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Windows is bloated because of stuff like the aero interface and all the babysitting software, not because they tried to make thing backwards compatible - which they failed at.
It takes a whole 2 minutes to disable those and never have them run again.
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Actually yes, yes you can. Either you only eat a part of the cake, which is known as a compromise, or you buy two cakes, one to look at and one to eat.

Windows is bloated because of stuff like the aero interface and all the babysitting software, not because they tried to make thing backwards compatible - which they failed at.
Better yet, have none of those features and just run a virtual machine to go backwards.

Still- they better make Windows 7 nice and light for everyone that doesn't need tons of accessories. I don't mind Vista, but lighter is always better for performance. Anyone with the Stig as their avatar should know this
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I don't even know why people want Windows to take up less HDD space. Hell, even on mine Vista Business x64 takes up 9.3GB, but it doesn't even matter because HDDs are getting retardedly spacious.

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I don't even know why people want Windows to take up less HDD space. Hell, even on mine Vista Business x64 takes up 9.3GB, but it doesn't even matter because HDDs are getting retardedly spacious.
I agree, but I guess the backwards compatibility (which slows the OS down) goes hand in hand with disk space. Couldn't they just disable all the compatibility for Windows 7 and maybe add a "compatible" startup mode or something? Starting over is probably the best idea right now I guess.
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Maybe they could have a downloadable compatibility pack? Such as an add on for Windows7 that would be like a consumer friendly virtual machine that could run their "must have" 7 year old program or something.

All the programs i use are recent builds, and people who are still running programs that dont work in Vista need to get with the times and learn to use the "check for updates" button that every program has.
    
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I agree, but I guess the backwards compatibility (which slows the OS down) goes hand in hand with disk space. Couldn't they just disable all the compatibility for Windows 7 and maybe add a "compatible" startup mode or something? Starting over is probably the best idea right now I guess.
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I don't even know why people want Windows to take up less HDD space. Hell, even on mine Vista Business x64 takes up 9.3GB, but it doesn't even matter because HDDs are getting retardedly spacious.
It's not disk space - it's kernel size. The kernel is always loaded into memory, so a larger kernel means more memory usage (and more background CPU usage, etc).
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