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Posted: 11/1/2009 10:02:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 9:11:11 AM EST by 87GN]
My computer was 100% stable with Vista. Yes it used memory, but it did what I needed it to do. I never had a BSOD. Almost no compatibility issues - if I looked hard enough, I could find drivers.

Nothing but problems since I "upgraded" to Windows 7. My girlfriend's laptop has been completely unreliable and I've spent hours working with it. My desktop has been better, but I just had my first BSOD while trying to open Firefox. It's more complicated to set up a network than it was before, or at least it seems to be. I have problems with everything from Internet browsers (can't open PDFs in Google Chrome any more, and even with IE 8 I can't generate PDFs from some webpages).

I like the slight changes to the GUI, but I wish I'd stuck with Vista.

EDIT: I did a clean install.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:03:16 AM EST
Should have waited for SP1.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:03:45 AM EST
shoulda bought a mac
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:04:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By azych:
Should have waited for SP1.


Originally Posted By xLucidx:
shoulda bought a mac


Shoulda left my perfectly functional PC alone.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:05:18 AM EST
Clean install from XP 32 ––––> W7 Professional 64

No crashes, perfectly smooth. Runs faster then XP.


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:05:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By 87GN:

Originally Posted By azych:
Should have waited for SP1.


Originally Posted By xLucidx:
shoulda bought a mac


Shoulda left my perfectly functional PC alone.


There it is. I have been wondering whether to upgrade or not. My decision may have just been made.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:07:18 AM EST
What hardware are you running on?

Old ass shit?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:09:33 AM EST
Did you upgrade from like to like, i.e. did you upgrade from Home Premium to Home Premium, or did you mix it up? FWIW, it's pretty strongly suggested that upgrades are done like to like.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:10:06 AM EST
Why?


because your a fucking drama llama and needed something to bitch about.


Now go back read the directions and do it correctly.




Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:11:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 10:13:00 AM EST by 87GN]
I did both installs clean. Home Premium to Home Premium.
Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:
What hardware are you running on?

Old ass shit?

Both are quad core processors with over 4GB RAM, not the newest whiz bang stuff, but more than functional for gaming, etc
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:11:44 AM EST
I've been running Vista Ultimate x64 on all my PCs for about a year. When Oct 22nd rolled around, I picked up a couple of Home Premium keys on ebay, burned an install DVD and tried Win 7 x64 Home Premium on my HTPC since it gets the least use. It seems like a slightly faster, smoother Vista with an annoying task bar.

Just did a clean install on my desktop today, working on putting all my Steam games back on here, Office, etc. I've had no issues so far, but I haven't really used it much. It starts up and shuts down noticeably faster.

Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:11:48 AM EST
After Windoze 3.0 fiasco, I stopped wanting the latest and greatest. And have not looked back.

The benefits of major upgrade are just not worth the problems
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:12:24 AM EST
And so it begins.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:13:56 AM EST
XP Pro X64 still trumps all (windows versions).
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:13:57 AM EST
Installed it on my work laptop and Blue Screened it twice.

I went back to XP on my work laptop.

As for home, I don't jack with Windows anymore...don't need too...I just use Ubuntu...more reliable, faster, and FREE!

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:14:48 AM EST
I am running 7 on a virtual machine at work. Seems fine to me.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:16:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:16:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
You may need to uninstall and reinstall some programs.

Get rid of chrome, it is spyware.

With the clean install, I had to reinstall everything.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:17:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:17:44 AM EST
The last time I performed an upgrade was to go from MSDOS 5.0 to 6.22.

Anything after that was "format c:" and a fresh install. Upgrades are the bain of my existence.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:18:38 AM EST
I've been running a *legally obtained* copy of windows 7 RC for a couple months now, besides not being able to install cod 4 and 5, im VERY happy with the stability and overall quality of it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:18:59 AM EST
I've read there have been problems upgrading from Vista to Windoze 7 using the upgrade disk.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/174342/windows_7_upgrade_woes_mount_endless_reboots_and_product_key_problems.html

My wife bought herself the upgrade disk for her laptop without my knowledge. I'm holding off installing it until the release candidate starts to hiccup.
I'll probably move all her data to a spare drive, wipe her drive clean, partition it to put the OS by itself, install Vista then upgrade to Windoze 7 and hope that works. That's as close as I can get to a clean install.

I'm getting the Windows 7 64bit OEM version from Newegg for my computer as soon as I can afford it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:20:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Paul:
It's more complicated to set up a network than it was before, or at least it seems to be.


One mouse click during set-up is complicated?

Sorry, I meant to say networking with stuff like Xbox 360 and PS3. With Vista, I didn't have to do anything - the PS3 picked up the media server automagically. With 7, I had to do a few extra steps, and click past warning messages about allowing such an open network, as if it was a kilt with no underwear, and anyone could just walk by and grab my balls.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:20:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 10:24:21 AM EST by TheCanuck]
I wanted to upgrade to windows 7 on my desktop but since my data logging software for my dive computer doesn't run on 64bit OSs, I'll stick to XP, which works just fine.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:20:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:23:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 10:26:34 AM EST by Thatdude333]
What's the error on the BSOD?


ETA: Been running win 7 pro for a few months now, stable as a rock.



Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:25:38 AM EST
Never ever be an early installer of any new Microsoft product. Wait at least a couple of months.

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:25:58 AM EST
Ubuntu is free, stable, open source, and runs quick. I'm happy with my decision.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:26:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
What's the error on the BSOD?


I didn't even get a chance to see. It automatically restarted while I was looking down at a textbook. I looked up just in time to see the blue screen flash off. The error report on restart said the error name was "BlueScreen".
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:26:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:27:16 AM EST
"upgrade" may be your problem.


"clean install" would have been the correct answer.

in my limited experience, Win7 kicks all ass of that nut-dragging OS they called Vista.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:29:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 10:30:42 AM EST by 87GN]

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
I have done installs and upgrades from the RTM full version disk (Ultimate and Enterprise Edition) and have not had any serious issues.

I had to reinstall Adobe Reader, and a couple of obscure apps.



Originally Posted By 87GN:

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
You may need to uninstall and reinstall some programs.

Get rid of chrome, it is spyware.

With the clean install, I had to reinstall everything.


I literally have MS Office, Kaspersky, Adobe reader, PlayOn, Firefox, and Chrome. That's it. No other programs installed yet. Everything from the old OS was wiped out.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:30:01 AM EST
I get new operating systems when I buy new computers.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:30:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
"upgrade" may be your problem.


"clean install" would have been the correct answer.

in my limited experience, Win7 kicks all ass of that nut-dragging OS they called Vista.


Originally Posted By 87GN:

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
You may need to uninstall and reinstall some programs.

Get rid of chrome, it is spyware.

With the clean install, I had to reinstall everything.


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:31:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By 87GN:

Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
What's the error on the BSOD?


I didn't even get a chance to see. It automatically restarted while I was looking down at a textbook. I looked up just in time to see the blue screen flash off. The error report on restart said the error name was "BlueScreen".

Right click on your computer icon, properties, advanced system settings, click settings under startup and recovery, uncheck automatically restart under system failure.

There, now you can read your BSOD.

Every time I've had a BSOD, I've been able to find out what caused it by searching online with what's on the BSOD.

It could be a buggy win 7 driver, hard drive error, ect.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:31:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:32:34 AM EST
My laptop came with it. No problems and I'm very happy with it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:32:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 10:33:48 AM EST by mjohn3006]
my current system has 8GB of RAM and I have not one solitary problem with vista 64.

I will not do a damn thing until something is broken, or I am incapable of running a program I want and am required to upgrade. NEVER "fix" a computer that is not broken.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:34:08 AM EST
I did a clean install of XP this month, and now my OP crashes every 5 minutes.

NO SHIT.

I think I screwed up my BIOS.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:34:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
just curious...

did you run the windows upgrade compatibility tool as suggested? it identified several applications that needed to be uninstalled prior to upgrade and reinstalled post upgrade.

most of the problems i have seen has generally come from people skipping this step or not reading the releae notes prior to upgrading.

Yes, on both computers. It identified no problems on mine, and one problem on the laptop. We fixed that prior to installing - Initially my GF wanted an upgrade not a clean install, but that failed after 5 hours. I ended up doing a clean install.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:36:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 10:37:02 AM EST by armoredsaint]

Originally Posted By azych:
Should have waited for SP1.

i've been saying that since Vista launched and now with W7...as i will wait for the H2N2 shot also

and OP: maybe you need to beat it with a hammer first
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:37:08 AM EST
Fools I still rock 98!
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:37:09 AM EST
Thanks for taking another one for the team 87GN .I will not be upgrading .
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:38:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By azych:
Should have waited for SP1.

i've been saying that since Vista launched and now with W7...as i will wait for the H2N2 shot also

and OP: maybe you need to beat it with a hammer first

At this point I am considering the hydraulic press
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:39:39 AM EST
I ran two versions of the beta, then the RC in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, and now I run Win7 Enterprise x64 on all four machines in my house, and I haven't had a single problem with any of them. All my games/apps run fine, and I don't have funky legacy hardware.

I don't know what to tell you, besides the fact that memory allocation difference in Win7 may be exposing bad RAM that didn't have a problem before. Try downloading and running a MemTest x86 ISO and let it go overnight.. you may be surprised at what you find.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:40:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 10:41:24 AM EST by Alien]
I'm running an Intel Quad Core and 4GB of RAM. Windows 7 is the shit. I installed a beta copy a long time ago and didn't look back. I recently purchased the student version of Windows 7 and have yet to install it. Any Windows install I ever do is preceded by me backing up anything I want to save on the C: drive like bookmarks and stuff on my desktop and my documents folder followed by a format. Have had very few issues with the x64 beta.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:40:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:41:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By MMcCall:
Try downloading and running a MemTest x86 ISO and let it go overnight.. you may be surprised at what you find.

I will try that, thanks.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:44:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By 87GN:

At this point I am considering the hydraulic press


How many laptops does it take to stop a 7.62 AP?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:45:12 AM EST
I don't know what the hell you did, but I've been running W7 as my primary OS since it was in beta, and it's 100% rock solid. I love it - and this is coming from a Linux geek.

To each his own, I guess.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:46:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By BuckHammer:
Originally Posted By 87GN:

Originally Posted By azych:
Should have waited for SP1.


Originally Posted By xLucidx:
shoulda bought a mac


Shoulda left my perfectly functional PC alone.


There it is. I have been wondering whether to upgrade or not. My decision may have just been made.


OK, you cant base your decision on one person's issue. Hey his Bushy jammed...well I guess I wont buy a Bushy, oh hey his 1911 kb'd, oh I guess I wont buy a 1911. Hey his Ford broke down...I guess I wont buy a Ford. See my point? Many ppl love Windows 7. Every PC is different. Different files. programs etc.
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