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  • Deleted user 3 September 2009 22:52:50
    Hmm, seems pretty odd.
  • coastal 3 Sep 2009 23:58:08 5,384 posts
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    Is this old?, i thought it was a joke but he actually uses this. I like the dial thing though been wanting something like that for sometime.

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  • Deleted user 4 September 2009 00:02:10
    Thats fucking horrible.
  • sam_spade 4 Sep 2009 06:39:45 15,745 posts
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    Like the calender though.
  • Bloodloss 4 Sep 2009 06:45:59 4,499 posts
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    aine wrote:
    i just installed this today - it seems very very similar to vista to me. like i can't think of a single thing that annoyed me about vista that is any different in 7. but then in spite of said annoyances i did generally like vista, so i generally like 7 as well. yay?

    Pretty much. The people saying Vista was Satan incarnate and Windows 7 is amazing are kidding themselves.
  • Aretak 4 Sep 2009 06:54:12 10,366 posts
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    There's not a huge amount of difference in functionality, but the UI is certainly nicer all-round. Options are placed more intuitively with less endless sub-menus to find things, and it has a much nicer default look than Vista, which I always found rather ugly. It just makes itself feel like a much nicer OS than Vista, even if the changes that most people will notice are mainly cosmetic (though there are things underneath too, like one program not being able to lock the whole system up).
  • silentbob 4 Sep 2009 06:57:12 29,009 posts
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    Windows 7 is a comprehensive and well conceived Vista service pack. It's still very much Vista at the core.

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  • Bloodloss 4 Sep 2009 06:59:08 4,499 posts
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    I've yet to see anyone give me a single tangible reason why Windows 7 is better. Just how they think it seems, as if it's the placebo effect or possibly just because it's become popular to bash Vista. The facts I've seen tend to suggest it's either worse than Vista or about the same.

    I'll still be buying it though - mainly because it looks nicer.

    edit: Typed this before I read the posts after disc's. Case in point about how people think it feels. I agree it looks nicer, but you get people saying how utter shit Vista was and how perfect Windows 7 is, which is just odd.
  • silentbob 4 Sep 2009 07:17:20 29,009 posts
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    Bloodloss wrote:
    I've yet to see anyone give me a single tangible reason why Windows 7 is better. Just how they think it seems, as if it's the placebo effect or possibly just because it's become popular to bash Vista. The facts I've seen tend to suggest it's either worse than Vista or about the same.

    I'll still be buying it though - mainly because it looks nicer.

    edit: Typed this before I read the posts after disc's. Case in point about how people think it feels. I agree it looks nicer, but you get people saying how utter shit Vista was and how perfect Windows 7 is, which is just odd.
    It seems you're guilty of the opposite ignorance to me. Whilst, as I said, Windows 7 is Vista with a comprehensive service pack, that service pack is probably Microsoft's most successful attempt at answering critics of it's OSes. It's a far slicker OS and there are some important core changes that are not just aesthetic.

    As you seem intent on burying your head in the sand, here's a googled Wiki page that took me 1.2 seconds to find.

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  • Gland 4 Sep 2009 13:04:25 78,449 posts
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    Er, no.

    There are cosmetic differences, but most of the changes are under the hood to make it more responsive, have more features for things like multitouch and run more efficiently.

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  • Khanivor 4 Sep 2009 13:25:26 40,944 posts
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    Libraries and Homegroup are a major addition. The freedom of the user to now decide where all their personal files are stored is another major improvement, as is the ability to decide where many system files run.

    The additional security is also not something to be sniffed at. Out of interest, I've run spyware cleaners a few times on a few install of 7. Not once come up with anything. This was never the case in any previous OS.

    Thumbnail previews and the jumplists simply change the way you work.
  • L0cky 6 Sep 2009 13:29:45 1,538 posts
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    Vista was sluggish on my desktop; Windows 7 runs great on my netbook.

    The end.
  • Deleted user 7 September 2009 01:47:55
    Oooh, WMP 12 apparently has some form of transcoding when sending media to renderers. It also plays nice with iTunes.

    /runs of to test.
  • Deleted user 11 September 2009 14:23:40
    Anyone know how to play Apple lossless files in media centre? I swear it worked in the old RC. Could someone test it for me?
  • morriss 11 Sep 2009 20:46:43 71,128 posts
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    put the disk in the DVD drive.
  • oceanmotion 11 Sep 2009 20:56:51 16,001 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    I've ordered this from Amazon but wouldn't mind installing now.
    What's the story?
    How do I go about it?

    You get 30 days evaluation but you can rearm for another 30 which will take you past the release date and then you just enter the key you get from the Amazon order.

    Just search Windows 7 rearm.
  • Xerx3s 11 Sep 2009 21:00:57 23,944 posts
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    One very irritating thing under windows 7: For some reason launchy can't trigger PScs4x64. >:/
  • morriss 11 Sep 2009 21:02:18 71,128 posts
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    I downloaded Ultimate build 7600, but as my mobo's generic (gigabyte) it's a fucking nightmare to activate.

    Did you order Ultimate from Amazon?
  • Khanivor 11 Sep 2009 21:28:49 40,944 posts
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    One other annoying thing, but not confined to 7 as it's a 64bit problem - Flash. Only learned that it doesn't work on 64-bit browsers yesterday, which will explain why IE kept crashing to fuck all the time.
  • Khanivor 13 Sep 2009 22:44:47 40,944 posts
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    It's going cheap in Tesco at the moment, 45 quid.
  • Xerx3s 13 Sep 2009 22:58:33 23,944 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    One other annoying thing, but not confined to 7 as it's a 64bit problem - Flash. Only learned that it doesn't work on 64-bit browsers yesterday, which will explain why IE kept crashing to fuck all the time.

    Why on earth would you use a x64 browser? That's like using a v12 for a fiat 500. :/
  • Deleted user 13 September 2009 23:42:11
    Prices for home premium (full version) are all over the shop. Amazon can't decide whether it's 150 125 or 65 >:/
  • Khanivor 13 Sep 2009 23:50:42 40,944 posts
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    Go to Tesco and get the full home premium for less than 50 notes!
  • Darren 14 Sep 2009 14:06:51 8,944 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Windows 7 is a comprehensive and well conceived Vista service pack. It's still very much Vista at the core.

    Yes, it is that.

    I've been running the Windows 7 RC (x64) for some months now and apart from being quicker to boot up, having a nicer user interface and being a little more responsive, it doesn't feel that big a step over the Vista SP2 (x64) I already have.

    Mind you, since buying a new Core i7 PC with 6 GB of RAM I've kind of grown to like Vista, something which wasn't true when I used it on my old Athlon64 X2 system with 2 GB of RAM as the hard drive was forever chugging and churning away with the few DX10 games I tried on it.

    I've pre-ordered Windows 7 though from Amazon and intend on installing it over Vista rather than dual-booting this time round. Given the similarities in the operating systems and fact that they frequently use the same drivers (unlike XP and Vista) I don't see the point in having both. I'm sure I'll regret it but as silentbob wrote, Windows 7 is really Vista SP3, isn't it?

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  • Bremenacht 18 Sep 2009 00:44:32 18,719 posts
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    Student? Know a student?

    Lucky you.
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