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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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Nowadays, fast-developing communication and information technologies trigger an explosion of data on a scale millions of times larger year-to-year, yet your effort and strain on data management also rises. So you might need to find ways to make your computer both more powerful and easier to use. That is what Microsoft's new Windows 7 Operating System was designed to do.

Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files—like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews—to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest, most powerful processors. Great features like HomeGroup, Windows Media Center, and Windows Touch make new things possible.

Build a Windows 7 Home Premium system, and explore all the great features today!

  • newegg Record TV on Your PC Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV, movies, and other video content with Windows Media Center, updated to manage a single TV guide containing both standard and digital high definition TV shows (additional hardware required).
  • newegg Personalize Your Desktop Easily change backgrounds, window colors, and sounds to reflect your personal style. You can even turn your desktop into a slide show of your favorite photos.
  • newegg Share Files across the Various PCs in Your Home With HomeGroup, it’s simple to share music, documents, printers, and everything else with the other PCs running Windows 7 throughout your house.
  • newegg Pin Any Program to the Taskbar Any program is always just a click away – and you can re-arrange the icons on the taskbar just by clicking and dragging.
  • newegg Stream Music Files on Any Network-connected Device Just open Windows Media Player, right-click on what you'd like to hear, select Play To, and you'll see a list of devices and PCs on which you can play your music.
  • newegg Find Virtually Anything on Your PC Just click on the Start button, and enter a word or few letters in the name or file you want into the search box, and you’ll get an organized list of results.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/19/2010 9:16:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Best Windows ever, by far! Finally a DVD codec that comes with this version, bout time.

Cons: neural navigation is not built in

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  • Dentin S.
  • 6/19/2010 2:58:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheaper than retailer version

Cons: Windows does some strange things occasionally. It somehow disabled the network capabilities on it's own. Thought it might be my network cable or router so I bought a new on of each. Had the same problem. Tried reinstalling drivers and even a different network card. My onboard gigabit LAN on my MSI 890FXA-GD70 had been working the day before. finally I didn't want to return my motherboard so I got desperate and tried a full re-install and it has worked perfectly ever since.

Other Thoughts: I wish Linux supported more games.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/18/2010 8:36:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: Win7 is a good improvement over Vista, and seems slightly better than XP

Cons: I wish I could get it for $50, which is what I paid for Vista Home (from MC)

Other Thoughts: M$ did a fair job of eliminating many of the annoyances they added with Vista

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/18/2010 2:01:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7

Pros: Better than Vista 64, OEM pricing

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my Media Center PC. 2nd Copy of OEM from Newegg.com, 3rd copy of Windows 7 altogether, no major issues with the OS, only one issue I have is with Intel and their stupid drivers for the GMA4500 integrated graphics on the wife's Dell Laptop (well known issue across multiple brands with the GMA4500 chipset where the video becomes garbled after standby or hibernate). It doesn't affect media playback, just the Aero interface...it's bearable, but after almost 8 months it's pretty annoying that Intel keeps releasing new drivers that still can't fix something that wasn't even broken in Vista.

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  • Robert M.
  • 6/17/2010 4:05:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsI love windows 7!

Pros: The appearance, ease of use. Snap feature! 64bit OS. whats not to love? So far its worked pretty much flawlessly since i purchased this 3 months ago. I was using the RC windows 7 for over a year previously.

Cons: Its a bit complicated to find non windows 7 computers on the network. Even if the OS is smart enough to auto connect to the internet. Which is a huge plus coming from windows XP.

Other Thoughts: AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+ (not overclocked at 3.1ghz)
gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 mobo. 4gigs of ram, nvidia 9800gt vid card, 1tb WD hard drives.

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  • Aaron L.
  • 6/17/2010 11:32:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGood Times

Pros: Worked for my system build without a problem. Recognized all my devices.

Cons: Doesn't install some command line programs I'm used to by default (read: telnet). Not that big a deal since you can add it later.

Other Thoughts: This is what Vista should have been.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 6/17/2010 10:56:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: good price for a modern OS

Cons: older peripherals not compatible with 64-bit OS
installation on a SSD not as hassle free as expected

Other Thoughts: Do some research first to make sure any printers or scanners have 64-bit drivers, mine did not and it appears 64-bit drivers will not be released. It's my fault for not doing research first, but it wouldn't have mattered because I wanted more than 3GB RAM so I needed 64-bits.

Installation on an intel X25-v SSD was not seamless, I had an IDE hard drive installed as a data drive containing backups from my old system, the installer was pretty fussy about formatting the SSD, or allowing me to install anything on the drive after it was formatted using Linux. I thought I might need drivers but all I could find was for older operating systems, win7 is supposed to have all the necessary drivers for SSDs included. Finally I unplugged the IDE hard drive and the the installer let me format the drive and proceed with the installation without further problems.

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  • Charles N.
  • 6/17/2010 2:04:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsLoving it!

Pros: Easy install, no problems at all. Walked me right through it all in 10 minutes. No errors, no problems, nothing. After having it a week I've noticed nothing wrong with Windows 7, in fact I love it as its a much much better product then previous windows. Windows XP is what I had before this.

Cons: Price as always

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  • William S.
  • 6/16/2010 11:37:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it should!

Pros: Works with all my hardware, no extra work needed! Price was cheap enough, well worth it for the amount of work Microsoft has put into it!

Cons: None! Wasn't free!

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  • Aaron D.
  • 6/16/2010 5:30:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works Great, Everything is Fast, No issues what so ever!
2x better than Vista (not that vista was bad)
10x better than cruddy, slow, worthless, ugly xp.

Cons: Should of really been SP3 for Vista.

Other Thoughts: SAY NO TO APPLE!
I'M A PC!

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  • Joseph D.
  • 6/16/2010 12:21:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 rocks says I!

Pros: Easy to install, well sorted out, very nice looking front end. What Vista should have been.

Cons: 100 bucks....well thats not the end of the world but it isn't free either.

Other Thoughts: You can change computer parts like the motherboard and still have this version work, it takes a 10 minute phone call to MS and they set ya up.

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  • Loree H.
  • 6/16/2010 12:04:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsFinally An OS comparable to W2K

Pros: I've been doing MS products since DOS. I've worked with, loaded, troubleshot and wanted to Shoot Microsoft on many days of my life. Win 7 is back to basics. Bloatware at a minimum, fast system runs. Overall, the best OS to come out of MS in 10 years

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: MS finally did one right. Win7 is mroe than acceptable

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  • Paul D.
  • 6/15/2010 4:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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5 out of 5 eggsA1

Pros: fast shipment

Cons: none

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  • Yury Z.
  • 6/15/2010 3:46:47 PM
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  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsFInally somethin GOOD from Microsoft

Pros: Stable, smart, secure, fast. Still lookin for all optoins, but Im happy so far.

Cons: not much

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  • Marianne R.
  • 6/14/2010 11:56:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: It's very secure. I don't have antivirus and i haven't had a single intrusion.

Stable. I've never had bsod. Not a single one! on my xp machine if you left it alone for an hour it would have a bsod 2/3 times. my win 95 machine would crash every time you fired a cannonball in lego racers.....enough story heheheh.

Superb all around. Makes me proud to be a windows guy.

Cons: none

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  • Robert B.
  • 6/14/2010 10:45:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding

Pros: Better options for custominzing and personaling. Lightyears better than Vista.

Cons: Not much

Other Thoughts: A better option overall compared to Windows XP and of course Vista. Windows won't continue supporting XP and in the end we will all need to continue on upgrading our operating systems. Why not start now?

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  • Keith L.
  • 6/14/2010 8:16:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggsNot as thrilled as I would like to be.

Pros: Windows 7 has a lot of nice features built in compared to XP. My user experience has been that I jumped directly from XP to 7. I have not experienced Vista and didn't want to. I do like that it's security features are beefed up considerably which is why I don't understand why computer manufacturers install more security type software on their systems when all that does is hamper the speed and operation of the PC.

Cons: I have just as equally the amount of cons for Windows 7 as I do Pros. As with all of Microsoft's products I have used, they all leave me with wanting more and better features and the idea that they advertised to have products that are something great, Microsoft falls short on the features that would truly make their products "great". While no longer experiencing the "blue screen of death" with Windows 7, I have experienced the "black screen of death". After completely deleting windows XP as was suggested and installing Windows 7 over top of what was left so I wouldn't loose files on my hard drive, I found that for some reason, as simple as changing my power settings in the bios caused Windows 7 to crash and not even the setup from the CD would recover the OS. I had to completely clear cmos and ended up doing a complete format on the drive anyway and then the setup would run and reinstall. This happened on two completely different machines, both running Windows XP.

Other Thoughts: I have had other oddities happen using Windows 7 that has made me want to switch back to XP. Such as using the Homegroup for network settings, can anyone tell me what the network username is or where do I find that information? I found it very difficult when trying to connect a media device to my Windows 7 computers when prompted to input a network username and password. I could NEVER get the device to connect to the machines with Windows 7, but my laptop with XP installed connected perfectly. I ended up purchasing a nettop box machine with Windows 7 32 bit Home Permium installed. It seems to make connections with the other machines but I am still having quite a bit of difficulty streaming DVD media from those machines. That may have nothing to do with Windows 7 though. As usual, I have to commend New Egg's fast and inexpensive shipping methods. New Egg Rocks!

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  • Charlie C.
  • 6/13/2010 5:56:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsMuch better GUI, some stability problems

Pros: Much better user interface design, most commands are where you expect them to be. Faster than Vista with fewer services turned on by default. Recognised a mix of old and new hardware without any problems, and even found a HP 4L printer driver that HP's own web site no longer has. Plays CD's and DVD's flawlessly once the latest drivers are in place. Runs both 32 bit and 64 bit programs just fine.

Cons: Two notable stability problems, First: Not stable with Intel i3/i5 C-State manager turned on, causes one or two random reboots per day. By trial and error I found the best bios settings (Biostar TH55XE) were C1E enabled, Speedstep enabled, and C-State options DISABLED. Since this is a power management crash there are no debug clues after the reboot.

Second: The default microsoft graphics driver also crashed occasionaly, while the latest Intel driver is fine.

Other Thoughts: Best interface from Microsoft I've seen in a while, but be sure to expect the usual workout to get stable. Had to download the latest drivers from Intel and Realtek to get proper sound and video stability. Definitely worth it to upgrade from XP or to get rid of Vista's interface.

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  • Gary C.
  • 6/12/2010 6:43:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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5 out of 5 eggsgreat

Pros: its win7...works great

Cons: none

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  • john s.
  • 6/12/2010 5:45:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsCAN change components!

Pros: I took hard drive with 7 Home Prem on it, out of my 939 system. I put it in my new AM3 build. It did not validate, but I called the number provided and got validated in minutes via an automated system.

Cons: Nope

Other Thoughts: Can't beat the ease of transfer when you can change EVERY component but the HD without losing any data!
I have also "backed up" to earlier version due to virus, and it worked perfectly. Don't be scared little feller'.
GET 7!

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  • Paul H.
  • 6/11/2010 8:37:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsThank Goodness for Windows 7

Pros: I don't think we really need another glowing review of Windows 7, but I'm giving one anyway. In every way, this is the true successor to Windows XP (a fine but outdated OS). At this point, I am choosing to ingore that there may have been any other supposed OS between XP and Windows 7.

The startup/shutdown speeds with Windows 7 are ultra-quick. I used to spend a lot of effort fine-tuning XP to help speed these up. With 7, that's not even really necessary.

The expanded file searching and sorting options cover everything I would ever want to do with my files and then some.

And on and on. So many nice features, and everything just works so well without the incessant annoyances of that five-letter OS.

Cons: In the past, I was lucky enough to have access to student versions of Windows, which are equivalent to the retail versions. This is the first time I purchased an OEM version. Certainly, I am not concerned about the lack of support or fancy packaging (who is?). But I was a little alarmed when I read online that an OEM license is tied to the motherboard. So you can update any other component seamlessly, but a mobo upgrade invalidates the OEM license. I was relieved to find out that people can usually just get a new license key by calling the 800 number and explaining their situation.

So it sound like the OEM license issue is nothing more than a minor annoyance, and not a deal-breaker. Still, this is important to keep in mind if you're in the business of regularly upgrading your system.

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  • Andrew J.
  • 6/10/2010 5:34:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBest Windows ever!

Pros: It just works, This is my second 64bit Home and I also run 64bit Pro. Dont forget to download Microsoft Security Essentials for free!

Cons: None at all

Other Thoughts: This OS will run on anything I can find or piece togeather, 754-939-AM2-AM2+ but it wont run bad memory or messed up BIOS settings, so do yourself a favor and run MEMtest first on upgrades and older systems!

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/10/2010 9:43:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBest OS in the world. 'Nuff said.

Pros: I never had the problems that others did with Vista, but make no mistake, 7 is a clear upgrade from Vista. Just for fun, I have loaded 7 on not only my newest system, but also some older laptops and desktops. It runs smoother and prettier than XP on older hardware while also adding native compatibility for lots of newer audio, video, and picture formats. Combined with Shark007's codec pack, there's nothing a Windows 7 machine can't do. 7 Media Center is amazing.

Cons: After all this time, you would think that Microsoft could afford to sell the OS for $50 or less... Still no native MKV support...

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for with Windows 7.

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  • Dwayne T.
  • 6/10/2010 4:21:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsbetter than Vista

Pros: Doesn't bog a system down like Vista did, has performance like I remember from XP with new features and capabilities.

Cons: There are still the occasional glitches but overall running really decent for a new OS

Other Thoughts: more than pleased, capable of doing everything I want and need around my house, easy not much new to learn for basic use, but as you learn what is new, these features make your time even more productive

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  • Robert F.
  • 6/7/2010 7:16:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Nice look and has interesting screensavers/themes. The control panel and other options are very similar to Windows XP. Big plus for me.

Cons: Huge memory hog compared to Windows XP.

Other Thoughts: I have the 64bit version of 7. I'm very impressed with Windows 7 and I am glad I upgraded. Windows 7 feels more intuitive than Mac OS X for me.

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  • Carolyn Z.
  • 6/7/2010 4:01:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent, Logical Upgrade

Pros: +Better resource management than Vista, runs just as fast as XP if you have the right hardware.
+Easier to navigate, Libraries are a good addition
+Better Hardware Support, Recognizes tons of devices
+Secure, *much* more stable. Less crashing drivers, freezes, and stalls.

Cons: -Still large installation
-Slower machines may still have difficulty running!
-Debatable whether or not its worth upgrading directly from Vista to 7 unless you will keep the computer for years to come.

Other Thoughts: If you are in the market for a new computer, Windows 7 will be your best option. Leaps and bounds better than Vista, uses alot less resources. I preferred this over XP, despite how much of a self proclaimed holdout I was.
Get this OS. You will love it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/7/2010 2:29:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsWin 7 64-bit

Pros: This is the 64 bit operating system that sholud have come after XP instead of Vista. I have xp-64 bit which was horrible and I have Vista 64-bit which is a users nightmare.
As far as I can tell so far, Win 7-64 bit is a GREAT operating system with many options. In fact, I bought "Professional" and the" home premium" editons.
I have two computers in the house and wanted to try them both. I give microsoft CUDOS on win 7.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I use Home preimum on my main working system and Professional on my other. I haven't seen much difference between the two. I think professional has more (better?) options for networking and business work and such but other than that....I can't really tell the difference. Both are Great and Home preimum is less expensive.

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  • LINDA D.
  • 6/7/2010 11:07:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsWonderful

Pros: Installed without any hassle. Extremely user friendly. No compatibility issues this far.

Cons: I'm tired of buying new OSs.

Other Thoughts: This product met all my expectations. Happy customer.

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  • Einthoven B.
  • 6/6/2010 9:16:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat OS

Pros: Better than vista, lots of superior features than its predecessors, clean look and stable.

Cons: None atm.

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  • William D.
  • 6/6/2010 4:37:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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3 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: It installed cleanly and recognized my hardware. It's faster to load and shut down than XP, and seems to be stable. Most of my 32-bit programs run ok in x86 mode. 64-bit is definitely the way of the future.

Cons: 1. It won't run older versions of some commercial software (not games) that ran on XP. I considered the Pro version, but thought "legacy" software referred to custom written business applications, not mainstream products.
2. It's bloatware. An OS should not be this resource hungry. Features like libraries are a waste. I've been negotiating directory structures for years and had no difficulty understanding "My Documents".

Other Thoughts: 1. There needs to be better identification of what will or will not run on Windows 7 "Home". We shouldn't have to buy new versions of our programs just to take advantage of an improved OS.
2. The PC world needs to get over "Mac envy" and find it's own direction. One reason I switched to Windows 7 is that I'm afraid the next Windows version will be further "dumbed down".

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/6/2010 10:05:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
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5 out of 5 eggsEXCELLENCE !!

Pros: Ease of use. Numerous improvements over previous operating systems.

Cons: NONE!!

Other Thoughts: I recommend this OS to anyone. It is a great leap forward from any OS they are running.

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  • Sean R.
  • 6/5/2010 7:42:38 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Making the jump from XP to 7 was a bit overwhelming at first, but I quickly got the hang of the newest OS.

Cons: This is coming solely from my SUPER strong hatred against Apple, but the Aero interface reminds me of OSX. I mean this in the respect that they OS is trying to look more aesthetically appealing and hides "advanced" features from the average user. This is really nit-picky, but I really hate Apple and pretty much everything it stands for.

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  • Aaron T.
  • 6/5/2010 11:36:47 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsIt's Windows 7

Pros: It works. 64 bit OS works great.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Windows 7>>>Vista

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  • Ryan B.
  • 6/5/2010 9:15:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsEpic upgrade

Pros: Worth the investment for the marked improvment. Upgrade for a friend from vista to W7-64bit

Cons: price needs to be less to compete with OSX, I know Balmer OSX is a Truck and Linux is a diesel engine, but come on make me want to throw more money at you. Family pack was a good idea bring it back.

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  • Sandy S.
  • 6/4/2010 9:13:09 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsamazing

Pros: smooth polished look and interface, shiny disc

Cons: WMP 12- i freakin hate it lol, i also would like color sampling for desktop settings, i want the color bars to match Vida Guerra's lip stick lol

Other Thoughts: great Great GReat GREat GREAt GREAT!!!!

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  • Quinn F.
  • 6/4/2010 8:14:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
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5 out of 5 eggsPleasantly Surprised

Pros: Self-installation! Automatically finds drivers! You gotta know almost nothing compared to installation of Windows 2000 or XP! Found all my hardware. Only one gadget required going out to the vendor site to get the right drivers.

Cons: None as of 2 hours after installation!

Other Thoughts: Starting with a partial PC I found at the landfill, I ordered everything but the motherboard and hard drive. $500 including W7H. Two hours after installation, I am watching an episode of Star Trek via the Internet. For a guy to cheap to pay for cable, suddenly the DSL subscription seems like a bargain. So far, well done, Microsoft.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/4/2010 8:36:02 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 Home Premium OEM

Pros: Definatly an upgrade from vista. Compatability issues seem to be fixed and feels alot more friendly then vista. No longer get random AppCrashes anymore.

Cons: No problems so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/3/2010 9:46:05 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsgreat OS

Pros: I made the jump from XP to 7 and I am pleased as heck. I'm glad I skipped the Vista nonsense. Windows 7 is so streamlined and everything just seems to work with it. The interface took a day or two to get used to but now I love it.

Cons: Nothing.

Other Thoughts: Newegg rocks!

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  • Joshua M.
  • 6/2/2010 8:14:24 PM
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5 out of 5 eggssmart buy

Pros: Much better then vista.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: probably would have been fine getting 32bit though.

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  • Matt G.
  • 6/2/2010 2:31:51 PM
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4 out of 5 eggsPerforms well

Pros: Does everything that I want need it to do.
Clean appearance.
Stable.
Reliable.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I ran the trial ultimate download until I had to give it up, I couldn't find a difference between the Home Premium and Ultimate - I don't need the XP emulation and found that it didn't work all that well anyway. Also, though it only cost $104 (oops, violation here), it still cost $104. There are many other operating systems that are available for free!

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  • Jeremy R.
  • 6/1/2010 11:10:59 AM
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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to use. Has some fancy tricks to do things faster and easier. Simple to install (after I fixed my scratched disk). 7 is much better than Vista, which I avoided.

You save some money with this OEM version as long as the same computer is used that you install it on. It's NOT transferable to a different computer once installed and registered.

Cons: This OEM version of Windows 7 will die with the computer you install it on. In other words, once installed on a new or existing computer the OEM version IS NOT transferable to a different computer even if you are going to completely replace it. However you save some money if that is your plan.

Some products don't have support specifically for Windows 7 yet.

I don't know how to access any XP computer's network shares using 7's network sharing. I docked 1 Egg for this because we're still using a XP laptop in a different room than my new desktop.

The Aero interface has some display glitches on my system for some reason (MSI Radeon 5750, AMD Athlon II X3 435).

Other Thoughts: If you're making your own system then ignore the OPK (OEM Preinstallation Kit) described on the packaging. Windows 7 can totally install off the disk as-is.

My genuine-copy disk was scratched at the factory. I got the disk resurfaced professionally for far less time and money than doing a RMA for a replacement.

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  • Cassey A.
  • 5/31/2010 10:19:48 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This new 64 bit version is really fast. I am running a Intel DH 55 TC board, 4 gig of G skill ram, and the I 5 -650 3.2 gig processor and this is really fast. I can't wait to get the rest of my ram in this.

Cons: Takes a little time to find things. It would have been nice to be able to set the start menu up like the plder versions of windows.

Other Thoughts: You don't have to buy professional to use older programs. If it doesn't work the first couple of times this program will automatically make the changes it needs to make it work. Don't let someone tell you that you do. Save yourself the extra $50 and use it ti buy something else for your pc. mine runs fine with this version.

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  • Jesse K.
  • 5/31/2010 3:00:48 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsnicely done

Pros: I put this on an old Pentium 4 laptop, and it learned how to use it. I was so impressed that it found drivers when none were written. This is how it should work. Very stable and fast

Cons: I bought mine from another vendor and got a counterfeit. I was very disappointed. Should have gone NewEgg. I will in the future.

Other Thoughts: This is the OS worth spending money on. I think for most people home would work. Just make sure the source you buy it from is legit.

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  • David R.
  • 5/31/2010 1:42:36 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: so far i love it more than XP. it HAS to be better than vista, most of the ppl i know w vista aren't happy. loaded w NO problems. already had all the updated drivers for my MB. awesome price. (got it when it was on sale for $10 less) lt questions you for software downloads and deletions so you don't make a foolish mistake. like the safety.

Cons: none so far as far as performance:)) but the 64 bit doesn't let me play my favorite games anymore:( not even thru administrator compatibility. bummer

Other Thoughts: kinda seems "self aware"???

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  • Randall F.
  • 5/29/2010 9:27:12 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsBetter than XP

Pros: I bought this OEM version for a (semi) new desktop build. I have not had any stability or driver issues with this version of windows. The design of the taskbar is much better than any other that I have seen especially since I normally have many programs open at once.

Cons: Windows still doesn't have multiple desktops. Considering the usefulness of having multiple workspaces and the length of time that Linux and even mac has implemented this feature, I would have expected Microsoft to have put it in windows by now.

Other Thoughts: When installing you have to watch for the option to choose partition options. I accidentally missed this before clicking next, so I now will have to resize the windows partition to install Linux.

Even though I just bought this copy, I have used Windows 7 on my laptop and on campus computers since it was released and have been very pleased with it.

New Components for System Build:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600 CL7
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W Power Supply
XFX GT240XYHFC GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 Graphics Card
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive

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  • Oscar M.
  • 5/28/2010 5:18:36 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsEverything I Expected

Pros: 64bit OS to be able to take advantage of more than 4GB of RAM
Rock Solid Installation

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I unfortunately had to suffer through the era of VISTA with it insatiable need for system resources, nagging UI, and poor third party device vendor support. Win7 is thankfully none of the above for me. Its awesome and IMO if you still have vista you need stop reading reviews and buy this already.

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  • Sean F.
  • 5/28/2010 8:25:35 AM
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4 out of 5 eggsRecap from previous

Pros: OK, to recap my last bashing of windows 7, It has a bit of a stability problem on My new AMD build, and I couldn't get sound out on it for several reasons.. My answer is, get a sound card, then get all of the other tweak in, Adobe, active X, codecs, drivers (newest versions and 7 compatibles) ect... and things will start happening for the better.As soon as you get the edge on tweaks it starts to rock.

Cons: I should never expect New builds to start-up perfect, but I keep trying.but thats all me. Nothing is wrong with the OS except for the difficulty with digital sound conversion.

Other Thoughts: The learning is part of the build, and sometime we like to blame. but this one problem I had is clearly the OS. So four eggs.

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  • Tom B.
  • 5/28/2010 12:30:02 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsJust a Clarification

Pros: Great OS.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: This review is just to clarify for people who are uncertain. You can buy this OEM version of Win7 and install it on your new build with no problems or hassle. There is a lot of MS legalese written all over this product which is meant to discourage casual users from buying it. The primary difference between this OEM version and your retail version is that you cannot easily transfer this OS from one computer to another. If you buy this version, it will install, activate and run just like the retail version. The OPK kit which is mentioned by MS is NOT required; this is only needed if you intend to resell the computer as brand new after you have installed and configured Windows. There really is no reason for the average builder to pay for the retail version.

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  • Michael L.
  • 5/27/2010 11:47:16 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 64 Bit

Pros: Installed great on 150 GB 10,000RPM Raptor drive. Smooth and beautiful start to finish. Visually arresting and great ease-in from Vista 64 bit Home premium. Great utilization of RAM and seems to make a greater use of processor speeds in general.

Cons: Couldn't use Windows 7 64 Bit professional Upgrade disk on a new build (which was almost free). Sad face. Oh well. This worked.

Other Thoughts: IF you know what's good for you then you will use the most current operating system from Windows.

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  • Mark G.
  • 5/26/2010 2:36:25 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 OEM 64 Bit

Pros: Outstanding OS!!! You do not need to have OPK Kit as indicated on MS instructions. I installed on a new system with unformatted hard drive. Just load the disk and it does everything including the format without any intervention. FAST. Total time to load motherboard drivers...about 15 minutes!! Acivation and Validation done without a hitch.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: ASROCK A785GXH/128 AM2+ AM3 Motherboard
AMD II X4 AM3 2.8 GHz
4 GB OCZ Reaper 1066 DDR2
WD Caviar Green 500 GB HD
Temporary 420 Watt PS

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  • Christopher S.
  • 5/26/2010 8:43:20 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat OS

Pros: Easy to use! Very fluid. Programs load fast. Quick search.

Cons: None

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  • Jared M.
  • 5/26/2010 4:35:23 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsGotta Have It

Pros: 1. Better than XP & Vista
2. Runs Fast
3. So far no major viruses on my computer

Cons: 1. On the first loading screen I wish there was an indicator.
2. At 99$ it's still a bit high for most people on a tight budget.

Other Thoughts: Wish I could say it was my idea for Windows 7, but it was open beta and that helps a lot. ;)

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  • Hiep L.
  • 5/26/2010 2:06:09 AM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I had Windows 7 Home edition on my laptop also and it feels nice not to have any bloatware that comes with it.

Cons: None.

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  • Anthony R.
  • 5/25/2010 5:22:38 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsdos Ole'

Pros: Easy install with no problems on GIGABYTE mini-ITX board

Cons: none

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  • Damien B.
  • 5/24/2010 4:51:42 AM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Everything I didn't like about Windows XP has been fixed. I love everything about Windows 7.

Cons: My only complaint is that Windows Photo Viewer doesn't support GIF images anymore.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/23/2010 5:59:50 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs better than Vista by far. Has better features and qualities than both vista and xp.

Cons: Still some memory leak issues with Windows, but the new updates and the soon to be service pack should fix some of these issues.

Other Thoughts: Glad I switched from both xp and vista. Windows 7 is what vista should have been.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/23/2010 2:39:19 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works. Why spend twice the money for the retail version if you have just one PC. Better than Vista, but read below.

Cons: With my very limited Vista interaction, It seems alot more like vista than xp.

Other Thoughts: Home version limited to 16GB of RAM. Still getting used to it, but xp was the best windows in my experience.

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  • Scott S.
  • 5/23/2010 8:02:14 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsAnother success story

Pros: Stable and user friendly.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I'll use this in my builds until something better comes along.

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  • mai m.
  • 5/22/2010 11:56:32 AM
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1 out of 5 eggstoo small

Pros: it looks good

Cons: never going to be as good as windows xp. all the websites are too small and words are hard to read

Other Thoughts: it sucks

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  • Daniel H.
  • 5/21/2010 8:52:00 PM
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3 out of 5 eggsBest Microsoft desktop OS yet, but unacceptable security

Pros: Stability, performance, compatibility, drivers are just stellar - absolutely no problems with anything I can throw at it (including DOS utils going back 20+ years just for fun and curiosity).

Cons: *SECURITY* Win7 has services listening on at least 15 TCP/UDP ports out of the box - hello attack surface! - and no tool exists to cleanly lock them down again, just trial and error disabling of services. This is made much worse by the deliberate disabling of GPEDIT.MSC (used to set local security options without manual registry editing) in the Home Premium edition.

*USABILITY* Updated Aero is slick and capable, but too many config options are now hidden five-menus-deep - if they're available at all. Also puzzled by the inexplicably useless new All Programs view on the Start menu - why suddenly limit the most significant part of the menu to a tiny box in the corner?

Other Thoughts: This release is an amazing milestone, but Microsoft's security direction is worse than ever - every network service imaginable running out of the box. If they can't bother to give an option for a secure configuration at install time, can't they at least provide a lockdown tool?

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  • Jason A.
  • 5/20/2010 3:39:16 AM
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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Smooth running had very few crashes. Finally MS go it right.

Cons: They should have been able to do this a long time ago.

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  • Michal P.
  • 5/19/2010 4:34:44 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsnice os

Pros: Excellent OS. I haven't had a single problem with it so far that I could attribute to the operating system.

Cons: Some hardware will not work correctly with it. I had to return a PCI netgear wifi card, but to be honest, it was netgear's own fault. They are trying to sell an old PCI card from 2001 with unsigned win7 drivers, which win7 will not load. D-link also has this problem.

Be prepared for some hardware issues from lazy manufacturers that refuse to catch up.

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  • Marcus S.
  • 5/19/2010 1:31:11 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat OS

Pros: This is what an opersating should have been put out instead of vista. Less glitches and easier use. The pin of applications makes me :) Finds new hardware easily without problems. Overall layout is great and the UAC(the annoyong screen flash asking you "are you sure you want to allow this program") is controlable!! Finaly!!

Cons: Not enough to take an egg off, but have had issues setting up a router, gives me the message that there is one or more computers using the same ip adress. But maybe I am doing something wrong here.

Other Thoughts: I would like to see an update to Windows Media Player, how you can que the songs you want played in a certain order...that would be pretty cool :)

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  • James S.
  • 5/19/2010 11:42:32 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsNice OS

Pros: Low cost. Fast load time with minimal questions asked. Still exploring the features so time will tell. Seems stable and have received no error messages yet.

Cons: Not really a con (could be I just need to explore more) however, it blocked me from downloading AVAST without giving permission. Again I need to spend more time with the OS. Very little documentation however, it's OEM system builder software and I knew that when purchasing it.

Other Thoughts: Has a good plastic case for the disc rather then the paper one that you would exspect from OEM. Overall I'm happy as I upgraded from XP. This was installed on a brand new build. It didnt even ask me if I wanted to format the new hard drive, it just did it. Very easy install.

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  • Terrance S.
  • 5/18/2010 12:17:05 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsWhat Vista SHOULD have been.

Pros: Better features and more control then Vista, as fast and reliable as XP.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Pretty please. I purchased the 64 bit version to experiment a bit. I've had no issues with drivers or programs, and it loves multi-core processors. Honestly, this is exactly what Vista should have been.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/18/2010 8:05:03 AM
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2 out of 5 eggsLOOK OUIT

Pros: It installs easily

Cons: For those who like multimedia, my advice is stick to Windows XP. I used Windows XP for years without a problem. "Windows 7" failed in a little over a week. The Media Center is aweful.

Other Thoughts: Microsoft technical support Reps are the worst.

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  • Braden G.
  • 5/18/2010 7:54:07 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsFINALLY

Pros: FINALLY! Windows makes something that WORKS. Vista was the most inconvenient junk I've ever seen on a computer, and I think Windows has learned from their mistakes (and from apple). I'm a big fan of Mac osx systems and Windows XP, and Windows 7 has combined the simplicity of XP with the customization and style of OSX.

- Sleek and clean look
- Easier navigation
- Fast
- Helpful and cool gadgets
- Works

Cons: The security is really good, but it can be annoying sometimes. For example, when playing Diablo 2 online you can't just click on the game and start playing - you have to right click on the game and "run as administrator" in order to grant internet access. There might be a way to change these settings but I haven't figured it out yet. I just have to continue to explore the customization.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a computer build and I wouldn't go any other way. Get it.

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  • Linda A.
  • 5/18/2010 5:53:50 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Fast install of the OS, 8 bit to 64 bit support, DirectX 11, didn't have to turn to much stuff off after install, running fast with 2gb Ram PC3 10666 & Athlon II 2.9GHz, New egg's low price was the the true factor in why I bought this! No CD scratches

Cons: had a little crud on the CD

Other Thoughts: havent had any problems with installing 32 or 64 bit apps

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  • Arthur T.
  • 5/17/2010 3:51:49 PM
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4 out of 5 eggs10 + price break ??

Pros: Nice smooth Video transitions on the windows

Cons: Microsoft....

Other Thoughts: Why is there a listed 10+ price break when there is a quantity limit of 5?

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  • Jody M.
  • 5/17/2010 12:54:43 PM
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2 out of 5 eggsWin7-1 Newegg shipping-0

Pros: Okay so this review is 2 parts.
Part 1:
Windows 7 is great. I bought the OEM for a machine that I built about 1 year ago and had Vista on. I finally went to Win7 so now the whole house is Win7. I love Win7 over Vista. You would be doing yourself a favor moving to Win7 from Vista and then using Vista as a clay pigeon with your shotgun. I dont like Win7 file sharing though. I feel that MS made it more convoluted than it needed to be. SHould have kept it simple and easy like XP.

Cons: This con has nothing to do with Win7. It has to do with Newegg.
Part 2:
I purchased my Win7 on May 7th (Friday). It cleared for shipping on May 9th (Sunday). I received it on the 14th. It took 5 days to get it to me. Shipping was free but I would have gladely paid something to speed up the process. So here is who I know were involved. Drum-role please...
It had a USPS tracking number (USPS keeps their info up to date like the govt keeps us informed of what is happening at Area 51). It traveled via DHL (got an email from them showing some tracking info). And when I finally got it (in my mailbox), it had a UPS sticker on it.

Did Newegg send this out on a muletrain to Montana via Afghanistan? Could they have at least had FedEx do something also so all parties were equally represented? It was the worst shipping experience I have had with Newegg.

Other Thoughts: Shipping bad!!!!
Windows 7 good!!!!

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  • Larry C.
  • 5/17/2010 8:27:38 AM
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5 out of 5 eggs64-Bit Home Making a Difference

Pros: Sees and employs both my dual CPUs my 6 GB of RAM. PC works better than ever.

Cons: Home version doesn't work in XP mode so there are probably some aps that won't work with 64-bit version. Not really a problem since I'm wanting to upgrade to 64-bit with everything.

Other Thoughts: Very happy but maybe time will tell that I should have spent an extra $20 and gotten the next level up from Home.

It would have also been nice to have had a upgrade version for XP but I suppose having a complete reinstall isn't a bad thing. Fresh beginning isn't always bad.

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  • Brian N.
  • 5/17/2010 3:38:56 AM
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4 out of 5 eggsromps vista

Pros: Good features, lowest price as always from newegg. Very impressed with next day shipping!

Cons: Install proved difficult even after a fresh format as i have the Intel 775 motherboard that couldn't install with over 2 gigs of ram. This is why i took an egg off, hard to install. once you get it updated it runs GREAT 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: After you install make sure you get it up to date before you start installing your other programs, as my internet explorer 8 proved in-operable without the security updates on it.

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  • John C.
  • 5/16/2010 10:39:40 PM
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1 out of 5 eggsMicro$oft

Pros: Works well for a little while when installed. Better than Vista.

Cons: You believe that my product key is no good only after two months? I wouldn't neither. Granted I experiment a lot on the computer with new software. But I shouldn't have a problem less than 2 months after getting it. What a rip!

Other Thoughts: I actaully brought it from another store. And in only 2 months the product key is no good. Come on! This is why people are still running to apple! Wish for the days of window 2000 and windows 98 when product activation didn't exist yet!

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/16/2010 5:14:24 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsThey got it right

Pros: Runs Really well on several hardware configurations, different processors, different amounts of ram, doesn't seem to phase it, Aesthetically pleasing, doesn't seem to eat up resources like some of the previous versions, Good OS for the price.

Cons: none for me. Some people who aren't used to change might gripe that the user interface is different. but personally I like it personally.

Other Thoughts: Really the best choice at the moment, those who want to still use older versions such as Windows XP (although a great operating system it is) will be left out in the dark so to speak when Microsoft stops supporting that particular version of windows, I have windows 7 Home edition both 32 and 64 bit on 2 different systems, as well as ultimate 32 bit on another system, and it runs great on all systems,\

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/16/2010 12:06:00 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsUser friendly

Pros: Very simple to install and the new features are very nice and user friendly.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This operating system has taken my home network to a whole new level. Media Center brings my XBOX 360 to life. If you're like me and do a wide variety of things with your computer you need this OS.

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  • Shauna H.
  • 5/15/2010 4:27:42 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 64 bit is nice

Pros: Not much to critique on an OS. I like it more than I thought I would.

Cons: None

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  • Raymond C.
  • 5/14/2010 3:30:51 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsPrice adjustment

Pros: I ordered Windows 7 2 days ago for $99.99 than the very next morning I get an email that it is on sale for $89.99!...chatted with them online and they gave me a price adjustment for the $10 bucks! No hassles, No ifs, and No buts....and that is one of the reasons why to shop at NewEgg!!!! NEW EGG ROCKS!

Cons: ppphhhhtttt!

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  • Felix B.
  • 5/14/2010 7:23:36 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsTo Andy and Others

Pros: This is MS best OS ever in terms of functionality and ease of use, Like Others I have not had any problems with it. I own W7 Pro 64 bit and bought it from the egg. As a word of caution like Andy I had a frustrating time installing it on my personal build. I took out all add on cards and basically just left the mobo, cpu, hdd, and optical drive. I highly recommend you do this for personal builds at least. On the laptop side had no problems upgrading.

Install was wicked fast after that!! In 15 mins (maybe less) I was up and running. After that I put in all my add on cards back in and W7 had no problems recognizing and installing drivers for all of them.

Managing printers and especially networked printers is a hassle free task just plug it in and all is done for you. The one caveat to this is if your printer is pretty old say more than 4 years then you have to do it the old fashion way and go the manufacturers website for the drivers.

I am putting some more thoughts below...

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I mentioned networking, with Win 7 you can forget about work groups and the headaches that comes with them. Win 7 networks all your pcs seamlessly. It does it all for you as well. I must confess though all my home PC's got upgraded to Win 7 so have not tried having multiple flavors of Windows in the network yet.
I was skeptical about this assertion of integrating your PC's on the network, since countless time MS has disappointed me on the networking side for a home user. But I cant complain too much because thanks to MS I was forced to learn about networking. With Win 7 a monkey can set up a home network to share pics, docs, and printers. If MS continues like this they just might catch up to the fruit company and their OS.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2010 11:03:01 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsBest OS I've ever used.

Pros: Amazing OS. Intuitive and easy to use.

Cons: Some compatibility issues, but they were minimal - MUCH less then vista and XP when they were released.

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  • John R.
  • 5/12/2010 10:37:25 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsIt was my idea

Pros: The subtlety of the OS has increased quite a bit from the last few Microsoft has pumped out. So far I have had no major frustrations, everything has ran smoothly, and the aesthetics are pleasing. There are a lot of nifty and convenient features, and overall the experience is pleasant and efficient.

Cons: You still get asked whether or not you wish to do things, but it hasn't bothered me enough to try and turn off the function.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended. Better than any other Windows OS I've used.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 5/12/2010 9:04:56 AM
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat OS, sucks to install

Pros: I have yet to find anything I don't like about 7. I haven't re-installed all my software or games yet, but I haven't run into a single incompatibility. I love the libraries feature, as the old "my documents" system was pretty useless to me for music and pictures. I like to keep all that on a separate hard drive, and now those folders can be linked to the libraries directly. I'm still figuring out all the ins and outs of 7, but anyone comfortable with xp or vista will love this and have no trouble at all getting used to it. Assuming, of course, you can get it to install. Read on...

Cons: This is the only reason I knocked off one egg. It took me several aggravating attempts to get it to install after formatting the hard drive. It failed at different points in the install each time. In the end I had to flash the BIOS back to factory settings, re-activate on board graphics, and remove all pci cards and secondary hard drives. After the install finished I put my graphics and sound cards and everything else back in. The only thing 7 wasn't able to install automatically was my Auzentech sound card, but that only took an extra minute to DL the Windows 7 driver.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure if I had done extensive enough research I would have known about all that before I started, and saved myself the headache, but oh well. I'm happy with it now.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 5/11/2010 5:59:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWin7 Rocks

Pros: 64-bit OS. Fast, Stable, No compatability issues, Good features, Easy to use, Smaller footprint, Fast load and shutdown. Big improvement over Vista.

Cons: What's not to like? It doesn't make me beakfast?

Other Thoughts: Absolutely NO reason to stay with XP or Vista. 7 trounces both. Just make sure you have a newer system to get the most out of it.

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  • Mr. D.
  • 5/11/2010 12:44:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsEasiest Ever Windows to Install

Pros: I upgraded from Vista64 to Win7 64 mainly for TRIM support on my new SSD. After installing MS OS's from DOS to Windows, I must say that Win7 is the easiest MS install ever. Do a Win7 compatibility check first, keep internet on and boot from the DVD. After a few easy prompts, if you let it, it will update itself and install all of your drivers. It's a newbie dream installation.

Cons: It didn't pick up my Creative X-Fi drivers (altho it did pick up my on board Realtek on my other PC), and the chipset drivers were not the latest, but no big deal to fix. Gothic 3 will not run on Win7 but I've moved on to Crysis which will run. Check your favorite games out first.

Other Thoughts: -- The revamped user interface takes a little getting used to for techies but is great for newbies as the default options are very clear with lots of hand holding.

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  • Paula S.
  • 5/8/2010 12:39:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBetter Than Vista

Pros: Win 7 is smarter than any other Microsoft OS in the past. Like ye olde OS of the past if you've got something messed up in your startup, you can have windows do a scan to determine the problem and fix it. Supports DX11 and plenty of other excellent software. Seems to be more stable than Vista in terms of overclocking. For me, I actually get a little bit more performance out of games on 7 than I did on Vista. Nice visuals and tons of options. A little bit of learning to do with the crossover from Vista. But nothing like going from 95-98 or 98-XP.

Cons: Well, there are some driver issues, but Microsoft can't be held responsible for that. Nothing major I have to complain about.

Other Thoughts: 64 bit 7 is very nice. Built for performance.

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  • Lucas W.
  • 5/8/2010 10:49:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks good, easy to use.

Cons: Expensive.

Other Thoughts: Wouldn't ever pay 100$ for this if I didn't need it, but I needed it. It's the best OS out there IMO but it's not much better than XP.

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  • Ronald U.
  • 5/8/2010 10:04:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
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2 out of 5 eggsOver Priced OS

Pros: Windows 7 is fast and boot up is quick and that's the end.

Cons: Vista and XP are not as fast but much more refined and more stable. Windows Live Mail sucks in Windows 7 and it's not worth the money many programs will not run in Windows 7.

Other Thoughts: Use Ubuntu it always works and is 2 years ahead of Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu is FREE and fast.

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  • Sean M.
  • 5/7/2010 3:58:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBetter than Vista

Pros: New build of an I3 internet box for the wife. I was mildly impressed by installation, but then again it is all new parts whichs makes it easier than dealing with legacy stuff. The transfer wizard worked well and saved me a ton of time setting up E-mail, and restoring old E-mails. I was smiling when all the folders came over. All in all i liked the feel of 7 much more than I liked Vista.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Not one lockup in a month, but it is not pushed hard. I was worried about the integrated graphics driver from Intel, so far no problems. I have an aging P4 running XP and when i built my son a quad with Vista 64 I was in no hurry to upgrade, but now I am starting to get the itch. I could live with seven, hey I even like the destop themes and usually I usually don't like fluff. Service Pack 1 maybe?

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/7/2010 10:36:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent smooth OS

Pros: What can I say? Microsoft does a definite win with this OS, well built, fast, MUCH lower memory footprint than my previous Vista.

Cons: None found yet other than they kept that pesky UAC, which is easy enough to get rid of.

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  • Michael S.
  • 5/6/2010 1:59:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: Much better than what I was using (XP home)

Cons: None

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  • Eric C.
  • 5/6/2010 11:45:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
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5 out of 5 eggsAn HTPC's Best Friend

Pros: Boots straight into Media Center where I have all of my over-the-air HD channels set up in a guide just like a DVR. The setup process was ridiculously easy. This is easily the best OS I've ever used.

Cons: Many devices are still not recognized. I installed a TV tuner card and drivers, but it wasn't recognized at all. Thought I had a dead card. Replaced the tuner card and still had the same problem. Thought it was a mobo issue. Biostar convinced me that it was Windows 7, not their mobo. I went out and bought a top-of-the-line tuner card... still not recognized. HOWEVER once I installed all of the drivers, it worked perfectly. Windows still doesn't list the tuner card in the devices menu, but it's in there and it works.

Very strange.

Other Thoughts: I'm willing to forgive the compatibility issues because Win7 is still relatively new.

What a great looking and functioning OS.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 5/5/2010 11:49:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsIt's Windows 7

Pros: It's Windows 7, cheap.

Cons: OEM licence restricts to one computer.

Other Thoughts: You know what you're buying, it's windows 7. I don't think I really need to put a review here. You're going to get it because you are probably going to have to.

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  • Ben M.
  • 5/5/2010 12:26:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far!

Pros: I first installed the Win7 beta about 9 months ago, and have had no major problems making the switch to 64bit. Of all the programs I use on a regular basis, only 1 didn't work, and I discovered shortly afterward that I didn't need it anyway, as there was an alternative built-in to Windows. I picked this up to replace my beta copy at the beginning of March, otherwise it was going to start shutting the PC down every 2 hours. Nearly any problem I had with running this program or that was solved by turning on Win7's Compatibility Mode in the relevant .exe file's Properties box.

Cons: Not a fan of the Aero look, but Windowblinds took care of that real quick. :)

Other Thoughts: Lots of little improvements over XP, and so far, no real hit in performance.

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  • Adrian U.
  • 5/3/2010 6:31:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
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4 out of 5 eggsFinally!!

Pros: I've been waiting to replace my Windows XP PC for years now, finally Win7 takes the cake. So far so good.

Cons: Annoying "UAC" but could be worse...

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  • nick w.
  • 5/3/2010 1:45:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs512 RAM

Pros: i ran the beta Win7 that came out last year then i ran the RC that Microsoft let us test and now i have a 64 bit and 32 bit win7 Ult. i have installed this os on about 50 pc,s of different cpu,s ram laptops desktops gpu,s and i cant think of too many problems or calls asking how to questions it just runs . most of the pc i have installed W7 on are below 1 gb of ram and most are 512 and windows 7 runs great . i installed win 7 in 12 min from the time i dropped the disk in on my pc (AMD 240 overclocked 3.5GHz 4GB of G.Skill ddr3 1666MHz 7200 rpm GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3 antec 900 ) and had a usable desk top. my wireless network was and is found on every install to date in seconds . windows xpmode is cool but you will never need it . if you have a problem just right click on the program and use compatibility mode its easy

Cons: if you are unsure there is a way to test drive win7 . look for enterprise edition win7 . windows lets developers use this software to test there hardware or software . so Google enterprise win7 and find the download and tell them you are a developer and presto you have a win7 but after that you will see there is not much of a choice you will never want to go back its simply the most user friendly os from anyone on the market ...

no os works with so many different programs and/or hardware out there as win7

Other Thoughts: home group is cool to you can easily setup a server in the house and move files back and forth as needed or play flawless movies and music from any pc on the home group and is simple to setup

its nice to use the search bar thats in every window to just go where you want when you want

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  • Andrew E.
  • 5/3/2010 1:19:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
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5 out of 5 eggsMost user friendly Windows

Pros: +It looks pretty.
+Its Windows so you can play all PC games without waiting for them to be ported over.
+64bit can utilize more ram.
+Most user friendly version of Windows yet.

Cons: -Lacks XP mode of Windows 7 Professional.

Other Thoughts: I got home premium over the professional version because I didn't need any of the extra features. The XP mode on professional is the only feature I would of wanted, but I can live without.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 5/2/2010 4:31:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Win 7 best ever

Cons: shipping( the lable can damaged with 3 holes in it)
1 egg for sticker being damaged this was for personal use so not a big deal but if it were one of my retail sales this could have been bad

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  • Jason I.
  • 5/2/2010 3:09:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsThanks Microsoft!

Pros: Much better! I'm really happy with Win7 64. Its a much better program than Vista is and is a great leap into the future for those of us who chose to stick with XP. Go for the 64bit version, first of all, and stick with home premium version for seconds! Its not like it used to be where professional really had more bells and whistles and was more robust overall. This system has all of the relaxed interface issues without the annoying hold-my-hand feel of Vista. Plus, its more lightweight and efficient, leaving lots more power for the rest of your important computing needs! Really highly recommended here, so happy I made the move!

Cons: So, my computer turns on randomly. I don't know if its because they adjusted the way it comes out of hibernate- like it used to be the power button, maybe now the mouse wiggling does it- but its kind of annoying. 7 also seems a little reluctant to let you use the hibernate function, but I'm looking in the wrong place. I sure hope I can pinpoint this power issue cuz my computer sucks up lots of juice and I want it off when I'm in bed!

Other Thoughts: The thing I hated about Vista (primarily) was that the interface was updated for simplicity, and blocked you from certain things, like advanced information on defragmenting, and certain parts of the program folders. The excellent thing about 7 is that it keeps this friendly interface, but allows you to get around it and look at things "the old way," with splatters of information everywhere to really get to the root of an issue. the ability to customize is easier and more enjoyable, and the general way windows interact with each other is greatly improved. This is what we all wanted to begin with!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/30/2010 9:51:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsXP feels so dated now!

Pros: If you have XP you should do yourself a favor and upgrade. I too was an XP holdout because Microsoft has released a lot of turds, but this is well worth the upgrade.

I know this is a stupid....but when I got XP OEM it just came in a cheap paper slip. It's nice to have an actual plastic case to keep the disk from being damages. It's well worth the whopping $.05 it cost them, lol.

Cons: Wish there was more pressure on developers to support 64-bit computing. No 64-bit flash means the 64-bit version of IE and Firefox are pretty useless.

Other Thoughts: These reviews are pretty pointless, but what the heck, why not offer my $.02?

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  • Steven S.
  • 4/30/2010 5:08:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
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5 out of 5 eggssweeeeet

Pros: fastest OS install I have ever experienced
64 bit, not a lot of bloat - I'm impressed

Cons: I got nothing for here

Other Thoughts: fast shipping from NewEgg - as usual

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  • Gregory K.
  • 4/30/2010 1:48:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsOy...you over there...

Pros: Umm...it's Windows 7

Cons: it's not free; doesn't make breakfast, doesn't wash the car; doesn't vacuum; doesn't do laundry...

Other Thoughts: Are we still talking about Windows 7????

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