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What are your plans for Windows 7 ?

What are your plans for Windows 7 ?

  • I'll take a look soon and then decide if it's right for me

    Votes: 1,555 10.5%
  • I'm happy with XP

    Votes: 2,671 18.1%
  • I'm happy with Vista

    Votes: 1,376 9.3%
  • Can't wait to switch (I have tried the RC)

    Votes: 5,683 38.5%
  • Can't wait to switch (I haven't tried any beta yet)

    Votes: 1,180 8.0%
  • I'll wait till it's more mature (Service Pack 1)

    Votes: 1,244 8.4%
  • No thanks. Too expensive, not much new

    Votes: 1,048 7.1%

  • Total voters
    14,757
  • Poll closed .

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#1
Microsoft's new OS is in the final stages before launch. Are you ready to make the switch?
 

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#2
I'm happy with what build 7100 is showing me, and I'm hearing that it's getting better with each new build. Will switch.
 
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#3
I'm happy with what build 7100 is showing me, and I'm hearing that it's getting better with each new build. Will switch.
+1
 
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#4
Ill wait and see if the consensus is its the greatest thing since sliced bread i might check it out sooner rather than later.
 
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#5
Do you want a lot of people to be painfully honest?

I'll use it as soon as I can get it for free.

Otherwise, I'll stick with XP.
 
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#6
I ordered it last night, using the 7100 build, and well... I just can't fault it. At all.
 

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#7
My goal is to get an actual NEW computer sometime next year, and then it will be equipped with Win7.

But until then, I'll stick to Linux, or possibly Win XP.
 

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#8
Ive preordered it just because its so cheap for a retail copy I haven't even tried it. I havent got any issues at all with vista currently hopefully everythings compatible still.
 

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#9
i've been using it since 7000, and noticed a few bugs.

7100 had issues with network share permissions randomly dying (only on some systems, and a format would fix it)

7127 has a funny bug where upload speeds are shown as double what they really are (i can upload 250MB/s on a gigabit connection, lol)

7264 i think, has data corruption issues

thing is, theres really only one problem or so with each build - once MS pick one without any bugs like this, we'll have a great OS. I'm using 7127 cause its only a bug, not a critical fault - i can live with its flaw.


Overall the OS is faultless. you have the usual rage that things you liked are moved somewhere else, or hidden... but after a few months you go back to vista and you miss how 7 did it.
 
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#10
:D I always wait a year after it is released, then most of the bugs are fixed. :rolleyes:
 
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#11
i've been using it since 7000, and noticed a few bugs.

7100 had issues with network share permissions randomly dying (only on some systems, and a format would fix it)

7127 has a funny bug where upload speeds are shown as double what they really are (i can upload 250MB/s on a gigabit connection, lol)

7257? i think, has data corruption issues

thing is, theres really only one problem or so with each build - once MS pick one without any bugs like this, we'll have a great OS. I'm using 7127 cause its only a bug, not a critical fault - i can live with its flaw.


Overall the OS is faultless. you have the usual rage that things you liked are moved somewhere else, or hidden... but after a few months you go back to vista and you miss how 7 did it.
:eek: i'll try to remember that cheers
i've not got it yet or downloaded the rc as someone suggested ,simply because i haven't upgraded the pc yet (will do soon) and this old dinasaur bsod's at the drop of a hat so i really doubt it would work on this ,is it drm'd like vista?
reason i ask is i don't like the idea of upgrading stuff within my new build just to be told by bill gates i need to purchase another os
 

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#12
i checked, its 7264 that has the data corruption. editing post.

7000 and 7100 were the only two released to the public, and they were good. you kinda expect bugs in the leaked ones, as they werent made official for good reason - if they were perfect, they'd be RTM ;)
 
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#13
Got mine pre-ordered. Cant wait. :D

Hopefully the RTM will come out soon and I can get it going before October.
 
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#14
I tried the RC and hated it. But I love build 7600, I don't care what it is but they fixed all the BS I hated about 7100 and all the versions before it so.

So yea, I will be buying it because build 7600 is just the best experience I've ever had with an OS in my life. It's simple, the interface is awesome, it's fast(faster than vista, found 7100 to be about the same), has drivers for everything out of the box and just works better than all previous versions. I really hope this hurts apple. I wanna see people loving the PC again. Because the more people that have PC's, the more people that might buy games and boosting PC game sales would be awesome. Maybe PC gamers wont be treated like dogs anymore.
 
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#15
Already changed, since XP was giving me trouble. Using the RC for now. Skipped Vista since it annoyed me to no end.

But please enlighten me, what are the major differences between 7600 and 7100? I hear people praising the 7600 and it makes me think about changing. I know a clean install is preferred, but it can be upgraded in place?
 
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#16
Vista works better with more ram - I'm rocking 8GB and there is a definite difference in the feel over the 4GB I was using previously. However, Windows 7 uses that ram so much better - so prob 7 after service pack 1...
 

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#17
I'm happy with XP. I don't want to spend $130 and days reinstalling/reconfiguring everything just to upgrate to Windows 7. The only thing I would gain from it is DX10 support... woohoo... DX10 ran ok-ish on my 9800GT, which was more awesome than the card I have now, and didn't look any better than DX9 except for a few, very minor details.

I'll probably stay with XP until game developers stop making games in DX9 flavor. Then I'll get a new OS with whatever upgrade I am going with at the time
 

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#18
I just want a classic start menu feature with Windows 7, either way I will be buying it once released for one of my computers. I will retain Vista x64 for the other.
 
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#19
I thought i was "happy" to stay with XP as well, but then i tried it. I was gobsmacked.
 

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#20
I boot Vista Win7 and XP and still use XP x64 a load more so it be a waste of money to buy it
 
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#21
At home and work we'll be going with Windows 7 Professional, that's about 45 computers total.

I said after Vista's release that I would never deploy it in the office, and I've kept with that so far. Thankfully Windows 7 isn't that bad, or we'd be using XP for another 2-4 years :D
 
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#22
I've tried out the RC and really enjoy it. Although Vista was a good OS to me, 7 is what Vista should have been from the beginning. Since the upgrade version of 7 makes you install and activate XP / Vista prior to a clean install, I'm probably going to wait and see what deals IEEE has at my school when it comes out.
 

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#23
I'd totally do away with xp but I still get better fps in xp, maybe once drivers get better the performance will go up. Other then that it's great.
 
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#24
I just want a classic start menu feature with Windows 7, either way I will be buying it once released for one of my computers. I will retain Vista x64 for the other.
It does have a classic start menu feature, lol.

Right click desktop, left click personalise. Scoll to bottom of themes and youll see the Windows Classic Theme next to the Windows Basic Theme.

:toast:
 

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Display(s) Nixeus EDG27
Case Thermaltake X5
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Zowie EC1-B
Software Windows 10
#25
It does have a classic start menu feature, lol.

Right click desktop, left click personalise. Scoll to bottom of themes and youll see the Windows Classic Theme next to the Windows Basic Theme.

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Does that relate to it's looks or the start menu function? Maybe the version I'm trying doesn't have that feature.