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Re: Windows 7

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 15, 2009 12:31 pm

JTWood wrote:Tell you what pisses me off about W7...

I had to get a new computer last week. The 6-year old Mac was getting too risky to keep running. The new computer came with Vista. There's no way in the world I'm going to pay to switch, so I'm going to be stuck with this terrible OS simply because my computer couldn't make it another 6 months.

:~( :~( :~( :~( :~(

And because I'm cheap. O:-)


Where did you get it from? Some Vista OS's may get a free upgrade. Shoulda bought it without an OS and then bought 7.

Info on free upgrade to 7
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/window ... ,7018.html
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Re: Windows 7

Postby JTWood » Fri May 15, 2009 1:14 pm

Got it at Best Buy... reluctantly.

Had a gift card from Christmas, or I would have bought one I found on Tiger that was a similar price.

I don't recall ever being so upset at saving $100. :-[
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Re: Windows 7

Postby jfg » Fri May 15, 2009 2:07 pm

acsguitar wrote:
RugbyD wrote:In layman's terms, what makes it better than XP or Vista?


. Easy to install drivers (Everything worked without installing a darn thing myself) I've put it on 4 or 5 machines and Windows 7 just worked without touching it.



I had an early beta so that must have changed for the better because I had some problems getting it to recognize some hardware.
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Re: Windows 7

Postby jfg » Fri May 15, 2009 2:10 pm

Anybody who has a legitimate copy of Vista shouldn't have to pay full price since there should be an upgrade price which is significantly lower if I remember right. But, I can't remember if that only upgrades you to the basic edition.
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Re: Windows 7

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 15, 2009 2:37 pm

jfg wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
RugbyD wrote:In layman's terms, what makes it better than XP or Vista?


. Easy to install drivers (Everything worked without installing a darn thing myself) I've put it on 4 or 5 machines and Windows 7 just worked without touching it.



I had an early beta so that must have changed for the better because I had some problems getting it to recognize some hardware.


How old of a machine? It didn't recognize some P3 machine I tried to put it on but it was a complete piece of junk.
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Re: Windows 7

Postby jfg » Fri May 15, 2009 4:34 pm

A year old HP lPavillion DV6000 aptop. I ended up getting everything working but it wasn't automatic. I had the same problem when I downgraded to XP though with the same machine and XP recognized less. In fact, I read that HP wouldn't support the DV6000 if it was running XP. So, it might just be the laptop.
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Re: Windows 7

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 15, 2009 4:55 pm

jfg wrote:A year old HP lPavillion DV6000 aptop. I ended up getting everything working but it wasn't automatic. I had the same problem when I downgraded to XP though with the same machine and XP recognized less. In fact, I read that HP wouldn't support the DV6000 if it was running XP. So, it might just be the laptop.


Yea Laptops use a lot of different hardware. My D620 Dell worked fine out of box though. It seems that Vista supported machines work really well with 7. If there aren't vista drivers you are probably not going to be doing well with 7 auto installing
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Re: Windows 7

Postby jfg » Fri May 15, 2009 5:59 pm

I think that was the case. I completely wiped Vista off a Vista supported machine so the drivers weren't ready for Windows 7. The one and only situation where having Vista installed might have made life easier.
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