Old 24-03-2010, 21:58   #1 (permalink)
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Windows 7!

It's the best thing that's happened to my laptop since I bought it.
It is brilliant.

No issues installing & automatically got all the drivers, just re-installing software...
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Old 24-03-2010, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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It blue screened on a guy at work the other day. It's all before you.
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Old 24-03-2010, 22:07   #3 (permalink)
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windows 7 wasn't my idea....

I can see what's all the fuss is about? Apart from it having fancier toolbar it's the same crap, oh no, windows 7 needs at least twice as much resources to run...
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Old 24-03-2010, 22:55   #4 (permalink)
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what? 7 uses a lot less resources than the memory hog I've got (vista, aka galactic-memory-whore)
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Old 25-03-2010, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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Quote:
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(vista, aka galactic-memory-whore)
LOL

Love my windows 7. It has blue screened a few times, the first time it looked for the problem and fixed itself, the rest of the time I am told, is because my phenom chip has a bad core .
Luckily they are cheap enough that if I decide to get another one or upgrade I don't feel like I have wasted too much moneys
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Old 25-03-2010, 00:41   #6 (permalink)
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vista is even worse
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Old 25-03-2010, 10:59   #7 (permalink)
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Win7 is mega. No probs for me so far.
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Old 25-03-2010, 11:05   #8 (permalink)
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i have win7 x64 installed and what pisses me off is that my Web Developer toolbar is missing everytime i reboot the machine. Then when I chack the addons in firefox it's greyed out so I basically have to reinstall it. Pisses me off.. Does anyone else have the same problem ?
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Old 25-03-2010, 11:36   #9 (permalink)
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Nope thats a bit odd. I'm also using 7 x64 with the ff web dev toolbar and it works fine. Upgrade the toolbar and FF to latest maybe?

ff : 3.6.2
toolbar : 1.1.8
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Old 25-03-2010, 13:27   #10 (permalink)
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Gave my laptop a second lease of life. It even loads quicker than XP did.
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Old 25-03-2010, 13:53   #11 (permalink)
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Windows 7 is smashing. I've had the sum total of zero problems since I upgraded from Vista. Memory usage is stable, I can run tons of applications, repeatedly hibernate it and wake it up and it'll boot in 30 seconds.

Hating Windows is soo noughties.
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Old 25-03-2010, 14:31   #12 (permalink)
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I've heard good things about it. Still wouldn't switch back though - I'm a real fan of os x.
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Old 27-03-2010, 14:32   #13 (permalink)
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Vista was a bad turkey, BAD BAD turkey!
7 is a working version of Vista, runs as fast as XP for me.
Not regretting the change.
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Old 27-03-2010, 17:01   #14 (permalink)
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It does crash occasionally but it's definitely much much better than vista.
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Old 27-03-2010, 18:18   #15 (permalink)
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Personally I ran Vista Ultimate for 2 years, never a single blue screen or any issue at all (one incompatible piece of hardware, but it was an age old scanner). Much preferred it to XP.

But Windows 7 is still an improvement. They improved a lot of issues that all Windows OS have had prior to it.
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Old 27-03-2010, 19:45   #16 (permalink)
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I use Windows 7 on the PC that is connected to my TV and it's fine. Can go weeks without a reboot, in and out of standby and hibernation. Have never really pushed it, I mean it's a quad core machine with 4GB of ram and I use it for watching iPlayer, Hulu and 4Od.

I also had a Vista machine that was fine for a couple of years until smoke started pouring out the back - that wasn't OS related though. Also struggled when too much was running.

XP was fine as well tbh - still is since I've got a fairly new laptop with that on and only have problems when I've got too much running.

I didn't even have problems with Windows 2000 way back when. Used to have 30+ windows open without issue most of the time.

95 and 98 on the other hand weren't all that - blue screens aplenty there.

OSX on my MBP is my favorite but I've had a couple of blue screen equivalents where holding down the power button is the only escape route. But again, I blame that on the fact that I have so many things open at the same time and it's only happened about 3 times in the last 17 months so not a bad record.
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Old 28-03-2010, 01:03   #17 (permalink)
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OSX on my MBP is my favorite but I've had a couple of blue screen equivalents where holding down the power button is the only escape route. But again, I blame that on the fact that I have so many things open at the same time and it's only happened about 3 times in the last 17 months so not a bad record.

Yeah, I've had one of those before. But that's because I dropped my laptop and the SMC saved my HD.

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