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  • 1.0 stars

    "more of the same"

    February 22, 2012  |   By dolphstar73

    Pros

    you may be forced to use it for some applications

    Cons

    I positively despise Windows 7. I have to use it for some work related programs but otherwise have a Mac. It is more of the same screen locking, blue screen of death, software load failure performance synonymous with Windows but how, after so many versions and updates, can it still be having the same issues? And as an additional slap in the face, you have to dig further and rummage through even more screens to get it set up the way you want. Utterly unintuitive, cumbersome, loaded with annoying sounds and dings set to chime by default, it is a complete annoyance. The only other businesses that can get away with Microsoft's incompetence are Health Care and Car Insurance. You can cruise along for a few weeks without issue and then, out of nowhere, there are messages that Outlook did not not closing properly, lock-ups when trying to install a new printer...I am sure I am not saying anything new here.

    Summary

    If it came to having Windows 7 as an only choice or having no PC at all - I would not have a PC.Do yourself a favor and fork over the (outrageous) price of a Mac before going with WIN/PC. Once you recover financially life gets infinitely better!

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  • Reply by Windows7fan527 on May 20, 2012

    Sound like a hardware propblem. Mine was doing the same thing. Problem was the hard drive was failing. Could also be you are not meeting the minimum specs to run it. Windows 7 needs at least a 2ghz processor and 4gb of ram

  • Reply by Windows7fan527 on May 20, 2012

    Sound like a hardware propblem. Mine was doing the same thing. Problem was the hard drive was failing

  • Reply by mitch1547 on March 12, 2012

    I've been using win7 since it came out and it hasn't had any of those problems. If you took the few minutes it takes to disable the background sounds they wouldn't be a problem. Please don't write a review on an OS you obviously know nothing about. Also as a side note windows was set up for a more professional interface as opposed to macs witch is more of an entertainment interface.

  • Reply by jefhart on March 8, 2012

    The things you are complaining about are most likely hardware-related. If you took half the money you blew on your Apple and bought a decent computer it wouldn't crash all the time.

  • Reply by PulSamsara on February 23, 2012

    I would - but I have work to do.

    I can't afford a $2K IM machine.

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