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I was looking through all the posts to try and find this. Ninja'd me by 4 days.
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In all honesty, I dreaded using Vista. I love the 30-45 min install times of 7, comparable to XP's install time. Vista took at least 3.5 hours to install. I'd have the OS (XP/7) completely up and running, with only updates and drivers, in short of 2 hours. That was a fresh install from an XP SP1 disc.

Vista almost completely took a full 12 hours out of me to get it up with drivers and updates only.

7 AND XP > Vista.
    
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Just made the jump from XP to 7 on my sig rig. I dig it, and ive used vista plenty.

Being able to actually use my 4gb of ram (32bit vs 64bit) is also a bonus. I miss XP less and less the more I use 7. I dont see any reason why anyone would want to go back to vista
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post #94 of 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by antipesto93 View Post
windows 7 should run better than vista on older machines
I have to say...This is BS, it runs equally, I tested it with my Athlon XP and they felt exactly the same in terms of speed.

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Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post
In all honesty, I dreaded using Vista. I love the 30-45 min install times of 7, comparable to XP's install time. Vista took at least 3.5 hours to install. I'd have the OS (XP/7) completely up and running, with only updates and drivers, in short of 2 hours. That was a fresh install from an XP SP1 disc.

Vista almost completely took a full 12 hours out of me to get it up with drivers and updates only.

7 AND XP > Vista.
Something must be wrong with your rig...

7 install for me: 36 minutes (I timed it), Vista install for me: 35 minutes, XP install for me: 10 minutes. (Granted, it was a stripped down one with SP3)

And in terms of usability? Well, after I'd tweaked 7 to get rid of the stuff I don't like, as well as Vista and XP...Vista and 7 felt the same minus the taskbar not being translucent in Vista when I maximize a Window, XP felt really different and just worse in general.
    
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I prefer Seven over Vista

Seven = faster boot time, DirectX 11, fewer crashes, etc.
    
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The difference in boot time is negligible, Vista got DX11 with SP2 iirc and fewer crashes? Really? Apart from unstable overclocks and faulty hardware, neither has crashed for me.
    
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post #97 of 112
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I have to say...This is BS, it runs equally, I tested it with my Athlon XP and they felt exactly the same in terms of speed.

Something must be wrong with your rig...

7 install for me: 36 minutes (I timed it), Vista install for me: 35 minutes, XP install for me: 10 minutes. (Granted, it was a stripped down one with SP3)

And in terms of usability? Well, after I'd tweaked 7 to get rid of the stuff I don't like, as well as Vista and XP...Vista and 7 felt the same minus the taskbar not being translucent in Vista when I maximize a Window, XP felt really different and just worse in general.
I agree with Brutuz, i have never had any install over 45 mins for vista, especially with a VRaptor....you must have tried installing windows updates during the install. I had some problems with 7 not accepting my key anymore, and had to wait for a patch to release. Never had that problem with Vista!
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post #98 of 112
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I agree with Brutuz, i have never had any install over 45 mins for vista, especially with a VRaptor....you must have tried installing windows updates during the install. I had some problems with 7 not accepting my key anymore, and had to wait for a patch to release. Never had that problem with Vista!
Why not just dual boot vista and 7.

Do the little tweaks we have told you all throughout this thread to help 7 look more like vista.

Then every day go back and forth with the OS's.

I used vista, I had no problem with it. at all.
Then I dual booted 7, I had a ton of problems with my front panel usb drives with windows 7. It fixed throughout updates tho.


The reason I choose 7 over vista now is;

The useful features, such as snap, the desktop peak. They make have multiple windows open a breeze.

It boots faster, and shuts down faster.

Updates don't take FOREVER. With vista I was sitting there while the stupid green bar went across pretending like it was doing something. It was doing nothing an I'd have to restart my computer.

Windows 7 has much more drivers built into it. I didn't really HAVE to download any drivers as soon as I installed 7. It all worked already lol. Although I did download drivers because its always good to have the latest drivers.
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I couldn't stand Vista, it was so slow and took forever to download and install updates.

I just wish Microsoft would change the location in Command Prompt from C:\\Users\\Owner> to just C: like in Windows 95/98. This is the only thing I hate about Vista/7.

Windows 2000/XP were probably the two best operating systems.
cd c:/
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