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#136412 - 10/29/09 02:14 PM Windows 7
JCSqueezer Offline
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Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 916
Loc: Indy
Got a free laptop for school with Vista already installed and was wondering if anyone here has had any experience (good or bad) with Windows 7. Will the Anti-virus programs run on it? Spyware/Adware etc.
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#136777 - 12/09/09 12:41 AM Re: Windows 7 [Re: JCSqueezer]
Hanns Offline
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Registered: 07/03/03
Posts: 516
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
Chances are if a program runs on Vista it will run on Win7 with the exception of some slightly older AV programs. Get the latest 2010 version and you won't have any problems, I suggest Kaspersky AV 2010, works great. Win7 has been great, a lot of the good features of Vista with the problems that people complained about fixed and polished. Much more resistant to infection than XP is, runs very well on new systems, decent on older systems. FWIW,
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#136787 - 12/09/09 11:27 PM Re: Windows 7 [Re: Hanns]
Rick Deckard Offline
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Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 897
Loc: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Howdy there, I'm an old member coming back from the shadows. this section was created by my friend Englishman now also long gone AWOL.

Regarding W7 let me tell you i'm much pleased with it. I run the Ultimate Version after having toyed/tinkered with the Beta since it came out. I tried both x32 and x64 bit versions on an 10 years old AMD Athlon 3200+ with 2GB RAM and IDE drives. The beast came out a solid product. The x64 bit version a bitsy problematic when it comes to drivers. When released, I installed the RC version in the same box replacing the Beta and went to work with it. All my XP stuff worked fine but I had to move to Nero 9 instead of 7. I consider 7 to be the one that has most of the stuff I need and performs decently. Nero 9 is kind of a hogg and doesn't have all the plug ins you might eventually need.

I now run the commercial Ultimate W7 but have handled the Home Basic nutered versions that sell pre installed in some portables. Did not fancy them.

x64 should begin at 4GB RAM and are definitely not for people who want games in their machines. x32 versions can only handle 3+GB RAM and if you have an ATI or NVidia card should be fine for gaming.

If you want to fine tune your OS google Black Viper's web site. He knows his shit. I've been following his advise since i first installed an XP on a PII 233MHz and managed to have the same performance that i had with the much lighter W98.

Regarding antispyware and antivirus products, I use the current versions of AVG (9x)or Avast Free. This later one is my favourite. SuperAntiSpyware does the job for me, used to rely on Spybot S&D and another product i can't recall now. Happy with my current choice.

Been an IT consultant since 87 and am used to do plenty with nothing since resources are not something that come easy in my country.

Good to be back,

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#136815 - 12/13/09 11:04 AM Re: Windows 7 [Re: JCSqueezer]
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Registered: 02/14/05
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Loc: Indy
Thank you both.
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#137375 - 02/16/10 11:19 AM Re: Windows 7 [Re: JCSqueezer]
RonE Offline
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Registered: 08/26/07
Posts: 189
Loc: Rockport, Texas
I recently purchased a computer with Vista and qualified for a free upgrade to Windows 7. When 7 became available, I installed it and am happy with it. Windows 7 does not have an email program like Outlook/Outlook Express so you might need to install an email program. I cannot see much difference in Vista and Windows 7 but I liked Outlook Express and I don't care much for my current mail program. Keep in mind that I upgraded from Windows 98 and Vista seemed to me than I had gone to heaven.

If Vista meets you needs, I don't see any reason to go to W-7, especially if you might have to pay for the upgrade.
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#137726 - 04/19/10 10:12 AM Re: Windows 7 [Re: RonE]
Rick Deckard Offline
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Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 897
Loc: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Outlook Express has been discontinued and replaced by Windows Live Mail. It's easy to dl and install.

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