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Windows 7 Commercial Shows Strange Slideshow

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 75 comments

It's the final countdown!

Microsoft's advertisements for Windows 7 are going to be huge. With the October 22 launch date approaching, Microsoft will be dialling up the campaigns.

In order to effectively convey the advantages of Windows 7 to the mass market, Microsoft needs to use its short TV spot seconds like it did with the Laptop Hunter campaigns – by highlighting the appreciable advantages of a product over the competition.

Windows 7 has enough new bells and whistles to make the consumer take notice. Of course, they could also just let a four year old convey the excitement instead.

Good News - Windows 7 Commercial

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    hunter315 , September 11, 2009 10:01 PM
    It seems microsoft is sticking to the technique that its so easy a kid can do it, problem is the kids can do it easily but all of their parents get lost. Now if they showed a 60 year old woman able to quickly figure out windows that would be something but i dont think thats possible.
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    AdamB5000 , September 11, 2009 11:19 PM
    I wonder if we'll ever see another white person in a commercial for an American based company or product.

    Cute little girl, though.
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    Shadow703793 , September 11, 2009 11:12 PM
    hunter315It seems microsoft is sticking to the technique that its so easy a kid can do it, problem is the kids can do it easily but all of their parents get lost. Now if they showed a 60 year old woman able to quickly figure out windows that would be something but i dont think thats possible.

    Agreed! These days most kids are smarter than their parents!
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    hunter315 , September 11, 2009 10:01 PM
    It seems microsoft is sticking to the technique that its so easy a kid can do it, problem is the kids can do it easily but all of their parents get lost. Now if they showed a 60 year old woman able to quickly figure out windows that would be something but i dont think thats possible.
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    Shadow703793 , September 11, 2009 11:12 PM
    hunter315It seems microsoft is sticking to the technique that its so easy a kid can do it, problem is the kids can do it easily but all of their parents get lost. Now if they showed a 60 year old woman able to quickly figure out windows that would be something but i dont think thats possible.

    Agreed! These days most kids are smarter than their parents!
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    leafblower29 , September 11, 2009 11:13 PM
    I saw this commercial.
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    AdamB5000 , September 11, 2009 11:19 PM
    I wonder if we'll ever see another white person in a commercial for an American based company or product.

    Cute little girl, though.
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    Honis , September 11, 2009 11:32 PM
    Can't say I appreciate the articles title. The little girl explains quiet plainly its a "Happy Slideshow" not "Strange Slideshow."
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    Spanky Deluxe , September 11, 2009 11:38 PM
    Oh dear. I bet Steve Jobs is in hysterics after seeing this.
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    aznguy0028 , September 11, 2009 11:42 PM
    I think M$ made a very good approach in this campaign. They are addressing all the negativity of Apple Ads towards Vista during it's life, such as stability, ease of use, virues, speed security...etc.

    Good start/marketing if i do say so myself :) 
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    Major7up , September 11, 2009 11:42 PM
    okaaaaay..... If I was a consumer that would not explain a damn thing to me as to why I need Win7
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    krazynutz , September 11, 2009 11:47 PM
    hunter315It seems microsoft is sticking to the technique that its so easy a kid can do it, problem is the kids can do it easily but all of their parents get lost. Now if they showed a 60 year old woman able to quickly figure out windows that would be something but i dont think thats possible.

    I don't see too many 60+ people picking up a Mac quickly either. Technology just isn't their thing. Sure there are exceptions but seniors and computers, regardless of the OS, just don't mix well. And since more kids are gonna be using computers than their grandparents, that's exactly what MS is marketing to. Though, it would be awesome to see an old lady say in a sweet old jittery voice, "I'm 95 years old and I'm a PC"
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    worst 3 , September 11, 2009 11:47 PM
    good commercial i think, i don't know why they have not hit mac with a commercial saying mac suggest anti virus for there comp yet and such.
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    krazynutz , September 11, 2009 11:49 PM
    To add to my previous comment, the old lady would have to have Solitaire on the screen behind her! :D 
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    rooket , September 11, 2009 11:50 PM
    microsoft redeemed themselves on windows 7 with me by allowing me to get sound with my onboard with my pentium 4.

    now next thing is to see if they added drivers for my pci sound card since my onboard gets choppy if i scroll down a youtube page..oh wells.. what i get for using outdated technology. still, p4 3.2ghz 800mhz bus is pretty robust even put up against my E8400. just that it doesn't have a very good graphics card.
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    tkgclimb , September 12, 2009 12:10 AM
    good comercial, would get it but i have a hard time buying a new OS (100 for a program) when I can get a new PSU or some nice ddr3 memory for that.

    But I'm sure it will be great, because actually I love vista more than XP
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    gerohmygosh , September 12, 2009 12:19 AM
    AdamB5000I wonder if we'll ever see another white person in a commercial for an American based company or product.Cute little girl, though.

    I really want to say they chose the little Asian girl because yeah, she's cute, but also somehow everyone thinks all Asians are smart. Combine the two and there is Microsoft's approach. I'll admit that I'm one of those idiots who didn't know Nokia was Finnish till Transformers because credit is easily given to the Japanese or Chinese as many believe they are that smart and all.
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    kikireeki , September 12, 2009 12:25 AM
    I hate it when some blood sucker company plugs a child into their commercials in attempt to play innocence!
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    nforce4max , September 12, 2009 12:29 AM
    Hhmmmmmm I think I'll stick with Slugista (vista) x64 and be disappointed a little less than those who make the switch. c2d, 500gb re2 wd drive, 6gb ram, and 9800gt not the best results.
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    randomizer , September 12, 2009 2:34 AM
    Shadow703793Agreed! These days most kids are smarter than their parents!

    I disagree. Most kids are more technologically savvy than their parents but they are quite often as stubborn and stupid as a rock. Not all of them, but alot of them.
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    brother shrike , September 12, 2009 3:16 AM
    just saw this 10 min ago...
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