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Windows 7 is Sweet!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by in_a_days, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    I'm a tech guy and Windows 7 was a really really easy install... automatically detected everything except my sound card. Running the 64-bit Ultimate edition.
     
  2. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    running same version as you on my home laptop IAD and i lurve it! took a few days to get used to the new task bar (ok so i threw a hissy and mr. syd talked me into accepting change hah)

    just got my new work pc and will be running windows 7 - it's sitting here mocking me on the corner of my desk whiel i'm stuck using ym crappy machine with windows xp for one last day....

    oh yeah and vista/windows 7 pretty much the same thing just w/a few tweaks and no Vista stigma :p

    so pretty~
     
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I got vista, I love that you can use thumb drives as ram!!!
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I hate those commercials...
     
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    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Love 'em b/c I love PC :lol: the pizza box ambush was classic~

    They show Apple for what it really is tho, an entire brand designed to entice smug i'm-too-cool-for-school hipsters to buy their overpriced goods :yes:

    Not that I hate their products, they're great in their own way, but the ad campaign only makes me avoid giving them my money. I'm a PC :D
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'm looking to upgrade probably in January, wanna see how the first group of people deal with it
     
  8. Buck Melanoma

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    To each their own. The Mac OS is basically unix - much more stable & secure than Windows. But again - to each his/her own. :yes:

    I'm just glad that Bill Gates' folks didn't decide to build cars. :icon_rofl:
     
  9. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    I had the RTM (release to manufacturing) version long before the release date. Installed it on a 2+ year old PC I built. Only thing it did not recognize was an obscure RAID connector on my mobo. Not a big deal as it recognized the Intel RAID just fine.

    Kept waiting for something to blow up. But so far, it's been solid.

    As for the 64bit version, install that if and only if you have more than 3gb of RAM installed as the 32bit version can't see more than that. Even then, there aren't many 64bit apps out there to take advantage of it.

    If given a choice between the Home Premium or Pro, go with Pro as it includes a backup program. The only thing Ultimate gives over the Home Premium and Pro versions is encryption.

    And you can't directly upgrade from XP. You will have to do a clean install.
     
  10. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay Producer/Host of BoltTalk Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I have no complaints about Windows 7. Microsoft finally got their act together and put out an OS that works very well out of the box. This is really what Vista should have been to begin with and honestly should have been a free upgrade to Vista users.
     
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    RE: 64bit -- this is something I've heard conflicting info on as far as available apps...

    I run 64bit on my XPS b/c it has 4gigs and I've yet to have a problem running anything... what kind of apps are usually a problem?
     
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    You won't see any real problems. It's just that most software out there today isn't written to take advantage of a 64bit OS.

    So what you have are 32bit apps running in a 64bit environment. They'll still run at their 32bit speed.

    Photoshop (full version) is one that can take advantage of the 64bit architecture. Office, to my knowledge, cannot.
     
  13. Kwak

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    So in true Microsoft fashion they sent out the Beta(Vista) and now they finally have the commercial release. :lol:

    XP was a beta release as well and was stable after SP1.
     
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    Damn Nerdy Geek's :icon_rofl:
     
  15. YuoGotOwn3d

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    still waiting for my free upgrade from HP.
     
  16. in_a_days

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    I can run Cakewalk 64-bit now for multi-track audio stuff. :icon_banana:

    But it's overkill for the casual PC user, for sure. :yes:
     
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    Cakewalk, I can see that.

    Good article in this month's PC World written by their editorial director entitled "Will Win 7 Leave Users Champing at the Bits?". Talks in good detail about the 64bit OS.
     
  18. Thumper

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    I'm running Vista right now on my main laptop. My other computers are all running XP except for one with linux.

    No problems with Vista on this laptop. It's an older laptop, stats below:

    Dell Latitude D610
    OS: Vista Business
    Pentium M 1.86GHz processor
    1GB RAM
    160GB HDD (partitioned because BIOS has 137GB limit)

    I have another D610 w/ 2.0GHz processor and 2GB RAM that I'd like to put Windows 7 on, but I don't want to spend the money for it right now. Anyone have a spare copy of Windows 7 Pro they want to give me? lol
     
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    That laptop should be able to run Win 7. I've got copies of Pro & Ultimate thanks to the Microsoft Action Pack. Newegg has the OEM version of Win 7 Pro for $139.99.
     
  20. Sandolf

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    That's not just Microsoft. Software testing is expensive. Ever notice when a road is resurfaced they put down a layer of pavement, open it to the cars to pack it down, put down another layer... etc. etc.
     
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    Students can get it for $30. So if you know anyone with a school email (.edu) you can go that route.
     
  22. Concudan

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    I just got win 7 on my laptop for work. Some nice features. Of course I have to learn where they moved everything because Microsoft cant keep things where people are used to them. But it seems like it is smooth to use so far.
     
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    Did you get Pro or Ultimate? Ultimate is nice as it includes encryption, which is good on a laptop.
     
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    Vista will make anything look sweet.
     

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