In a move that has been christened to save the face of the mess that Windows Vista has left, Windows 7 has been pre-released for trial to some programmers before its actual release in the market within the year. Windows Vista has gotten nothing but negative reviews and apparently Microsoft wants to erase that notion by improving the new Windows 7 as much as possible.
The pre-release is actually a tactic to get the initial feedbacks from the computer geeks themselves. They are the best option to solicit the possible problems that Windows 7 has right now, learning their lesson well from the debacle that Vista has created.
Windows 7, which analysts say is a streamlined version of Vista, is expected to play nicely with most of the computers in the market. That should make the software an easier sell as the sour economy leaves companies and consumers less inclined to replace computers.
Indeed, if the Windows 7 lives up to the expectations and makes use of the flaws that Vista obviously showed, then perhaps consumer confidence on the new Microsoft operating software can be established. There are a lot of disappointed computer users out there and Microsoft has to start somewhere if they want to once again win their approval for the best operating software to be used today.
Windows Vista is an obvious flop. With all the praises that most people gave it when it first hit the market, Microsoft now finds itself trying to win back its customers no thanks to the defects and problems that this erring operating system has caused. And the savior’s name? Windows 7.
Expected to be shown at CES this coming January, rumor has it that Windows 7 will come out in three versions, namely:
• Windows Vista Home Premium Edition => Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
• Windows Vista Business Edition => Windows 7 Professional Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate Edition => Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
Why you may ask? For one, operating systems cater to all levels. But one thing noticeably missing is the very basic version of the OS. We saw that in Windows Vista but it seems that it only caused a lot of problems rather than results. In fact, don’t be surprised if you see an upgrade version which allows current Windows XP users to upgrade straight to Windows 7 to avoid the issues with Vista.
But that remains to be seen. Microsoft has a lot of work to do to cover up the mess that Windows Vista caused. Many users reverted to Windows XP but do bear in mind that Windows XP is no longer available in the market.
Windows 7 has been programmed to use lesser resources. This should be welcome news to all Windows OS users. This was one of the issues with Windows Vista and apparently Microsoft has learned its lesson. Will Windows 7 click? Expect reviews and feedbacks once it hits the market in 2009.
Ask around today and many are regretting using the new installment of Microsoft, the Windows Vista. We have had a knack for getting in with the times but apparently this time is an exception. Unlike the previous operating systems released by Microsoft, the slow process and system performance the Windows Vista is entirely irritating and more PC users today are trying to revert to Windows XP even if they are no longer updated nor offered for sale by Microsoft in local stores.
Would the PC user care at all? Apparently they don’t care if no more updates or patches would be released. They can wait for an improved Vista or perhaps another operating system that can be launched. In short, use anything but Windows Vista is what people are concluding right now.
Windows Vista seems to have a lot of areas that are not covered. Such is typical for most initial releases of Microsoft operating systems but the problem is that a PC owner cannot just format their hard drive similar to the past. They have to break the Vista system which may take some further steps which have already been posted here some months back.
If you want a review of how to go about it, you can check it out here.
Rarely would you see a computer owner be satisfied with the usual default themes and images that they see on their desktop at first boot. Themes can be changed and so can the default locations of things components such as the sidebars. Before you know it, you have a unique looking computer desktop that suits you perfectly and makes it easier for you to use.
Ideally, it would be best to turn to simple looking desktops. But the problem is defining simplicity and complicated desktops. We all have our own ways of making good desktops based on our taste. Perhaps the best way to go about it is to look around for ideas and tips on how to conceptualize a unique but ideal desktop.
Here are some tips and tricks you may want to consider to get the ideal desktop that varies from the ordinary ones today:
1. Get a Constantly Changing Background
2. Cleaning up those Icons
3. Download a Dock
4. The Ultimate Background
5. Get even more wallpapers
6. Move the Sidebar
7. Style your Sidebar
Now this may be easy for Windows Vista. For the other users who are still hooked on Windows XP and other prior releases, you can do the same. The ways to go about it is simple since all you have to do is to go to the control panel and click on the Display settings or Themes (if you have one) and you are on your way to get that unique desktop you have in mind.
So assuming you have already downloaded a DOS copy, make sure you also have the following:
1. Bootable Windows XP Installation Disk with authentic Serial Key
2. Hardware Device Drivers
As for the Windows Vista disc (normally the starter pack), set it aside and say goodbye to that irritating software that never really helped you.
And now the sweet part!
1. Using the BIOS of your computer, change the boot sequence making sure your CD drive becomes the first boot device and then the hard drive. This is to make sure that you boot up using the bootable burned DOS CD (the downloaded DOS ISO format and burned on a CDR). Once you have that configured, save your settings and continue to boot. Make sure you have the DOS CD in the hard drive.
2. Turn on your PC with the DOS CD and wait for the actual DOS system to appear in your screen.
a. Type FDISK and view the partitions. Delete all the partitions one by one until you see no partitions at all. This way you are sure no trace of Windows Vista is around.
b. Do not create partitions. You donâ€™t have to. Once you run Windows XP, you will be asked to make partitions before you can install it so donâ€™t worry if DOS does not allow you to create partitions.
c. Shut down the PC and replace the DOS CD with your bootable Windows XP CD.
3. Boot using the Windows XP CD. From here you can see that you can install a totally new operating system. Partition them as you wish and allow Windows XP to do its thing. It may take you about 30 minutes or less to install a new system and then place the actual device drivers as needed.
So there you have it. With such simple steps, you can delete that buggy Windows Vista and have a totally new operating system installed. If you are among the people who are finding a way to remedy the Windows Vista problem, well nothing comes easier than that!
We are all aware that today, Windows Vista is being egged on as the new operating system released by Microsoft corporation for use. While I have not tried to use it, there are people who are saying that it is still buggy and may need more patches before the perfect version comes out. Apparently, Windows Vista is following the same footsteps that previous Windows Operating systems such as Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows XP underwent before they were cleared and made reliable to use on.
Unlike the previous Microsoft operating systems, chances are you may find Windows Vista entirely frustrating if in case you want to downgrade to Windows XP once again. There have been posts on the web about turning to dual boot options due to some problems such as driver compatibility on the web but just the same, I think it would be best to delete the entire Windows Vista and install a fresh copy of the Windows XP OS.
This is easier said than done. For one, there will be instances where Vista will stop you from overwriting them if you use the CD to load. If only there was the trusty old FDISK that allowed you to delete partitions and create new ones. But problems such as no floppy drive use these days pose a problem. There are some which only have CD drives to use and normally, you will not find the DOS programs available unless you are able to download them somewhere on the web.
On the next post I will be explaining how you can erase Windows Vista and install a fresh copy of Windows XP. But before doing that, I would suggest you download a copy of the old DOS operating system (in ZIP or ISO) and burn it to a blank CDR.
You can download a copy of the old bootable DOS system here.