Quote: Originally Posted by golden039
So when Windows 7 gives me a problem and I don't have the time to fix it I will just slip in my Vista HD and continue working and when I have the time I'll fix the problems which might not be fixable like we don't have the driver yet for Windows 7.
Many share your experience with Vista. But the current situation with 7 is different.
You might find this article on PCWorld helpful: Windows 7 Arrives: The Time Is Finally Ripe - PC World
Your fears of 7 are unfounded. Yes the Beta and RC1 were not perfect, but most all Vista drivers
(as well as other solutions) are compatible with 7. That was not the case with Vista because third party support (drivers) was slow to develop when Vista was first released. 7 has been built on Vista and benefits from years of accumulated support of Vista.
The Beta and RC1 versions of 7 offered for free testing are full versions of the "Ultimate" edition of 7. You can still get a free copy of the RC1 (including a free key and activation) from Microsoft. You can install it on your second hard drive *for free* and test it out, find and fix any bugs you may encounter. Then if you decide to keep 7, you can purchase the retail upgrade (Windows Home Premium Upgrade is $119 at the time of this writing available after Oct) and use the activated copy of the RC1 you have tested as the basis for the upgrade to the retail version you select. In other words you can save a little money over purchasing the more expensive "Full Version 7".
I have been using 7 as my main OS for months now with no problems. I think you will like it!