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Just Got Windows 7 Ultimate

Discussion in 'Software' started by onoski, Jan 6, 2010.

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  1. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Yippee:) can't wait to install windows 7 on my computer as I just purchased windows 7 from someone I know that work at Microsoft for peanuts. Put it this way for less than £30 and contains the 32 and 64 bit DVD.

    I shall let you all know how it goes when I install it on my computer. I was just getting used to as well as liking my Vista Ultimate 32 bit version OS too but hey that's the world of IT. Lets us know if you're using windows 7 or would be using it shortly and or your likes and dislikes about it if any:)
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  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    You mean the guy got it for free at work and then charged you £30? :biggrin

    Only joking mate, enjoy! 8)
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  3. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

    If you liked Vista then you'll love 7. I've been using it since about 2 months at work without a problem. When I sit at an XP station it feels so dated.
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    I hated Vista, it was an absolute dog, Win7 on the other hand is probably MS's best desktop OS yet and Windows Server 2008 R2 is pretty good too.
  5. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Love 7, and 2k8 :biggrin
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  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    I can't go back to xp now! after you using windows 7, it's just a different OS.
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    Agreed, although I am still using xp on my main machine until I do some more certs.

    I am running windows 7 virtually (still).
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  8. MLP

    MLP Kilobyte Poster

    I've been running 7 on my main machine for a while now, and I really like it. The UI has a few useful features, like Aero Peek and snapping windows into place. It seems more responsive than Vista, and has so far been pretty stable.

    On the down side, compared with XP, configuring settings takes a few extra clicks, and control panel seems to have exploded out. Same as Vista, but coming from XP, takes a little bit of getting used to.

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  9. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Thanks all for the feedback as everyone so far had good things to mention about windows 7. I just need the weekend now to get the ball rolling. Cheerio:)
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  10. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

    Ive got windows 7 (64 bit) on both my systems now, i havent used xp in months now and ive booted vista maybe 3 times (both on dual boot) definately the best OS to date. :)
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  11. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

    hate coming into work and using XP now.
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  12. AndyVee

    AndyVee Bit Poster

    At least u get XP at work, I have the pleasure of WYSE terminals
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  13. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    Whats wrong with Wyse terminals?
    I have a Wyes app on my iphone too

    They XPe or ThinOS?

    are you just connecting to a SC system (Terminal Server/Citrix) or a VDI system (Desktop OS)?
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  14. Becki

    Becki Byte Poster

    I know how you feel. i got my copy from a Windows 7 Party and only managed to install it today. I can't believe how much free space i know have on my HDD since i formatted it!

    fast laptop at last!

    just to say :thumbleft to microsoft for giving us powershell aswell!
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010
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  15. AndyVee

    AndyVee Bit Poster

    it crashes constantly. I know they are a really good way of working tho.

    its on a citrix system. all shared apps
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  16. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    if the Thinclient is crashing thats not a good thing :)
    Citrix, well thats Citrix for you ;)
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  17. Windows7Guy

    Windows7Guy New Member

    Hello onoski,

    I will tell you from first hand experience, all of my systems have been converted to Windows 7. I am not just saying it to say because I am affiliated with Microsoft. I can truly stand behind this product and tell you straight away it works very reliably, fast and extremely stable. The 64bit version is a real powerhouse as well.

    Anyways, what to say about Windows 7?

    There are several new features that are available with Windows 7 that will assist you with deployment and management of a large number of workstations. Enterprise IT infrastructures are increasingly complex to manage. The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a dynamic desktop solution that is available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. The solution suite enhances application deployment and compatibility, increases IT responsiveness and end user uptime, and helps reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of your desktop software and IT management. To learn more about this package, please go here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/products/mdop/default.aspx

    Also now available is MDT 2010 (Microsoft Deployment Tool) which will help you create images and automate the OS and application installations, data migration, and desktop configuration process. To learn more, please go here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744519(WS.10).aspx

    Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum specifically for IT Pros located here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/. It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to also check the threads available there for additional assistance and feedback.

    Also, if you would like to read what other users have said about their positive experience with Windows 7, you may want to check out the following sites: http://www.winsupersite.com/ and http://www.edbott.com/weblog/.

    John M
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  18. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    Crikey - we're getting spammed by Microsoft now!

    Come on 'John M' - Win 7 is alright, but it ain't the best thing since sliced bread...
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  19. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

    OKi'm looking to change my main homepc to Win 7.Seems many people getting teh 64bit version. What i want to know is, as i'm mainly a gamer at home, would it be worth me getting teh 64bit or just sticking with 32bit? I'm only planning on getting win 7 pro, dont need ultimate and homes just too basic.
    Could do with getting it as we deal with more and more people on our support line that have Win7. And we only have one Win7 64bit pc at work, all rest are mainly XP with 2 Vista laptops.
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  20. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise (used to use Pro, but as we have Enterprise, why not :) ). Anyway, I have 2 things to say about if you want to go down the 64bit route:

    1. Make sure that there are 64bit drivers, I've only managed to get my laptop properlly working recently due to missing drivers.

    2. Go 64bit to make use of more than 3gb of ram :)

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