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The last good Windows...

Comment by konmal88
about Windows 7 · Jun 2017 ·

Its the latest good Windows. 8 and 10 are spying everything you do and them are slower than Windows 7. When support ends I will switch to linux.

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cool app

about Windows 7 · ·

some of the best software of its kind, no fake crap, it really is free and unlimited. Supporting it because it is really great software thanks.

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Slow

about Windows 7 and Windows 10 · ·

Windows 10 is faster and better than Windows 7 in terms of performance

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Best operating system ever

about Windows 7 · ·

It's faster than Vista
It does support 64-bit (a lot better than XP did)
It feels a lot more comfortable and easy to use than Windows 8/10.
There's no need to explain why it's better than Ubuntu and other linux distros, right?

Beautiful, fast, secure (well, it was a few years ago) and it just works. I love it!

[Edited by pineapple2011, April 01]

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Not so good

about Windows 7 and Ubuntu · ·

Although Windows 7 has a good UI, but it's buggy and commercial. I think Ubuntu is much better.

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Used to like it...

about Windows 7 · · 2 Helpful

I used to like Windows but after some time using it, I'm starting to hate it because

1)cannot completely remove Internet Explorer,Windows Media Player,Paint,etc which takes some space in my small hard drive

2)too many maintenance and apps needed to optimize Windows 7

3)a pain to find driver after clean install

In my opinion,Ubuntu is better than Windows 7 (never tried Mac yet)

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I love Aero Snap

about Windows 7 · ·

I love Aero Snap (it's especially fantastic with two monitors). Just pull down on your browser's taskbar, and woosh! The window is no longer maximized. Holy crap! It gets even better if you're using a modern browser, which allows you to drag-and-drop individual tabs. Combine this with Aero Snap, and pretty soon you're flipping windows all over the place. Wooooooooooo! Want to see your desktop? No problem, just drag that maximized window out of the way. Sick of your stupid desktop? Drag the window back up. Maybe you want to see two windows at once-- no problem. Just flick one window to the left of your screen, and one to the right. Screw keyboard shortcuts, you have a MOUSE! With Aero Snap in Windows 7, window management is simply super special awesome.

where do I find this Aero Snap bit? is it an addon? got Win7 on my netbook but never seen it..or is it not included in the starter edition perhaps?

Aero Snap should automatically be turned on. Drag a window to the right or left edges of the screen, and it should automatically snap to take up half the screen. I've never used Windows 7 Starter, but I can't imagine that Microsoft would omit such a major feature.

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Although Windows 7 does have (decent) backup capabilities i ...

Comment by BadTim
about Windows 7 · Jun 2011 ·

Although Windows 7 does have (decent) backup capabilities it should not be tagged "backup".

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Short guide to make this OS leightning-fast: disable useles ...

Comment by Rajliv
about Windows 7 · Jun 2011 ·

Short guide to make this OS leightning-fast: disable useless services, disable visual styles, install xplorer2 for file management and bbClean shell.

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I used the demo awhile back and its a great OS. I look forw ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about Windows 7 · Jun 2011 ·

I used the demo awhile back and its a great OS. I look forward to upgrading to it for my next computer

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Unlike Vista, which only introduced pretty colors and prett ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Windows 7 · Jun 2011 ·

Unlike Vista, which only introduced pretty colors and pretty annoying UAC, Windows 7 is clearly better than its predecessor (though the bar may have been set a bit low). UAC can be toned down instead of just plain shut off, though I still prefer to turn it off completely. The new taskbar is a massive improvement of the traditional taskbar of the Windows OS. And there are lots of other cool stuff, too.

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With Windows 7 you do not need a special defragmentation ap ...

Comment by em4020
about Windows 7 · Jun 2011 ·

With Windows 7 you do not need a special defragmentation application as listed in (3):
One of the aspects that has evolved in Windows 7, compared with Windows Vista, involves the operating system's capabilities to glue back together disparate fragments of files that have become fragmented as a natural consequence of hard disk use. “The defragmentation engine and experience in Windows 7 has been revamped based on continuous and holistic analysis of impact on system responsiveness,” Rajeev Nagar and Matt Garson, both program managers on the Windows 7 File System feature team, revealed.
(1) http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-7-Defragmentation-Engine-the-Evolution-102941.shtml
(2) http://bit.ly/7EInfk
(3) http://alternativeto.net/SearchResult.aspx?profile=all&search=defrag%20defragmentation&category=desktop

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Only One "System Image" with Windows 7 Backup-Function:It l ...

Comment by em4020
about Windows 7 · Jun 2011 ·

Only One "System Image" with Windows 7 Backup-Function:
It looks in such a way, as if in each case only one (the latter) system image remains. Further past system images are always overwritten by the latter. If one wants to have the possibility of restoring the next to last or before-next to last "System Image" then one must use e.g. a specialized system backup software as "Macrium Reflect Free Edition" or "Acronis True Image Home":
http://alternativeto.net/desktop/macrium-reflect/
http://alternativeto.net/desktop/acronis-true-image/

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PRO:Windows 7 Backup deletes old backup files automatically ...

Comment by em4020
about Windows 7 · Jun 2011 ·

PRO:
Windows 7 Backup deletes old backup files automatically, if the Backup Hard Disk is 35% full.
CON:
You cannot select, that Windows 7 Backup deletes old backup files automatically, if the Backup hard disk is 90% full.
If you want to configure the automatically cleaning up of old backups very comfortable, you must use Acronis True Image Home or Ghost from Symantec.

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