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Is Windows 7 Any Better Than Vista?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Heatherli, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Heatherli

    Heatherli Monkey+

    So far, I've only got Vista...was considering upgrading but I'd like to know
    whether it's worth it. Does anyone run Windows 7 and what has your
    experience been with it?
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I run Windows 7 on 2 systems in the house. One is devoted to serving as a media center, and the other is a laptop I'm using right now.

    I can't say a whole lot about Vista, but Windows 7 Ultimate is a great Operating system.
  4. Heatherli

    Heatherli Monkey+

    Thanks, Melbo.

    I am hoping that a thread dedicated to Windows 7 is a good thing???
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I think it's a good thing ;)

    Windows 7 is the first Gates project I support, even if I am still saving a small bit of skepticism for Gestapo auto shut-off coding hiding somewhere waiting...watching....

    Nah. Windows 7 is streamlined, and the 'N' version I have is very plain and fast -just how I like an OS to be. I haven't had any problems yet.
  6. Heatherli

    Heatherli Monkey+

    All I know is that ME was a catastrophe, XP was fairly good, and the jury's
    still out on Vista...haven't used it long enough to draw any firm conclusions....yet.

    I may try 7 if my tablet crashes and needs re-formatting. [newb]
  7. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Still using XP, when the servers are up!
    That's Not too often either!
  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I am not unhappy with XP so I don't know when I will upgrade.
  9. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    With Vista, you don't have to wait for it to crash to upgrade to Windows 7. Just perform the upgrade option on the install and it will upgrade the OS files without reformatting the hard drive just fine.
  10. Guardian

    Guardian Monkey+

    Currently have Vista, work with 7 very often. Still have to say I prefer XP.
  11. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I went Mac, and I am not looking back:)
  12. tammygotcher

    tammygotcher Monkey+

    right on! tried to use it and it didnt even take a week for me to decide to go for a change... have been using xp forever, but have worked using win 7 and havent had any problems so far
  13. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    Conagher, does that upgrade require buying the win 7 upgrade disk? What if any, would be the advantage of upgrading from xp or even a vista machine to win 7? I have a DOS program, Quickbasic that will run and compile in XP, but not on a Vista computer. Am I to assume, Quickbasic would not work on a Win 7 computer either?

    I have Linux on this laptop, XP on my netbook and an old computer in the garage has both Linux and XP, my wife's computer has Vista on it and she is always wanting me to come check something on it. I don't care much for some of the things Vista does, why I'm not anxious to upgrade to 7 if it is not more like XP.

    Good thread Heather
  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    7 runs a mini substrate of XP in the backround if necessary. You can install apps and if they don't work, 7 will ask you if you would like to install them in compatibility mode. You can select whichever version of Windows you want and it usually works.

    I would move from Vista to 7 in a second with no questions asked. They fixed everything in V that was a problem.
  15. soldierman79

    soldierman79 Monkey+

    I friggin love Windows 7! Well, at least compared to their past mentioned train wrecks. It seems as though they are trying to copy Mac though. But all in all, im satisfied.
  16. alanz

    alanz Monkey+

    It's definitely a step up from vista, but now I'm wishing I had spent a few hundred extra and got a mac. Seems to freeze up more and more lately. It's only lasts 10 or 15 seconds, but it's starting to get annoying. And I'm sure I don't have any viruses or adware. Oh well.
  17. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Check your memory utilization and CPU percentage and see if one of them is being hit very hard. How much ram and what speed of CPU are you running?

    Check your processes in the task manager and see if a process is robbing your system of resources.
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