Windows 7 Professional – Thoughts so far

Okay, I have had Windows 7 Professional for 2 days now and am going to be writing this blog post about my thoughts so far.

The first thing is that, I used to use the Windows 7 Ultimate RC ( Build 7201 ) and I cant see any differences between Ultimate and Professional as yet, either way.

One good thing with Windows 7 is the ability to move things around the taskbar and pin them etc. Also, The right click feature is good on how with Notepad you can pin certain Notepad documents to it etc.

I understand that Windows 7 has a lot of aero effects, but if i enable aero on my laptop, the resolution drops – so I decided ( with help from the DuncsWeb Chatroom ) that i would keep aero effects off and have a high resolution.

I like the Windows 7 feature how you can right click the desktop and click “Screen Resolution” Although, i haven’t yet worked out how to add a second monitor. Although i can imagine it being something easy to do.

So now, I have talked about the good things, Now to the bad..

To be honest, I have not found much bad things about it – Except for some Software/Driver Compatibility (Which is usual for a new Operating System) I haven’t found many bugs. And besides, Windows Compatibility Mode sorts out things like that.

Now, within 2 days of Running Vista – I had already had 1 Blue Screen and I remember it well, as it was my first BSoD and I havent had a BSoD in Win7 .. Oh damn! No! No! Dont do it Win7!!! xD

Another bad thing I have found, is that Firefox seems to run realllllllllllllly slowly – my primary browser being Chrome, That doesnt really bother me much – But for some of you it might.

Let me just make this clear – I will NEVER go back to Vista unless it is COMPLETLY necessary 😛

Thanks for that, and I will be making more Blog updates about my thoughts throughout the next few weeks 🙂

Niall Davies,


  1. The extras in Ultimate over Professional are:

    * Aero glass works over remote desktop
    * Windows media player allows redirected playback
    * Audio recording over terminal services/remote desktop
    * Multiple displays for terminal services / remote desktop
    * BitLocker (hard drive encryption)
    * UNIX Subsystems
    * Booting from VHD (virtual hard disk) formats

    There’s a few other differences – but that’s most of it. They’re geeky things mostly, and hardly worth the upgrade to Ultimate. That’s probably why the difference in price between Proffesional and Ultimate is only about £10.

  2. lol.. Thanks for educating me on the differences @Dan.. but honestly – Does the regular End-user really need that stuff xD.. I dont think i would be any happier with that than I am with Win7 now..

    Its an Awesome OS =]

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