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Windows 7

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Ette Taylor, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Ette Taylor

    Ette Taylor Junior Member

    Hi all, has anyone upgraded to the new Windows 7 yet, just wondered if you had any problems with Adobe and the new platform as thinking of upgrading at xmas, but I know CS5 wont be out for a while yet.

    Let me know...:)
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I intend to upgrade shortly, I tried the x64 beta and had no serious issues with any of the software that I use (including adobe), to be honest I expected that to be the case as its still basically vista in terms of compatibility.
  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Good luck....
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    ha ha, windows vista is fine after sp1, windows 7 is faster than vista and just as stable (assuming the user doesn't fill it up with bloatware) while supporting more than one hardware configuration :p
    I can't stand going back to xp these days as the interface is so slow compared with vista.
  5. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Is it compatible with the same set of old viruses or are there new ones?

    Just wondering.
  6. tim

    tim Senior Member

    see, it's not just me! :p :lol:
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Wot a team!

    i knew you were thinking it....
  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    yeah but i'm the only one who gets levi's attempts to verbally beat me up when i mention it :p
  9. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    actually I was eating my evening meal.
    Anyways I haven't had a virus on windows vista x64 since I've had it (over 2 years) and this is more than one machine. Not sure how well x86 holds up but x64 is pretty much virus free in my experience. edit: would never recommend getting x86 w7 unless your cpu's is x86 only (pretty old stuff mainly)

    As for the old ones, I've heard they're migrating over to os-x on the iphone at the same rate as adobe flash :p
  10. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Got windows 7 Release candidate 1 32 bit on this machine (essentially extended beta) which will last until the 1st of March and was free

    And have a copy of windows 7 64 bit on CD that I bought the other day which I will install on here when I can be bothered. :)

    I love it and wouldnt go back to vista, but why someone would use xp I'm still not sure (out of business use)
  11. tim

    tim Senior Member

    xp is the bogs dollocks.

    if it didnt feel so cluttered (for me, mentally) i would use it as my second os.

    well, maybe third.

    1. snow leopard.
    2. leopard.

    okay maybe fourth

    3. tiger

    fifth actually

    4. panther
  12. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    My CS4 works great on Windows 7! I love windows 7 they have done a wicked job!
  13. Becky

    Becky Member

    ditto. works great for me too. shame I still haven't gotten round to reinstalling all my crap yet, just CS4 :/
  14. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    windows 7 actually takes 3 times longer to load up than vista ;)

    according to certain benchmarks

    the time taken to get the computer to be in 'idle' mode is about 3 times longer than vista once the desktop is reached, however if you're computer is of any decency you can use it well before idle state is reached
  15. Becky

    Becky Member

    I've not noticed any difference tbh, but then again I don't tend to sit around when I start up my machine. I usually turn it on then go make a cup of tea (not because it's slow, just because I can :p)
  16. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    But have 'they' got it ok this time?

    Don't hold yer breath....
  17. Elekate

    Elekate Member

    Can't wait to upgrade !

    Plus get student discount :up:
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

  19. h_freezy

    h_freezy Senior Member

    can i get it for free? It loads faster than vista definitely! vista SP2 is aight but i like the d simplicity of windows 7
  20. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Can't get RC1 anymore, can get it for £30 (professional) as a student

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