Windows 7 i already hate it

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Harmush, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Harmush macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    I havent even loaded in onto my computer yet. I have been up for 3 hours doing a upgrade from vista, on an brand new dual core computer and its just taken a lightyear to do anything. Is this normal?

    Its not a beta test or anything, its the real finished pro version, which i got from my university. Being a research student, we often get pre releases of microsoft stuff through the academic alliance.

    I just wanna go to bed tbh.

    how long did anyone else take to do upgrade?
  2. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    San Jose
    Took me an hour and half on my Macbook 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo + 4Gb Ram. Hope that helps ( I got it from my university too :p MSDN FTW?)

    Oh I did a clean install btw.
  3. Markov macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    Hang in there with the installation process, it is well worth it. RC2 froze on my friend and I told him to restart the installation and it ended up working fine second time around. Windows 7 is a great snappy OS, basically, a fixed Vista that runs smoother than XP. Finally. Only took... way too long.
  4. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2009
    Well if you're not after OS X, then Win7 is definitely the way to go.
  5. romanbobo2012 macrumors newbie


    Sep 3, 2009
    London, England
    no way man

    I really hate win7, it's so ugly. Actually, any Windows OS is ugly.

    I suggest not to put win7 on your mac, seriously.

    If your just doing it so you can load MS-DOS .exe files, then just get Crossover.

    Works really well for me :D
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    3 hours to do an upgrade, when a clean install would take around 30 minutes. Tell me again how upgrading is ever a good idea? I would call it the lazy way out, but you end up actually doing more work in the long run.
  7. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It sounds like somethings going wrong with your upgrade. When I updated my PC from Vista Home Premium it took less than 45 minutes and that's on a relatively low powered mini PC with a dual core Pentium and only 1GB of RAM.

    That was using the Windows 7 Release Candidate but I wouldn't expect any dramatic changes with the official release version.
  8. robo456 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2008
    New Jersey
    I haven't seen W7 yet, but from what I've seen, vista is just as "bubbly" looking than my snow leopard.. ehhe.

  9. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2008
    A lightyear is a measurement of distance, not time.

    Also, dont upgrade, do a clean install. An upgrade on any OS is a bad idea when you can just do a clean install and have everything fresh and new.
  10. fishyuk macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    Near London UK
    Personally I think OSX is looking very tired, Win 7 looks a lot crisper and yes, the eye candy is better :). Both have their merits though. Enjoying having the option of both and not being as partisan as I would have been prior to having that option.

    Never tried the Vista upgrade and wouldn't recommend it. Clean install is approx 20mins (certinaly quicker than a clean SL install) on a fast machine and I just put the 32bit version on a netbook last night (i.e. a calculator with a big screen) and it didn't take much longer than 20mins either. Massive performance improvement on the low powered machine over the Release Candidate too.
  11. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I do not understand how OSX can "look tired". It's a proven interface that works and there is absolutely no point in making changes to it for the sake of doing so. While Aero for Windows is a step forwards in some areas it is also a step backwards in others for the sake of "eye candy". Whoever decided that it would be good to have transparency everywhere needs to be dragged out into the street and shot. In much the same way as the "Translucent Menu Bar" option should be disabled in OS X, so Opaque Windows should be enabled as soon as possible in Vista/7. Don't get me started on Flip 3D...

    There is a lot to be said for Windows' ability to display live previews of open windows and the various ways in which you can organise the Windows around the screen. However, it can also be argued that Windows 2000 provided the most functionality for general use with an interface that was both functional and minimal.

    Remember, eye candy is not important and functionality should never be thrown away in favour of it.

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