# Windows 7

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1. ### nietzschefanThread KillerValued Senior Member

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If you turn off superfetch and some other useless stuff, that's about the same. My Vista is fine, with that stuff disabled.

3. ### CheskiChipsBannedBanned

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Ehh, try it and tell me if there's no difference. As it stands I've had both and prefer this much more.

5. ### nietzschefanThread KillerValued Senior Member

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Good, I don't give a shit man lol

7. ### s0meguyWorship me or suffer eternallyValued Senior Member

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i use vista on my desktop and windows 7 on my shitty netbook laptop, and i have to say, although vista runs completely smooth as intended on my powerful desktop, windows 7 is just much faster and its design is much smoother and more polished.

8. ### nietzschefanThread KillerValued Senior Member

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For sure, it's more polished. Is it a bigger step up than Vista was over XP or XP over 98? Nope.

9. ### Billy TUse Sugar Cane Alcohol car FuelValued Senior Member

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Please tell in some detail (for a computer dummy) how to do this. I.e. step 1 open...., then .... etc.

If turning them off is the same procedure explained for only one PLEASE ALSO

Tell the names of all you turned off and approximately what they do (did). My needs are simple, but I do like to have the files open tray (NORMALLY at the screen bottom) on right side of screen about an inch wide as then I can read names of all files I have open at same time. And I like to have several "homepages" so one click takes me for sciforums to Yahoo or my brokers etc.

Perhaps after you do reply and before I turn them all off, someone else who reads your post reply may say: "heavens , no don't turn off ____ or you will not be able to ________ .

I was happy with my old XP but while in the US at Best Buy I got to buy this being discontinued Aspire 3680 (the floor display model) for half price and it came with Vista. (The latest and greatest - a song and dance I fell for.) Back in Brazil I sold my older XP machine for the cost of new one.

17. ### John99BannedBanned

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its much better than xp. i think it is the best OS i ever used and i go back to wfw.

18. ### ElectricFetusSanity going, going, goneValued Senior Member

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Well how is it so much better? Does it cause your computer to morph a mouth and begin sucking on your dick and if so how do I activate this feature?

19. ### Repo ManValued Senior Member

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The differences are many and subtle. The single largest motivating factor for me was finally getting a 64 bit operating system to go with my 64 bit hardware. That means getting full use out of my four gigabytes of RAM, and the ability to add even more.

20. ### John99BannedBanned

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more streamlined and advanced. its configured better out of the box too.

21. ### ElectricFetusSanity going, going, goneValued Senior Member

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Yeah been doing that with ubuntu for awhile, the only reason I bought Win7 is because there are still many games that lack linux versions and the winxp has being getting so very long in the fang what being 32bit and DX9.

I think "slicker and some more little features" said what you just said. And no, it did not configure better out of the box, it configured horribly, it would either install a corrupted OS that was doom to die a horrible death of BSOD as it filled my drives with nonsense or it would finish installing only to tell me the installation failed and I have to install all over again! I had to use a hacked vista driver and install it just right to get it to install a stable OS!

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22. ### John99BannedBanned

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your system sounds to be incompatible.

23. ### Repo ManValued Senior Member

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Running well on older hardware is a major plus as far as I'm concerned. And my compliments go to Silicon Image for providing Windows 7 drivers for their older SATA controllers. My trusty Epox 8RDA3+ was originally purchased in September of 2004. Too bad ATI couldn't be bothered to provide a Windows 7driver that would allow me to use the Radeon 9000 video card I have in this box. I'm going to have to buy a new AGP card for it. Oh well, my friends are worth it, and they will love it.