Old Player Vision: Remembering the Past, Windows 7

History is always strikingly similar. After the introduction of Windows 7, people didn’t praise Windows 7 as much as they do now, but a lot of people stayed in Windows XP. Today, there are still a lot of people who stay in Windows 7 without upgrading Windows 10. But why did Windows 7 succeed in replacing the “very useful” Windows XP system? Or how did Win7 “fire”?

Windows 7的开发背景

Microsoft’s Windows XP has become a classic, and Microsoft wants to continue XP’s glory by launching the Vista system.

Vista system changes at that time are very large, from the system kernel, Aero UI, memory SuperFetch, UAC, the introduction of the new Yadark font, search index introduction, WDDM graphics card drive model, WDM audio system construction, resource manager, task manager innovation, intelligent network management, Better x64 in a 32-bit operating environment and much more.

Until now, Win10 has still had traces of Vista, and Vista’s technological base is evident.

Old Player Vision: Remembering the Past, Windows 7

But the problem came when Microsoft was just trying to develop an operating system between Windows XP and Windows 7, and didn’t want to make a big change.

With the development, the positioning of the new system is constantly changing. In 2004, Microsoft announced a major system change – just two years after Vista’s official launch, much of the work had to start.

Vista’s development time is very tight. And that led to Vista’s tragic failure.

Hardware requirements are higher than XP, software game compatibility is so poor that users have chosen XP system.

Even if the newly purchased computer is a Vista system, the first thing to do is to replace it with an XP system. Vista systems are also one of the least popular systems.

Learn your lesson and think hard

The painful lesson of Vista has made Microsoft a lot more conservative in developing Windows 7, which has given it market share today.

Windows 7 is so focused on compatibility testing that there are not many changes to the system, so much so that some people think win7 is just a UI optimization, a slightly improved Vista system.

But the word-of-mouth difference between the two, strong compatibility and the further rise in PC configuration on the market at the time, made Windows 7 a huge success.

The Rise and Fall of Piracy Systems

Of course, that’s not to say that a powerful, compatible operating system will be accepted.

Give up the existing system, to upgrade a new system that doesn’t know if it will pose a risk (such as slow system startup speed, less compatibility than the original system, etc.), not to mention a genuine Windows 7 system to spend money.

How to look at is hard to please. So there was a lot of piracy, including tomato gardens, rainforest wood wind, deep technology, new radish homes and so on.

Old Player Vision: Remembering the Past, Windows 7

In fact, Microsoft is capable of eliminating piracy, and very simple, to join the online verification mechanism on it, a few hours of verification once, can completely put an end to piracy.

But this can prevent some users who use genuine, such as non-networked users, and corporate users, thousands of computers are not a joke.

And Microsoft has tried such a mechanism, of course, the effect is not very good.

However, at that time, people’s genuine awareness is still very weak, the prevalence of pirated Windows system for Microsoft to successfully harvest a large number of Windows users, Microsoft is only for enterprises to charge.

Now, with people’s awareness of copyright and Microsoft’s previous free upgrade of Windows 10 policies, pirated systems are rare.

Facing copyright and maintaining the genuine is something that everyone should pay attention to and be responsible for.

Now that Win7 has announced its glorious retirement, Win10 is ready to embrace everyone.