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Pantherjon

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And they want us to have this running our PC's!:roll:

Seen at our local WalMart last weekend...Just now got around to sending it to the PC from the phone..

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October 22th

22th. that took me a minute to see. :eek:

Yikes

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Windows 7 is a very good product. its what Vista SHOULD have been.

I've been running it since the first public beta, and now have the RC version on this machine, and I have had absolutely NO ISSUES with it at all.
 

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7 is amazing. Honestly, I've never had any real problems with vista, but 7 is a significant step forwards. Better than XP, Vista, and Ubuntu IMHO. That sign is pretty funny though.
 

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Problem is, I thought I saw an ad for Windows 7 that says you simply cannot upgrade from XP. If I have to wait until I buy a new machine, it could be a while.
 

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Just be patient and let the "new" stuff work the bugz out on their own. Whatcha already have is pretty righteous as is, no? Best and only advice I can contribute, for whatever it's worth.:pop:
 
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Windows 7 is a very good product. its what Vista SHOULD have been.

I've been running it since the first public beta, and now have the RC version on this machine, and I have had absolutely NO ISSUES with it at all.
I agree, we have been testing Win 7 at work and it's a better OS than Vista could ever be.
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October 22th

22th. that took me a minute to see. :eek:

Yikes

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Yeah, twenty-twoth. I don't see the problem.


:D

Heard of a dentist who couldn't get DENTIST on his license place in his state, so he settled for 2THDOC.
 

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Windows 7 is a very good product. its what Vista SHOULD have been.

I've been running it since the first public beta, and now have the RC version on this machine, and I have had absolutely NO ISSUES with it at all.
The RC version? :eyepop: I'll bet George G. is going to want to give that a try.
 

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Problem is, I thought I saw an ad for Windows 7 that says you simply cannot upgrade from XP. If I have to wait until I buy a new machine, it could be a while.
That right there is going to keep me from getting it for a looooong time. Also, I wonder if you are still going to be able to dual boot with 7 or is it going to throw fits?

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Problem is, I thought I saw an ad for Windows 7 that says you simply cannot upgrade from XP. If I have to wait until I buy a new machine, it could be a while.
I sure ain't no expert on computer hardware, but I remember hearing (from many sources) that VISTA required all-new computer hardware to operate the software. The size of the VISTA software package would apparently overwhelm older computers sized to operate XP and previous. The new "7" is supposed to be a slightly re-written version of VISTA, and still requires the bigger compute space.

What has my suspicions fired up is all the big talk about how wonderful 7 is supposed to be. Sounds to me exactly like the hype that preceded Windows Millenium Edition and VISTA (both were dogs). After all, why would any manufacturer advertise their wares by claiming "It's a colossal piece of doooky!!!!"

I am still so ticked at Microsoft for wasting my money on VISTA that it is going to take a lot of convincing before I will spend a penny on 7.
 
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It kinda reminds me of this one (attached).

No, we don't drink Stella Artois around here.

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Kind of anxious to see what Windows 7 will be like. Will be getting a new laptop sometime soon so I will get my chance. Never had any issues with Vista, just ready to move up with the technology. :)
 

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Problem is, I thought I saw an ad for Windows 7 that says you simply cannot upgrade from XP. If I have to wait until I buy a new machine, it could be a while.
I read this too and was rather disappointed by it. To install 7 on an XP machine, you essentially need to wipe the drive and start from scratch.

If something happened where I needed to reinstall XP, I'd probably install 7 instead.

My PC is about 2 1/2 years old and has an AMD X2 3800+ dual core CPU (2.0Ghz), 2 GB of RAM and a 250 gigabyte HDD so I'm sure it could run Windows 7 with no problems.
 

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I sure ain't no expert on computer hardware, but I remember hearing (from many sources) that VISTA required all-new computer hardware to operate the software. The size of the VISTA software package would apparently overwhelm older computers sized to operate XP and previous. The new "7" is supposed to be a slightly re-written version of VISTA, and still requires the bigger compute space.

What has my suspicions fired up is all the big talk about how wonderful 7 is supposed to be. Sounds to me exactly like the hype that preceded Windows Millenium Edition and VISTA (both were dogs). After all, why would any manufacturer advertise their wares by claiming "It's a colossal piece of doooky!!!!"

I am still so ticked at Microsoft for wasting my money on VISTA that it is going to take a lot of convincing before I will spend a penny on 7.
If you really wanted to, you could upgrade XP to 7, via Vista. You can do an in-place upgrade from XP to Vista, and then from Vista to 7, but I would highly recommend against it. XP and Vista are different enough internally that an in-place upgrade from XP rarely runs well. Also, I would recommend the 64 bit version of 7 anyways, which cannot be installed as an upgrade to 32 bit Vista (and 64 bit Vista cannot be used as an upgrade from 32 bit XP).

Honestly, I've been running the release candidate and the beta for nearly 9 months now on one of my machines, and it works great. It's definitely a significant step forwards. I'm also running the RC on my Eee PC and it doesn't feel objectionably slow, which says something about its ability to run on slow hardware (the Eee has a single core, 1.6GHz Atom with hyperthreading, and 1GB of RAM). Vista would never run on that thing, and 7 feels faster than the XP it shipped with.
 

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I sure ain't no expert on computer hardware, but I remember hearing (from many sources) that VISTA required all-new computer hardware to operate the software. The size of the VISTA software package would apparently overwhelm older computers sized to operate XP and previous. The new "7" is supposed to be a slightly re-written version of VISTA, and still requires the bigger compute space.

What has my suspicions fired up is all the big talk about how wonderful 7 is supposed to be. Sounds to me exactly like the hype that preceded Windows Millenium Edition and VISTA (both were dogs). After all, why would any manufacturer advertise their wares by claiming "It's a colossal piece of doooky!!!!"

I am still so ticked at Microsoft for wasting my money on VISTA that it is going to take a lot of convincing before I will spend a penny on 7.
That isn't fully true. I'd imagine what you were hearing about was the 64 bit version of Vista, which is the first decent x64 OS microsoft has made (xp x64 was terrible - it had no support at all, since so few people had it). You could directly upgrade from xp to 32 bit Vista though, and there's no reason that most of the higher end computers from the end of the XP era couldn't run it. As long as you had 2GB of RAM and a ~2GHz dual core, Vista would run great. If you have 1GB or 512MB of RAM though, Vista would run terribly. It loves RAM, and with enough of it, runs perfectly fine. 7 is an improvement in that area - it runs great on 1GB or more, and passably on 512MB. Honestly though, with the price of RAM so cheap right now, I don't see any real reason to have less than 2GB on any machine.
 

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MS knows Vista is a dog compared to XP, Ubuntu, OSX, etc. They quit selling XP for a while. Now they are cashing in on it being a dog by allowing computer makers like Dell to sell computers with XP installed for an additional $150 over the cost of the same computer with Vista. :mad: Hopefully Win7 will be a much better product.
 

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Ever used Vista 64 on a decent computer without any of the garbage that comes preinstalled on most computers? It's really quite fast - definitely not what I'd call a dog. It mainly sucks on low-spec systems.
 

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Ever used Vista 64 on a decent computer without any of the garbage that comes preinstalled on most computers? It's really quite fast - definitely not what I'd call a dog. It mainly sucks on low-spec systems.
Maybe I should rephrase it. It's not near as good as it should have been. MS providing XP again seems to show that even they admit it. Vista will go down in history as "New Coke". Some liked it better, but most preferred XP, so it will dissappear fairly quickly.

BTW, I had Vista for a while, then dual booted it with Linux, then deleted Vista completely. I now only use XP and Linux. I'm not sure what you consider a decent computer, but the 5200+ was only a couple steps away from the fastest you could get at the time I installed it.
 
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That's the norm when reading eBay auctions from China, but you'd think somebody down the line at WalMart (or Microsoft if they had anything to do with the ad) would have caught it.
 

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That's the norm when reading eBay auctions from China, but you'd think somebody down the line at WalMart (or Microsoft if they had anything to do with the ad) would have caught it.
That was the gist of my post..'We have this awesome software package we wrote for you! It works great! We just don't know our number abbreviations!':eek:

But why the 22th, that's a Thursday? Why not the 20rd or 21nd or 23st? :p
 

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Believe me, you really wouldn't want to do an upgrade from XP to 7, even one from XP to Vista to 7.

You really *do* want to:

1. back up your data.
2. Know where your install disks for your other programs are (or back up your install files)
3. Reformat your disk.
4. Install Win7 fresh.
5. Reinstall your programs.
6. Restore your data.

I've done this twice with Win7 RC; once for my desktop and again for my laptop. The only major pain was with iTunes and my iPhone (though I think I have that mostly solved now).

I'll have to do it again eventually once Oct 22th:p rolls around (or I might leave it until March when the RC starts to go away).

The laptop, by the way, is a four year old Gateway Tablet PC, which came with XP Tablet Edition. If anything, it works even better with Win7 RC. The only drawback is its video is not capable of the Aero goodies. On Vista, this was just eye-candy, but on Win7 it enables some of the coolest usability features of the OS.

Someone asked about dual-booting. I did install Win7 Beta as a dual-boot on my older Vista system. The Beta would NOT install on my old 2001 XP system (motherboard supports a max of 512MB), but the RC gave no such indication of limitation when I tried it (but I didn't pull the trigger to try the upgrade, since I'm retiring that box anyway -- the disks are flaky and the fan is way too loud).
 
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