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Old 02-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #16
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I like Vista. Once you turn off the annoying stuff, it's fine. I have thought of upgrading to 7 simply because it's newer, but I don't know that it's worth it.
I upgraded from XP to Win7 as I was curious as to what Win7 was like.
I have a Vista laptop and after my experience with Win7 I have no immediate plans to up-grade it.
Vista has the same foundation as Win7, so its just the whisles and bells that are different.
One thing that I have just discovered with Win7 that has p**sed me off, is it refuses to burn DVDs because my VIDEO card is OLD.
Why its important for this to occur, escapes me.
I was attempting to make a Win7 repair disk on a DVD disk, when this happened. When I used a CD disk, all was good!


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Old 02-06-2011, 10:21 AM   #17
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Check for firmware updates for your DVDRW drive, that sometimes helps.

After using 7 since beta stages, I'm almost physically sickened when I have to use an XP machine. If you have software that won't run on anything other than XP, just install an XP Virtual Machine on Windows 7:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx

In the dropdown, make sure to tell it you have Pro. or better. If you say you have "home" it says it's not made for you, but it still works just fine on home machines.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:38 AM   #18
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You video card has nothing to do with burning a DVD. Probably a firmware issue or a software problem.
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You video card has nothing to do with burning a DVD. Probably a firmware issue or a software problem.
Yah! Thats what blew me away!

I see that Win7 SP1 is now available. (out of BETA). I'm thinking maybe I should dowb-load this and see if it resolves the issue.

I do like WIn7, but its really annoying that hardware manufacturers won't bother issuing drivers for 'older' hardware, cause there's no money to be made.
ATI is a Canadian company and now, this Canadian will be buying Chinese!
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Latest versions are the most secure ones.

Besides of that, there is nothing special I found on 7. It looks cooler, though.


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Windows 7 is basically a working version of vista :P
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My wife just bought a new laptop with Windows 7. I don't see much improvement over my Vista and she got all the bells and whistles.
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visually it's much the same. but functionally it's much better
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visually it's much the same. but functionally it's much better
I think that the key is to have MS scan your machine, to see if it is capable of supporting Win7.
If its not adequate, don't do it.

I wanted to try Win7, but my computer was a couple of years old and its video hardware wasn't up to requirement.
I went ahead and did it anyway and ran into a problem.
If I bought a new video card, perhaps I would be OK, but I'm not too excited about doing this.

If I were to advise someone, I would suggest that they would buy a new machine that comes with Win7.
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Windows 7. Don't waste your time with Vista, it crashes constantly.
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Windows 7. Don't waste your time with Vista, it crashes constantly.
I have had a computer with Vista for 4 years with no problems.
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I have windows 7 ultimate. I must say for a windows OS this is by far my favorite. However, with that being said, I am really beginning to dislike microsoft products all together. I have a 200 GB hard drive that I literally just formatted and reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate onto and I've already used nearly 50 GB of space in just updates and a few programs I've installed.

My motherboard is dying slowly so I've been backing everything up to an external drive. When this baby dies altogether I'm going to a Mac.
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I'm dual booting Win7 x64 and Snow Leopard Hackintosh on my current rig. Snow is taking up about 35 GB with my time capsule on a separate drive. I can honestly say that while MAC is okay, it doesn't really impress me any. The lack of software that is so easy to find for Windows is a real pain.
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Even tho the lack of available software is lower than on a Windows machine. The stability and overall experience imo is far greater and easier.
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Safari had major lockups right out of the box due to Flash issues. Firefox and Chrome worked fine though. Just wait until you get the little spinning beachball a few times and talk about how stable it is. They just crash different than a Windows PC. MAC just tends to lock up forever instead of flat out crashing. If you are actually going to pay for a real MAC then yes you'll have a bit more stability since you are severely limited to over priced under performing hardware.


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