hey guys can i run windows 7 on a pc with these specs?
amd athlon 64 3200+
ati radeon x200
1gb of ram
I'm sure you're correct and that Brock picked up the habit from that heap of crap of a site.
That's more of a fault of the driver vendor than in windows itself. The driver is probably coded in such a way that it grabs stuff it shouldn't so manages to bring down the entire system.
Compare that with GPU drivers. They're a lot more critical, but probably a lot more watched so most people that write them adhere to some standards at least lately.
So when it crashes it usually just tells you that the driver crashed and had to be restarted.
As to the 4chan >
I'd say that whenever it is clearly used out of context, then it's a 4chan habit.
Our school switched over completely to windows 7
In 2010 windows xp with ie8 was being used but it was shit and becoming a pain in the ass, when 2011 swooped around they installed windows 7 everywhere and that was when the laptop program was coming into trial and was well received by everyone
Windows 7 just makes the job easier, it has a friendly and beautiful UI, organizing isn't a chore and it runs faster than XP or vista.
My family were using XP for a while but now we managed to get every computer on windows 7 and nobody hates it, it's great.
I use windows 8 now because of metro and I'm gonna personally switch to windows 8 when it comes out but my family hate the metro switch and I love it but hey, well all adapt.
Face it XP is shit now and the features from 2001 can be easily accomplished easier with 7.
Even my high school just switched to 7 - granted they're using Aero Basic at the largest DPI setting (I don't know who the fuck thought it was a good idea - every teacher complains about how "the icons are too big"...). All the IT guys are really happy with how easy 7 is to manage compared to XP.
Surprisingly our IT guys made our laptops have full admin rights meaning we can do what we want as long as it isn't illegal shit (mind you disturbing pirated materials at the school slips by them all the time), they also tried scaring us not to do stupid shit on Facebook by saying they installed a key logger but me and my friend inspected everything and there was no trace of a logger, just a scare tatic.
When they gave us our laptops they fucked up big time when they rushed installing the video drivers meaning most task we needed to became impossible and now only 50% of my grade have the drivers because they installed it from the windows updater, but half complain their battery is going flat because they can't turn down the brightness without the drivers.
Yeah I know, it's stupid.
I'm a proud user of Windows XP.
My IT guys switched all the computers over to Windows 7.
All the scanners and printers don't work, and the network goes down all the time.
They tried fixing it by replacing the RAM on one of the host computers.
They're fucking stupid.
I remember when my old high school upgraded to XP. In 2009.
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No way. Everything about this is sex no doubt.
Good thing i got Windows 7 (64 bit), I still can't believe that i though XP was the best.
We are still on shitty XP, this summer, our local school division has hired me and a freind to install XP on some school computers.
Y U NO 7
Windows XP is residenting on my laptop. Acer Extensa 5630Z shits on Windows 7. Windows Vista? Nope.
Windows XP uses lil'ram, and plays old games.
Windows XP is best on slow laptops. I don't care about support dimishing. I hope some good person will update Windows XP (like they do with 98)
But Windows 7 is good system, and like others said, the strongest string that makes me love Windows XP is nostalgia. But still good system for laptops that shit pants at every moment.
Wow, theres a lot of IT department bashing going on here! Since I work in IT myself within a school I guess I will answer a few of your concerns.
It does sound like your ICT department has some problems however, you should have a filtering system in place to prevent access to certain sites (gambling, porn, social networking e.t.c) not via installing 'so called key loggers'. In terms of the video drivers, we all make mistakes, I am sure if you made them aware of the issue they would have resolved it for you.
That bloatware you speak of is probably RM CC which is a network management package aimed at schools and educational establishments, it adds a lot of tools to make managing the network easier. It doesnt get used as much these days as it previously did, but you will find a lot of schools based on a RM network.
i7's and 8GB of RAM for each machine? unless its a dedicated single suite with the spec of machine I have to be doubtful. 32bit is as you say probably due to a compatability issue with some bits of software here and there, or even some devices like printers scanners photocopiers, however it could also be done by mistake, they may need to change there deployment image to use a 64bit version of Windows. You should probably just go and ask them, they will either give you a valid excuse or scratch there heads and wonder why its the case.
The reason behind not having Windows 7 is probably due to a few fundamental reasons:
1) Hardware - Can the hardware run Windows 7? Whilst W7 does run well on lower end machines, it will still suck up all the memory it can and be quite a fair amount more demanding that Windows XP
2) Cost - Its not like schools can go and pirate Windows 7, you have to consider the cost per machine, ofcourse Microsoft give educational establishments massive discounts, but if the funding is there then its just not possible. The majority of the computers at your school will have windows XP corp keys stuck to the side of them and the school probably already has an unlimited licence to deploy Windows XP, they probably dont have the same for Windows 7.
3) Server-Side - Your school servers may be running Windows Server 2003 which means that it will be next to impossible to manage any of the new features in Windows 7. Even if they were running Windows Server 2008 or r2, its difficult to setup policies which work correctly on both XP and 7 machines, putting Windows 7 on a few machines will cause more trouble than its worth and will open up a load of holes in the schools IT infastructure.
4) Software - With Windows 7 some features found in previous versions of Windows were removed (some DirectX tools for example), software written for education generally isnt of the greatest quality and chances are it gets rarely updated, you school probably uses a few bits of niche software in certain subjects that refuses to run on anything above XP.
All in all you have to put yourself into the mindset of your ICT department and ask yourself, 'what will putting W7 on these computers actually give us'? If all you can come up with is a prettier interface and a newer version of IE then perhaps its not the best of ideas.
Oh yeah sometimes school IT isn't all that bad. We had a few C2D machines with XP and they were blazing fast. Not sure. It was like double click IE8..done. Photoshop CS4? No problem! The actual program outpaced the splash screen. It was ridiculous like they had SSDs on them or some shit.
My college is still running Windows xp, it's annoying because i'm doing an IT course and to add insult to injury they are still running IE7. It really is starting to show it's age, hope to be able to setup a Remote desktop to my main PC with Windows 7 at home soon.
The only places where laptops have default filtering is public schools, I go to a private and they've allowed us to do whatever we fucking want (without installing a new OS or other stuff)
At school we do have a network filtering system, that's only for school though.
Our schools started running 7 about a year after it came out. When Vista was out they had the computers that already had Vista on them from the factory and changed it to XP for obvious reasons (user compatibility). They switched out most of the shit Dells with some HPs. They run faster and come with a 1400x900 widescreen monitor. Great for Jostens' Yearbook application. i2 intel processors.
But that was years ago, windows 7 is with us and to me Windows 7 is the son of XP and I don't think 7 is going anywhere for some time.
I'll be using XP through to 2015 I think. No real reason to change, everything's just perfect as it is :)
Still have a spare HDD installed as a dual boot running Win7, but that's just there for Battlefield 3, Sniper Elite V2 and whatever other odd Vista/Win7/8-only games that come out. For everything else, XP all the way. KISS, right?
I remember how I didn't want to switch to XP from 2000. Good times.