Windows 7 Works Good for Me
I now have 3 computers running under Windows 7. So far ... so good. It sure cured the problem I was having with my PC just dying sometimes under Vista. For some reason, my PC would just stop after a few minutes, especially when I used my webcam under VISTA in Yahoo. I would have to physically disconnect the PC from the power source and reboot. It worked fine for awhile, but then after a few large Vista updates, it started acting weird. The webcam seems to work fine under Windows 7, and no more dead PC.
The major thing I found disconcerting (and surprising) about Windows 7 is that Microsoft did away with Windows Mail. That really upset me at first, but then I found out that they've replaced it with Windows LIVE Mail. I don't like it was well as Outlook Express nor Windows Mail because it functions somewhat differently, and some functions are on your computer and some on the internet. I'm still not sure if my mail is resident on my computer or on some remote Microsoft webserver. Supposedly, your old mail messages are transferred during the Windows 7 upgrade process, but some of mine went missing, so if you have essential mail saved on your computer, I suggest that you back it up some other way to be sure you get everything transferred saved and transferred properly. After I lost some on my first computer, I actually EXPORTED my mail messages on the second computer and imported them into another mail program. On the other hand, you will now have a calendaring function with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Another thing I found a bit disconcerting is when you move the cursor off a particular screen, it will disappear on you ... but return when you move it back. That gave me a heart attack a time or two at first, but I'm getting used to it now. Anyway, so far, I am fairly pleased with Windows 7. I hope that sentiment lasts.
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