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    So far I am actually impressed, and pleasantly surprised, with Windows 7 as a whole. There are some annoying little "pop up helpers" I'm trying to find out how to do away with but overall it's a very clean operating system. There was an issue with windows explorer (not Internet explorer) freezing up but found an online fix at Microsoft. The Media Center Software is great and easy to use and they've made it extremely simple to connect to a projector. Still playing with it.
    The one real issue I have is Windows 7 does not play well with other operating systems, I need a win 7 installation or upgrade disc to repair Win 7 in a dual boot with Ubuntu (or any Linux distro) because of Windows propensity to set itself up as the only bootable OS and this feature becomes corrupted when adding a different OS, making Windows unbootable. :evil:
     
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    So, is it just Windows Explorer that was freezing up on you or the entire system?
    My new Dell locks up frequently. I'll check out that Mircrosoft site.
     
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    I've had Windows 7 for a little over a year now and I've had no problems with it. IE is another story. It does freeze a lot, not sure why, and it is fustrating. I installed Chrome and it seems to be a lot better at not freezing but had to sacrifice some gadgets. What was the fix you found for IE? Was it IE8? That is the version I am usuing.
     
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    I bought a new Compaq Presario Desktop PC with Windows 7 on it back in September or October.

    It took a little getting used to, but so far it's been smooth sailing. At first there was some of those annoying "pop up helpers", but sorry, I don't remember how I disabled them. Actually, I think they might have just stopped on their own after a while.

    My favorite internet browser (Avant) has crashed twice, but the same browser used to crash pretty regularly on my old system with XP. So I can't really complain about that.

    So far it seems to be more stable than XP was. Explorer hasn't crashed yet (knocks on wood).
     
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    It was windows explorer, not Internet Explorer, I don't use IE I use Firefox, Chrome or Opera.
     
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    The problem is that IE has compatibility issues with its old proprietary html 4 coding and the new hardware use of graphics for html 5 and the new M$ interpretation using hardware shadow registers. The idea of interpreting while compiling for next time use is brilliant. It's quite like the branch predication first used in P4 and Centrino enabled processors. So why not make use of it in script interpretation whilst the browser is formatting the current page. The registers can be created and the pathways determined by the additional processor units.

    IE 9 should be quite good and these crashes are supposed to be a thing of the past. You know, like FF is now :)

    I find it far superior to purchase a couple of drives and dual boot rather than multiple OS's spread across partitions. With the price of hard drives so low now, it is such a simple thing.

    I run 2 X 60GB SSD (RAID0) and 2 X 1TB IDE (RAID0) and am able to dual boot from BIOS. I image the cloned RAID0 drive every three months for the SSD's.

    In that way, even if a drive fails, you have the other boot drive.
     
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    You can do a fresh OEM install with your OEM key. It's the best and cleanest way to have a fast system. The OEM factory install will be quite a bit slower and they have bundled a lot of necessary software that even when removed serves to bloat the registry, etc.

    I bet your problems will be over.

    If you ever need an optical disk for that OEM distro key, just PM me and I'll help you.
     

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