Windows 7 Reviews & Product Details

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What do you like best?

Its really hard to review an operating system, In the mainstream, there are not many alternatives - various low usage unix and linux variants, iOS, and Windows. What do I like best about Windows? Well, I'm familiar with it, I know how to use it, it has lots of great features that I use a whole lot. The interface is good, its all manageable, and its popular! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

On a technical level, I really dislike the way that the hardware is so tightly integrated with the OS - this causes challenges that are hard to overcome. I also really dislike that the settings held within the control panel don't integrate with 3rd party tools as well as they might. An example might be changing default browsers, editors etc. Sometimes you have to browse to the executable to find the thing you are looking for. I know its a little nit picky. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go to Windows 10 instead - but only because its a natural progression. It is easy to use though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise OS platform. People are familiar with it, they know how to get around and use the features, and they are used to to too. We don't have an Apple architecture in place, or a unix one, so this, by default is the go-to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Windows 7 is your PC simplified. Enjoy your media wherever you want, stay productive with the smart new desktop, get creative with Windows Live Photo Gallery.

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Windows 7 is your PC simplified. Enjoy your media wherever you want, stay productive with the smart new desktop, get creative with Windows Live Photo Gallery.


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What do you like best?

This os system is excellent to use, the persons who are complete beginner with computer may start using the personal computer with windows 7 os version. the installation process is also same as any other previous versions. win 7 systems comes with different features like home basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. it security system was high compare to win xp. the display, resolution, the application task bar have excellent features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there is nothing I disliked about win 7, the only bad thing is microsoft has stopped security updates for win 7 and if currently you are using win 7, you have to make sure you have an anti virus software installed in your pc for security purpose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes, it is really beneficial for those who are beginner to use computer or students who are first time enrolled for computer classes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this os system to office work, to surf nets, attending official works. doing programming etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Windows 7 in my experience is good for using easy to use, its a support upgraded software and working user friendly, so I sagest that win 7 every person use normally easy, My Organization use 75% user widows 7 and time to time upgraded move user win 10, I have 12 years experience using win 7, My company uses both version win 7 64 bit and 32 bit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This time I have no problem with windows 7 so My Organization no problem face because every person use windows 7 easily but Microsoft not supporting update so I will move to win 10 because updated version and All support Microsoft Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Windows 10 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have relaxed for all users in user-friendly so any work easy to create and no problem for using windows 7, My organization update in windows 10 after some months. Windows 10 also give the best feature so my company refers to windows 10. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

1. Windows 7 has rich user interface.

2. It has minimalistic design.

3. It has cognitive learning features that means the one who didn't know how to operate will easily learn.

4. It was one of the most used OS in its time.

5. After XP, windows 7 was 2nd OS that used in corporates mostly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. There are not genuine Windows 7 out there which can lead to data breach so we aware.

2. Windows 7 can have voice assistant as well but was not present there.

3. Overall it has nothing to dislike about. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

1. Best OS for official work as well as for daily use.

2. Can be used for home also. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. I'm using windows 7 to do heavy tasks because it's doesn't lag too much.

2. For official work.

3. Less prone to OS crash. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior System Engineer
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What do you like best?

I used for a lot of years this version of the Operative System and also I am still using it on some Virtual Machine(VM). I think that the "7" is the most stable version of Windows of the last 20 years. The kernel was reliable and in my experience I never had problems like BlueScreen or other type of problems also the compatibility with the drivers of third party software was excellent. It is important to consider that I never used/use my workstation for gaming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The product is now deprecated and it is no more supported except for some Government necessity. Anyway the last version of Windows 10(the kernel base I suppose is based on Windows 7 and not a lot on the version called Windows 8) is the natural successor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The most importand support that Windows 7 can provide is the simplicity about the use and the compatibility with some specific software that are required on my Projects. The Workstation version have a good price instead of the Server version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant System Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The windows 7 has best interface

for user when compared to the previous versions released by Microsoft.And the user settings with different roles mechanism are to the mark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Well! All the windows have same features not including the other or new features. Only the UI perspectives changes are more in new updated versions. The inclusion of updated or perspective features of user required need pt included more on coming versions that help in great usability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I say go for the windows 7 without any other doubts as it has well equipped power that can really make change in the user experience Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The different user login and storage differentiality in local disks matching the speed and usage of users. In the perspective of security it has less options when compared to ubuntu. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Being a user of window 7 from several years I found it very compatible, easy and Good user interface in a very attractive manner. Operating system supporting is very good and most likely thing is install software easily. i can say in my opinion it is best among all windows version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike in windows 7 but updates are stopped by Microsoft which will be a bit frustrating for user. There is an issue related to driver support to other devices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly Recommended as always because i am using since long for the reason of cost effectiveness and easy to manage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better and compatible OS.

Manage easily.

cost minimizer.

friendly accessible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I am using window 7 since long, it is very easy and reliable, compatible and smooth. it have very nice user interface and sufficient Data security. i can install my software easily best support to drivers. it also have good features. its is one of the best window. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In my point of view i not found any dislike in window 7 but sometimes driver supports issue occur which is little bit confusing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Strongly recommended to other who want relax and hassle free in daily routine activity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not required any expertise to install window 7 in my PC. it is friendly access and also cost effective for its users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I started using windows 7 in 2012, and it was one of the best upgrade after windows 98 and abject failure of Windows Vista.

The things I liked about windows 7 were:

1. It was the perfect combination of security and ease of doing work. The OS completely resolved most of the vulnerabilities which were present in earlier version. Now, one can not modify any file in the system folder. The permission level became much stricter and we were able to assign roles and permission to each file and folder.

2. The previous versions suffered a lot from virus infiltrations, as windows were known to be home of malwares, bloats and virus. It was very easy to double click any file and install a virus by mistake, however this OS came with antivirus out of box and with improved file system and antivirus present, it was finally able to resolve all the virus and was even able to recognise suspicious activity.

3. This was the major upgrade where the user interface was made smoother and touch support was provided for devices.

4.Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials came right out of package. This completely changed the game for windows 7.

Instead of all these updates, it used to run smoothly in 2 GB ram and never felt bulky like windows 10. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. The inbuilt Internet explorer was still outdated and came with the OS. The worst part is that we can not uninstall it like any other program.

2. It is a common knowledge that windows somehow doesn't support good sound devices, thats why we never see good sound system on any windows laptop.

3. The command prompt is nothing like bash or terminal, it still lacks functionality and ease. It doesn't support most of the common terminal commands and we need to use third party tools to support that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are two set of people I would like to recommend Window7 are

1. Those who are using vista or windows 98: It has added a lot of features since those releases and now it has much better stability and better user experience.

2. Those who are using Ubunto or linux based system: Windows is little bulky compared to Ubunto or other linux based system, however the ability to complete most of the work with single click of mouse is simply awesome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used windows 7 Ultimate in my office as well as personal computer as operating system. Since we are supposed to work in microsoft products like excel, word, powerpoint, these applications runs perfectly fine with window7 as an operating system. Windows is used by maximum users cause they are inexpensive, comes preinstalled with laptops, interactive, intuitive and a huge support from the community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Best gui window interphase with neat graphics will give you best user computability w.r.t all functional areas of computer side. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Colour coding for ribbon and tab and task bar limitations. And this was having a limited user edition for working for more than 3 users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to operate with all functions with less human efforts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Good gui interface easily guided menu bar will be helpful w.r.t minimal knowledge is sufficient to get this operated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I really like that it is very fast to install applications, you have many functions such as the desktop where it is much easier to find the applications you want to use, also its function of being able to place two screens is very efficient I like it a lot and I recommend it to everyone I also like Much that there is an option to change the wallpapers, it looks very cool and incredible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not have support or compatibility with drivers and technologies considered "obsolete", marking a before and after.

A fresh, fresh installation of the operating system is mandatory for users of previous versions.

It is a more expensive version than the previous ones.

Popular Windows tools like Movie Maker, Live Essentials, and more have been removed.

There is less control by the user regarding Windows updates and remote management by the company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The truth is that I highly recommend windows, you also do not have to enter negative pages when browsing the internet. Also for useful things because there is time to play but Windows is not to waste time playing if not so that we can investigate about a topic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The truth is that windows has helped me a lot for work, thanks to the fact that there is the possibility of obtaining word, I have made great progress and it has helped me a lot for my work.

My family has also liked Windows 7 a lot because it works for my sister for college and for my work and also some courses that I follow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Interface and its resource management.it is highly efficient Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Windows 7 is the best OS I had ever seen in my life after Windows XP. It has all those things which is required for your work and entertainment. And most importantly it is stable and we all are very familiar with it. And you can control 7 according to your needs. You can control automatic updates etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I rcommend this for all.such a good platform Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I found it quite stable, smooth, and provides me more control regarding my Privacy. I must say Microsoft’s Windows as a Service is a best idea. But, I recommend, to those who prefer stable OS to set their “When Updates are installed” option to “Semi-Annual Channel”. So, that you’ll get the Windows Update installed on your system when it will be very much stable for widespread use. So far, I’m liking Windows 7 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

WIndows 7 main Pros are:-

1.Faster and More Efficient

2. Improved Interface

3.Better Data Security

4.Find Stuff Faster

5. Longer Battery Life

6.Easier Troubleshooting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

WIndows 7 main Cons are:-

1.Its interface is good but it is way different than its predecessor i.e. you need to learn a lot to use it .

2.Compatibility issue with windows XP , there are changes that you need to install things from scratch. Though it was not that much pain if you are migrating from vista to windows 7.

3. It is costly compare to other windows varient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are on Windows XP and vista and want good user interface, you should go for it.It will give you new feel and good battery life to your machine. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Few of there:- Better security, battery life, better search algorithm and better UI/UX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Deputy Manager Presales
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like its stability the most. It has very nice new features as well from its predecessor i.e. Windows XP. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Windows 7 has nothing to dislike. it would have been better if it had more add on features and a better internet browser. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have a old generation system, windows 7 is your most appropriate partner for meeting your day to day OS needs. It is an all in one package for PC users Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is extremely beneficial for old systems with lower ram and processing power. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

As windows was the most used operating system in PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft the most useful thing that i was seen in windows 7 is its ease of operations a person without knowledge on computer can be easily gets usage by windows 7 OS it gives me a multiple task performing option with more efficiency .It is easy to use the service was really fantastic . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The main draw back that i have seen in windows 7 is the update im not able to get any type of updates now as it makes the system easily prone to some malwares and security threats .Time to time updation of os is need in order to get rid of the issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Windows 7 is the most used operating system in the world as it was easy to use i better suggest you to keep windows as os. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Beacuse of its easy of opeartion my company members mostly use windows 7 we need to work on multiple softwares at a time like Keil,Proteus,Matlab etc all these are essiential for us and they are smooth to run on windows 7 .Multi tasking was quite amazing on 7. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

A fresh start and smoothness after the disaster known as vista. Windows 7 renewed hopes of not only microsoft but users around the world of a seamless computing experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Finding drivers can sometimes be a pain. However not a big issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

To use the compatibility features to run softwares from all previous windows. No other windows supports compatibility better than windows 7. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some of the older softwares work best on windows 7. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Windows 7 has the look and feel of the great windows operating systems. The start button is an obvious feature that should remain for ever. It also has the additional concept of being what an OS should be, something in the background to run programs. Its should not be the focus or really thought of when being productive. Simple and elegant are the way to go. Windows 7 is the container for all your productivity software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Windows 7 only lacks the intuitiveness of what the later operating systems bring to the table. It functions great I wish they would have upgraded it with the newest features while retaining the look and feel of what it currently is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Windows 7 is a stable easy to use platform for running all types of software and connecting easily to the internet. The simplicity and ease of use are appealing unfortunately Microsoft has stopped support for the product and will no longer design security updates for the operating system. This makes it unworkable for business and cautionary for home use. If you have an older machine with the system on it use it only for non security related use. Do not do any financial or business on the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Windows 7 is a stable platform for running business software and productivity connections to run a business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

A revolution in windows operating system with great and much needed features added. Also It is the first step towards adapting open source softwares. Because windows 7 features, i did upgrade for my windows to 10 pro. For us, it is time saving, easy to use, stability and improved in all aspects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Little heavy and taking time to load initially due to newly added features. Gateway for world wide web with features for software development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We may go with windows 7 because easiness and useful tools and features. Also you can easily integrate latest tools, softwares, data bases etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My entire software development goes in windows 7 because of ease of use and added new features. This new feautures may light up for easy work. Also, security patches are much improved from windows 7. This features just opens the way for easy access for developers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Window 7 was one of the best operating system of its time. It was a well built system which has both simple and advanced features. I started my design career working on windows 7 and as a beginner it was very easy and interactive to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Once it was a great operating system but not it has become outdated. Now a days using windows 7 will not be very fruitful as the user will face the compatibility issues with most 3rd party softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use only if you don't have to run new softwares, because compatibility issues will be there. Otherwise very good operating system to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was using it to access internet, watching movies and many things but most importantly I started learning designing softwares on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The personalize option for Display option has been a great upgrade and the ability to slideshow Desktop Background that got introduced in Windows 7 definitely favored Windows 7. It definitely became easier for IT team since previously used OS was Vista, if it has been XP there was no upgrade option available Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The default music app for Windows 7 could be a major improvement for Windows . They can definitely improve the quality of Windows Media Player, sometimes there will be major lag in different formats. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The major improvements made to Windows 7 over XP and Vista makes it more desirable and easy to use operating system with great capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primary OS being used with all its all apps and functionalities in internal environment. The addition of Aero Peek has definitely helped the case of Windows 7 since if we hover the app we were getting recent file options, pin to taskbar and closing options. So while working on so many things it has helped amazingly in making work easier and keeping headache at lower level. The keyboard shortcuts has been again a major improvement in Windows 7.The new Task bar has been major improvement in making it more favorable for all IT companies in order to maintain multi-tasking. The ability of grouping multiple instances of same program has been a big help to people working on many instances of same program simultaneously. The display has been improved greatly. The troubleshooting feature introduced has been again a great feature providing great assistance in troubleshooting by ourselves. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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