View Full Version : Windows 7 gets a "9"

12-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Looks like a win for M$ as Maximum PC's review awards a score of 9 to Windows 7.


12-02-2009, 09:13 PM
I like it, I use it a lot now days. File transfers seem faster too compared to XP which is really nice since I work with a lot of big files. The new calculator is actually pretty cool too.

My only real complaint thus far is on the login screen. You can't get by without using a mouse. If you want to login just using the keyboard and need to switch users, you can use the keyboard shortcuts to press the "switch user" button but then on the screen with the current user and the "other user" button, there is no tab stop or keyboard shortcut for the other user button. I thought that was really bizzare. But really that isn't that big of a deal overall.

Creative's Windows 7 drivers are utter crap too but that isn't Microsoft's fault.

12-02-2009, 09:36 PM
Can't you set it to use classic logon or something, oracle?

Also, have you ever heard of TeraCopy? Might be up your street.

12-02-2009, 11:05 PM
The login issue should go away with classic login. If you are part of a domain it reverts to a more classic style of login also, all I need to log into mine is (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and type password.

I went to Vista early, and by comparison Windows 7 is outstanding. I still can't give up my Ubuntu though, and ended up dual booting my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

The only real issue I have left is getting correct drivers installed for the network printers at the office, still haven't managed to get valid ones, but I don't need them enough to waste any more time on it.

12-02-2009, 11:20 PM
Also, have you ever heard of TeraCopy? Might be up your street.

Yeah I have, I used it in XP. I get around 65-85MB/sec copying over the network in 7 so I haven't tried using TeraCopy in 7 yet. I should though, I'm curious if the 85MB ceiling is the limit of the drives themselves.

12-02-2009, 11:35 PM
From Wikipedia:

As of 2008, a typical 7200rpm desktop hard drive has a sustained "disk-to-buffer" data transfer rate of about 70 megabytes per second and is generally somewhat higher for 10,000rpm drives. A current widely-used standard for the "buffer-to-computer" interface is 3.0 Gbit/s SATA, which can send about 300 megabyte/s from the buffer to the computer, and thus is still comfortably ahead of today's disk-to-buffer transfer rates. Transfer rate can be influenced by file system fragmentation and the layout of the files.

Assuming they are close to accurate, you probably are hitting near the upper limit of your drive with your numbers. Would be interesting to find out if you get anything extra from TeraCopy.

12-03-2009, 12:52 AM
I'm loving it.