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Differences between Vista and W 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than
    the friendlier uac and cosmetics?

    Thanks. Jeff
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Flightless Bird

    In article <DRA9n.34163$BV.9125@newsfe07.iad>, Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com
    says...
    >
    > I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    > advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    > makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than
    > the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >
    > Thanks. Jeff


    Not massively. Most of the differences are in the UI.

    --
    Conor

    I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
     
  3. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    > advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    > makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than
    > the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >
    > Thanks. Jeff


    Vista: NT 6.0
    Win 7: NT 6.1

    Windows 7 is really Vista Second Edition.

    --
    Alias
     
  4. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    > advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    > makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than
    > the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >
    > Thanks. Jeff


    Win 7 is based on Vista. THey fixed it up after corporate users told
    them Vista was a loser. Aside from visible changes it does have some
    neat internal tweaks to make it more efficient.
     
  5. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 2/1/2010 10:00 AM, LouB wrote:
    > Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >> I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    >> advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista
    >> which makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other
    >> than the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >>
    >> Thanks. Jeff

    >
    > Win 7 is based on Vista. THey fixed it up after corporate users told
    > them Vista was a loser. Aside from visible changes it does have some
    > neat internal tweaks to make it more efficient.
    >

    Thank you all. That is what I thought.

    Except for the uac and the arrangement of folders it is not really that
    different from xp which I know my way around.

    Jeff
     
  6. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 08:40:51 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    > I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    > advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    > makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than
    > the friendlier uac and cosmetics?



    Windows 7 (under the covers, Windows 6.1) is essentially a newer and
    improved version of Vista (under the covers, Windows 6.0). Much is the
    same, but lots of things are very different.

    If you're using Windows7, you should see most of the differences
    yourself.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. Brian Gregory [UK]

    Brian Gregory [UK] Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:DRA9n.34163$BV.9125@newsfe07.iad...
    >I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    >advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    >makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than the
    >friendlier uac and cosmetics?


    There are some important differences in the internals, such as the
    improvements in the 2D graphics.

    I don't really know the details.

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    Brian Gregory. (In the UK)
    ng@bgdsv.co.uk
    To email me remove the letter vee.
     
  8. Pulse

    Pulse Flightless Bird

    Performance improvements, smaller footprint in RAM - when in use - and on
    disk, usability improvements, much needed aesthetic changes, gadgets freed
    up from now defunct sidebar, support for secure USB thumb drives. Work on
    the internals and kernel includes changes to the dispatcher lock enabling
    scaling up to handling 256 processors, UAC improved, performance improved,
    mature .NET capabilities.

    Many reviewers feel that Microsoft 'got it right' this time 'round.



    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:DRA9n.34163$BV.9125@newsfe07.iad...
    > I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    > advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    > makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than the
    > friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >
    > Thanks. Jeff
     
  9. milt

    milt Flightless Bird

    On 2/1/2010 9:10 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >
    > Windows 7 (under the covers, Windows 6.1) is essentially a newer and
    > improved version of Vista (under the covers, Windows 6.0). Much is the
    > same, but lots of things are very different.
    >
    >


    Just as Vista was an improved version of XP, as XP was an improved
    version of 2000, etc...

    Each version is built on what came before.
     
  10. Bill Yanaire, ESQ

    Bill Yanaire, ESQ Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <Alias@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hk6q4b$hlt$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >> I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    >> advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    >> makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than the
    >> friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >>
    >> Thanks. Jeff

    >
    > Vista: NT 6.0
    > Win 7: NT 6.1
    >
    > Windows 7 is really Vista Second Edition.
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    Windows 7 is really Windows 7. Vista is really Vista. Ubuntu is really
    SHIT. Any questions?
     
  11. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    milt wrote:
    > On 2/1/2010 9:10 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >>
    >> Windows 7 (under the covers, Windows 6.1) is essentially a newer and
    >> improved version of Vista (under the covers, Windows 6.0). Much is the
    >> same, but lots of things are very different.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Just as Vista was an improved version of XP, as XP was an improved
    > version of 2000, etc...
    >
    > Each version is built on what came before.


    WRONG!!
     
  12. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    Alias wrote:
    > Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >> I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask
    >> for advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista
    >> which makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other
    >> than the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >>
    >> Thanks. Jeff

    >
    > Vista: NT 6.0
    > Win 7: NT 6.1
    >
    > Windows 7 is really Vista Second Edition.
    >

    You think those numbers imply that & is Vista SE?
    Hahahaha...you are even dumber than originally thought...and that is
    really saying something!...LOL!
     
  13. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    milt wrote:
    > On 2/1/2010 9:10 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >>
    >> Windows 7 (under the covers, Windows 6.1) is essentially a newer and
    >> improved version of Vista (under the covers, Windows 6.0). Much is the
    >> same, but lots of things are very different.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Just as Vista was an improved version of XP, as XP was an improved
    > version of 2000, etc...
    >
    > Each version is built on what came before.



    I'm finding Windows 7 to be less stable than my last Os, Windows
    XP. Vista went off my wife's computer so fast, I didn't really get
    a chance to use it. Once I saw that I couldn't do file operations
    with Vista, that was it, I replaced it with XP and never looked
    back. At least I can copy and move files with Windows 7, which is
    an improvement, I guess. But it locks up or crashes more often
    than XP did.

    -Al-
     
  14. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Bill Yanaire, ESQ wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <Alias@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hk6q4b$hlt$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >>> I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask
    >>> for advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista
    >>> which makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7
    >>> other than the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks. Jeff

    >>
    >> Vista: NT 6.0
    >> Win 7: NT 6.1
    >>
    >> Windows 7 is really Vista Second Edition.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > Windows 7 is really Windows 7.


    False.

    > Vista is really Vista.


    True.

    > Ubuntu is
    > really SHIT


    False.

    > Any questions?


    Will you ever stop lying?


    --
    Alias
     
  15. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Frank wrote:
    > Alias wrote:
    >> Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >>> I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask
    >>> for advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista
    >>> which makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7
    >>> other than the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks. Jeff

    >>
    >> Vista: NT 6.0
    >> Win 7: NT 6.1
    >>
    >> Windows 7 is really Vista Second Edition.
    >>

    > You think those numbers imply that & is Vista SE?


    Of course.

    > Hahahaha...you are even dumber than originally thought...and that is
    > really saying something!...LOL!


    The irony!

    --
    Alias
     
  16. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 10:48:40 -0600, milt
    <theatre_nospam_guy@miltsweb.com> wrote:

    > On 2/1/2010 9:10 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > >
    > > Windows 7 (under the covers, Windows 6.1) is essentially a newer and
    > > improved version of Vista (under the covers, Windows 6.0). Much is the
    > > same, but lots of things are very different.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Just as Vista was an improved version of XP, as XP was an improved
    > version of 2000, etc...




    In a sense, of course you are right, because what you say in the line
    below is absolutely correct.


    > Each version is built on what came before.



    However, the naming schemes tell us something in addition to that.
    Windows 2000 was Windows NT 5.0, and XP was 5.1. But Vista was 6.0 and
    Windows 7 is 6.1. That in dictates that the jump from XP to Vista was
    greater than the others.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  17. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    news:gtE9n.61905$Db2.27491@edtnps83...
    > I'm finding Windows 7 to be less stable than my last Os, Windows XP. Vista
    > went off my wife's computer so fast, I didn't really get a chance to use
    > it. Once I saw that I couldn't do file operations with Vista, that was it,
    > I replaced it with XP and never looked back. At least I can copy and move
    > files with Windows 7, which is an improvement, I guess. But it locks up or
    > crashes more often than XP did.


    XP is the os I have liked the best of any I have had. I am learning to like
    Win7 though and I expect that, once I have learned more, I will like
    better:)

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    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  18. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:47:56 GMT, Al Smith <invalid@address.com>
    wrote:

    > I'm finding Windows 7 to be less stable than my last Os, Windows
    > XP. Vista went off my wife's computer so fast, I didn't really get
    > a chance to use it. Once I saw that I couldn't do file operations
    > with Vista, that was it, I replaced it with XP and never looked
    > back. At least I can copy and move files with Windows 7, which is
    > an improvement, I guess. But it locks up or crashes more often
    > than XP did.




    That may be your experience, but it's very far from everyone's
    experience. I've been running the released version here since it first
    came out, and the RC for several months before that. Neither one has
    *ever* crashed or locked up on me. And I know many others with similar
    experiences.

    I had no problems with Vista either.

    Since your experience is different, you should be looking hard for
    problems on your machine. Perhaps malware infection?


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  19. Bill Yanaire, ESQ

    Bill Yanaire, ESQ Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <Alias@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hk746m$md8$5@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Bill Yanaire, ESQ wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alias" <Alias@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:hk6q4b$hlt$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >>>> I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask for
    >>>> advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for Vista which
    >>>> makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W 7 other than
    >>>> the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks. Jeff
    >>>
    >>> Vista: NT 6.0
    >>> Win 7: NT 6.1
    >>>
    >>> Windows 7 is really Vista Second Edition.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Alias

    >>
    >> Windows 7 is really Windows 7.

    >
    > False.
    >
    >> Vista is really Vista.

    >
    > True.
    >
    >> Ubuntu is really SHIT

    >
    > False.
    >
    >> Any questions?

    >
    > Will you ever stop lying?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    I am not lying but you are. Constantly. Now why no power down your
    computer and go count some of that imaginary $14k a week you claim to get
    from the tooth fairy!!! LOL!
     
  20. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    Alias wrote:
    > Frank wrote:
    >> Alias wrote:
    >>> Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >>>> I moved from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Often when I ask
    >>>> for advice about something in W 7 I am referred to a source for
    >>>> Vista which makes me ask the question: how different are Vista and W
    >>>> 7 other than the friendlier uac and cosmetics?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks. Jeff
    >>>
    >>> Vista: NT 6.0
    >>> Win 7: NT 6.1
    >>>
    >>> Windows 7 is really Vista Second Edition.
    >>>

    >> You think those numbers imply that & is Vista SE?

    >
    > Of course.
    >

    Then you're really stupid.

    >> Hahahaha...you are even dumber than originally thought...and that is
    >> really saying something!...LOL!

    >
    > The irony!


    Yeah...the irony!
    >
     

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