Do most you guys still use Windows 7?

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  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Yep and i probably wont change or think of it till windows 9 and that only if they give option to completely disable metro bs and have a working start menu like win7 and everything os before it
     
  2. DeusEXMachina

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    I still have windows 7, there is no reason to upgrade to windows 8. everything works perfect in w7
     
  3. Alexraptor

    Alexraptor Maha Guru

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    Windows 7 on my primary desktop.
    Windows 8/8.1 is just terribad on a non-touch desktop environment.

    Do have 8.1 and enjoy it on my small laptop screen and touchpad though.
     
  4. S_IV

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    Whoa I think I'm the only one left who uses Vista. And unless Win 9 or whatever looks pretty, I won't change my OS, simple as that. Yeah when it comes to OS, ui & look > performance for me.
     
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  5. TimmyP

    TimmyP Master Guru

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    I cannot believe I just read this statement. No offense bro...
     
  6. S_IV

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    hehe, yeah I have heard that million times, noone can believe I use a 770 with Vista. But every game I play "works", every programme I use "works" flawlessly, and with an ssd it boots in 4-5 seconds. With SP2 it really is %95 Windows 7, believe me.
     
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  7. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    I just installed Vista Business 64 bit on a computer that I built for my Cousin because I had not enough money to get a copy of Windows 7 and it worked great. Smooth as silk. and was on a Core 2 duo E8400 3.0ghz with 8gb of DDR2 RAM.
     
  8. Rich_Guy

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    Agreed. :)
     
  9. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    if ms gave me a straight swap for my win7 then i`d think about it but the os i paid £124 for does what i need it to do atm
     
  10. russ1

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    Win 7 here. Just looking through some of the other posts, why are the others who upgraded to 8/8.1 making the OS look and feel like Win 7? Why not just stay with Win 7.
     

  11. Extraordinary

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    Dual boot with the free 8.1 Enterprise 90 day trial to give it a try, worst comes to worst, you delete the 8.1 partition and get on with your life lol

    Google on the 'other' changes, not just the UI that come with 8.1

    People try to make it look like 7 not to make it look like 7, but to add the start menu back, that is all 8 / 8.1 is lacking and becomes a great OS, better than 7 in many ways, once you have full functionality back
     
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  12. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    I don't see why you need a start button (at least the Windows 7 version). Here's the fastest way to use Windows 7 to open a program:

    Press start button, click in search box, type what you want and hit enter.

    Fastest way in Windows 8/8.1:
    Click in lower corner/click start button, type what you want, and hit enter.

    That's technically faster than it was in 7. So why is a conventional start button necessary? You might say you want the extra shortcuts that were offered, like for control panel. But in 8.1 (and 8) right clicking the start button (lower left corner in regular 8) opens a list of shortcuts to everything you would normally have to hunt through the control panel for.
     
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    I have a feeling that in the future when they stop selling 8, they'll start to talk about their regrets, putting Windows 8 at the top of the list, just like Ballmer saying it was Windows Vista. Not in the future, even now, indeed. Paul Thurrott said Windows 8 was a total mess. And Jacob Miller admits. "Start screen is a "content consumption" space meant for casual users to check Facebook, view photos, or get caught up on the latest episodes of Supernatural".

    Funny or not like I've said, during Longhorn years, Mac or Linux UI used to seem so dull to me, but now, I really don't want to put Win8 next to a Mavericks. Noone denies Win8 is fast, but it is a mess, it looks like a mess, and like Vista, the damage has already been done.
     
  14. Fender178

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    I agree because Vista 64 bit is not that bad Vista 32 on the other hand sucked because way too many people complained about not having a 32 bit version and it was rushed out. MS knows first hand what happens if you rush a product out. Yeah I bet years after Windows 8 is done selling they will recreate the regrets article and say that Windows 8 was our biggest mistake we should not have made this monstrosity of an OS. No matter how much they try to fix Windows 8 with the patches 8.1 and 8.2 in April the damage has all ready been done no matter how much you try to fix it majority of the people who did not make the switch to Windows 8 after 8.1 or even after 8.2 they are still not going to make the switch.
     
  15. Extraordinary

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    I don't use the start button / menu to open programs generally other than a few things like CMD etc that are pinned to the start menu, I have them pinned to the taskbar / make my own toolbar with shortcuts

    This is old-school back to Win 98se days, because it is still the easiest way to access / collect all my most used programs in the smallest and fastest way to access

    [​IMG]

    I use it for opening explorer, Computer, Music, Docs, Videos, Pictures

    Yes I know you can pin explorer to the taskbar, but it's limited and only opens your libraries, and then you have to use the directory tree on the left to get to Drives etc

    Plus not just that, I don't want to retrain my brain on how to access certain parts of my machine just because MS removed something, the start menu is how I use a PC, and always will be so long as I can have a start menu

    If car manufacturers suddenly swapped around the gas and break pedals because they thought it was better, Im sure a lot of people who already owned cars, knew how to drive with the original pedal layout would start complaining, and if it was possible, would swap them back around.

    Win 8.1 is great, I think it's better than 7 in many ways, but I want a start menu


    EDIT - You don't need to click the start menu search box in 7, it's ready to type into by default, so 8.1's start screen is no faster than 7's start menu at all

    In both scenarios, you click bottom left, type the name of your program, hit enter
     
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  16. TimmyP

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    ^And for even faster access add what you need to your desktop context menu:
    [​IMG]

    Been doing this for 6 years now, absolutely no need for a Start Menu (should have died a long time ago, IMO).

    This, combined with taskbar shortcuts are the fastest ways to access your stuff.
     
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  17. Extraordinary

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    What if you have a full screen app open, like a browser or office etc?, then you have to minimise that to get a space on the desktop to right click

    Start menu / button is always at the bottom of the screen
     
  18. FatBoyNL

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    Please try running a remote desktop or virtual machine in a window (i.e. not full screen).
    It's really a pita to select the corner in that case ;)
    So yeah, I love the new Windows button.
     
  19. TimmyP

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    Here's my desktop...note the taskbar.

    http://i.imgur.com/k0Y80lY.jpg

    I actually used a program called "Startkiller" in Windows 7 to kill the Start button, but it is one app that doesn't work right in 8.1. In fact, its one of the only ones Ive found.
     
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    8.1 and never looked back. It really isnt that bad once you get used to it.

    I should note that I'm OCD and have to have the most recent everything though.
     

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