1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

What are your plans for Windows 7 ?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Jul 15, 2009.

?

What are your plans for Windows 7 ?

Poll closed Oct 23, 2009.
  1. I'll take a look soon and then decide if it's right for me

    1,555 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. I'm happy with XP

    2,671 vote(s)
    18.1%
  3. I'm happy with Vista

    1,376 vote(s)
    9.3%
  4. Can't wait to switch (I have tried the RC)

    5,683 vote(s)
    38.5%
  5. Can't wait to switch (I haven't tried any beta yet)

    1,180 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. I'll wait till it's more mature (Service Pack 1)

    1,244 vote(s)
    8.4%
  7. No thanks. Too expensive, not much new

    1,048 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Perra New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    147 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Location:
    Örebro, Sweden
    Running build 7100 right now, waiting for the RTM and switching as soon as i get my hands on it. Will still use xp for the girlfriends laptop but I'll be happy if I never get to touch another vista again :)
  2. Ahhzz

    Ahhzz

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,876 (0.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    482
    Can't vote...would have to take options 1, 2, and 4 heheh. I am happy with XP, runs my games quite well, but I have messed with 7 for a while, and I like how it runs, much more stable than my early forays into Vista. I need to get into it early because we will have clients accessing it, and wondering about it, so they'll come to me again about it just like Vista. Probably leave my gaming box as is, but will have the GA box running 7 to fool with.
  3. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    I'm already benefiting Microsoft by choosing to run their OS when I could be running someone else's. I'm not going to pay them -- they should be paying me. :laugh:
  4. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    They don't get money for you using it though :p that's what they need.
  5. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,705 (11.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,223
    discussions of piracy are not allowed on the forums. Consider this a warning.

    *looks at mdm-adph*
  6. dr emulator (madmax)

    dr emulator (madmax)

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,241 (1.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    176
    Location:
    the uk that's all you need to know ;)
    [​IMG][​IMG] what i meant was here in my favourite website;)

    i second that what is he playing at :shadedshu
    your more tolerant than me Mussels i would have given him an infraction
    talk like that will have mr rich's lawyers knocking on tpu's doors demanding names ips the works:shadedshu
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2009
  7. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,461 (1.44/day)
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Location:
    UK
    Been running it since 7000 and love it. Definitely not going back to Vista!
  8. tzitzibp

    tzitzibp New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,223 (0.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    324
    Location:
    Larisa, Greece
    atm I am running two vista64 rigs and I am quite happy with them.... not a single problem! Sure its a demanding OS, in terms of resourses but all runs smooth!

    However, I hear a lot of good things about win7, so I will be testing them as soon as I put together a rig with all my spare parts....

    soon to be a win7 rig:
    E8400, 8GB 4-4-4-12 DDR2, P43 mobo, HD3870 1GB
    This should be interesting !
  9. Reefer86

    Reefer86

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,473 (0.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    193
    Location:
    UK
    everyone will have to switch to either vista or windows 7 soon enough anyways, as i beleive that microsoft will be not supporting XP a few months after the october release of windows 7.

    Mybe you could keep xp but it wont be supported by microsoft and it wont take long after for manufactuers to drop the support with drivers etc or the drivers not working to great in futures months after microsoft drop the support.
  10. grunt_408

    grunt_408

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,003 (0.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    439
    Location:
    Australia
    Just about to build an i7 based rig and what good would that be without Wndows 7? :p

    Edit: I only run one of the first 64bit betas for a couple of weeks but that was good enough for me. Is Xp still going to be in Windows 7 as a virtual pc?
  11. Triprift

    Triprift

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,185 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Location:
    Adelaide Australia
    Yep as long as you get proffesional instead of home premium edition.
    grunt_408 says thanks.
  12. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    10,553 (2.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,383
    I'll wait for the server edition.
  13. HussanAli New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    31 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pakistan
    7 Rocks. Else Sucks. :laugh:
  14. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    They don't need money -- they're Microsoft. :p They need users -- users using their OS, and all the added financial benefits that will come from users running Windows-compatible programs and games.

    They don't need to necessarily make money directly from just their OS -- I'll buy enough Windows-compatible games (that they get licensing fees for) to make up for any loss they may incur.

    Did I say I was going to crack or steal anything? :laugh:

    Nope. Though, my original statement still stands. Feel free to give me a spare copy of Windows 7 if you've got one. :D

    Or Microsoft can give me a free copy. Their choice. :D

    It's actually really cool what MS did -- letting users run the RC versions of Windows 7 for a year to help with bug testing and whatnot. It'd be cool if that trend continued.
  15. Meecrob New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    318 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12
    um, saying your gonna crack it or implying such isnt talking about HOW to crack it, so really I dont see the problem.

    Alot of people admit they didnt buy windows xp/vista, be it legally getting free copys or other methods, as long as they dont start talking about HOW to do it theres nothing negative that can really happen to TPU or its users(hell ms wont even bother trying to track down people who cracked windows for personal use, would cost them more then it was worth)

    I would just buy technet and have access to all ms software If i was looking at buying multi copys of any ms software, in the end its cheaper and more usefull :)
  16. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,705 (11.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,223
    Its against the rules. End of story.
    ANY talk of cracking, piracy, or warez is not allowed.

    Any more talk of piracy and warez after this post results in infractions - ANY talk.
  17. ste2425

    ste2425

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,357 (1.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    356
    Location:
    Huddersfield, uk
    how many infractions before you get banned?
  18. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,705 (11.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,223
    15 points takes away posting rights temporarily, 25 points takes you away.

    Its up to the moderator how many points you get per infraction.
    ste2425 says thanks.
  19. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    11,622 (4.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,278
    My Current machine i would have to wait for AMD to release some Legacy hotfix AGP drivers (HD2K and lower) for Win 7, otherwise its a nice OS but ill wait until it matures and most tweakers have figured out all what makes the OS gears turn.
  20. BababooeyHTJ New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    907 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    85
    I wish that I could have given two responces. I'm happy with Vista and am going to wait untill it's more mature. I just instaled the RC on my main rig and to be honest I am totally unimpressed. I really can't figure out why some people rave about 7, I'm guessing those people haven't used Vista since it's releace.

    I should mention that on my old laptop with a 2ghz Yonah core I don't notice much if any improvement in general performance with 7 over Vista pre-sp1. Afew more bugs with the latter yes but two service packs later and it's a different story.
  21. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,028 (2.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    878
    mom running 71xx something and i got it on order alread, vista ms os i ever bought
  22. El Fiendo

    El Fiendo

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,305 (1.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,164
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I'll be using the RC until March, at which point I'll order whichever one comes with the family pack. Unfortunately its been pretty vague on versions that include the family pack and what the limits are on people buying the family pack. They haven't even confirmed there will be one. I've currently got 2 computers running the RC so I'll need to update no later than March.

    If they decide to not release a family pack, or extremely neuter and limit the install, I'll stick to my 2 XP keys and my Vista key.
  23. ghost101

    ghost101 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,332 (0.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    165
    Location:
    London
    Already preordered 2 retail copies for £45 each. Have used Windows 7 Beta/RC on laptop since release.

    Will put one copy on my laptop, and not sure if I'll use the other on my PC. I don't really see too much of a benefit to warrant me losing the money I could get from selling it in January when the retail price will be £149.

    I haven't selected any of the poll options since they all require you to be really eager to switch or not switch at all. Only reason I'm going to install W7 on my laptop is because of SSD support and the fact that it won't have a legal OS otherwise.
  24. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Messages:
    461 (0.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Location:
    Peterborough, UK
    Can I vote for 'can't wait to switch - but too expensive'

    I missed the RC cheap copy option - I was too slow/cash flow wasn't flowing enough.

    So I probably won't buy it at all unless prices come down significantly.
  25. Dark_Webster New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    393 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    51
    Location:
    Portugal
    Can't wait for it. Using RC, and oh boy, it's fast for sure :cool:.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page