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Windows 7: Worth upgrading to windows 7??

02 Nov 2009   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Worth upgrading to windows 7??

Hello everyone,
first of all i hope this is the right category, if not then mods please move it.

Im getting my new laptop tomorrow (windows vista), i can upgrade to windows 7 for free, now the question is that is it worth upgrading? or should i just stick to win vista?

If i do decide to upgrade can i run win xp/vista programs? Or do i have to wait for lets say netbeans to make a program for win 7??

thank you

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02 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM x64 (desktop), x32 (HTPC)
 
 

Almost every piece of software I have from XP / Vista works fine in 7. I found Vista to be serviceable but very bloated. 7 is zippier and overall improved. I say go for it! Do it now rather than after you've got your programs all settled in. Less upheaval that way.
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02 Nov 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

go for it...
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02 Nov 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
go for it...
+ 1
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02 Nov 2009   #5

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

One question,
1. Have you used Vista before, if not, use it to get used to it first, it will make your conversion to Seven easier

Whats the spec of your Laptop.
Remember the laptop should be designed to use Vista efficiently.
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02 Nov 2009   #6

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiGhTyuK View Post
If i do decide to upgrade can i run win xp/vista programs? Or do i have to wait for lets say netbeans to make a program for win 7??

thank you
Vista certainly, XP lap of the gods with obsolete OS's

Ask around.
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02 Nov 2009   #7

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Go for it.

Everything I ran under XP runs better under Windows 7.

My son, whose big (by my standards anyway) into games has not yet voiced a problem running any of his games on Windows 7.
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02 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Do it, so worth it
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02 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Definitely upgrade to Windows 7

What brand laptop are you getting? Since just about every laptop manufacturer loads a bunch of crappy software that slows down your laptop which you will never use it's definitely worth the upgrade to have a fresh O.S. (Operating System) on the laptop
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02 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
My son, whose big (by my standards anyway) into games has not yet voiced a problem running any of his games on Windows 7.
I am big (probably not as big into games as your son) but I play my fair share of games and have not had any problems. I ran the Beta & RC before the Window7 was released. Now I am running Windows 7 Professional with no problems
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