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Who of you is using Windows 7? Is it a much better OS than Vista, as I am thinking of preordering it?

Familia Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Hi folks, I am currently using Vista Home Premium. Personally I dont see all the fuss about why people dont like Windows Vista I think it is a superb OS. BTW I am fairly new to computers (about 3 years) and have only really used Vista. I have jumped on a PC with XP but I hated XP I dont like the appearance or feel, I think Vista is a fresher more fluent and far superior OS and much easier to navigate. But I do like to stay up-to-date and want to hear from those using Windows 7 and have used windows Vista. Is it a much better OS and Should I upgrade and order it even though I like Vista?
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
You LIKE vista? Its a horrible time wasting piece of junk.

Win7 ftw.
#2
I think we get used to the OS we use the most. I remember being dubious about upgrading to XP from Win98. I have never had a problem on any computer (seven in our house all running XP) and am unlikely to go over to Vista. I might consider Windows 7, but will wait until I know it actually works. I have never considered Vista because of all the bad press it has received. I think XP is probably the most stable of the operating systems though.
#3
Just make sure that you have all the latest Service Packs installed for Vista and you will be fine for the moment.

No point throwing out money at this point, wait for Windows 7 to establish itself on the market first.
#4
Try it for free first

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx

It's much better than vista:thumbsup:
#5
I liked vista,but after installing Windows 7 on my laptop,i just had to put it on the main computer (all backed up first !)
Only been usiing it for a day and love it,so far it works well and quickly. It was also very quick and easy to install.
#6
will it work on my laptop? It's a HP core2 duo but not sure whether the onboard graphics are gonna be ok as the MS page says you need a directx9 graphics processor?

oh and what happens after the beta, will it stop working until you pay? anyone know how much it is?
#7
SunTzu
will it work on my laptop? It's a HP core2 duo but not sure whether the onboard graphics are gonna be ok as the MS page says you need a directx9 graphics processor?


As long as you have at least 512mb ram it'll work:thumbsup:
#8
Predikuesi
I think we get used to the OS we use the most. I remember being dubious about upgrading to XP from Win98. I have never had a problem on any computer (seven in our house all running XP) and am unlikely to go over to Vista. I might consider Windows 7, but will wait until I know it actually works. I have never considered Vista because of all the bad press it has received. I think XP is probably the most stable of the operating systems though.


+1
#9
Anyone using 7 on a Dell laptop ? I know there can be problem with their custom hardware ??
#10
Can anybody name ANY advantages to Windows 7 other than "it's just better" ?

I'd consider using it but not if there is not any amazing advantages over Vista Ultimate.
#11
steve1221
Anyone using 7 on a Dell laptop ? I know there can be problem with their custom hardware ??


Vista and Win 7 doesnt work on mine.
Bluescreens galore.
#12
steve1221;5603647
Anyone using 7 on a Dell laptop ? I know there can be problem with their custom hardware ??

Their hardware isn't that customised, it's all pretty standard - I've had it running on a Dell Studio Hybrid (laptop components in a desk case) and currently a Studio XPS 1640 without issue.

I can't say I find Windows 7 that different to Vista which leaves me puzzled why there's so much love for Windows 7 alongside considerable hate for Vista - there's a few small touches here and there but fundamentally feels like the same operating system underneath which of course it is. Will probably preorder a couple of copies as I'll need them at some point.

John
#13
steve1221;5603647
Anyone using 7 on a Dell laptop ? I know there can be problem with their custom hardware ??


Vostro 1500 and running 7 since first beta was launched, not one problem with it, no blue screens and sweet as a nut, faster that Vista and XP too and getting an extra 25-30 mins battery life too.

The only thing I found did not work with Win 7 (hardware wise) was PS2 Eyetoy but that works now with the latest RC, software wise Zone Alarm firewall but the built in one is good now.
#14
jtx
As long as you have at least 512mb ram it'll work:thumbsup:


I doubt this is true,as I think it takes over 700MB of ram to run vista.
#15
Predikuesi
I think we get used to the OS we use the most. I remember being dubious about upgrading to XP from Win98. I have never had a problem on any computer (seven in our house all running XP) and am unlikely to go over to Vista. I might consider Windows 7, but will wait until I know it actually works. I have never considered Vista because of all the bad press it has received. I think XP is probably the most stable of the operating systems though.


Vista is stable mine has never crashed
#16
Familia
Vista is stable mine has never crashed


Likewise, it all depends on what specs you are running.

Vista flys on my PC, unless 7 has loads of features that I'll actually use that Vista Ultimate doesn't I'll stick with it for now.
#17
hornblowerracing
Likewise, it all depends on what specs you are running.

Vista flys on my PC, unless 7 has loads of features that I'll actually use that Vista Ultimate doesn't I'll stick with it for now.


I think i would too if i had vista ultimate, but its only £50 for the windows 7 home premium upgrade preorder so i think i might take a punt.
#18
It's definately an improvement on Vista & if I had a proper version, not a release candidate, I would be using it as my main partition.

My first gripe with Windows 7 is that if you are watching live tv through Windows Media Center you have to have the window a certain size otherwise you lose a few of the control buttons off the screen. I suppose it's not a concern if you have a media remote but for recording parts of shows to get screenshots for the ITV competitions it can be a pain in the backside. This is negated by having more control over interactive (red button) features than in Vista's Media Center.

My second issue is that there was no Windows Mail program installed so I've had to install Live Mail. Due to the European Competition Commission sticking their noses in again, W7 won't ship with Internet Explorer either - neither Firefox or Internet explorer are my default browser but I have both of them installed on all partitions in addition to Avant Browser.

The amount of x64 drivers available is promising - with vista I had to start off with a 32bit version until all of the 64bit drivers were available.
#19
So where do you preorder it from? When you click on the preorder page and change the country to UK it shows no retailers.
#20
been using vista on 2 pc's for years and love it, tried to get windows 7 going on one of them but couldn't get a stable driver for my graphics card so went back to vista. I'm perfectly happy with vista.
#21
Looks like you can pre-order from 15th July...
http://www.avforums.com/forums/windows-7/1025340-ms-windows-7-pre-order-49-99-a.html

@ ants97
did you try beta drivers & downloading a driver via windows update?
#22
Been using on the new under the TV PC for the past couple of weeks and it's good, although I'm not seeing a terrible difference compared to vista on my Inspiron 1525 in all honesty.

But still, £49.99 for the full version of 7 Home Premium is a good deal in my books which I might actually get.
#23
Been using Vista 64U for over 12 months, never had any problems, and very fast on my hardware. But no HDTV (TV PCI/PCIe card) support, only SD :-(

Windows 7U supports HDTV (TV card) out of the box. :) But I'm not paying £200 for that. :x
#24
Painkiller


My second issue is that there was no Windows Mail program installed so I've had to install Live Mail. Due to the European Competition Commission sticking their noses in again, W7 won't ship with Internet Explorer either - neither Firefox or Internet explorer are my default browser but I have both of them installed on all partitions in addition to Avant Browser.


I can't believe that passed through, that has to be one of the stupidest pieces of EU legislation ever. Christ, it's Mircosofts bleedin OS surely they can put what ever browser they want on to it! Do they really think the average user really cares that Opera or Firefox aren't on it? I'm sure all they want is to be able to open a web page the first time they turn on their PC...
#25
Windows 7 is just Vista underneath, It's just had a few tweaks and security fix's.

Vista is more secure than XP, Windows 7 is a great operating system, Well the RC version is anyway.

I quite like Vista, Lots of people hate it, I suppose a majority of people who prefer XP have PC's that aren't really powerful enough to run it.

Vista needs a certain amount of system resources, Once it's got enough to run itself it utilises the spare resources better than XP.

XP is a resource hog, Most PC's have plenty enough power to run it nowadays but the spare power is wasted.

Naturally XP requires a less powerful PC than Vista does.
#26
hornblowerracing
Can anybody name ANY advantages to Windows 7 other than "it's just better" ?

I'd consider using it but not if there is not any amazing advantages over Vista Ultimate.


Faster
More stable
Great shortcuts / productivity tweaks (e.g Live preview & window handling)
Amazing Media Center / PVR functionality
#27
tinyXP
#28
thomasc123
tinyXP


and your point is??
#29
Win7 is a worthy upgrade to Vista. Personally i liked Vista but only on new hardware anything lacking in power or sold as "Vista Compatable" really suffered as it was quite heavy on resources. MS was made by vendors to drop the Vista min spec so they could sell crappy PC's as Vista Complient

Win7 can run quite happilyon a 1.6 atom netbook!!

If you install vanilla Win OS with no funky drivers and check Task manager....
XP - 23 processes
Vista - about 60
Win7 - about 40

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