- 01-18-2010, 02:32 PM #2
- 01-18-2010, 03:11 PM #3
I have three machines running XP and one running Win 7. I upgraded my Vista machine to Win 7 on the first day of general availability. The upgrade from Vista is very easy and certainly worth it. While I bought the family pack licenses for two of the XP machines, I have not upgraded them. Tougher upgrade.
- 01-18-2010, 04:18 PM #5
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- 01-18-2010, 05:27 PM #7
- 01-18-2010, 06:51 PM #9
What do you mean it won't offer you a bit to upload your pics? If you go into your folders, do you see your iPhone? Your pc won't syc automatically unless you use something like Picasa - which will still prompt you for the folder with which to sync every time you plug in.
Windows 7 just works.
I love it.
- 01-18-2010, 07:23 PM #12
I'm enjoying Windows 7. It's what Vista should have been. I upgraded an XP Laptop and a Vista Ultimate to Home Premium. With both I used Laplinks PCMover, which worked great. Especially with keeping application like Office. Homegroup is cool too.
- 01-19-2010, 05:44 AM #13
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- 01-20-2010, 03:26 PM #16
Windows 7 sucks a lot less than Vista. That being said, a turd with no smell sucks a lot less than a stinky one. My next computer will be a Mac. OS X FTW!!!
- 03-02-2010, 09:15 AM #17
- 03-02-2010, 09:31 AM #18
I've been using Win7 since it was officially released and am running Enterprise version on all computers at home. No problems with either 64bit or 32bit. My primary laptop is 64bit but decided to install 32bit OS on it due to some software that I use for photography not working correctly with 64bit. So far I love it, no problems and I'm more productive when I'm really in power user mode because it's handling things better then XP ever did without crashing or slowing down.
- 03-02-2010, 10:23 AM #19iPhone Newbie
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I absolutely love windows 7 I've had it since before the public release. Used the beta on a school computer and when it was released thru MSDNaa (Microsoft Developer Network academic alliance) immediately upgraded my vista x64 laptop to win7 pro which I love since it Microsoft finally got their act together and made cascading features up through the line of products. In other words, pro has the same exact features as home premium but with added features; winXp mode etc.
With so many new features like jump lists, windows snap and the wiggle thing It is very intuitive and streamlined not to mention windows 7 is designed to work on computers with lower system requirements so you can install it on older systems or netbooks.
I am an IT professional with multiple customers. I would recomend windows 7 to anybody who are tired of all of the headaches from previous Microsoft operating systems.
The only problem I've seen at least with my installation is that when I try to go into sleep mode an resume I will get a blue screen which has to do with my older graphics card which is not win7 certified but hibrnate works fine which is totally fine since i'd rather use hibernate anyway.
Sorry for the long post. This is just something i'm really passionate about.
- 03-02-2010, 01:30 PM #20
I have been using Windows 7 since the 6801 build in October 08. It has come a long way since then and it runs great. I recommend it to all who ask about upgrading Windows. However I only recommend it after I pleaded my case for buying a Mac and they declined. If you have the horsepower and money, get it. This is a truly great product and the it's been a very long time since I have said that about M$ products.
- 03-02-2010, 02:39 PM #21
- 03-23-2010, 01:03 PM #22iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
Actually had a heck of a time when I first switched over (new computer-had 7 installed-no choice)..none of my XP peripherals worked with 7 (had to buy new printer, scanner, etc)..drivers were not compatible (why does MS do this?)...no drivers or patches to allow XP to work w/ 7..ZERO transition between the two OS's.
USB slots also were (and still are) sketchy- sometimes work, sometimes they don't. Other than that....not sure what if any is so special about 7. Stupid commercials.
- 03-23-2010, 05:17 PM #23
- 03-23-2010, 06:07 PM #24
I've now got Window 7 Ultimate installed on my laptop, work desktop and home desktop. To me, this is the BEST Windows version since Windows 2000 Pro...
Just an FYI, if you install it, and the drivers are missing for ANYTHING, install the Vista one's. Most times, as in my case, they work...
To say Windows 7 is fast, is an understatement. I have 4GB memory in all my computers (since they were running Windows Vista) and they are barely using 1GB...
- 03-23-2010, 09:00 PM #25