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Windows 7: help! total n00b.

11 Nov 2009   #1

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help! total n00b.

here's my story:

I just bought an Acer netbook about two months ago. it came with XP and I'm not too happy with it. Not that XP is bad or anything, I just wanted something newer, like Vista.

Well, I always have to update things and see new things so it's about time I get a new OS on here and I want Seven. Some friends of mine have brought up the fact that most new computers come with Vista (previous to Seven coming out) and I should look into seeing if Windows can upgrade me to Vista for a discounted, if not free, price seeing as my computer is brand new.

Another friend mentioned to me that I can get an upgrade from XP to Seven for around $10 and when I researched that, I saw that it was an upgrade from Vista to Seven that was that much.

Now, I'm a student so I can get Windows 7 for about $30 which I'm willing to pay but I just wasn't sure if I missed something and there is a way to get an upgrade for being stuck with XP.

If anyone knows anything, please let me know, as I'm about to purchase it for the student price in a few hours.

Thanks!


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11 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Vista was never offered on Netbooks....hence the reason that it came with XP. Vista was simply too much of a resource hog to run on netbook computers. You can however switch to Windows 7 if you are interested...it's much easier on resources.
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11 Nov 2009   #3

XP
 
 

so you suggest I do in fact get 7? I don't want it to be "too much" on my little netbook. but I want it oh so badly.
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11 Nov 2009   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Better do the scan for compatability with your Acer netbook first

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx
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11 Nov 2009   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You can move from XP directly to Windows 7. You don't have to go to Vista first.

You will have to do a "clean install" aka "custom install" rather than an upgrade.

You should run Windows compatibility advisor to find out if your machine will support 7. It probably will.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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