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    Talking Windows 7

    Well through my school I got windows 7 earlier than the general public and I can say I am impressed. Vista was horriable but windows 7 really makes up for it. You woudn't know the difference looking at it, it looks just like visita with some extra features. It runs really nice though, without all that annoying lock ups and wait times. Also you can turn off the annoying pop up that is used for security reasons. You could do this with vista as well but you had to search for it and the average user couldn't find it.

    All in all def. worth an upgrade.
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    You can turn off the security pop ups in Vista, too
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    Does it solve the driver problem for older equipment? I'm still holding on to legacy equipment to see if Windows 7 comes up with some drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woman from Europe View Post
    You can turn off the security pop ups in Vista, too

    I know you simply have to search for uac, but people like my mom had no idea how to turn it off if I wasn't there to show her.

    My computer is pretty new so i'm not sure about the driver issues, so far i had no driver issues but then again i'm running 32 bit not 64 bit.
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    My daughter really likes it. She has had to search for some drivers online. But once she found them everything is working very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee View Post
    without all that annoying lock ups and wait times. .
    So it's not just me, eh? The pile 'o laptop with Vista is getting retired, I think the new thing has a free upgrade to 7. I'm keeping the big machine on XP though

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    I have vista on my laptop and did not think it was that bad. I also have 7 rc dual booted, but don't use it that much. When 7 is released, I will probably get it though.

    Where is the list of schools that got it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee View Post
    Well through my school I got windows 7 earlier than the general public and I can say I am impressed. Vista was horriable but windows 7 really makes up for it. You woudn't know the difference looking at it, it looks just like visita with some extra features. It runs really nice though, without all that annoying lock ups and wait times. Also you can turn off the annoying pop up that is used for security reasons. You could do this with vista as well but you had to search for it and the average user couldn't find it.

    All in all def. worth an upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee View Post
    I know you simply have to search for uac, but people like my mom had no idea how to turn it off if I wasn't there to show her.

    My computer is pretty new so i'm not sure about the driver issues, so far i had no driver issues but then again i'm running 32 bit not 64 bit.
    can you run Vista as a 32-bit OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Quad View Post
    can you run Vista as a 32-bit OS?
    If you have Vista 32 bit, then the answer is "Yes." For about the past year or more the default version of Vista has been 64 bit. The only advantage to Vista 64 bit or Windows 7 64 bit is that you will be able to access more than 4 GB of RAM.
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