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Old 17-06-2013, 23:00
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Got Windows 7 on my other cpu and been told to avoid it like the plague so was wondering is it really as bad as people make out?

Been told by friends to stick to XP as its the best windows version.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:03
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Really??? I think you have been misinformed.......Were they wearing tin foil hats??
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:04
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No. Windows 7 is arguably the best version that has been released.

You may be thinking of windows 8, which has come under a lot of criticism recently! Or windows vista which was terrible
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:04
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Nothing wrong with WIndows 7. You might be thinking of Windows 8, which hasn't been anywhere near as well received.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:07
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No. Windows 7 is arguably the best version that has been released.
Even better than XP?

I wonder how many xp games will work.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:08
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Even better than XP?

I wonder how many xp games will work.
Loads in the emulation modes available that shipped with win7.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:11
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As long as your machine has good enough sepcifications to run windows 7 then it should be at least as good as xp, if not better.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:14
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Stick to setting up your home network with your new router, there's nothing wrong with Win7.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:16
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There's nothing wrong with Windows 7 or Windows 8 for that matter.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:52
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Been told by friends to stick to XP as its the best windows version.
With friends giving advice like that who needs enemies?

W7- probably best OS MS has made to date.
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Old 18-06-2013, 00:41
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Windows 7 is fine. It's so good I have a Windows 7 partition on my Mac It's basically a modernised versionof XP (and what Vista should have been according to my dad) and I liked XP back in the day. Windows 8, on the other hand...
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Old 18-06-2013, 01:14
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Even better than XP?

I wonder how many xp games will work.
7 won't play all the xp games - though the professional version may play more. It also has quirks like not letting you arrange files in documents in your own order by just lifting and placing them. But otherwise its fast, fine and has fewer security issues than XP and useful additions. Its Windows 8 which is the issue - an operating system seemingly designed to pretend a PC is a phone, and adding unnecesary complications for anyone who wants a PC to just do what it did with W7 and earlier .
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Old 18-06-2013, 01:52
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I would recommend using Classic Shell with W7. This helps sort out some of the areas where it is not quite right such as the start menu and windows explorer.

Overall a good operating system even if some aspects are dumbed down from XP.
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Old 18-06-2013, 08:16
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Windows 7 is an excellent operating system, just don't install it on a low-spec machine. That was Vista's massive downfall...sticking it on machines built for XP, so then it ran really slow and tarnished the reputation.
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Old 18-06-2013, 09:13
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That was Vista's massive downfall...
Nothing to do with the fact even basic things such as file copy were broken taking double the time XP,2000 or NT4 would have done for the same file copy , or access file shares was painfully slow

By the time it was to SP2 all the things that made it poo were ironed out. Which is the base of which Windows 7 is built from.
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Old 18-06-2013, 09:25
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Windows 7 could be argued to be the best operating system ever released.

XP, though much loved, is retired.
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Old 18-06-2013, 09:27
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The start button is terrible.
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Old 18-06-2013, 10:01
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The start button is terrible.
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Old 18-06-2013, 11:28
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Windows 7 is fine. It's so good I have a Windows 7 partition on my Mac It's basically a modernised versionof XP (and what Vista should have been according to my dad) and I liked XP back in the day. Windows 8, on the other hand...
Is just Windows 7 with a porch tacked on the front, so is just as good.

(I completed your sentence for you )
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Old 18-06-2013, 12:44
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Is just Windows 7 with a porch tacked on the front, so is just as good.

(I completed your sentence for you )
Haha W8 is probably just like W7 if you use Classic Shell, Start8 or whatever with it. I won't say what I think of the rest of it though
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Old 18-06-2013, 13:03
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Is just Windows 7 with a porch tacked on the front, so is just as good.

(I completed your sentence for you )
Ironically, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are all just derivatives of Windows Vista.
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Old 18-06-2013, 13:44
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I was a die hard XP fan.

Then I changed to Windows 7...and never looked back.

XP is almost end of life, get on to Win 7 now
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Old 18-06-2013, 14:22
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XP is horribly outdated now. Back when Vista came out, XP still remained the sane choice, as Vista was incredibly poor.

But with the release of Windows 7, if you have a computer capable of running 7 comfortably, you'd be insane to consider the antiquated XP.

As for Windows 8, apart from some very poor UI design choices, it's not too bad either. But for me personally, it doesn't offer me any incentive to upgrade from 7.
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:04
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As long as your machine has good enough sepcifications to run windows 7 then it should be at least as good as xp, if not better.
Its a new computer I bought it has 4 gig of ram and on 3.2 ghz with a decent graphics card.

I didnt get any disks or anything with the computer so if I get a HD crash I wont have a clue what disks I need.

Its all set up for me to use but im really tempted to just erase the hard drive and install win xp as thats what ive always been used to or would you not recommend this?

Will win 7 work with programs like cover xp?
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:11
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Its a new computer I bought it has 4 gig of ram and on 3.2 ghz with a decent graphics card.

I didnt get any disks or anything with the computer so if I get a HD crash I wont have a clue what disks I need.

Its all set up for me to use but im really tempted to just erase the hard drive and install win xp as thats what ive always been used to or would you not recommend this?

Will win 7 work with programs like cover xp?
Stick with 7. The are going to get rid of the annoying start menu soon.
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