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OK all why(or why not) should I upgrade from MS Vista to MS 7?
10 Feb 2010 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 02/10/2010 11:46:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet

Any info will be appriciated.


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1 posted on 02/10/2010 11:46:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I would do a search. I asked that question back in the fall.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 11:47:43 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: US Navy Vet

Always wait until the first update patch (”service pack” or whatever they call it).

Sorry you’re on Vista, though.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 11:47:55 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Win 7 is what Vista should have been.
4 posted on 02/10/2010 11:48:21 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: US Navy Vet

For one thing Bill Gates could use the money.(sarc)


5 posted on 02/10/2010 11:48:27 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: US Navy Vet

http://209.157.64.200/focus/chat/2372927/posts?page=16


6 posted on 02/10/2010 11:48:54 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: US Navy Vet

Vista is a big fat bloated slow-running pice of crap

Windows 7 is a big fat bloated piece of crap

see the difference?

I have the 64 bit version of windows 7- trust me on this- wait for service pack 1 AT LEAST (more likely sp2)

and whatever you do DO NOT download and ry to use the ‘free’ Office 210 beta- unless you like an email program that crashes when you send an email.

They should have stopped with Win2K PRO and done something useful


7 posted on 02/10/2010 11:51:53 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: US Navy Vet

If your computer is handling Vista OK, why upgrade until there is some indication that Micro$oft will stop supporting it? That said, IMHO having used both, Win 7 is a big step forward, at least on my Latitude E6400 laptop.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 11:51:55 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: US Navy Vet
It's more reliable.

It's an easy upgrade. In fact, Windows 7 should have been named Windows Vista Service Pack 3. The only bugaboo is that Windows 7 does not contain an email program. You have to provide your own or go to the Microsoft site and download one of theirs. (It's free.) The old Windows Mail has been replaced by Windows Live Mail.

9 posted on 02/10/2010 11:52:49 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: US Navy Vet

AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE ‘RIBBON’ BAR IN OFFICE!!!

If a WANTED 1/3 of my screen taken up with a display of commands I never use I would have done it myself.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 11:53:06 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: AFreeBird

I upgraded, now I have a Crazy glitch. The screen will jumble up, the go black then come back after a few seconds.
It says...display driver has failed and has recovered. Called Dell “in India” and she did a few things, but it still does it. Oh well.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 11:53:33 AM PST by Lower55
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To: US Navy Vet

You will upgrade or you will be eliminated.

Sincerely,

BG


12 posted on 02/10/2010 11:55:45 AM PST by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Vista has served my needs. I will wait until I upgrade one of my computers to get 7. It’s possible that I may keep vista for some time. Heck, I still have a XP machine as well.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 11:59:39 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: US Navy Vet; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

14 posted on 02/10/2010 12:00:40 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bill wants you to reward him for money wasted on VISTA by buying his next operating system.

You will comply.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 12:01:14 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Lower55
Hmmm, well, I run Win 7 in a Sun "VirtualBox" on a Lenovo T61 running openSuSE 11.2. Haven't had any problems, well except audio driver. I downloaded one from the mfg site and all is well.

It's the eval copy that will expire this summer. I'm debating whether or not I want to upgrade to a full retail copy. All I really use it for, is to sync my iPhone to iTunes.

16 posted on 02/10/2010 12:05:34 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird; US Navy Vet
> Win 7 is what Vista should have been.

I second that. I tried Vista, and I and my computers puked. I reverted to XP.

But to tell the truth, I really enjoy Win7, and I'm replacing XP with Win7 on all my Windows boxes this year (two done so far).

It's essentially Vista SP3. Microsoft gets their operating systems correct in the second or third service pack.

17 posted on 02/10/2010 12:08:25 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Lower55

just got a new laptop. refurbished dell through my tech guru. it has windows xp professional to avoid vista and 7.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:00 PM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: US Navy Vet

If I had Windows XP, I would not upgrade to Vista.

If I had Windows XP, I would not upgrade to Windows 7.

However, If I had Vista I would upgrade to Windows 7.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:52 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: AFreeBird
> It's the eval copy that will expire this summer.

If by "eval" you mean it's one of the RC's released in 2009, you only have a month or so left before it starts shutting down on you. Do not delay -- once you see the warnings, get your data and apps off the computer right away before it locks up.

If you're a Windows user, I recommend you get Win7. It's worth it. OTOH, if you're a Mac, Linux, or Unix user, and already happy with one of those, you might want to think twice about Windows (of any kind).

20 posted on 02/10/2010 12:12:15 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Color me fat, dumb and happy

21 posted on 02/10/2010 12:12:26 PM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: WaterBoard

I agree 100%!

LLS


22 posted on 02/10/2010 12:14:37 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: AFreeBird

do what I did, just get a new comp with Win 7 on it. It already is much better


23 posted on 02/10/2010 12:16:50 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: US Navy Vet

Best ten bucks you will ever spend.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 12:18:05 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: bravo whiskey

“avoid vista and 7.”

May have been a good call.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 12:19:05 PM PST by Lower55
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To: US Navy Vet
I have two Toshiba laptops. One went from XP to 7 (I got it for $30 through the student deal) and the other came with an upgrade to 7. I put 7 on the first one (64 bit) and loved it. I put it on both and am glad I have them. Much better OS than Vista.
26 posted on 02/10/2010 12:19:39 PM PST by raybbr
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To: WaterBoard

Perfect answer.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 12:19:57 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: US Navy Vet

because vista sucks and 7 does not?


28 posted on 02/10/2010 12:20:14 PM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Interesting how Microsoft stirs up comments. Hmmmm.

I’m a constant computer users. I had Vista on one machine (laptop, came on it) with no problems. Upgraded to 7 and found it significantly faster. Loads faster, runs faster.

I have installed 7 on two new desktops and they work very well. Since Vista attracted so much negative press, there must have been problems. I find it hard to argue that 7 has any problems past the fact that some software and some drivers will not work in 7. In fact, I have one hardware item that states on the box that it “works with 7” when in fact it doesn’t and the mfg can’t (or won’t) tell me when a 7 driver will be available. Small price for a fast, stable operating system.

Finally, if Bill Gates ever comes to our town, I have promised to go punch his lights out for all the hours and hours I have spent over the years trying to make SOME of his software do what it should do. It’s a relief to finally get some that does work.


29 posted on 02/10/2010 12:21:02 PM PST by gartrell bibberts (Sadly, liberals are often well educated but ignorant of history,.economics and civics.)
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“AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE ‘RIBBON’ BAR IN OFFICE!!”

Someone is asleep at the wheel. The refresh button on IE is across the screen from navigation button with no option to customize the toolbar. People are stuck with the ribbon with no option for a “classic” view.

I understand the need to try new stuff, especially to get the younger audience hooked. However, the older audience buys the damn software and they don’t want change. The like it when the the features don’t migrate all over the place. It would not have been hard to incorporate a “classic” view.


30 posted on 02/10/2010 12:21:30 PM PST by CriticalJ
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To: tx_eggman

Oh, yeah. XP is awesome. Till I upgraded to SP3. Then my firewire card stopped working and MS knows about the problem but won’t fix it. I also reverted to SP2 on the advice of some forums but that didn’t work. The problem has been traced to system file that MS put in SP3.


31 posted on 02/10/2010 12:21:41 PM PST by raybbr
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To: raccoonradio

I like the computer I have. Why buy a new one to get Win 7 when I’m just going to wipe the drive and install Linux?


32 posted on 02/10/2010 12:22:15 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s the first Windows Upgrade I’ve liked since about 1996.

And I work (ahem) very closely with these things.

Make sure you have max memory.

Stability is very good. Boot and shutdown times are great. UI is fine and somewhat better. Speed seems better than Vista.

All in all, it’s a very good O/S.

But it is always a hassle to upgrade an O/S. So, weigh the advantages I think exist against the several hours of work its going to take to get you where you want to go.


33 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:06 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberal Massachussetts says: "FUBO!")
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To: dayglored
Thanks, I'll do that. Like I said, all I really use it for, is to sync the iPhone and upgrade the iPhone OS. I have Win2K but the latest iTunes doesn't work on it. And I have Vista that came with the laptop, but it won't install in a VM from the "recovery disks" I made.

Maybe I'll see if I can scrounge a copy of XP somewhere. I think iTunes still runs on it.

34 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:14 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: CriticalJ
Someone is asleep at the wheel. The refresh button on IE is across the screen from navigation button with no option to customize the toolbar. People are stuck with the ribbon with no option for a “classic” view.

You realize that you can place your cursor between the URL box and the search box and drag the center divider over to the left if you want it closer. Although on my IE the navigation icons are under the place where the refresh icon is.

35 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:35 PM PST by raybbr
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To: Mr. K

Choosing small icons helps a little.


36 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:55 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberal Massachussetts says: "FUBO!")
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To: AFreeBird

True; I had a crappy $300 E-machines and just replaced it with a newer, hopefully better $300 E-machines... :) (320GB)


37 posted on 02/10/2010 12:26:46 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: CriticalJ

I forgot. You can also simply hit F5 and it will refresh.


38 posted on 02/10/2010 12:27:24 PM PST by raybbr
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To: US Navy Vet

Other than the cost there is no reason to avoid the upgrade. Windows 7 is superior to Vista in all ways.


39 posted on 02/10/2010 12:27:43 PM PST by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: US Navy Vet; All

> OK all why (or why not) should I upgrade from MS Vista to MS 7?

Because Windows XP does everything just fine and I won't change
until I have no other choice ;)

Repair Windows XP

40 posted on 02/10/2010 12:30:29 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: CriticalJ

LOL I was just fooling around with my IE and found that if you right click on the toolbar and go to “customize” you will find a box labeled “Show Stop and Refresh Buttons Before Address Bar” you get what you originally wanted.


41 posted on 02/10/2010 12:40:01 PM PST by raybbr
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To: Moe Tzadik

On my desktop at home I am still running Windows ME!


42 posted on 02/10/2010 12:40:51 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

The correct upgrade path from Vista is to OS X.


43 posted on 02/10/2010 12:46:04 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Pelosi is practically President; the Obama is just her talk show host.)
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To: ctdonath2

I am going to try to Upgrade my Gateway Laptop from Vista to 7 after I make my kids pay for a new keyboard that they screwed up.


44 posted on 02/10/2010 12:48:38 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I just did this very thing last weekend. 7 is faster, prettier, and less annoying (no pop-up dialogs every time you want to change a setting).

I did have a problem with the install DVD, where it would bomb out after going 7/8 of the way through, with a “file corrupted or missing” error. I simply copied the whole install DVD disk to another partition on my computer, ran the install from there, and it worked fine.


45 posted on 02/10/2010 12:49:33 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: US Navy Vet

You are a braver man than I am! :-)


46 posted on 02/10/2010 12:53:04 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: US Navy Vet

running 98 at home


47 posted on 02/10/2010 12:55:12 PM PST by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I am running XP on my desktop. Got a low-end laptop a year and a half ago to take on the road; it was running Vista and I had no end of troubles trying to maintain a wireless connection. Upgraded the laptop to Vista and it works perfectly. Still using XP on the desktop and will keep it ‘till it dies.


48 posted on 02/10/2010 12:56:02 PM PST by sphinx
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To: wordsofearnest

WOW !


49 posted on 02/10/2010 12:56:09 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet
I've heard only good things about 7 and not-so-good things about Vista.

If you are happy with Vista that's an argument to stay with it, of course

50 posted on 02/10/2010 1:05:49 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama Is An Obstructionist)
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