Windows 7

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  1. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    7 may just be Vista updated but WinXP was "just an updated" Windows 2000 &
    Windows 98 was "just an updated" Windows 95.

    While Windows 2000 was one of the best OS from Microsoft it lacked certain usability. Although the stability was incredible.
    WinXP fixed all that.

    I doubt 7 is just an updated Vista, although Microsoft is probably more than ready to get rid of the Vista name.
    How many know that SP1 totally replaced the Vista kernal?
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    While many features of W7 look similar to Vista, I'd say there is the same amount of things that have changed. The taskbar is one of the most significant ones, obviously, but others, like the new organization of the User folder, are smaller things that dramatically reduce making your way through folders. So far I have enjoyed it a lot, but lately I have been getting BSODs, and from what I see I think it might be caused by AVG Free 8. Although not officially signed, AVG has partnered with MS to produce a W7 compatible version of its software. I didn't want to use it since you had to pay for it. Maybe I'll try one of the others.
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    I haven't had one problem with 7. AVG8 was the first thing installed.
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    The free version? MS recommended from 3 vendors that specifically created programs for it. I might replace it. But if it happens again after I will know it wasn't the problem. Also, strangely in Vista I can't open the W7 partition drive, yet I can open Vista's in W7. Vista says it's corrupted or unreadable. Had this problem? I've seen that it works for other people, so I don't know why it won't work for me. Probably because me Vista is all messed up behind the shiny exterior. Sigh.
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    Yeah the free one.

    It broke my XP install and I haven't fixed it yet.
    I can't access the XP partition by default but I haven't assigned it a drive letter either.
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    It's strange. I can access my Vista drives fine under W7 after setting them up. I was also hoping to run some applications already installed to them too, but most won't work (Photoshop arrg). But in Vista, which creates access to the drive automatically, says it's corrupted. I don't know. BTW sorry about these cramped posts. Had to reinstall FF and it's not loading the text boxes correctly. I can't quick reply either.
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    quick question: im looking for a new desktop soon, should I:

    a. wait for windows 7
    b. get one now with vista ultimate

    trying to get an idea of what you folks think of 7 so far....
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    Since Windows 7 won't be out officially until this summer, the best you can do would be to download the beta and try it out for yourself. I personally think it is a wonderful next iteration to the Windows line, albeit its beta quirks. If you already have Vista, then you'll be able to compare W7 to your experiences with it.
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    I do't think it will be out this summer butbI'm basingbthat on one thing. I bought a computer before Vista came out and they were offeri,g free upgrades months before.
    I haven't heard any mention of that yet. My father just bought one bit I'm going to wait until they start offering the upgrade to buy one.

    It'll be wortth the upgrade I think, if it's not ourageously over priced like Vista was, Any computer that runs Vista well will be a monster with 7.

    Well unless they hose it before it goes gold and that could happen.
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    I read that computers sold in July will be able to be upgraded to W7 free, so I'm assuming that it will be soon after that.
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    IIRC the Vista Beta2 didn't expire until after it went RTM.
    This Beta expires in Aug.

    hmm..
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    We will see...
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    I guess im waiting for summer then. we will see what happens by then.
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    I've been looking at my memory usage in Task Manager on and off and pretty much figured it had to be an error.
    I just check Resource Monitor
    My computer is only running with 7mb of free memory!

    • 130mb for video
    • 725mb in use
    • 4mb modified
    • 158mb standby

    How it's running at all is beyond me.

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