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Windows 7: Hi, how many of you have finally done it?

28 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Hi, how many of you have finally done it?

Hi all, this is my first post on the forum, but i've been reading with interest for some time befoere jumping in!

I'm ready to do a clean install, so i'd like to ask,

So, how many people on here are running Windows 7 Beta as their main OS now?

Do you have Vista installed as a backup, or are you so confident in the new OS, that apart from a few teething problems which are communicated through feedback you feel that it's stable enough to run as a main OS?

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28 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi saverio and welcome to the Forums,

I am dual booting with Vista ussing seperate HDD's and using Windows 7 as my main operating system and to tell you the truth, the more you use Windows 7 the less you will whant to use Vista and the older it feels and if you are coming from XP I think you would just be amazed at all the great features and inovations, just make sure you have all your updated drivers ready and you should be good to go.

If you do run into any problems you know where to go, good luck
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28 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with Mr. Grim on this one. Vista is looking old now compared to Windows 7.

I also first went the dual-boot route, just to check it out. I was so amazed with the changes (for the better) and the stability of a BETA, that a few days later I decided to wipe my entire system, and now I'm running only on Windows 7.

And the one conslusion I can draw is this: If this is the kind of stability Microsoft can offer us with a BETA product, then I think the final release is going to be something spectacular!
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28 Jan 2009   #4

 
I've done it

Hi!

After an initial test-installation for a few days (having my primary Vista-Installation still on an other HDD), I've dumped that one and am using Seven as my primary (and only) installation.

I love the new features and won't wait for the final to use them

EDIT: When creating the second (now used) installation I used the opportunity to activate Bitlocker for my bootdrive. Works great as well.
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28 Jan 2009   #5

 
 

I still have Vista and Opensuse installed, but I've been using 7 as my main OS since installation.

And yes, Vista is already starting to feel decidely old hat XP feels archaic
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28 Jan 2009   #6

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I quad boot and XP now feels totally prehistoric, Vista a little less so.
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28 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Beta/XP-Pro SP3
 
 

I also did dual boot (with XP), but I only booted XP once till then. This PC orginally was my computer to do handicrafts on and I used a laptop as main PC, but now the Lap is banned as well as XP. Windows 7 is sooo nice to work with, although it has some flaws and feutures I still miss...

Greetz,
GHad
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28 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit
 
 

I went with an upgrade from Vista 64 to Windows 7 64...so it's my only OS on my main PC...
So far it's working fine with all my video editing software.

It was a new build though, so I wasn't risking much. I still have my old machine with XP and my wife's Vista laptop for backup.

And I agree...I don't want to go back to XP or Vista...
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28 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi saverio and welcom to Windows 7 Forums

I am currently running a triple boot system, and am booting into Windows 7 by default. All 3 OSes exist on the same array, but in different partitions. True, Windows 7 has some bugs left in the code, but on the whole it is very stable (given that it is still in Beta), and I have had no major problems with it. I have had no problems driver-wise either, and have found that, in most cases, Vista drivers work satisfactorily on my system.
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28 Jan 2009   #10

Windows Vista 64bit / W7 7k
 
 

not me, still having issue on my other PC build

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