7: Yay.


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