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post #11 of 40
Win 7 64 is my favorite OS. Didn't care for vista or xp too much. I find it hard to install things on Unbuntu and really don't feel like learning commands for cmd - i mean terminal.
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post #12 of 40
Direct X 11, it runs on low end hardware as well if not better than XP and it looks great thumb.gif
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post #13 of 40
Cause it uses somewhere in the area of 200Mb less RAM. Maybe even less. The less junk you got clogging up your RAM, (even if you have 4Gb or more) the higher your framerate will be in demanding games. That's my reason for using W7.
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post #14 of 40
I can't believe you're still using XP!
Even weak notebooks go fast with Windows 7.

Your best bet is Windows 7 64-bit , performance + visuals.
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post #15 of 40
Because W7 Ultimate x64 was $20 at UH.
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post #16 of 40
windows 7

its gorgeously easy to use ,

want to open notepad? hit the windows key, type notepad - get notepad. one way its nice and easy. Want to find a document hit windows key, type name of document, open document. simple!

great support, with windows xp i had to wipe it every 6 months or so because it got slow and grew inconsistencies, crashing for no reason and many other problems. windows 7 - havent ever reinstalled it since i got it a year or so ago.

Great in a crash situation. looks great, and it does look good. Compatibility is actually pretty ok on it. Everyone is making software and drivers etc for windows 7 now so it doesnt have that issue that vista had.

I dont like the way it does networking and how it makes it more difficult to get straight to the settings you want. I prefer to troubleshoot my problems myself directly than ask an os to scan for issues only to tell me it doesnt have a clue but thats a nitpick.

I love how it 'docks' screens ie drag to left and it half docks to left and right etc. even on multi screen setups with windows key and arrow. And drag to top maximizes it etc. Little things that u use everyday, like touchscreen on a phone. U get used to having it, its no big deal until u try to use an old flip phone again haha.

bottom line - get it!!! ul never regret it
    
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post #17 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fooxz View Post

Windows 7 looks pretty. I like pretty things.

This....
Also, the new Media center.... XP MCE had ZERO support for add-ons and what not, plus is was not pretty.

XP got boring to me... it was losing all support for everything

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Originally Posted by MPIXAPP View Post

I can't believe you're still using XP!
Even weak notebooks go fast with Windows 7.
Your best bet is Windows 7 64-bit , performance + visuals.

Even netbooks come with W7 Basic don't they?
Edited by von rottes - 1/22/12 at 12:14pm
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post #18 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by von rottes View Post

This....
Also, the new Media center.... XP MCE had ZERO support for add-ons and what not, plus is was not pretty.
XP got boring to me... it was losing all support for everything
Even netbooks come with W7 Basic don't they?

It's actually Windows 7 Starter.
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post #19 of 40
I was a huge fan of windows XP but made the move to Win 7 and it's been great. You'll need it for DX11 support and using the newer stuff. It just makes sense to use a 64 bit OS with the latest generation stuff. I never used Vista it looked bad and I heard about people paying to downgrade their system to avoid using it. Win 7 runs great even on aging systems giving them new life.
post #20 of 40
My dad bought 2 copies of it, one was for me and the other was for his Windows Vista laptop.
If it wasn't for that I would still be running Windows 7 anyways.
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