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Windows 7: I am sticking with Vista - convince me otherwise

17 Sep 2009   #1
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I am sticking with Vista - convince me otherwise

I have been using Windows Vista x64 for nearly a year and really can't see any real benefit to upgrade to Windows 7, just yet.

While initially enthusiastic, my home PC, does what it needs to do.

I use it for 2 things mainly.

1) Internet Browsing
2) Civilization 4 modding (see KiwiTT's Road to War Mini-Mod - Civilization Fanatics' Forums

I worry that if I upgrade, my Civ 4 modding will break, and can no longer play or mod Civilization 4. This to be honest is my biggest fear !!!


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17 Sep 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are happy with your OS, and it does everything you need, then don't upgrade.
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17 Sep 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why should we have to convince you? If you chose to stick with something then stay. Just know Windows 7 is very similar to Windows Vista. I would suggest just trying it out, either in a virtual machine, or dual boot for a while.
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17 Sep 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have fun with your OS .. its a computer program, not a religion...
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17 Sep 2009   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Vista is still very good, I love it as an OS, so if your happy with it, stick with it, and you might join the 7 team in a year or two.
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17 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

Perfect application for dual boot. You don't have sufficient RAM for a VM to do the comparison justice.

So, no one is likely to try and convince you. At least not for the reason offered.
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17 Sep 2009   #7
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yow KiwiTT

You may stick to it. But most techs are worth to try. Show you a simple thing, when I did work with vista ultimate x64, the first thing I noticed was that it consumed 26 Gb of my system drive. With Win7 it just takes up 14 to 16 Gb.
Just in case if one day you decide to work with Win7, try to do files and setting transfer. Who knows your Civ 4 would have better dance on it.? :-)

Cheers..
Kevin.
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17 Sep 2009   #8
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Vista is still very good, I love it as an OS, so if your happy with it, stick with it, and you might join the 7 team in a year or two.
That's what I am thinking.

Let it get in to the marketplace for a while. At the moment Civ 4 is more critical for me ... and as had been said it is Win 7 just an OS, albeit the best Win OS for a long time.

+ estimated NZ$300-$400 is a lot of money for little gain.
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17 Sep 2009   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KiwiTT View Post
I worry that if I upgrade, my Civ 4 modding will break, and can no longer play or mod Civilization 4. This to be honest is my biggest fear !!!
I was looking at your specs, and your running an RC. Doesn't Civ run on that? It runs great on mine. Me and my roommate - Lemon Merchant from CFC - are going nuts waiting for the RTM to finally get here. I've had no issues and she's all amped up to try it out. Has anybody tried it out on an RTM copy yet? I haven't seen anybody at CFC post about it so I'm kinda curious, but with no probs on the RC's I cant see the RTM being any different. Getting it to run is no weirder than vista 64 as far as I can tell. I'd say give it a try and dual boot for a while.
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20 Sep 2009   #10
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I was looking at your specs,
I actually have a Core i7 with 6 GB of RAM and a HD 4870 GF Card and 10,000rpm HDD. The spec below is my work machine.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Lemon Merchant from CFC
I saw his article on VISTA ... has he done one for Windows 7 yet.

Here is my Mod thread

As you can imagine it is very important to me. Over a years hard work of my "free" time. Considerate wife
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