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The Migration to Windows 7

As of yesterday, I officially turned off my Windows XP x64 partition and reformatted my drive.  After nearly four years of good, reliable service, I decided to move up and completely work under Windows 7 64-bit.  What is so sad is that this OS, which very few knew about, was one of the few times that Microsoft released an OS that actually worked without issue or problems.  It was rock solid, never gave me any grief, came up quickly, was as reliable as any product from Microsoft could be (and we all know how reliable their stuff tends to be), and was a good package.

But all good things do have to come to an end, and thus it was time to move to something new.  Despite the quirks and annoyances that Windows 7 has, the core part of the OS is as stable as x64 was, the behavior is quick and reliable enough to meet my needs, and it's working reliably enough in my mind that it's time to migrate.

So this morning, it's loading applications and software, and getting things settled.

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mshollie
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Good luck! Let me know how it goes so maybe we can move my system over to Win7. But...I'm satisfied with XP, so I'm in no hurry. Maybe with a new system.
tal_greywolf
Sep. 19th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Well, everything went well enough for the install. The only annoyance remains the task bar, which is Microsoft's attempt to reproduce the Mac OS X dock, and badly at that. Still no way to kill the farking thumbnail popups that appear, and you have to do a kludge to get your quick launch back, but other than that the thing works and works well.
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