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    View Poll Results: What should I install, Windows 7, 64 or 32 bit or stick with Vista

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    Windows 7 would you!

    This is a discussion on Windows 7 would you! within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Originally Posted by ashleyrunt NO what I said was IF compatibility is a major concern then stick with XP (until ...

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by ashleyrunt View Post
      NO what I said was IF compatibility is a major concern then stick with XP (until drivers/patches etc become available)

      Don`t know why I bothered
      No need to be like that. You said:

      Can`t for the life of me understand why you`d want to run 32 if you have capability to run 64 bit, if it`s a matter of compatibility then stick to XP then.
      I took that to mean that you were advocating that there was a compatibility issue with Win7 x86 as you were recommending XP over Win7 x86 otherwise you're just stating the blindingly obvious. I am so very sorry for my most stupid mistake. Maybe you can be a bit more clear in the future
      Last edited by stevvi; 05-08-09 at 07:02 AM. Reason: Clarity


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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      I assume that the HP "universal" drivers don't work then?
      I downloaded the drivers/software from HP for Vista (HP2610 AIO Printer) and if you install them with UAC disabled it loads everything in but then fails with an error (can't remember the number now, but it is a common one, several others have had the same issue).

      HP put everything into one big package, then you have the option of minimum control or all.
      Why they can't seperate the drivers/software and allow people to load which bits they want I do not know.

      I would presume the universal (MS) drivers would work and allow me to print, but the full access would be unavailable.

      With the printer on the XP machine I can still print/send faxes from the other machines thru the LAN and only have to switch to the XP machine when I want to use the scanning/image software, which is easy because I have a Belkin 4 port SOHO KVM.

      PS: I should say that at present I have:
      AMD 2000+ running XP
      P4 running Win7 RC
      Intel Dual Core running Vista
      Last edited by TheVoyager; 05-08-09 at 01:11 PM. Reason: See PS
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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by stevvi View Post
      Aaaah... this all reminds me of when Win95 was introduced. Actually, I remember when Windows was introduced. Tell a lie, DOS was a marvel when I was younger! Those were the days

      Let us know what HP printer you have and, if it's not out of the ark, I'm sure a driver can be found for it.
      See message above, there is a driver it just won't bl**dy work for full access

      PS. I came in about the same time, not long after the Amstrad 1512, DOS (MsDOS, DrDOS then Windows 3.1 WOW!)
      Last edited by TheVoyager; 05-08-09 at 01:15 PM. Reason: See PS
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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by Zook View Post
      I have found that all up to now applications i wanted to use within Windows 7 have worked using compatibility modes - Note: applications i use
      I'll agree on that one, although when I first started with the Beta, there were quite a few apps that were having problems, most of which have been fixed with program updates and Win7 updates. So far I have not had to use the compatilibilty mode at all, which is how I prefer it.
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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by stevvi View Post
      No need to be like that. You said:



      I took that to mean that you were advocating that there was a compatibility issue with Win7 x86 as you were recommending XP over Win7 x86 otherwise you're just stating the blindingly obvious. I am so very sorry for my most stupid mistake. Maybe you can be a bit more clear in the future
      previous posters had said about poss compatibility problems.
      As not rich enough to afford latest 4 processors and massive memory I couldn`t comment from my own experiance.
      Apology accepted btw .
      I`m a piece of glass is that clear enough.

      End of my involvement in this thread if all you can do is be pedantic .
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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by TheVoyager View Post
      See message above, there is a driver it just won't bl**dy work for full access
      I note HP's site says "HP Software & Driver downloads will be available closer to the official release of Windows® 7, which is scheduled for October 22, 2009." So one would hope they'd have this sorted soon.

      PS. I came in about the same time, not long after the Amstrad 1512, DOS (MsDOS, DrDOS then Windows 3.1 WOW!)
      I think I first started off with an Apple II but we used to use punch cards in school! I suddenly feel so very old...

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Please can we an option to vote to stick with XP?

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      I don't think the OP has XP so he is not interested in that option. He should really have headed his poll with "What should I install, Windows 7 64 or 32 bit or stick with Vista"

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      As someone who has tested the beta on my old laptop, i would recommend anyone on vista to upgrade, as it is so much faster and much more stable.. As for drivers, my laptop was only supported up to xp, vista was a pain, but windows 7 just found most of them besides the graphics which i found fairly easily anyway.

      I now know quite a few people who have the release client on their PC's and none of them have had any problems.

      Hope that helps anyone thinking of what to do

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      keep your votes coming

     

     
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