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Evening / Morning all!

Been a while I know, but I finally got round to installing my copy of Windows 7. Yes I'll openly admit there may have been a slight climax (like a small child at christmas), but having installed Microsofts latest offering I'm left wondering if I've just wasted my evening?

It's evident that some bright spark has found a way to keep his MS bonus in line by rebranding the ailing Vista. Even the help files during the install of 7 are actually borrow from Vista, most of the menus are the same typical layout.

To be perfectly honestly I had been rather looking forward to actually trying it for myself and having a good peruse over the much awaiting offering, but I'm left wondering where all the hype came from?

Although I'll have to admit that I do rather like the new boot up screen, major improvement over the failed Vista GUI.

Even though I've done all the updates; explorer still decides to restart everytime I feel the need to navigate toward Gmail - slightly annoying to say the least!

I've seen a few posts on here regarding peoples thoughts on how Windows 7 looks a lot like Linux; without disrespect to the authors of those blogs I really can't see any. Mac however is a different story, the new desktop is almost consanguineous to that of a mac - the new layout could easily pass for the half brother of the aforementioned Mac.

All my programs & drivers seem to work okay with the new OS, although Norton did get a bit unhappy as did Explorer.

Dazza :cool:

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Haha yer just the same as you i also just installed windows 7 and cant say im incredibly happy with it both my browsers seem to lag more then they did before as well as a list full of other complaints i could make. its funny how after years and years this is still the best micosoft can come up with.

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Well I've finally been able to get hold of my license key, although I had to install Safari as Explorer was having a bad day.

I'm failing to see the improvement with 7, and also noticed a couple of nice features that I was used to in Vista are nowhere to be found within 7.

One major factor that is starting to annoy me is that 7 doesn't currently support Norton 360 - you'll just get an even more annoying message box informing you of this and advising you to check online.

One little thing that did make me chuckle a bit though was the re-thought shutdown buttons, when they launched Vista a MS Rep told me they had been arranged in a "logical" fashion which would promote "ease of use". So much so that they done away with it?!

Dazza :cool:

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It's a slight worry I know, I've noticed that you can download Windows Movie Maker direct from their site as even the Ultimate version of 7 will not come with it unlike Vista.

The "Fix" option in photo viewer was a feature that I like and found ever useful, does anyone know if they're planning to bring this back?

I used the new Media Center for the first time today, whilst the install was slow and unresponsive. I was rather pleases to see a "Text" option added to the far left corner of the screen, I personally don't use text; however I'm aware that a number of people do. Even the four coloured interactive buttons even have a home there too!

Although it seems every other day that I'm informed that Windows Explorer has failed and will have to restart along will some other equally depressing message.

Dazza :cool:

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