See my hub on it it's a winner
http://hubpages.com/hub/Windows-7-a-Win … rst-Review
It is better than Vista, but not as fast as XP. As with most new operating systems, you need to upgrade your computer hardware to really enjoy it. Faster processor, better memory, etc.
Windows 7 is a definite success (when compared with the dreaded Vista!).
I have successfully installed it on many 3-4 year old pcs and laptops, the results were amazing. The machines have never run as fast (even compared to XP). It doesn't hogg resources like Vista. It is fast, responsive and visually impressive.
It has been greeted by the tech population with mixed reaction (this is normal - XP was scorned until 1 year after release), although the many users I have converted to Windows 7 will tell you that finally they have an OS that makes computing fun and easy!!
I have been testing since RC1 (build 7100) and I have a reliable, fast OS that allows me to USE the PC and makes my time productive - not like earlier MS offerings which I seemed to spend more time trying to get working!
On the hardware side - I have taken lots of older hardware and obscure products and Win 7 just auto installed drivers! No hassle, no head scratching.
I have to say that AUDIO devices are the only hardware driver issues I have come across so far. Having said that, I managed to resolve the issues quickly.
The built in diagnostics have been VERY powerful. Prior to Win 7, if a troubleshooter popped up it could be guaranteed it would fail. Now I am happy to allow the wizard to resolve the issue as I have found it to be 70% successful.
Win 7 makes networking easier, the homegroup feature is a definite bonus, media streaming and even a simple "snipping" tool for screencaps makes this OS a delight to work with.
DVD/CD burning works with 2 clicks and the new taskbar and windows features are very fast and responsive.
The Library feature is very powerful. Its basically a virtual folder in which you have links to your frequently used folders.
Check out the new Windows Live Writer and Gallery! (You have to Download from Live.com)
The one failing on Win 7 is the new Search. This is very frustrating and time consuming.
All round tho - Thumbs Up for Windows 7 - ENJOY!!
by Thief12 5 years ago
Which Windows do you think is the best? and the worst?I recently wrote a hub about the reputation that Windows Vista has gained, but now with the release of Windows 8, I have to ask... which Windows do you think is the all-time best? and which is the all-time worst?
by Michael Willis 8 years ago
I thought I was buying the whole Windows 7 from Dell when I wanted to upgrade from Vista. I now find out that this is just an "Upgrade" which means that Vista is still on my hard drive, just with Windows 7 running. I have to keep Vista for 7 to work. Dell tells me that Vista is still...
by saazie 7 years ago
This looks helpful for someone who needs their machine to boot up faster. I have Vista, though, and it boots up really fast and always has. Someone on here (the forums) asked people to see how fast their machines booted up (for one reason or another), and mine timed really well. I...
by Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago
Has anyone done this? Any tips? I am a novice. Thank you!
by Wag The Dog 8 years ago
So far, I like what I have seen and heard about the new Windows 7. But what do you think? Is it worth all the hype?I thought that I would like XP, but I don't. Will Windows 7 be the cure?
by Bidyut Baishya 3 years ago
How to dual boot windows 7 and Mac os x on a windows laptop?Let me know about latest version of Mac os dual boot on a windows 7 laptop hardware.
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