Review: Installed my free Windows 7 upgrade on my laptop

by Elsewhere 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • Satanus

    I have a 2.5 ghtz chip and 2 gb ram. I use w2k. I'm not sure if w2k sees all of the ram. If i upped the ram to say, 5gb, and installed win7, would it be faster than it is now? Or, even feasible?


  • Simon

    To see and use 5gb you would need to use a 64 bit version of Windows.

    Typically you'd have 4, 6 or 8 Gb ... 5 Gb is a bit of a strange number to have

  • drwtsn32

    Windows 7 is definitely a winner.

    No classic menus :(

    You mean the Start Menu? I recommend you try to get used to the new menu. Clicking the button and being able to type in the search field is awesome. You can type in a partial program name and it will show you a list of matches you can quickly click on. This works with control panel applets and other stuff like emails and documents. The search is performed instantly. Once I got used to that I stopped using the "old" start menu and am addicted to the new one. I never manually search the Start Menu program list any more.

  • Finally-Free
    No classic menus :(

    How classic would you like those menus to be?

  • zombie dub
    zombie dub

    The start menu on windows was always it's worst point.

    The concept of a dock and launching programs from spotlight made OS X much better.

    Now windows has a taskbar that acts just like the OSX dock (maybe better with aero peek) and the start menu is just as good as spotlight, in fact I would say even better as the start menu provides a nicer way to find programs if you don't want to type than going to finder and launching the apps folder.

    Windows 7 arguably has the better menu system too with large and multiple monitors, OS X's fixed menu is terrible for more than one monitor or any screen over say 26". OS X is still much better on a single screen system though with the fixed menu and spaces/expose.

  • Finally-Free

    I like OS X a lot, but I think the "Finder" is pretty wimpy compared to Windows Explorer.


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