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    Angry Windows 7 is cack!

    Hi all

    Got my eagerly awaited Windows 7 Cd yesterday. Prepared everything ready to install, and lo and behold .....

    get a mesage saying "Gathering information" and that's it.

    Damn thing sits there and does nothing. Maybe that's why one of the head designers resigned on the day of release.

    I will now run my quad on two cores and half speed on XP rather than give MS any more money - absolute robbers! Getting my money back!

    Beware of anything that has Micro$haft on the box guys!

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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    Quote Originally Posted by richard hutchinson View Post
    get a mesage saying "Gathering information" and that's it.

    Damn thing sits there and does nothing.
    How long did you wait? With the Beta and RC releases, it varied enormously -- from less than 5 minutes on one system to over three hours on another.

    But it is worth it! I'd never go back! I've got three RC Win7 Ultimate 64 bit setups running now, and with one of them I recently changed the motherboard, processor and memory, re-booted -- Win7 had it all sorted withing two minutes, with one re-boot included. Phenomenal! I remember the days when changing almost any little thing caused real headaches.

    The attractiveness, efficiency and sheer good nature of Win7 compared with Vista for sure, and even XP, is well worth any initial wait for installation in my opinion. It is without doubt, in my mind, the best piece of software Microsoft have ever come up with, by far!

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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    I am still a die hard lover of Windows XP, in my view nothing will ever come closer to the ease and simplicity of XP, although MAC OSX5 is without a doubt the best of the best....

    Just my view.....

    I haven't even sussed out vista yet....

    All the best...thanks for letting me know not to upgrade my system to win7...

    I thought win7 was the ultimate.....

    Obviously not.....
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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    What you do is, get W7 install going, then go out to dinner, or a movie (or both). Come back, and it should be done, or close to it.
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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    i Know what you mean Alex....xp forever. pretty keen to try 7 but. if Pete recommend it then it must be good.
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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    Quote Originally Posted by richard hutchinson View Post
    Beware of anything that has Micro$haft on the box guys!
    Out of curiosity, what sim do you fly?
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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Jay View Post
    I am still a die hard lover of Windows XP, in my view nothing will ever come closer to the ease and simplicity of XP, although MAC OSX5 is without a doubt the best of the best....
    Alex

    I have to agree about OS-X. I recently installed Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro as well as Logic Pro 9 Suite. Upgrading a Mac to a new OS is far more efficient in time and install. Basic insert DVD in drive click install and walk away. About an hour later it's done. Logic was a little different, 9 DVD's and 3-4 hours later it's done.

    As far as Windows 7 from what I read there is issues if you want to go for the upgrade from XP. You have to backup all you stuff because is a new format to install. Not sure why would be. Also would need to upgrade to Vista. Not sure what the truth out there is on the upgrade but for me I would start with a clean drive and start from scratch to see the real benifits are. I do not use Vista but have had to troubleshoot it for family and friends and I do hope Win 7 is a major improvement.

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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    Quote Originally Posted by PittsburghLever View Post
    Out of curiosity, what sim do you fly?
    LOL
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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    Just using Fs9.....why fix what's not broke.....!

    As for logic, I fully understand the complete and utter nightmare of the whole DVD installation process, I got peed off big time trying to install that so I just installed the application first and installed the VST plugins, didn't bother with the audio content for a long time....

    I spend more time pratting about on PhotoBooth then I do logic now....I love the photo mashups.....lifts you up when you have had a bad day lol...always makes me laugh....

    What does windows do to cheer you up.....

    Tells you you need to upgrade this, upgrade that....how boring lol!
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    Re: Windows 7 is cack!

    Well for me it took 30 minutes from disc insertion to FSX installation
    XP took me one full day to install, because I could not get my RAID drivers to work since I have no floppy drive
    IMHO, do not bother to try an upgrade, just back up data, format and install a fresh win 7.

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