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Windows 7: Help Me Get Off Windows XP!

18 May 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Help Me Get Off Windows XP!

Hi , i have windows xp. Should i upgrade to windows 7? is it worth the upgrade?
I really don't know what to do. My computer can handle Windows 7. What sould i do? Is it time to move on?
XP or 7?

thanks
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18 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In my view, it's definitely time to move on.

The expensive way is to keep your old laptop with Windows XP just in case your withdrawal symptoms overwhelm you, and then buy a new laptop with Windows 7 on it.

As your laptop is a few years old it may not be able to run Windows 7 anyway so you should run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...pgrade-advisor

You can then make an informed choice, but I'm sure you'll be delighted with Windows 7.

If you can run Windows 7 and want to dual boot, check this tutorial.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you decide to buy a new laptop with Windows 7 Professional on it, you can also use Microsoft's free XP Mode, which runs under a virtual PC.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...c/default.aspx
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18 May 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

You just need to man up and forget XP.

If you go 7 you will be in heaven.

Jim
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18 May 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you want Windows 7 to look a little more like XP you can use Classic Shell. Welcome to Classic Shell
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18 May 2012   #5

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

you can also enable the quick-launch:

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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18 May 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks people, i upgraded to 7 now. BTW i have a desktop now, not a laptop.
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18 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

I'm sure you won't regret the move to Windows 7.

For more information check out the many tutorials we have here.
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19 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Enjoy.
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19 May 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

does anyone have the blue theme for windows 7, so 7 can look simular xp?
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19 May 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

info here...

Change Windows 7 Theme To Windows XP Luna Theme

you may need to patch your system to run a third party theme,

universal theme patcher is the one i use,

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