• Windows XP - "are you 50 just get windows 7"
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[QUOTE=Other650;34518601]I use windows 7 but I did enjoy using XP for quite some time. (2001-2011) I enjoyed it but it kept shitting on me so I upgraded to Windows 7. However Windows 7 does have great software but XP will always be #1 when it comes to how easy it is to use. How do I use Windows 7 search? Does Windows 7 even have a search? ;_; Help I don't know. How ever everything is better than Vista[/QUOTE] Search box is right next to the address bar. And it's in the start menu. And you can hit WinKey+F.
[QUOTE=Other650;34518601]I use windows 7 but I did enjoy using XP for quite some time. (2001-2011) I enjoyed it but it kept shitting on me so I upgraded to Windows 7. However Windows 7 does have great software but XP will always be #1 when it comes to how easy it is to use. How do I use Windows 7 search? Does Windows 7 even have a search? ;_; Help I don't know. How ever everything is better than Vista[/QUOTE] Press start>type>You're in goal, hurra It's also built into the right upper corner of explorer, much faster, much easier. [editline]3rd February 2012[/editline] Fuck you Panda
Ohhh. Thanks guys. I'm new to 7 because I use XP for a lot of things.
Windows XP is still the best when it comes to making Preinstall Environments like BartPE filled with antivirus, harddisk tools, password recovery, and defragmenting apps. All these XP "Live CDs" are pretty low on resources compared to their Vista/7 counterparts. Mini XP from Hiren's boot CD creates itself a nice little 512MB ram disk, and stays within that 512MB.
[QUOTE=Brock Obama;34449451]>Implying you know my computing habits.[/QUOTE] >greentexting outside of 4chan You're a retard. I can see NO REASON why I would pay over $100 extra for the Ultimate-exclusive features. At least Enterprise's features are useful.
[QUOTE=nERVEcenter;34562907]>greentexting outside of 4chan You're a retard. I can see NO REASON why I would pay over $100 extra for the Ultimate-exclusive features. At least Enterprise's features are useful.[/QUOTE] Enterprise and Ultimate are exactly the same with different licencing.
[QUOTE=Panda X;34563110]Enterprise and Ultimate are exactly the same with different licencing.[/QUOTE] Sorry, I meant Professional.
I used to be able to run games all the time, now I get graphics driver problems and such with any game I try to open. I think I may have deleted or tampered with something important on accident. Ive updated everything i can think of but to no avail
[QUOTE=nERVEcenter;34564884]Sorry, I meant Professional.[/QUOTE] Professional does actually provide some benefits over Home Premium. You can access a lot more of the management systems in the OS for example. Allowing you to actually lock down the account of your retarded younger brother enough to stop him causing damage, while still letting him run most programs. Professional is actually quite useful at times. Especially when you can get it for the same price as Home Premium (I love student discounts).
I'm actually still amazed that someone hasn't figured out SOME way of converting a 32bit Win7 install to a 64bit version. I mean, just how much can really be involved? Isn't it more or less a bunch of file changes (Kernel & such) and some modifications to the registry? Or is there some major fundamental changes involved... I'm sure drivers could be easily taken care of during a conversion if needed. It just seems like one of those things that I would have expected someone to hackishly do by now. I'd like to switch to Windows 7 but my XP install has been going on nearly 10 years through multiple PC builds and I'm so happy with how perfect it is that I just have 100% no desire to have to reconfigure and/or reinstall everything again (not to mention a critical lack of free time). As a test I whacked in a spare HDD and did an XP32bit to Vista 32bit upgrade, then upgraded Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit and that worked perfectly fine... So I can get to Win7 32bit without any issues, but 64bit is the killer.
[QUOTE=Sobek-;34809664]I'm actually still amazed that someone hasn't figured out SOME way of converting a 32bit Win7 install to a 64bit version. I mean, just how much can really be involved? Isn't it more or less a bunch of file changes (Kernel & such) and some modifications to the registry? Or is there some major fundamental changes involved... I'm sure drivers could be easily taken care of during a conversion if needed. It just seems like one of those things that I would have expected someone to hackishly do by now. I'd like to switch to Windows 7 but my XP install has been going on nearly 10 years through multiple PC builds and I'm so happy with how perfect it is that I just have 100% no desire to have to reconfigure and/or reinstall everything again (not to mention a critical lack of free time). As a test I whacked in a spare HDD and did an XP32bit to Vista 32bit upgrade, then upgraded Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit and that worked perfectly fine... So I can get to Win7 32bit without any issues, but 64bit is the killer.[/QUOTE] Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit would probably be harder to do, than simply install anew, as it'll probably involve changing out almost all the files, and then there would probably still be some problems. Like much else, it's probably doable, but not really worth ther hassle.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34813871]Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit would probably be harder to do, than simply install anew, as it'll probably involve changing out almost all the files, and then there would probably still be some problems. Like much else, it's probably doable, but not really worth ther hassle.[/QUOTE] The registry would be the biggest problem though with the Wow6432Node.
[QUOTE=Panda X;34813970]The registry would be the biggest problem though with the Wow6432Node.[/QUOTE] Figured so, but let's just agree on that it would be a buttfuck to do.
[QUOTE=Sobek-;34809664]I'm actually still amazed that someone hasn't figured out SOME way of converting a 32bit Win7 install to a 64bit version. I mean, just how much can really be involved? Isn't it more or less a bunch of file changes (Kernel & such) and some modifications to the registry? Or is there some major fundamental changes involved... I'm sure drivers could be easily taken care of during a conversion if needed. It just seems like one of those things that I would have expected someone to hackishly do by now. I'd like to switch to Windows 7 but my XP install has been going on nearly 10 years through multiple PC builds and I'm so happy with how perfect it is that I just have 100% no desire to have to reconfigure and/or reinstall everything again (not to mention a critical lack of free time). As a test I whacked in a spare HDD and did an XP32bit to Vista 32bit upgrade, then upgraded Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit and that worked perfectly fine... So I can get to Win7 32bit without any issues, but 64bit is the killer.[/QUOTE] Probably is possible, but its just much, much easier to reinstall Windows. Besides, you get that nice squeaky clean OS install that everyone loves.
Hey guys How come I have "Local disk D" instead of "Local Disk C" I'm really confused
[QUOTE=Sobek-;34809664]I'm actually still amazed that someone hasn't figured out SOME way of converting a 32bit Win7 install to a 64bit version. I mean, just how much can really be involved? Isn't it more or less a bunch of file changes (Kernel & such) and some modifications to the registry? Or is there some major fundamental changes involved... I'm sure drivers could be easily taken care of during a conversion if needed. It just seems like one of those things that I would have expected someone to hackishly do by now. I'd like to switch to Windows 7 but my XP install has been going on nearly 10 years through multiple PC builds and I'm so happy with how perfect it is that I just have 100% no desire to have to reconfigure and/or reinstall everything again (not to mention a critical lack of free time). As a test I whacked in a spare HDD and did an XP32bit to Vista 32bit upgrade, then upgraded Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit and that worked perfectly fine... So I can get to Win7 32bit without any issues, but 64bit is the killer.[/QUOTE] You'd have to replace just about every compiled file on the filesystem, rewrite the entire registry hive, and somehow not fuck that up. Plus there's probably a thing about drivers being either 32 or 64-bit. Don't think that's going to happen without a Windows rewrite from scratch.
[QUOTE=Sobek-;34809664]I'm actually still amazed that someone hasn't figured out SOME way of converting a 32bit Win7 install to a 64bit version. I mean, just how much can really be involved? Isn't it more or less a bunch of file changes (Kernel & such) and some modifications to the registry? Or is there some major fundamental changes involved... I'm sure drivers could be easily taken care of during a conversion if needed. It just seems like one of those things that I would have expected someone to hackishly do by now. I'd like to switch to Windows 7 but my XP install has been going on nearly 10 years through multiple PC builds and I'm so happy with how perfect it is that I just have 100% no desire to have to reconfigure and/or reinstall everything again (not to mention a critical lack of free time). As a test I whacked in a spare HDD and did an XP32bit to Vista 32bit upgrade, then upgraded Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit and that worked perfectly fine... So I can get to Win7 32bit without any issues, but 64bit is the killer.[/QUOTE] I am quite sure that the kernel files (which are completely protected) will need to be replaced and in the end you are just reinstalling windows so why waste days to even attempt doing some stupid thing like this and just get a spool of dvd's or a nice sized hard drive and back shit up and install 7. The two architectures are unable to work with each other. 32 bit has 16 bit which 64 bit is unable to use and the 64 bit stuff uses 32 bit emulation to keep that stuff working. The registry is just one huge mess that for the sake of drilling it into everyone's head: DO NOT FUCK WITH THE REGISTRY Trust me and microsoft when we say, if there is no way to do it, then there is NO WAY TO DO IT.
[QUOTE=FlashFireSix;34822930]Hey guys How come I have "Local disk D" instead of "Local Disk C" I'm really confused[/QUOTE] Maybe because 2 local drives doesn't have a custom partition name ?
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34450108]This isn't 4chan. Anyhow, [I]most[/I] people won't use Ultimate features (most won't even use Professional's), so for the average person, it's safe to assume that they won't.[/QUOTE] [B]TO BE FAIR[/B] ">" is used in emails to quote people.
[QUOTE=jordguitar;34826874]I am quite sure that the kernel files (which are completely protected) will need to be replaced and in the end you are just reinstalling windows so why waste days to even attempt doing some stupid thing like this and just get a spool of dvd's or a nice sized hard drive and back shit up and install 7. The two architectures are unable to work with each other. 32 bit has 16 bit which 64 bit is unable to use and the 64 bit stuff uses 32 bit emulation to keep that stuff working. The registry is just one huge mess that for the sake of drilling it into everyone's head: DO NOT FUCK WITH THE REGISTRY [B]Trust me and microsoft when we say, if there is no way to do it, then there is NO WAY TO DO IT.[/B][/QUOTE] Even though this isn't related to the 32/64 bit issues, I feel like I need to comment on that Two days ago, my parents' PC bluescreened because of a WEBCAM DRIVER ISSUE You can't honestly say there's no better way of handling a driver crash, because a webcam isn't critical for the computer to run. It could've displayed an error message and advised the user to reboot to continue normal operation, BUT NOOO, the whole OS had to crash because of it. Hell, they could do the same thing with memory-related BSODS. Just temporarily disable that memory sector, and display a warning that prolonged use of the OS in its current state might lead to data corruption. I was having BSODs everytime I played BF3 (and only that one game), until I bought a dedicated sound card. That is a known problem with punkbuster and integrated Realtek sound cards, but I still fail to see why this needed a goddamn bluescreen, just shut down the soundcard for the current session and you're good to go [editline]23rd February 2012[/editline] Fuck I'm dumb, just re-read your post and you specifically meant the 32bit->64bit upgrade install, I need to get some rest before I start posting more stupid shit
[QUOTE=Thunderbolt;34831688]Even though this isn't related to the 32/64 bit issues, I feel like I need to comment on that Two days ago, my parents' PC bluescreened because of a WEBCAM DRIVER ISSUE You can't honestly say there's no better way of handling a driver crash, because a webcam isn't critical for the computer to run. It could've displayed an error message and advised the user to reboot to continue normal operation, BUT NOOO, the whole OS had to crash because of it. Hell, they could do the same thing with memory-related BSODS. Just temporarily disable that memory sector, and display a warning that prolonged use of the OS in its current state might lead to data corruption. I was having BSODs everytime I played BF3 (and only that one game), until I bought a dedicated sound card. That is a known problem with punkbuster and integrated Realtek sound cards, but I still fail to see why this needed a goddamn bluescreen, just shut down the soundcard for the current session and you're good to go [editline]23rd February 2012[/editline] Fuck I'm dumb, just re-read your post and you specifically meant the 32bit->64bit upgrade install, I need to get some rest before I start posting more stupid shit[/QUOTE] Your post was unrelated to the one you replied, but I agree with your points. Windows needs to be more modular, a component fail shouldn't bring down the whole OS.
[QUOTE=ali3n92;34833934]Your post was unrelated to the one you replied, but I agree with your points. Windows needs to be more modular, a component fail shouldn't bring down the whole OS.[/QUOTE] Drivers that are horribly coded will crash it on any OS (I dont care if it is unix. if you code it horribly it will bring it down). Because how the kernel itself loads things and moves things from its protected modes to a user mode you wont see anything like this until they decide to make a new kernel. That could be years out but its becoming more likely they will have to do it with all the new tech. There is so much you can do to the NT Kernel before it just says fuck you im not going to do this anymore.
[QUOTE=The Chef;32612638]Wherever you read that from, don't trust it. I run GTA4 perfectly fine on 7.[/QUOTE] Windows 7 is iffy for gta4 I had better performance on xp for that game only! all the others ran like shit then windows 7 ran the games great so 7 is good for alot of games
hey guys can i run windows 7 on a pc with these specs? amd athlon 64 3200+ ati radeon x200 1gb of ram
[QUOTE=Derp Y. Mail;34830612][B]TO BE FAIR[/B] ">" is used in emails to quote people.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I laughed pretty hard when I saw > attributed to 4chan... I guess I'm getting old.
[QUOTE=gparent;34867570]Yeah, I laughed pretty hard when I saw > attributed to 4chan... I guess I'm getting old.[/QUOTE] In the context, I don't think it could be in any other way.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34867793]In the context, I don't think it could be in any other way.[/QUOTE] Oh, I just found it funny that people refer to it as `4chan greentexting`or whatever they call it even though it has existed before most 4chan users were born... I'm sure you're correct and that Brock picked up the habit from that heap of crap of a site.
[QUOTE=Thunderbolt;34831688]Even though this isn't related to the 32/64 bit issues, I feel like I need to comment on that Two days ago, my parents' PC bluescreened because of a WEBCAM DRIVER ISSUE You can't honestly say there's no better way of handling a driver crash, because a webcam isn't critical for the computer to run. It could've displayed an error message and advised the user to reboot to continue normal operation, BUT NOOO, the whole OS had to crash because of it. Hell, they could do the same thing with memory-related BSODS. Just temporarily disable that memory sector, and display a warning that prolonged use of the OS in its current state might lead to data corruption. I was having BSODs everytime I played BF3 (and only that one game), until I bought a dedicated sound card. That is a known problem with punkbuster and integrated Realtek sound cards, but I still fail to see why this needed a goddamn bluescreen, just shut down the soundcard for the current session and you're good to go [editline]23rd February 2012[/editline] Fuck I'm dumb, just re-read your post and you specifically meant the 32bit->64bit upgrade install, I need to get some rest before I start posting more stupid shit[/QUOTE] That's more of a fault of the driver vendor than in windows itself. The driver is probably coded in such a way that it grabs stuff it shouldn't so manages to bring down the entire system. Compare that with GPU drivers. They're a lot more critical, but probably a lot more watched so most people that write them adhere to some standards at least lately. So when it crashes it usually just tells you that the driver crashed and had to be restarted. As to the 4chan > I'd say that whenever it is clearly used out of context, then it's a 4chan habit.
Our school switched over completely to windows 7 In 2010 windows xp with ie8 was being used but it was shit and becoming a pain in the ass, when 2011 swooped around they installed windows 7 everywhere and that was when the laptop program was coming into trial and was well received by everyone Windows 7 just makes the job easier, it has a friendly and beautiful UI, organizing isn't a chore and it runs faster than XP or vista. My family were using XP for a while but now we managed to get every computer on windows 7 and nobody hates it, it's great. I use windows 8 now because of metro and I'm gonna personally switch to windows 8 when it comes out but my family hate the metro switch and I love it but hey, well all adapt. Face it XP is shit now and the features from 2001 can be easily accomplished easier with 7. Switch
Even my high school just switched to 7 - granted they're using Aero Basic at the largest DPI setting (I don't know who the fuck thought it was a good idea - every teacher complains about how "the icons are too big"...). All the IT guys are really happy with how easy 7 is to manage compared to XP.
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